|The CCMDB foundation devel team also used DIT during initial POC and LA versions with marked results and hopefully will for upcoming significant GA drivers.|
My sweet man sent me a "Happy Coming Out Day" card. Thanks!
A colleague of mine has a single ticket to this Thursday's (4/20/06) 8PM performance of Mamma Mia! It's a great seat that he bought for $70, and he is accepting $35 for it. If you're interested in buying it, let me know ASAP.
The ticket is in Section C, Row F, which looks like, from this chart, 5th row center:
Class was interesting tonight. Karl and Ryan presented on Mogi Mogi and Botfighters.
During the last 15 minutes of class, Dr. de Souza e Silva told us a little bit about Geocaching.
All interesting stuff.
It has come to my attention that next Monday (4/24) through Sunday (4/30) is National TV-Turnoff Week 2006. Those of you who have been reading know that I recently celebrated my 4th year without owning a television, so this is evidently something I can support.
I found the section on TV Facts and Figures quite interesting. I've highlighted a few of the things I thought were particularly compelling under each of the "contributions" television makes:
- TV undermines family life.
- Amount of television that the average American watches per day: over 4 hours
- Time per week that parents spend in meaningful conversation with their children: 38.5 minutes
- Percentage of 4-6 year-olds who, when asked, would rather watch TV than spend time with their fathers: 54
- TV Harms Children and Hampers Education.
- Percentage of 4-6 year olds in homes where the TV is usually or always left on who can read: 34
- Percentage of 4-6 year olds in homes where the TV is not usually or always on who can read: 56
- TV promotes obesity.
- TV promotes violence.
- TV promotes overconsumption.
- Number of TV commercials viewed by American children a year: 40,000
- Age by which children can develop brand loyalty: 2
- Percentage of American children age six and under who have products based on characters from TV shows or movies: 97
- TV squelches political awareness.
- Percentage of Americans who can name The Three Stooges: 59
- Percentage of Americans who can name three Supreme Court Justices: 17
"Good night, Mary-Ellen." "Good night, Jim-Bob." "Good night, Elizabeth." "Good night John-Boy."
"Good night, everyone."