Saturday, October 07, 2006

It's been a long time for me

I got busy this summer, applied for, and received my license to practice occupational therapy again. It's been several years and I just finished my first week on the new job. I'm kind of glad that I took time off from the profession because it gave me the opportunity to appreciate all of the blessings that come with my work. After being sidetracked into management I am happy to return to a staff position and the best part of it is that I am working with hands again. I fell in love with hand therapy when I first started and I have come back to my first love again. I feel that I have come full circle and have the comfort that it brings.

I was pretty busy with the Barnyard Sounds web site this summer also. It has gotten huge and I dreaded the work that was involved to redesign it. It took me a couple of months but it is finished. The new design is something that I can live with and add to without too much difficulty. The most amazing thing is that in the process I did some calculating of the numbers of items that I have uploaded to this massive web site. There are 373 songs encoded as WMA files, 218 lyrics encoded as TXT files, 208 photographs encoded as JPG files, 131 lyrics encoded as PDF files, 45 videos encoded as WMV files, 35 songs encoded as MP3 files, 14 speeches encoded as WMA files, 4 sounds encoded as WAV files, 3 screensavers, 1 radio broadcast encoded as a WMA file, and 1 podcast encoded as a MP3 file hosted at Barnyard Sounds. In addition there are 24 Bushisms encoded as MP3 files, 20 articles encoded as HTM files, 11 video bloopers encoded as WMV files, 10 documents encoded as PDF files, and 1 dancing fool encoded as a SWF file hosted at Barnyard Politics. If that's not enough for you there are 140 programs and 3 games hosted at Barnyard Programs. I am pretty proud of those numbers and it makes me feel good to know that they are all available for free through the miracle of the internet.

Be good...

No comments: