Thursday, March 4, 2010

I am still learning

If I have the time, I like to 'tinker' with computer stuff.  I don't mean that I take my computer apart, just that I like to press this or that button just to see what happens.  I tend to take an intuitive view of computers and what they can do, and that is how I go about trying to figure things out. This is why I am not good at math, of course.  Math either is or it isn't.  Nothing intuitive about it, at least not at the most basic levels.  2+2=4.  Which is not how my mind works.  I sometimes think that I would have learned a lot more about math if the teachers would have shown me the end result of a problem and asked me to work backwards.  I have never seen any teacher try this, but I definitely think that it would work for some students as a way to get them to think about a new concept.

I'm probably speaking heresy....

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

American Idol

Apparently it's just me, but I haven't been impressed with ANY of the singers.  Nobody has  been particularly talented, lots of pitch problems, etc.  It's like a horrible middle school talent show. 

Monday, March 1, 2010

Craptacular Drivers

Please tell me what part of the brain shuts off when people get into their cars.  What makes usually normal people turn into raving idiots who do stupid things like read the newspaper while driving?  Why do normally rational people begin screaming profanities when they get behind the wheel?

It drives me crazy.  Stop it.