Friday, November 21, 2014

Blackjack! Day 21 and Counting

The Card Players,  Theodoor Rombouts, 17th c
Day 21 brings back childhood memories...of playing Blackjack. The kind you get growing up with a card player, a card counter who worked his way through college playing bridge for fun and profit. Blackjack and other card games my father taught me for the arithmetic...and another player. Who else would teach a 10 year old cribbage for someone to play with? Forget learning Go Fish, which did learn until early teens when incredulous friends taught me. 

If I can't find a fabulously grand images for this, it's time to fold. But now onto listing the posts of the day, Staying off Facebook does give blogging a boost. All of these are fat posts. Two massive curations, no quickie re-blogs. Plus I set up Stephen Downes' OL Weekly to post re-post on PD tomorrow.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Dispatch from the #WriMo Zone Miasma, Day 20

Blade Runner Tribute ©Hideyoshi, Deviant Arty
The subject line indicates of my frame of mind accurately ~ as does my image choice, Blade Runner Tribute over initial (more ironic) choice, Ivory Tower (same artist).

Instead of blogging, I've been napping, surfing, browsing Dr Who pages and back episodes. I did get out two Precarity Dispatch posts, including a beastly long COCAL Updates double header, albeit with fewer potholes to patch, and an Adjunct Stories. I set up another PD ~ #HigherEd in the News ~ to have on hold.



Once posted, I will not even think about dashing over to blog about something. Sleep is coming on.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Day 19 Dispatch from the #WriMo Zone


Plus set up the next COCAL Updates in drafts ~ a double header. Part, November 19, is reasonably well ordered but Part, November 18, will take more work. I noticed three international news down among the other links and not up with "International."

There are other odd gaps there too: no reference to ISM Week of Global Action or the Insecure Work Conference, Filling them is not my problem although I will probably continue to add fill when a section looks too naked. After all, Updates now go out on the PD in on my network.

I'm still not getting back to community blogging, although the overlap is increasing and I share to the community pages from the ed ones. I sense that the all open and together mode G+ encourages that.

Let me task myself with a community post tomorrow then. A short one, better than none at all...

Blogged today

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Day 18 Dispatch from the #WriMo Zone

Surprised to be here for Day 18…so sure I'd missed it, crashing before 8 pm. Between COPD and fibro, no matter when evening fatigue hits, I yield. It's time to stop referring to it as just being "very tired."

I woke up before midnight so will, once again, make it under the wire. The effect on my sleep patterns does not bear thinking about so I won't. What staying up through the night will do my my heating bill does though. December-February could be months of multiple indoor layers and knit caps indoors. Winter already seems more tiring this year.

After posting here, I'll move over to precarious faculty to catch up: NTEU Insecure Work Conference in Tasmania, Northern NM College, Education Bloggers Network, NME teleconference, an Updates Update (would that be Updates²?)

November has been trimmed to personal blogging challenges of sorts and (still not minimal enough) social media tending. Courses and other projects are more or less out the window. I'm ready to hang up on NaNoWriMo too, although I should try for a completion this year to go out with 10 straight.

from the archives, 2009: Judith Gappa & Rich Moser

Monday, November 17, 2014

Day 17 in the #WriMo Zone, downhill run


Day 17The number 17 has wide significance in pure mathematics, as well as in applied scienceslawmusicreligionsports, and other cultural phenomena.  On November 17 in history ~ rather a lot happened 473 -- 1971.

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