I spent a wonderful day in the city (San Francisco) yesterday. I hung out with a new friend, we had brunch (which is, apparently, a city thing,) went shopping for leather jackets in very interesting places, and just wandered around.
I've been doing a little bit of playing with cool Web 2.0 tools. What is Web 2.0? That link goes to Wikipedia, which has a nice, informative entry on Web 2.0 (Wikipedia is itself an example of Web 2.0, really). Web 1.0 was static HTML pages, in the control of one person or organization, that didn't change much. A lot of the web (and a lot of the nonprofit web) is still at 1.0. Websites that could be called a part of Web 2.0 are sites that include dynamic updating (like blogs), syndication feeds, networks and collaboration.
I'm back from finals craziness, and traveling east. I'm back in California, with some time on my hands, which is very nice. I've got a bunch of things to blog, both here, and on my ministry blog in the next few days. I'll start with some interesting science tidbits:
As we come to the close of 2005, and reflect on what has been, at least in terms of world events, a pretty horrific year, Arianna Huffington has done us the great service of coming up with a long list of things she'd like to forget.
I'd agree completely.
Personally, it's been an amazing year for me, and sometimes it's hard to hold both the personal and the larger picture at the same time.
Until yesterday, I'd been quite taken with my newly adopted state of California. The Bay Area seems to be a fun place to live. On my trip down to Santa Barbara for Thanksgiving, I had a real appreciation for the beauty and landscape of California.
First, you might have noticed the blog entries have gotten a bit less frequent lately. That's because I'm in the throes of finals. Next week is the last week of classes, and I'm completely swamped. Don't be surprised not to see a blog entry until break.