• Late this year, Microsoft will release its next version of operating system labeled "Windows 7." To get ready for the move, I've been testing Windows 7.0 for over a month now. I'm biased about the Windows product because I started with Windows 1.0 in 1986.

    May 12,
  • New Kids Interactive Game - Swinxs This new game keeps track of the players by using bracelets with RFID chips. Both active and educational games are among some of the games that Swinxs allows the kids to play. Even better is the ability to time races and determine the winner, group record, etc. For more info: http://www.swinxs.com/en/info/

    May 06,
  • As a parent of a child in the Poplar Bluff R-1 School District, I have always had concerns about some policies that seem to promote school attendance for sick children. The recent swine flu epidemic has prompted me to express my concerns publicly. As of today, 430 schools in the US have closed. Our government is recommending any school with confirmed cases stay closed for at least 14 days because children can be contagious for 7 - 10 days. The CDC is advocating standard, common sense precautions in order to stop the spread of the disease. Per the director of the CDC, “If your children are sick, have a fever and flu-like illness, they shouldn't go to school.” Maybe if

    May 03,
  • [Update: As of late Saturday, the Missouri Dept of Health and Senior Services released that the two probable cases are from Howard County.] I've been trying to help our online community by providing Swine Flu information for Missouri as it becomes available. However, it has been frustrating to say the least because the Missouri state agencies responsible for releasing the information won't be specific. It took scouring several posts to find that the first probable case was near Kansas City. Yesterday, the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services announced that two more probable cases were discovered in "Central Missouri" (a 50,000 square mile target) but no specific counties or cities have been named. The official reason for not releasing

    May 02,

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