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Fifteen weeks of hilarity, humor, hubris and honesty.  Huh?

LOLcats summary

I’ll keep this week’s to just one. For there can be only one.

lolcats kahn

Mexican Map

It should clearly outline territories and help people along.

mexican map not yours yours

Is this photoshopped?

I can’t tell.  It sure is pretty tho.  The colors are so varied and vivid.

Click for a slightly larger version.

LISD’s Gradespeed

Some of you who are my age might flip out.  Did you know that our school systems have finally got their technological act together and parents can actually go online and see grades?  and attendance?  And it actually is cool?

Leander Independent School District (LISD) is where our kids go.  They have a thing called “Gradespeed” where parents can login and view up-to-the-date grades and even see homework turned in, tests, projects, quizzes, labs and EVERYTHING.

You login and can see her schedule, classes, and teachers, and for each class, over on the right it lists a clickable grade.  (The grades have been hidden to protect the innocent)

gradespeed example 

When you click on the grade, it gives you all the details, dates, and how much each kidn of thing is worth for the total grade

gradespeed example 

How absolutely cool is that?  From here, I can also email the teachers.

Some other things I’ve noticed that are impressive technological advances:

  • We get PDF newsletters emailed to us each week from Jaden’s teacher for what’s going on that week.
  • Every teacher has a website that shows contact info, voicemail number, email address, calendar, and usually the homework they’ve assigned.
  • Caitlin’s huge 1000+ page math book is ONLINE so she can access it from any computer and download a PDF of whatever chapter or page so she can work on her homework without having to lug the huge thing around.  I’m guessing the same goes to some of her other classes.
  • The school calendar, library, campus info, school newsletter, handbook, news and all sorts of things are available on the school website.

I’m so happy

As I mentioned yesterday, I finally fixed a huge slowdown problem on my laptop. I’m still ecstatic about it.  My system is so unbelievably fast – UM, LIKE IT’S SUPPOSED TO BE.

dell d620 angel laptop

And lo, the people did comment thus:


  1. Absurdist says:

    Now your computer just looks like fricken’ Gumby.

    And I like the Mexican thing. I may steal that.

    Migraine now… Fabulous. Just got off phone with mother. Go figure. Cold; migraine, horrible cycle. It just doesn’t get any better than this. 🙂

  2. whall says:

    Sounds like someone has a case of the Mondays…


  3. Absurdist says:

    So bad.

    So is this the new thing? the /fubar thingy? I just want to make sure I am doing what the cool kids are doing.

  4. whall says:

    Just a closing tag. I should have said

    /office space

    But I had The Office on my brain. You know how html has opening and closing tags? The closing tag starts with a /



  5. guergana says:

    what about the mexican map? you killed the indians who were there before. americans are not even from this continent. you should go back to ireland to eat potatoes.
    .-= guergana´s last blog ..Exvotos encontrados en Facebook =-.

    • whall says:

      I appreciate your point of view. However, I challenge you to name one country in existence that wasn’t due to the conquest and defeat of the prior inhabitants of that land. Including Mexico.

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