Wednesday, March 13

Today is Wednesday of WEEK 9 of the class. If you have not turned in your Week 8 Storybook assignment yet, you may still do that for partial credit. Wednesday morning, until noon, is the grace period if you forgot to do any of the assignments that were due on Tuesday. 

Storybook Stack. There are still MANY Storybook assignments in the stack and I am making my way through them in the order that they were turned in. If you turned something in before 4PM on Sunday, you should have comments back from me already. If you turned something in later on Sunday or on Monday or Tuesday, it is probably still in the stack. If you want to check and make sure your assignment is in the stack, you can see the contents of the stack here. While you are waiting on comments back from me, you can keep on adding stories to your Storybook (that is a great thing to do, in fact!) - but please only turn in one story at a time. Otherwise, I will get really mixed up! 

Thursday: Ning maintenance. There will be maintenance on the Ning Thursday evening, which I know is a busy time of the week with a lot of people posting their Thursday assignments. The maintenance window will last appx. 5-30 minutes according to Ning, so I hope that will not be a big problem for anyone. I'll include this information in Thursday's announcements also; meanwhile, if you want to get ahead and do the Thursday blog posts today, you can avoid the excitement entirely!

Google account security. I would like to urge everyone to complete the Google Security Tech Tip so that you can be sure you have a procedure in place to recover your Google account in case you forget your password or something like that. Also, just to be on the safe side, I would urge you to save a local copy of your Google Site. Exactly how to do that depends on the browser you use, but in most browsers, the File menu has a Save option that lets you save the webpage you are viewing to your computer. Do that for each webpage in your site and you will have a local backup copy, just in case.

Wednesday Events on Campus. Richard Krause (Univ. of Oregon) will give a talk entitled "A Cultural Cold War between China and the US" at 4PM in the Fred Jones Jr. Musuem of Art (time-location-details). Find out more about this and other events at the Campus Calendar online.

March 13: Al Jaffee. Today marks the birthday of Al Jaffee, one of the main geniuses behind Mad magazine. Jaffee was born in 1921 and he is still with us today, so - Happy Birthday, Al Jaffee! Almost every single issue of Mad magazine published since 1964 has contained material drawn by Al Jaffee. You can read more about Al Jaffee's life and career, along with the many honors and awards he has received, in this Wikipedia article. Here's one of Jaffee's 1978 magazine covers: