March 29, 2006

I like memory

I was able to swing by my campus's computer store this more and install a GB chip in this laptop. Whooeey! Going from 512 MB to 1.25 GB makes a big difference in working with several complex programs open (for me, typically Outlook and Adobe at the same time starts slowing things, but not right now). Okay, time to recharge the batteries before the plane trip, and then work through to Albuquerque. I'm guessing I won't get a chance to recharge there, though. Too bad...

I was going to pick up Joe Williams's book today, for when my laptop had to sleep, but I have a Chain Bookstore coupon whose open period starts tomorrow, so I'll reserve that as a reward for finishing the next batch of grading on the trip. Incentives for me work best in terms of my identity (in this case, as a reader and education policy junkie), not my self-interest. No, that's not an incidental comment, given what I know of Williams's book. Education policy is always about the adults, though in different guises.

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