I didn’t sleep well last night. The usual haunting backache threw me out of bed at about 4.30am so I’ve been struggling a bit today. Sorry!
I’ve seen the word IMAP in print before and I’ve also seen the phrase POP3. I don’t know what they mean. Izzy mentioned it today in the context of email. I’m still not certain what these protocols actually mean but I think they have something to do with the earlier architecture of the Internet. It is possible to use an email system that is not reliant on a browser. I think this is how the earliest users of the Internet communicated. It’s very intriguing. I learn more next time.
I have successfully signed on for a free online course from FutureLearn which will enable me to produce a new online CV. This is something that I’ve needed to do for a long time. It’s kind of scary really. I’ve got a lot to write into one but it’s a question of what kind of face you show to prospective employers. Well that worry begins on October 3rd.
This was a good day. A start, a beginning, a step, something to build on. I learnt what ‘the cloud’ is today. I’ve heard the phrase thrown around by many and had a vague understanding of what it is; now I understand it is as a database. I’ll go and play about with Google Docs when I go home as I already have a Google email account. It was great to see how I can use Google Docs in the future – I didn’t realise that it was that easy. Fantastic.
It’s funny how things can work out. Connections are surprising things – you connect with a place for one reason and it can work out that you gain something else. I connected with the Employability Club because I was looking for something for my son to do during the summer and it looks like now that I’ve found something very significant to do for myself.