I still find myself with the odd web-site contract, but organizations
very rarely seem as committed to a web project as I think they should,
so it’s always difficult to produce results. A lack of client
motivation, for right or wrong, leads to a lack of my own personal
motivation when it comes to web projects. Also, just as I find myself digging my teeth into a programming project, it becomes unnecessary so I put a stop to it. I may continue it just to have something to do, even though it is reinventing the wheel.
In the meantime, I have found myself falling into a new job. I think a lot. I browse the web, I discover new technologies, I network with people, and I try to introduce these new ideas to these different people. Sometimes it works, sometimes it does not. Basically however, I am paid to be that guy that browses the web all day, that chats all day, that reads blogs all day. I think I “surf,” more in Kenya than I ever did in America. In America I used to read the BBC and maybe Facebook a little and then log for the day. Not here.
I just wish I was able to act more on some of the ideas I have. And maybe I am. Maybe I need to ditch NYS. Technically, nobody has told me I need to be in the lab all day every day for 10 to 11 hours. Maybe I should come up with set times I am in and times I am not, then I can possibly engage with the outside like I did first semester. Or maybe NYS will produce the ICT diploma course like they said they would a year ago. Or maybe they will fund an expansion of the network and get internet access. Then I really will have a hopping lab. So many possibilities. Until then, I think, and share those thoughts worth sharing.
Oh, and a teacher came in who I promised I would help type his already-written chapters for some continuing-education work he is doing. I guess I am also the resident typist. Better get at it while I am still bored!
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