In Between Posts, June 10, 2012

Well, this week’s post will be less exciting than last week’s. Not just because I didn’t take a trip in the past week, but because I’m taking a summer class and it started! The class I’m taking is Ethics in Organization and it’s purely online. I’m taking it with a teacher I’ve had before (one that I really like) so I halfway know what to expect. The textbook for the class is interesting because it’s full of true-story case studies. I always enjoy working on case studies that are based on real events, and working on ones based around ethics (or people’s lack of ethics) is pretty cool.

It looks like I’ll be writing a lot for the class. The first assignment took seven pages to complete (including a cover page and a works cited page mind you) and I still have to write a few more pages over a case study, discuss another case study with fellow classmates via a forum, and take a quiz. Those four assignments carry through each chapter and each week, so at least I know what I’m in for. It’s going to take a lot of effort to do well, but I’m up for the challenge.

Beyond that, I started mindlessly playing Phantasy Star Online Episode I & II on the GameCube. I’ve sunk three hundred hours into this game since receiving it in April 2003, and I return to it every now and then. My main character is level 105 (out of 200) and I’d like to reach the level cap before I die. Now it’s worth mentioning that I’ve never played it online. I (and others) find that the game is very addicting and the loot lust that the game offers is matched only by a Diablo game. Anyways, I’ll continue playing it off and on forever, but I found it a good use of time while listening to the plethora of E3 podcasts out there.

Speaking of E3, I might do a recap of the event, but if I don’t I’ll just tell you now that I thought it was lackluster overall. Regardless, I’ve enjoyed reading and listening to other’s coverage of it, such as Writer of Words, SlickGaming, ExplicitBaron, and LVLs.

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