To say this weekend has been a total and utter loss would be pretty accurate. I had a big project to do and to turn in for today, but little did I realize the amount of crap that life has in store when you are only trying to do the right thing.
Car: First on the list was my car. I went in for a simple oil change, but the check engine light came on, so I asked if they could check it, but a full diagnostic was over a hundred dollars, far more than my meager budget would allow. They did give scan the computer and my car has some serious issues that I’m going to have to repair as soon as possible. I asked them how much they charged to fix a slow leak in a tire and they said they’d do it for free, but then they recommended I replace the tire (I was going to do it when I got the other work done), and since I didn’t replace the tire, they apparently didn’t plug the leak as I had to fill it with air before my drive to school. That was my Saturday done and dusted.
Project: So I have a project where I have to remediate (change media) of a book that I read for class. The book was on video games and learning and literacy, and I decided to do screenshots and short video clips to illustrate the book’s points, so it was just playing games all weekend. Well, yes and no as I had to specifically look (or set up) game play elements matching the scholarship for the book. Not to say it wasn’t fun, but there are games that I needed to play for the assignment that I wouldn’t have played normally and vice versa. The PS4 let me save screenshots and clips and then transfer them to a USB drive, but that was my Sunday.
Student Loan: So, Monday was assemble the project, right? Nope–student loan issues came to fore. I won’t bore you with the details, but needless to say I had to seek alternate funding after a loan that I was approved by my bank for was nixed by MTSU at the last minute. I spent most of Monday afternoon in a loan office and then had to drive up to school after dinner. I’ve had 3 hours of sleep and I worked on and finished my project at about 4:00 am this morning (Tuesday). So, everything’s copacetic, right?
Project x2: Well, it would be if I could actually send the professor the project. I can’t! It is 2.95 GB in size, far larger than most email programs will handle. Free Dropbox access tops out at about 2 Gigs and their are places that will handle large files, but they are “sketchy” at best. OneDrive will handle 15 GB, but when I tried to upload it, the time-frame was 3 hours. So I’ve got this nice, multimodal Presentation with screenshots and video clips and a podcast, and no way to get it to the professor. As I type these words, I’m trying to get it on to a flash drive, but the program is still working even after over 30 mins and I think that it is frozen. I honestly don’t know what I’m going to do. It’s here and finished and I want to send it to him, but I can’t and it is so frustrating!
- Read Faerie Knight in the anthology Fae, Rhonda Parrish, Ed. or the Kindle Edition
- Read Ship of Shadows in the anthology Visions IV: Space Between Stars, Carrol Fix, Ed. or the Kindle Edition.
- Read WarLight in the anthology Visions VI: Galaxies, Carrol Fix, Ed. or the Kindle Edition.
- Read Dragonhawk in the magazine Tales of the Talisman, Vol. 8, Iss. 3, David Lee Summers, Ed. or the Kindle Edition.
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