31 March 2008

Interactive online activities

Today the English section has received a twist. My Virtual Class was a great improvement, but today I have started to upload several interactive activities that we have created online.

So far there are only four activities but they can give you a hint of the new style we are going to follow. As the section grows bigger and bigger I'll have to include a table or some other way to organise the exercises.

Hopefully next week we will create crosswords, word searches and even vocabulary games or other pastimes. I hope you enjoy them.

30 March 2008

Chalsattack VC Virtual Classes

Hi! After two weeks looking for a way to have virtual classes in my site, yesterday I decided to create a virtual class at .The name of the first class is obviously "Chalsattack". That name may not be too serious but it is fun.
Well I think that the service they provide at that site is excellent. At least what I've tried so far. I have known and used the site to do activities online for years but to tell you the truth I did not know that they provided this virtual classes thing until I started to really look for it. Oops! after so many hours searching the net just to go back right where I started from. Well, these things happen!!!

Now I must write the 'how to' on my site as clear as possible so that everybody can understand the instructions. But in short it is very easy. Students can do interactive exercises on the site without registration or alternatively they can register and provide my e-mail address so that they are forwarded to me and thus I can assign them to a class with a specific level of English, I can give them homework and follow their progress online. Again: it's amazing.

Maybe in time I start building a site like that since I have all the necessary things (Web server, hosting service, domain and debian software) except time to do it. It's one of the options that I had in mind in the beginning.
I had also considered writing some interactive quizzes to post in my site. This option is still in mind. But in the meantime let's focus on what we've got and enjoy it and learn from it!!!

16 March 2008

Donation to Debian project
Yesterday I made a small donation to the Debian Project. It is a small quantity but I intend to donate some time later. I had thought of contributing with the Debian team several times, well in fact I already help Debian in a variety of ways according to their list of possible ways of helping Debian: How can you help Debian? Especially the last one some would say!!!

Well talking seriously, I had considered donating on several occasions, but so far I had not done it. I decided to do it thinking that I had paid for a windows license which I had not used and that I had also paid for my first linux distribution, so why not spending some money if it can help improving the best operating system I know so far, or at least the only operating system I use so far and probably will for many years. Debian team: Keep up the good work you are doing!!!.

Well I don't know if I should write a different post for this... but I must inform you that after buying my new domain I am making several changes to the DNS and also working on a new site, so I must apologize for any inconvenience that anyone trying to access my site may experience. I hope the new site is finished in a couple of months. Keep in mind that I am writing it from scratch in pure html.

02 March 2008 to be in short!!!

I definitely had to do something about it!!!. The DNS service doesn't seem to work properly when it comes to redirecting to a specific port. I have known it for a long time but now I'm very much into promoting my own web server (which has been online for maybe more than one year). The problem was that I could not create my own subdomains since I couldn't point the name servers to my IP:port. That's why I bought my second domain: (While I get down to work seriously I redirect it to googlepages). No need to say that right now I'm redirecting several subdomains to my apache server.

So now you should see the logo changed with the new domain name and also hopefully a brand new redesign of the whole thing. I hope you like it.