Kanye West performing “Mercy” on Late Night With Seth Myers.
You picked the wrong day to not know the standings of regional high school lacrosse teams.
Sam checked the lock on the door again.
"Quit doing that. You’re making me nervous. I can’t focus."
"Sorry, Christine. It’s just that I’ve already done everything I can, this is the only thing I have to keep me calm."
"Well, maybe you can get me another red pen, this one’s almost out."
Sam searched through his bag. “Here you go. Hopefully you can get those graded …”
"Sam!" Christine hissed, "they can hear you outside."
"Graaaaaaades" the zombies chorused outside. They redoubled their efforts in breaking down the door.
"Hopefully you can get those finished so this nightmare will be over.”
"Well, this is the last batch. I just need to enter these and that should cure the outbreak."
"Well, that’s the theory, at least," Sam muttered. Christine glared.
Tense minutes passed. The zombies came in waves, repeating their whining groan of “graaades” as they threw themselves against the door.
"Okay, that’s it. They’re entered." Christine paused with her finger on the mouse button, the pointer hovering over the button labeled "Save gradebook".
"Moment of truth," she said.
"Wait. Before you do it, if it doesn’t work, I just want you to know this: you’re a great teacher and your students learn a lot during your class, but you are terrible at grading."
"I know, Sam, but at least I’m fair."
Christine clicked the button.
Outside, the zombies slowly returned to their normal student form. Their glassy eyes regained their bright, eager shine. They had hope now. The sun felt warm again.
At long last, the students had the relief of their grades finally being posted.
Because I’m so on top of things, here’s my list of my favorite songs from 2012. You can blame my co-worker for asking.
Google using punch cards.
Clever and fun, but, I’ll be honest, I’m really glad I never had to use punch cards or any early computers. They were so slow!
I really enjoy learning about computing history, and this piece on The Verge by Paul Miller takes a look at one of the instrumental applications in making the Mac platform (and desktop publishing) viable: Photoshop.
As a geek, I love detailed breakdowns. Throw some Star Wars into the mix, and I’m practically drooling. The Battle of Hoth is an iconic sequence from an iconic film of my childhood, which made this article a must-read for me.