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Tuesday, April 3, 2007

Blogging at the DCL

It's spring break for my kindergartener Riley, and I've gotten us going this morning in what is—for me—record time, and taken him to the Dakota County Library (DCL).

He likes to play games on the computers they have set up for kids (the games he doesn't have at home, few as they are), and I had a book to pick up for Julie (Toxic Parents: Overcoming Their Hurtful Legacy and Reclaiming Your Life by Susan Forward).

Knowing I would be here 29 minutes longer than I needed to be, I brought the laptop along, hoping that an attempt at using a public wi-fi hotspot would be more productive than last time I tried it!.

And it is (more productive): this post is being composed at the library right now!

As soon as I finish this post I can continue researching part 2 of the final project for my JavaScript class (er, excuse me, CSCI 2440, the Internet Programming - Client Side class) at Saint Paul College where (as I've said before) I'm working toward a Web Developer Certificate.

This part of the final project is really cool, actually. We're supposed to

integrate and demonstrate three javascript functions/effects from three separate third party sources.
I've pretty much decided that I'm going to employ effects that will be useful to me at some other sites I maintain. To that end, I've picked the following for the project: