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Been sitting at my computer most of the day.

I decided to set 12 separate assignments for the Javascript class to make a point about copying because last time I got 6 identical disks and the other 6 had copied a lot too. But it means thinking of 12 roughly equivalent exercises, writing the questions (wrote them as web pages that I will give the girsl one each to modify and add script to) and also answering them. Today I did all the answers and the last two questions. So not much to report other than that I have been keeping my eye on the fantastic discussions on the comments on the last few entries.

I thought it would be great to have a list of he 10 or so entries with comments most recently added. I have been looking into that as well. Unlike Movable Type greymatter does not include this facility and neither does it have modules or plug-ins. Its Perl hacking. **shudder!!**

I could do it, Ive done it before with the Wiki script. But it’d take a lot of trial and error to test it out and made sure its reliable. Having decided not to bring my laptop I dont have a computer to work on in the evenings. So … let me just tell you that there are some great discussions going on in the last week’s entries. And this makes me very happy. Its exciting coming to look at this site now because I never know when my visitors are going to start talking to each other and cooking up new stuff. So thanks everyone for being part of that.

And if you’re someone who reads but does not leave comments, think of leaving one now, they make me feel happy. Just say “hi, Im reading” or whatever.

OK off to cook a pumpkin for supper and get ready for tomorrow when I give out the assignments and spend a few hours trying to help the ladies to complete them. I am half expecting some sort of disaster as I don’t actually know how good their Javascript skills are because their last assignment was such a wash-out. But I’ll let you know how it goes.


  1. lydia Says:

    Hi I’m reading. Thank you so much for the laptop – it’s very good for a number of uses. No more internet connection for a week as I’m off on field course with the 6th form – will send a postcard! Enjoy that pumpkin!! It looks like school have lots of IT equipment that they’d happily give to Holy Rosary. HUGS!!!
    😀 😀 😀

  2. tygger Says:

    ola piggie

    i’m reading too – and even when i don’t update my own site you know i’m still there. Sometimes just can’t seem to get myself inspired … anyways, have been conscriped to cotton clubbers again for JATW – so will probably start writing about the stress of that! Incidentally, Cookie told me yesterday that my dancing was like a "cockroach" and i should try and be more like a "caterpillar" …

  3. Mark Says:

    Happy to have you both as raders.

    trying to imagine the dances of cockraoches and catterpillars. is there some secred butterfly subtext?…

  4. tygger Says:

    i wish! it was to describe my dancing as a kind of cockroach-like "scurying about" activity … whereas what she WANTS me to do is keep the activity all in the legs and the rest of my body more controlled and bobbing along gently in a catterpillar-like fashion …

    hm, do i REALLY move around so uncontrolably when i dance? 🙁

  5. miss tia maria Says:

    I do read and leave comments but never got answers so don’t know if they’re getting through

  6. Mark Says:

    Darling Tia, yes youre getting through. Thank you for scolding me for not replying. Welcome back!

    Tyg I dont know how you dance, its been so long since I experienced it 🙁

  7. Raj Says:


    I’m here as well, reading, It’s interesting to hear what you are up to, I suppose life in England must seem like a very long time ago, especially as you are living in a totally different culture, even taking into account the fact that you jave an internet connection. I remeber the first time I did a long-haul trip for a length of time, the first thing I did was grab a copy of the paper at the first service station I came to to find out what the local event s were.

  8. dee-zed Says:

    hello lovely man,
    I’m here and reading too (although not understanding any of your last entry).
    Tyg – I’ve never thought of your dancing as cockroach like.

  9. Mark Says:

    Life in england seems far away but not long ago. And being on here and having a mobile I can send and receive SMS with brings it a lot closer.

    Local events. Yes. In nairobi there are some but I don’t know anything in tala yet and there is no paper parochial enough to list them if there were any. But Im sure I will get wind of some on the grapevine just as soon as I get my grapevine connection sorted with my local GSP.

    DZ, Ill try and cut back on the technical blurb in future!

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