Marking the assignments took less time than I thought. They were good! Not great, but good. I had been giving hints on how to break the problem down into managable steps and I can tell that several of them have just done the first step I described and handed in that. As if they lost [...]
Archive for March, 2004
Recent postings here have had rather a lot to do with teaching and computers. To redress the balance, here are somethings that make me **feel**.
That’s what they shouted at me today as I was on my way to the market in Tala:
“Brie-tish, brie-tish!”. Or was it “Bree-tish”, or possibly “camambert”? That bike draws attention.
Erm what bike?
Hang on, Ill see if I can upload the pic.
(the pic is very large so I have move it to the “more…” [...]
Been sitting at my computer most of the day.
Despite the vaguely Cary On humor of the previous entry (frankly, I think its a load of Toss!) there is a serious conversation going on there. Meanwhile the power went off here (as sometimes happens) and I walked to Tala to post five letters to the UK and Belgium, and to buy some food I [...]
…I find this amusing
This morning while I was running three small girls in blue jumpers and skirts, carrying their obligatory books and, for some reason, bits of stick, waited for me by the side of the road. Imagine them: three tiny tots who know they ought to be walking west towards Nguluni but there is [...]
Oh yes they are! More photos in ‘more’ section.
Got some more post this morning: a wonderful CD from the Jungle Kid, thank you so much! And a letter from Lydia.
There is a movie on the CD which I have seen only on a machine that has no sound card: dark shapes move rythmically over [...]
The thing entertaining me most at the moment is this teaching question. But don’t forget I’m also on the look out for some half-decent PCs for our cybercafe!
I was talking to someone before I came here about donating computers. I can’t remember who it was, but the gist was that they worked for a company that upgraded their machines and just put the old ones into storage. I thought, at the time that it would not be possible to use them here [...]