Well, I’m done with one class — actually I still have to do a final paper — but I learned some important lessons already. I took some risks and tried learning a simple software (keynotes) to do a fancy presentation, after all I’ve used powerpoint for years. It turned out that it wasn’t the software that made it difficult: it was the converter for the AVI projector I forgot last week when I was supposed to present originally; the fail attempts to record my narration with sound effects that never synched with the visuals; and the hours of editing that only made me grow more and more frustrated. Finally, I resolved to do a lame fix using webex to present remotely — NW storms closed train/highway to Seattle. I wish I thought of this earlier, because I was definitely not prepared for it, and felt I did a horrible job presenting.

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