Monthly Archives: August 2011

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows – Part 1

The whole world will know my joy when I see a movie remake of a book and am completely satisfied. Today, however, is not that day. I may be a little behind the times but I finally was able to sit down and watch Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows Part 1. Let me be quite frank for those of you who have not seen it, it is not the book. It’s not bad by any means but it certainly is not the book. It Continue reading →

Reporting again

My apartment was wired for internet yesterday and I finally had a chance to update WordPress. However, the newest version of WordPress doesn’t like my custom theme and that’s why the page is looking funny. I think this means it’s about time I do a redesign. More later.

Tech Tips – Cyrillic Typing Practice

A cluster mate of mine during training remarked that he would have had an easier time learning the language if he could type it. I had to agree with him. There’s something about the repetition of typing that drives home how to spell a word for me. I while back we learned how to have our keyboards type in Russian (March 26th, 2011 Tech Tip). If you’re anything like me, it takes a long time for me to type anything in Russian using the old Continue reading →

Tech Tips – Google Doc Sharing

I know it might seem like I’m the kind of person who would sit in front of a glowing computer screen all summer to get my tan, but I’m not. I went to various summer camps, outside. For some of these summer camps I was asked to write-up a few of my lesson plans to help create content for the camp and for a few of those, I had to collaborate with other volunteers. I found that it was difficult to email documents back and Continue reading →

Tech Tips – Anki

I hate to break it to all of you, but summer is nearing its end. Camps are winding down and language refresher is over. Most of us have less than a month before we return to our posts full-time. I think it’s as good of time as any that we start brushing up on our Russian and Ukrainian before we’re fully immersed again. A lot of my friends use the low-tech means of studying by making flashcards out of note cards and other paper products. Continue reading →