Friday, June 6, 2008

Last Week

This week's review definitely made clear what I need to do to prepare for the final exam. Considering my quiz score, which was lugubrious, I'd say I have a considerable amount of studying and reading to do. On a positive note, however, my Word skills have remained intact, as making my mom a resume proved. I hope that by the end of next week I feel as confident in Excel as I do in Word and Powerpoint, and that the class, for me, was a success.

In technology news, a recent lighting convention in Las Vegas demonstrated the versatility, convenience, and superiority of LED lighting. LED lights produce little heat, use less electricity, and last exponentially longer than regular incandescent bulbs. With the supply of tungsten running out, and considering the world's energy concerns, LED will definitely soon be replacing the light bulb. Right now, however, the LED's run at a high price, even though the money saved in electricity fees make up for it, people probably won't take advantage of LED until prices go down.

Thursday, June 5, 2008


Excel keeps proving problematic for me...I guess studying and practice would amend that. Working on Excel in class certainly helps, though. I find the program reminds me very much of math class, especially the word problem portion of the course. The problems confound me, until the answer or method is revealed and explained, then it all makes sense and appears easy.
In technology news, it seems as if the popular trend in professionals working ever more with portable electronic devices has cost businesses millions due to Repetitive Strain Injuries, or RSI. This reflects the designer's and developer's failure to take into account the importance of ergonomics when conceptualizing and building computers, laptops, and the like. The immense loss due to injury leave hopefully will prompt businesses to urge their suppliers consider the stress poorly-designed keyboards and phones cause, and perhaps even re-evaluate the hours of the standard workday/workweek.