So I started reading ‘The Name of This Book is Secret’ by Pseudonymous Bosch. Has anybody else read it? I’m like 60 pages in and it is pretty epic. Maybe it’s just my sense of humor, but I assume others have liked it because there are like 4 of these books.
Castles of white sand
Rising up above my head
Razed by the cruel sea
I have to read 2 chapters of a book I don’t have yet for a class that starts tomorrow which means I can’t really Amazon the textbook. What happened to all of that “You shouldn’t use homework to introduce a subject” that we got in all of our other education classes?
Every time I go into work I deal with a handful of people who come to me telling me how bad they are with technology, and to a certain degree, I respect their ability to admit to the problem, but part of the problem is that people who think they are technologically literate don’t even really seem to understand what they’re talking about. The problem is that we have so much technology and so few people are truly immersed in it on a daily basis, that nobody ever seems to learn what things are called or how they work.
So, for my own catharsis, I would like to say this: A USB flash drive, or thumb drive, is not the same as a Memory Stick (which is a memory card made exclusively for Sony products), or really a memory card (which is really more for a camera or phone). Also, your camera does not need a SIM card unless it is built into your phone.
Lastly, if you tell me you’re looking for a CD by an artist named Music, don’t expect me to be able to find it in the computer. Music brings up every CD in the Entertainment section.
I know everybody has some things they wish they could say at work, but aren’t allowed to because you’d insult a customer or send customers somewhere else, but today I really had to say one of those things I’m not allowed to say at work.
Today, a woman came into work and asked me about the Nintendo 3DS which, granted, is awesome, but she asked me about it for her 6 year-old, graduating from kindergarten. Now, things that could have been said about giving a 6 year-old a 3DS could have been something like “Shouldn’t he be outside playing?”, but the real issue is this: Exposing young children (like 6 year-olds) to the 3DS for long period of time has been linked to problems with the development of the eyes and problems with children’s sight.
We are not allowed to say that at work. Technically, the reason is that the 3D feature that can harm your child’s eyes, can also help in discovering if your child has a problem in the part of the brain that processes the things you see into 3D images. However, the small portion of kids that the gaming console can help is going to be much smaller than the number of kids who can potentially be harmed, so I will say this:
-If you are going to get or have a 3DS, do not play it for long periods of time (it will make your eyes hurt after a while anyway).
-If you’re tempted to get a 3DS for a small child, stop it.
I like selling video games, but I like having a clear conscience about it.