The new academic year started today!
a little Yarn Bombing at the SOA
Ordering my Raspberry Romance from Robek’s in the USU (University Student Union)
Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf is adjacent to Robek’s in the USU. I know it’s a Starbuck’s world, and they’re good, but I like CBTL even better. My Wednesday Office Hours are 11:30-12:30 at the umbrella tables just outside Robek’s / CBTL at the USU. Come say “hi!”
CSULB’s Sororities & Fraternities were out on Friendship Walk:
Art110! Look at all the happy students! 🙂
Making small groups to discuss what a work of art could be about, and what sorts of media might best discuss different ideas
Note to self: bring white board markers!
Finding a partner for 1-to-1 “Classmate Conversations”.
Oopsy! I never thought the “Smart Panel” in the CSULB University Theater, UT-108, was especially “smart,” but apparently it was. It had a working PC computer and an HDMI input. Here in FA4-311 there’s no HDMI input! I couldn’t plug in my too-cool-4-the-new-school laptop! We’re oldschool VGA only here! 🙁
There was an old Mac on the floor which I tried to get to boot, before realizing that there was no keyboard or mouse. Suddenly the flaky PC in UT-108 was starting to look pretty good. Funny thing is, I had one of these Macs years ago. I thought it was sooooo sexy when it came out. The aerodynamic molded plastic was amazing. Lickable! But yesterday’s futuristic gave way to those towering aluminum towers, which later gave way to those hipster round things, and suddenly, like Robert Smithson taking a tour of the monuments of Passaic, New Jersey, this once amazing, empowering, futuristic Mac of possibilities was just a useless computer in ruin, so old it didn’t even need a lock on it because no one would ever dare to think of stealing such a beast. In The Force Awakens, Rey says “the garbage will do,” but unfortunately, today the garbage wouldn’t do. Short version: no projector for 1st class! 😛
No comment! 😀
From my “Smart Panel” projection failure in FA4-311 I proceeded to my office, FO4-267 where I learned the California State Fire Marshal had recently inspected and found my office wanting. Apparently the sideways bookcase that’d been under the circuit breakers for the past 10 years (“annual” inspection?) was verboten – must have 36″ of clear space in front of breakers! So we moved the bookcase to the opposite wall. We’re now good Faculty Office citizens.
Failed projector and failed, but corrected, Fire Marshal inspection notwithstanding, Fall ’16’s off to a great start! Teaching summer online is nice, but it’s good to be back on campus!