Monday, June 30, 2008

What's a gal to do?


If you have stumbled across my posting today, I am hoping that you can help me with my most recent dilemma. Does anyone have any ideas as to why plurk would not work on a MacBook running FF, os 10.4.10 and Quicktime 7.4? I am not seeing the interactive timeline nor can I plurk from this machine. Although, I can go into the profile, check my widget and plurk from the widget? Makes no sense. My Mac mini, 10.4.11, Quicktime 7.3 and FF3 runs smoothly with plurk. I have contacted the plurk “contact us” three times over the last four days and no response. That does not sit well for me when trying out a new tool…

I was hesistant about trying plurk as I find that twitter does the job for me. I only follow about 90 people and 75 follow me. I decided that I should try this new tool and give it shot since so many of my network friends have been.

Plurk and Twitter are very different and each has features that I like. Maybe an anticipated mini-migration to plurk will get the twitter guys and gals moving on fixing some of the things that go haywire from time to time. Or, take some advice from the what the plurk interface allows it's user to do. Since plurk is so new i just am wondering when they are going to start having troubles. Or, is my no reply from their customer service an indication? I want to give plurk a chance and am looking for any ideas from anyone or anywhere.

Since I do not allow comments on this blog, please email me at traymur at gmail dot com if you have any suggestions.

BTW - I am traymur on both twitter and plurk.

See you all on Twitter while I am on my laptop and Plurk while on my mac mini!

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Too Proud not to post...

Since it is summer I did not think anyone would mind a non-school related post. I have gone into full baseball mom mode and I wanted to share this photo and email from my son's baseball coach. (My son is in the back with one of his best friends, leaning his elbow on his head. If looking at the picture, on the left side)

"WOW!!! Hey Everyone,

Well, we're off to a great start!! There were so many great things on the
field today I don't know where to begin. Lets start with the batting; if we
hit like that -there will be no stopping us. This time we were the team
putting up the 12-run inning. It was great to see the cut-off man making a
good decision. Griff's pitching was right on the money. George B.
(he's back) pitched a great inning, strike after strike. Robert Murdach
three strike-outs in one inning, Wow! George K. pitched through the
hardest part of their line up and did a great job!! We had some great
catching from Ryan A. and Griff. Keaton S. was amazing behind
the plate for his first time out. It takes adults a little longer to believe
what you guys already know you can do. My props to P.J. - this kid is
passing up DisneyWorld to stay and play ball with us - we can't do it
without him, he's been a go-to-guy all season. Sean G. was a
hitting machine! Mike O'D. knows how to get on base and it was great
to see Andrew C. hitting the ball HARD!! Keep up the great baseball.
The Mets will dedicate this game to our missing team mate Juan L..
Think baseball!"

Sportmanship, Teamwork,Friendships, GREAT Coaches....isn't that what baseball for our kids is suppose to be about???

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Thoughts as the year ends...

As the students left for summer break and as the teachers sealed the last few boxes of supplies and materials to be stored for summer, I looked around my lab and realized that my school year never really ends. Just like any other teacher, I look forward to the warm and lazy days of summer, but unlike some teachers who leave the gradebooks behind for a few months, my computer will be up and running each and every day. I am always on the look out for new tools that could be utilized within our curriculum. I research 2.0 tools and see which ones that my teachers could use for productivity purposes. I create new "how to's",update ones from the past and post to my wiki and blog of online resources. Because I have more free time in the summer, I think that this is my time to really dig in deep to bring new and improved ideas back to school in the fall.

I would hope that all my hard work during the summer pays off when school begins again!