Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Blogging in the Library

I'm doing something I've always dreamed of: working in the library atrium (the coolest view on campus) on a wireless laptop!

Why the library atrium? Because it's got a wall of three-story windows overlooking the Flint River, with lots of trees, and nice view of the William S. White Building across the river. This beautiful view more than makes up for the lack of windows in my office. Over here I have the biggest windows and the best view on campus. If I ever find a good picture I'll post it on my blog.

How did this dream come true? The university had money to spend on on-line instructors. When my Department Chairman asked for my wish list I requested a laptop (12-inch Apple PowerBook G4), a 1 GB jump drive, and a puppy.

Yesterday the laptop and jump drive arrived. The Department Chairman assures me the puppy has been sent to the Foreign Languages department for housetraining. They have it hidden really well, since I can't find any signs of it.

In the meantime, I think I'll call my new laptop Spot, since it has a white Apple-shaped spot on the top.

Image taken from Apple's PowerBook specs.

Now I need to quit having fun and get back to my end-of-the-semester grading.


amanda. said...

Matt told me yesterday about your Powerbook!

Ah! I'm SO jealous (as I write this on my stupid PC!)

So, do ya think the University would let ME teach an online class? Because I could totally do something legitimate like paint-by-number ONLINE... or maybe baking ONLINE.

The Cat Bastet said...

Hi Amanda,

LOL. Paint-by-number would be about my speed!