05.08.16 class tech catch up and mashup

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gugulanna in the making

Getting distracted and having to course correct – neverending! I have to make peace, buy a new car, and revisit my original class trajectory. I am stopping the math review to catch up on some datawarehousing tools and db refresher. So, to that end, Straigherline will have to wait, Coursera certificates are my goal, and I am not excited about Lynwood carmalls. Straighterline is not that worthwhile a course system, and its content is middling. It is more a lesson in perseverance and closer reading on my part than a real learning experience. Coursera, so far, has been really quite good. Udemy is hit or miss, and should really be like a shotgun for adding content to Degreed etc. The instructional design critique and the experience of accessing the content in all of these has been a good refresher in an of itself. The self-critique is a good refresher always.

All that is on the professional development front, but the personal development stuff is all about community and costume. I was contemplating a cornugon outfit for Halloween, but I am now re-purposing the bull and plotting a weekend for building low stilts for C and I to practice. If I can pull off the above schedule, the stilts and the hexayurt, I will the freak queen of the universe this summer.