I have a lot of interests. So many things to do.
Here's a compendium of projects and pictures of my world I share with you.
Last Update: 01 SEP 2020
Stop using an apostrophe to spell Hawaiʻi. If you want to honor the Hawaiian language and spell the name of the 50th state properly, use the ʻokina. Learn easy ways to insert ʻokina into Microsoft Office and Google Docs files.
The latest crusade to fix the Hawaii Department of Education:
End Systemic Racism!
Alexa is the voice of smart speakers that you hook up to a WIFI internet connection and ask it to do things, like play music, or tell you the distance from Los Angeles to New York, or what time/day it is. There are many Alexa commercials on TV you can see on YouTube, but none describe what a great educational tool it is. Kids no longer have to bug their parents to ask what a word means, how to spell it, or what Rhapsody in Blue sounds like. Just have them ask Alexa. Click the button to read more.
DasKeyboard.com knows typing. Visit this page to read about the history of typing, and their Mechanical Keyboard Guide, which boasts improved productivity using a mechanical keyboard (which they happen to sell). The DasKeyboard Blog is filled with hacker facts and info about keyboards (QWERTY, DVORAK), and even offers competitive typing for those into that sort of thing. Me, I prefer to compete only against myself, but with typing and other types of skills development, that's just as satisfying -- to see your scores improve.
Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) is a British company founded in 1990 that specializes in the analysis of higher education institutions around the world. These are some of their searchable databases:
TIP: If you want to search for Hawaii listings, just search for "Hawai" because some are listed with the okina and some are not.
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