Of Podcasts and Thesauri

Spent today catching up on on a backlog of podcasts. I’ve been trying to find a decent podcast manager in Ubuntu. I found a great application that works for me in Windows called Feedreader (which incidentally is also my preferred RSS feed reader for Windows), and am currently using Rhythmbox in Ubuntu. It’s not as good but is so much better than Songbird which drove me insane with it’s continual attempt to download all files in each podcast’s rssfeed. Rhythmbox does seem a little hit and miss in auto downloading the latest podcasts and I’m not entirely trusting it just yet but I’m willing to persevere until a better alternative is brought to my attention, or Rhythmbox itself gets an upgrade in the podcast department.
Whilst catching up on podcasts, I’ve been working through the resources we’ll use in our first year of homeschooling this year. Still coming up with a way to keep everything organised and it’s easy to get overwhelmed by the mountains of books currently taking over my office.

And now a last minute photo for today.
Dictionaries and Thesauri
Another scintillating view from my office. This is the shelf closest to where I sit at my desk. Scarily despite the duplication I do often use all these dictionaries and thesauri though I did weed out a reference book that I wasn’t getting any use of recently. I grew up with the same edition of Roget’s Thesaurus as is shown and think everyone with vocabulary memory problems NEEDS to have one on hand. The Ladybird clothespeg is from a bouquet of flowers I received from husband. The paperweight is a gift from my grandmother-in-law and I love the flower design that was created within.

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