2006-04-30

Freedom of Religion?!

Posted in Life, politics at 11:27 pm by cori

I believe that the irony of this statement is lost on many.

And though I am a committed Christian, I believe that everyone has the right to their own religion, be you Hindu, Jewish or Muslim. I believe there are infinite paths to accepting Jesus Christ as your personal savior.

From Daily Kos: Re-Improved Colbert transcript (via Thank You Stephen Colbert)

More goodness:

  • "Oh, they're just rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic." First of all, that is a terrible metaphor. This administration is not sinking. This administration is soaring. If anything, they are rearranging the deck chairs on the Hindenburg!
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2006-01-09

From TECHNOSIGHT: 7 Ways to Avoid Blogging Burnout

Posted in blogging, learning, Life, Linkage at 9:34 am by cori

TECHNOSIGHT » 7 Ways to Avoid Blogging Burnout

“If there is no discovery for the writer, there is none for the reader.” – Robert Frost.

Well-timed commentary for me personally, since I’ve been lax in blogging recently and have a number of posts in “churn-mode” where I think about them and write/edit a little bit at a time over days or weeks. Some really excellent thoughts from Ken.  Every single point he makes here has validity for many (most?) bloggers.
If you’re a blogger (and if you’re reading this, you probably are), go read this.

2005-12-14

An interesting dichotomy….

Posted in learning, Life at 11:20 am by cori

Wednesday at Inacom’s Madison education facility is apparently the day that the 3-day classes begin. My class, Developing Microsoft ASP.NET Web Applications Using Visual Studio .NET, is all men. Today the course in Photoshop 7.0 Basic Skills 1 began, completely filled with women.

Hmmm.

2005-12-13

Instructor habits

Posted in Life at 3:51 pm by cori

I noticed today that female training instructors almost always have tissues in the classroom and male instructors almost never do.

Wonder why that is…

2005-12-12

ASP.NET training this week

Posted in learning, Life, RSS at 11:21 am by cori

I’m at Inacom this week taking an ASP.NET class.

One good thing to know from the first hour is that my instructor, Gentry Bieker, not only knows about RSS, but also evangelizes it and has his own blogs (http://gentryb.blogspot.com/, http://blueskiesforever.blogspot.com/, and http://courseopia.blogspot.com/). None have been updated recently, but at least he’s blogged.

My notes are being taken in Writely, and when I publish them will be here.

2005-12-07

Untrue quote of the day

Posted in blogging, Life, Linkage at 10:32 am by cori

Conversations worth having require beliefs that you are secure in.

Many of the most valuable conversations I’ve ever had are exploratory – about things I don’t have a settled belief about. The conversation helps me resolve those ideas.

Having looked at Sawdust and Incense when Doc last linked to it, I find something very appealing about the gentleman’s approach, especially when contrasted against that of many of the pro-life or pro-choice groups. I’d also like to hope that this fellow isn’t thinking “conversation = conversion”.

In addition I’d like to encourage a conversation with a few women I know, who could tell him that the first few paragraphs of this aren’t necessarily the norm.

via Doc.