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Thu 08 Nov 2007

Getting local news

Category : mac and the internet

In my previous role at the museum, I was well informed from actively reading a variety of news sites, emails, blogs and numerous meetings with a varriety of people and groups. Since I shifted over to the department to start on four modules all at once, life has actually been simpler. After delivering a lecture (usually after a sleepless night of preparation), its time to run off to construct/modify the next lecture/practical, recce a site, think up a CA, or do marking or admin.

Mainly it is the construction/modification of about 30 new lectures and 10 new practicals that kept me a little busy. Naure of the work requires lots of textbook and journal reading to do in order to verify, support and update simple statements.

In the midst of all that was The International Coastal Cleanup Singapore (major nightmare) and NUS Green Carnival (minor headache) but those were critical and the Toddycats ensured we did just fine.

Besides those events, I have had few conversations beyond content delivery or design. Weekends are similar, but wisely I decided to use most Sundays to mainly catch up on sleep! That together with daily water consumption and staying out of aircon rooms helped me keep flu bugs mostly at bay, a minor miracle. Only for three lectures did I have to fuel up on flu medication.

Meanwhile, on the news front, some wonderful local resources have prevented me from sinking into complete ignorance!

I keep wanting to send relevant articles to the undergrads but the weblinks are in their module portal (IVLE) so I didn't. But WildSingapore is worth advertising once again since the number of relevant articles there are numerous. Sometimes its uncanny; E.g. I mentioned the damaging trade in reef and seashells out of The Philippines in two modules and the next day Ria highlights this emerging wire story, "Argentina seizes five tons of protected Philippine coral, seashells" (05 Nov 2007).

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