Saturday, April 30, 2005

Time Running Out

In another 20 years Moore's Law may no long apply. Gordon Moore made the prediction himself.

Considering what has happened in the last 20 years, by 2025, anything we have today may not apply either.

Sunday, April 24, 2005

Powerpoint Burnout

Just spent 2 days in Richmond at the BCEd Online Conference. Six sessions, 3 keynotes = 9 powerpoints and only one technical glitch among them.

Reasons to use powerpoint:
1. it gives people something to look at when your presentation gets boring
2. when you forget what you were going to say you can just read from the screen
3. instead of having to 'deliver' a joke (a presentation requirement) you can just put up a funny cartoon and not have to worry about 'timing'
4. you can add video clips that have nothing to do with your presentation but are very entertaining and take up time (fraud or real musician? my conclusion? The music doesn't match the balls-particularly on the repeated tones)
5. you can spend hours of work time creating it and adding flying text and colourful backgrounds and whooshing sounds and actually get paid for it

Wednesday, April 13, 2005

Nine Holes and too many putts

. . . but it still felt good just to get out on the course for the first time this year. The new driver (King Cobra) needs some work but I think I'll like it a lot. And the 3 wood is as good as ever!

Thursday, April 07, 2005

$50.90

That's how much it cost me to fill up my car today. The most ever. And the price hasn't even hit $1/litre. I have two choices - stop driving my car or keep paying. Is that really a choice? Long live the oil companies.

You're Invited

This week I received 2 invitations.One invitation was from Scott, to apply for a gmail account. Yeah, I know, everyone already has one except for me. Not that I need another email account. Strangely enough, lhadfield and lynnfield were already taken. Could it be possible that people are cybersquatting gmail accounts? Could there possibly be another lhadfield or lynnfield out there somewhere? If you wish to email my gmail try lynnhadfield.

I was very excited to receive the 2nd invitation to Mark and Deb's wedding! We like Mark a lot and never expected to be invited to his wedding but are thrilled about and consider it an honour to be invited. Mark is Scott's best friend and we have known him since they were in Grade 9. Mark spent a lot of time here over the years and we consider him our 3rd son. Here's some marriage advice from pastor Mark (at Randy's wedding): love is more about making a choice than about a feeling.

Friday, April 01, 2005

Dorothy Fields

Dorothy Fields wrote some great tunes - I Can't Give You Anything But Love being one of them and a song I'm working at for our Jewels performance. She wrote it in 1928 and it still sounds great. She was the first woman inducted into the Songwriter's Hall of Fame.

Exploring Haida Gwaii

Haida Gwaii (formerly known as the Queen Charlotte Islands) proved to be quite a contrast to my recent trip to Croatia. The number of touris...