A little about myself.
I am an IT technician, participate in many projects, some HTML work, and reading a lot. I also contribute articles to IT magazines about Open Source Software as a core member of Japan Apache Users Group. I've been in computer related fields from 1978. starting in college, nuclear physics major, I had to take a class in FORTRAN and that was it, I was hooked on the machines. I started working first as an application programmar at a system development
company. Then moved on to a system integration company, and specializing in data communication, small & mid size systems. I run a small intranet at home, a router, Windows Servers, Windows Desktops and CentOS Linux . The Linux runs DNS, HTTP, FTP, SMTP, and POP3 making it nice for software testing and development.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

How to attend MIT's lectures from commuting train.

It take almost two hours to get to my office, it's a long, long time. So, I have a portable DVD player with me everyday, and watch movies when commuting. I love "24", " Lost" or other American TV dramas. But I have to have many DVDs to watch. I don't have enough money to rent so much.

In America, MIT, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, UCB, University of California Berkeley, and other universities provide videos which recorded their extension lectures on their websites or YouTube. You can watch, attend and download these videos anytime from anywhere without any costs.

I download these videos and burn them into DVD medias. They are about Computer Sciences, Biology, Civil Engineering, History, Law, Agriculture, Foreign Languages, and many more.

Honestly speaking, it's not so easy to understand. I can't understand them all. They are for native English speaker, and have no subtitle and no scripts. On the other hand, they spoke relatively clear and easier to listen than dirty detective movies. And I can watch or listen again and again if I can't follow them.

It's unbelievable and fantastic! I can attend MIT's lectures , everyone knows and hope to go. In addition to all free and from commuting train!

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