Okay, I’ve now definitively stopped being lazy.. I wasn’t even supposed to have classes today, and still I end up with a project orientation meeting and a couple of “Open Web” classes.. The meeting was interesting in the aspect that we suddenly found out that we’re to do a project totaling some 25-30 pages per student and some practical application by the end of the year.. Yay! (yes, that was sarcasm!)
The classes were utterly uninteresting in the aspect that they dealt with podcasts, blogs and wikis.. Stuff I’ve already covered in an elective class a couple of semesters ago.. Snooze!
Following these lovely activities, I spend some time fooling around with the new online museum project, I’m now working on.. What to say? Well, it all seems a little confusing in the beginning. The awesome part about all this, though, is that I’m pretty much being paid to learn. I spend a couple of hours downloading files, browsing historical notes and essentially trying to reverse-engineer the system and works of Jonas Granlie, a former instructor of ours and one of the forces behind the technical infrastructure of the project.
I think I’ve managed to make some headway in understanding the infrastructure and the syntax used in this project, whether I’m right remains to be seen, I suppose 😉 Given the amount of information and the complexity of the linking scheme used, it’s all a bit confusing at first. At any rate, I’m enjoying myself and hoping I’m not screwing up too much. Right now the major problem seems to be explain to the people around me what exactly it is that I’m doing. I suppose it’s easier to just feed people the simplified version and tell them that I’m taking a bunch of info from a bunch of historians and digitizing it for use on the web in a cleverly linked pool of information.. Yea, that’ll be my story and I’ll be sticking to it!