Thursday, October 30, 2008

Online Learning

There are many types of learning. One type of learning, important to me, is about learning seo. I've started a new blog on that topic.

Have you voted yet? I voted yesterday.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

I just voted!

In Florida, where I live, they changed the rules and the early voting opened this morning at 7am. I got in and voted this morning. You should vote. If you need help deciding, I have opinions that I'm willing to share...privately. Go vote. And encourage friends and family to do the same.

Monday, October 20, 2008

From Online to in the flesh - Campaigns are multimedia

Today, I went to a political rally. It's actually the first political rally that I've been to since I was about 20 (I'm 50 now).

I won't share my politics with you but I will say that it really made me think about the process and people as I stood there in a crowd, a very mixed crowd, in the sun at mid-day.

There were old and young, mostly old. Many volunteers. Some children. I assumed that they were homeschoolers since it was a school day.

It's 15 days to election day and being in Florida, we hear A LOT of political ads on the TV and radio. It makes sense to me that in addition to enormous amounts of online work, they hit the crowds and radios, and the TVs and the newspapers. There is no mor multimedia effort than a presidential campaign.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

English is so weird.....

The English language is so weird, I marvel at the fact that we seem to love it despite it's absurd lack of logic...

Goose, geese,
Moose, .....mooses

Mouse, Mice

Swim, swam
Trim, ....trimmed

I'm thinking about learning english and vocabulary because I'm back to one of my favorite pastimes, designing games. In this case, I'm looking at Learning Vocabulary Fun, a site with vocabulary word games, trying to figure out games would be popular and useful for building vocabulary. Also, which ones would be within my means to build. As I looked around, I read some of Avko's comments on Crazy English....

Reasons why some people think English is hard to learn. Or, reasons why other people (like me) think English is great fun to learn.

1) The bandage was wound around the wound.
2) The farm was used to produce produce.
3) The dump was so full that it had to refuse more refuse.
4) We must polish the Polish furniture.
5) He could lead if he would get the lead out.
6) The soldier decided to desert his dessert in the desert.
7) Since there is no time like the present, he thought it was time to present the present.
8) A bass was painted on the head of the bass drum.

Coming soon on Learning Vocabulary Fun, new games dealing with idiomatic expressions.