New City, New School, New Computer
Well we made it to Bangkok without much of a fuss. Cats traveled well and we’re slowly settling into our new house in our new city. ISB is about 30 minutes outside of the city center making our view a little different from Shanghai.
The view is not the only thing different. Last night’s low of 81F and today’s high of 90F just about did me in. The wife of course is loving it and we constantly fight over A/Cs being on or off. So today we compromised and bought a fan. Although we have situated our bed so the A/C is blowing directly on me and not on her.
The new house is bare as we await our shipment from Shanghai to arrive (a 20ft container) full of “beautiful carpets and furniture” (direct quote from wife).
It was nice though to turn on my laptop and find out that ISB installed a wireless system in teacher housing over the summer. So every teacher has wireless in their house that runs off of the school’s network.
Last night I found myself reading through blogs and e-mails and skipping over links that I knew were blocked…that is blocked in China. It was great when I clicked on an edublogs.org and a wordpress.com link and they both loaded. I have some retraining to do of my clicking fingers.
Lastly I went to school today and picked up my new school issued computer.
But first I need help from all you Mac users out there. What free software do I need?
My first three are already on:
(Firefox and Skype came preloaded from the school…we’ll work on Twhirl for next year 😉 )
So I’m busy tonight putting in all my Firefox extentions. The onces I can’t live without.
But what I need from the community is the other great stuff that makes a Mac…well a Mac.
What I’m looking for in particular at this moment:
FTP client (free)
Software that allows me to share my desktop via web cam
But I’ll take anything that will allow me to do my job better, faster, and more efficient and of course all that other stuff too.
So come on all you Mac users…start thowing me those links to software I just can’t live without!