- RT @betajames: CFP - The Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy: Submission Deadline Extended to June 5, 2013 call-for-papers.sas.upenn.edu/node/51383 2 weeks ago
- Interesting. New media go old media. nytimes.com/2013/04/22/tec… 1 month ago
- Really enjoying my students' use of #padlet to create storyboards. 2 months ago
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I’m very excited that an article a long time in the works has just been published in TCQ! Read “Transcultural Risk Communication on Dauphin Island: An Analysis of Ironically Located Responses to the Deepwater Horizon Disaster” here: http://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/X8YWCwC3gSIvjmATCxiJ/full
I went to CPTSC for the first time this year, and I found the atmosphere collegial and the focus of the scholarship presented important. However, I was struck by something that I see as representative of a far larger problem, and that is the specialization of rhetorics of race, gender, and class. In other words, it seems that there are certain people who talk about (what we might call) rhetorics of Otherness, and they get to do that work only in certain, special places. The problem with this is that these rhetorics are (still!) Other; they are not “mainstream”; they are not always already assumed. They are marked, even at an inclusive and progressive conference like this one.
When Mountain Lion came out, I was dismayed to discover that my beloved 2006 laptop is now obsolete; Mountain Lion only works on computers released in mid-2007 and later. Sadness. So I decided to get my poor old MacBook a present to make us both feel better: A whole new gig of memory. (Hey, that’s a lot by 2006 standards. Plus it’s all my old laptop can handle.)
Now, I consider myself a techie person only in relation to the outsides of computers. I do software stuff. I’ve never opened up a computer before. But some of my technical communication students wrote instructions for installing additional RAM a few semesters ago, and they made it sound so easy. So I bought a matched pair of 1GB SO-DIMMs from Other World Computing (which has a website that’s great for figuring out compatibility) and went to work.
Well, I backed up the computer first. I’m not a total idiot.
I took out the battery, unscrewed those teeny screws, removed the L-bracket, and replaced the memory. Everything fit back together, albeit not as nicely as it had before I messed with it, but the battery fit back in all right.
Then I got the blinking light of death. Which means the memory wasn’t seated correctly and I had to take everything back apart. Which was a problem, because the battery was stuck.
In hindsight, I’m lucky my husband didn’t walk in while I was banging my laptop, sledgehammer-style, against the couch in an attempt to dislodge the battery.
However, I’m happy to report that sledgehammering your laptop does, in fact, remove recalcitrant batteries. So, in the end, here’s my result: