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The Mac User’s Creed

You may have noticed some wackiness going on with my blog yesterday morning if you subscribe via RSS. That’s because I have a new batch of students for MC 2023 Electronic Communication! Today in class we went over how to update content and theme settings on Wordpress. Apologies if that meant you got some random blog posts in your RSS reader!

Here’s something funny (I hope) to make up for it.  I made my students recite part of this to emphasize that the computer is a tool they must master; not an obstacle to overcome:

This is my Mac. There are many like it, but this one is mine. My Mac is my best friend. It is my life. I must master it as I must master my life. My Mac, without me, is useless. Without my Mac, I am useless. I will treat my Mac as a brother. I will learn its weaknesses, its strengths, its applications, and its file system. I will ever guard it against the ravages of data loss and out-of-date software as I will ever guard my legs, my arms, my eyes and my heart against damage. I will keep my Mac’s desktop clean, my files backed up, and software ready. Before Jory, I swear this creed. My Mac and myself are the creators of multimedia. We are the masters of electronic communication. So be it, until at least the end of the semester!

Fun fact: iMacs in our labs actually dual-boot Snow Leopard and Windows XP.  I think that’s pretty cool, and convenient for students.


01 2011

Invisible Horse

Remember that toy you desperately wanted for Christmas but never got? The one Santa didn’t remember or couldn’t seem to get right; bringing you Malibu Barbie in lieu of the far superior Ballerina Barbie?  For me, that item was The Visible Horse.  The Visible Horse is an anatomical model of a horse that one paints and puts together while learning about the physiology of horses.  I was a little girl, obsessed with horses and destined (so I thought at the time) to become a veterinarian. One of the more memorable Christmases I had growing up was the year my mom finally bought The Visible Horse. For my sister.

I was crushed.  But as we grew older, my sister and I joked about Jory’s invisible model horse.  Thirteen years later, my sister bought me my very own Visible Horse for Christmas. I spent four days over Christmas break artistically painting vital organs and gluing tiny pieces of plastic to finish it.

In retrospect, there’s no way I could’ve done this at 12 years old. I guess I needed to wait awhile until I could fully appreciate The Visible Horse – and it was definitely worth the wait.


01 2011

Just another Mustache Monday

Much to the chagrin of one Tanner Burson, I find fake mustaches hilarious.  I bought a pack of them at Hastings, and from time to time, I like to wear one to surprise people.  You can tell me how strange that is in the comments.

My Monday-Wednesday 2:30 class seems to think pestering me is hilarious.  So, last Wednesday, when they were pestering me for bonus points (bonus points for no good reason, I might add), I told them I would give them some bonus points if they would wear a fake mustache to class.

I then promptly forgot this interaction. Eight of them, however, did not.

The moral of the story is that Sophomores will do anything for bonus points.


09 2010