Following my quick post last night, I decided to email the host site regarding accessing their webinar next week. This morning I received a really lovely response. The answer: Yes. Simply sign up to join the webinar and shortly thereafter I would receive an email providing directions on how to gain access. I was advised to scroll down the email where I'll find instructions on how to set it up using Skype.
I followed the instructions to the letter and after reading how to set up the Skype contact, I decided to set try a dumby run.
It felt like I'd won a prize when I heard the recorded message!!! Exciting stuff for this middle-age mother :-) So, I've made sure I've converted the time from TUESDAY, MARCH 29th, at NOON to 1 PM Pacific Daylight Time to WEDNESDAY, MARCH 30th, from 8.00 AM to 9.00 AM New Zealand Daylight Time.
This brings me to my next point. When I look for lessons and webinars, I have always relied on my handy Fox Clocks located at the bottom of the screen in the status bar to calculate the different times. I love having them so handy because not only do I know what time it is in Kuwait to talk to my big brother, or my second brother in Canberra, but I also have some of the US time zones as well.
Moving along ...
Well, around 11 o'clock last night my brother Craig asks if I have the latest version of Mozilla Firefox; ie version 4. I checked and realised I didn't. So, I went ahead (as yah do) and downloaded the new version. Only to discover, shock - horror!!! Fox Clocks in NOT compatible with the latest version!!! OH WHAT?!!!! Well, for me that's a nightmare. I have relied on seeing the times at a glance, so needless to say around midnight I decided to return to version 3.6.15.
Craig found some other world clocks but so far they don't sit in my status bar like I prefer. If anyone happens to know of something similar to:
(I've tried to stress it to make it easier to read)
I prefer Mozilla Firefox to Internet Explorer. I know a lot of people moved over to Chrome - been there, done that - but I am happy with the speed and capabilities of Firefox. I just hope they rectify the Clocks, and at least I know I'm not the only one to miss them - in my google search I read a few comments in agreement with my sentiment.
But anyway, that's only part of what I'm prattling on about....
I have now signed up to a number of online courses which are taught from different parts of the United States. I love them - can't get enough of them! But before you consider taking classes this way here is my advice:
- Check how many weeks the class is running.
- Which time zone is it in?
- Convert into New Zealand time (just like you converted the price!!!)
- Look at your calendar; does New Zealand either lose or gain daylight savings during the period of the class?
- Look at your international calendar; does the State from which the class is held lose or gain daylight savings during the period of the class?
Hopefully this tale explains to you why I love Fox Clocks so much. Otherwise it highlights I spend far too much time on the internet looking for online lessons, lol.
Regardless, I've learned how to participate in a live webinar using Skype next week. I can hardly wait.
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