And That’s it for the First Semester!

What have I learned? That I couldn’t have made it this semester without open source papers, class notes from other schools, and the library. Seriously, I had two classes this semester  one with a decent enough teacher who understood the idea of an intro class, the other was with a teacher who didn’t know the material he was covering.  This made the class very difficult, I feel cheated because I didn’t learn a whole lot, and I still pulled an A. Not where I want to be going into advanced class on Remote Sensing.

But the openness of the academic community online, particularly to other colleges’s past classes on remote sensing  really helped me figure a few things out. If I hadn’t had access to them I would not have been able to finish this class.  So, if you area a teacher, and you get asked to put your stuff on-line, please do, you have no clue how many other student’s you are reaching.

That all said, I’ve got most of one book read and have started on a second for the next series on this blog, we’re going to examine who really discovered America, I just need a snazzy title for the series, suggestions are welcome.

In the meantime, I’m going to provide a brief  history of Remote Sensing in Archaeology, you know, some facts with our fiction!


Finals Are Almost Done!

Though I”ll spare you my ill tempered rant about how awful my tests are. I’m not going to lie, I’m a bit nervous about my final grades. So far I’m pulling decent grades, but you never know…

Anyway, I wanted to give everyone an update to keep an eye on the blog. Over the holiday I’m going to be beefing the place up so that we’ll have regular posting schedule, I’m sure everyone will like that.

Also ArchyFantasies will be 4 next year! We need a celebration of some sorts! Suggestions? I’m thinking a big party with a layer cake and some homemade ice-cream.

With the next year looming and the need to step up the game I wanted to briefly look over what I’ve done in the past, so look forward to a really nice re-cap of the past four years. I need to get on my old blog-spot blog and pull the old blog posts over here. Wonder if I can back date entries?

I know I owe everyone a weekly round up, but honestly, this is Finals week and I haven’t done a damn thing besides eat, sleep, work and take tests. Once I’m done and recovered, I will be sure to give you all a worthy weekly round-up for next week, but unless you really want to read a bunch of links on Remote Sensing and Reflective Curves, I’ll spare you…Or maybe I wont….hahahah feel my pain!!!!

So, hang in there with me folks, I’ll see you again in a few days. Until then enjoy whatever you celebrate this time of year!



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