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My annual reminder - this is the day to remember those that gave their lives, not thank-a-veteran, not BBQ day, sale day or whatnot.What are you doing today? What is your town doing? Here is what Elgin, IL is doing.
A couple of days back while discussing a 4 hour presentation, and the unfortunate position of going last... "I am bored. Bring in the actuaries!" Amusement is where you can find it, in the insurance industry.That, or perhaps they are going to be pitted against each other gladiator style.
After reading this, I may just give this Twitter thing a second look: ECONOMIST HULK ? @ ECONOMISTHULK 26 Mar WHEN FACTS CHANGE, HULK SMASH FACTS UNTIL THEY FIT HIS PRE-CONCEIVED THEORY. HULK CALL THIS ‘ECONOMETRICS’
Well lil' buckaroo, it's time for this cowpope to say goodbye. Do you think he'll retire to Florida? I think the southwest's arid climate would be better for his joints.The Vatican announced today that Pope Benedict XVI will be resigning at the end of the month. Show More Summary
The gaming group (table top/board games, not computer or gaming system stuff) that I am a part of - the AYUNGC [As Yet UnNamed Gaming Club - two decades of unnamed playing] has set the date for its thrid annual con - Ludophilia III as...Show More Summary
Today is the Solstice! In the Northern Hemisphere (of Earth) it's Winter Solstice and in the Southern Hemisphere it's the Summer Solstice. Happy Solstice everybody!It'a also, "World End Day." Only I don't think so much. It's more like hoorah, we get a new calendar today. Show More Summary
no Yesterday was St. Nicholas' Day and last night he visited our house and left little gifts in the shoes of our family. It's a bit of a tradition we do and it really kicks off our holiday season.Another kickoff of the season is a Christmas poll at Illini6. Show More Summary
Did you vote this year? You know this was a big election year, right? I mean, you had the President of the US, that was pretty big.Mostly you have to be a citizen of the US and not a felon to vote in that one and I know there are folks...Show More Summary
Happy Turkey Day everyone!For an explanation of Hatch Night (Manoga Neeka), go to Illini6.
I retired from active military service in July, but we waited to celebrate the occasion on Veteran's Day - a magnificent two for one. Plenty of good food and even better drink was had. I had three tables laid out with some of the interesting bits and pieces I had picked up over the almost three decades and three continents I served in and on. Show More Summary
Inner Prop is 46 today. Come celebrate on Illini6! Or celebrate here, that's okay too.
Be very careful trick or treating out there, you never really know what is out in the neighborhood...
Sunday at the Northwest Armory, Chicago, IL When I retired, I sort of slipped out the door with little notice. No big worry, that is how I came into the Army too. But the command had already put me in for an award, so when it came (a bit late) I was asked to come back and receive it. Show More Summary
And they do it the way only New Zealanders can do... see it here. Our way is more somber, but there is really something to be said for the Kiwi's warrior send off.
Following the story that R. Scott has laid out re: his experience (and others) with Coursera, I couldn't help but notice this. It appears that they are just getting rolling too. You can follow thier link at the story.
Another One Bites The Dust The lower completion rates of students in online courses, in comparison to traditional f2f courses, has been long-time concern. Online courses are said to work best for students who are motivated, organized, and self-directed. Show More Summary
Welcome to Week 1Coursera has partnered with about a dozen universities to offer free online courses. I enrolled in one of those courses that began this morning and will run for 8 weeks. As an online course designer for large Illinois-based university, I am interesting in analyzing the course mechanics and flow. Show More Summary
From a company website (name of division removed to protect the innocent corporate bystanders):"The [Marketing types] community has been working over the last few months to identify new thought leadership opportunities to complementShow More Summary
As appears to be custom with me now, I would remind people that today is about those that have died in the service of this country, and remembering them and their families. That is it.Not thank a Veteran for his or her service day, sale day or bbq day. Though all those do have their place - the purpose of Memorial Day is none of those things.
The story is out a bit early. I actually officially retire July1st...