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Splash Biography



BILL GERACI, ESP Teacher




Major: Gk Lit and Lang, Relig Studies

College/Employer: Staff at UC

Year of Graduation: 1982

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Past Classes

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A1744: How Mechanics and money make the Music in Splash Droplet Fall 2018 (Nov. 17, 2018)
Why was Baroque music (JS Bach) eventually replaced by Romantic music (eg: Beethoven, Wagner)? How do the mechanics of music making machines influence / control what kind of music is made? Starting from the keyboard performing Bach’s Toccata in D minor learn about the unexpected nature of that piece of music and what it teaches us. And why money changed it all….


C1683: Pop Music meets Pop Psychology in Splash Droplet Fall 2017 (Nov. 11, 2017)
Do you know an entire sub-genre of popular music from our past was based on a now-discredited pop psychology? Come learn about this music and it’s time. See how this happened and then speculate whether this kind of thing might be in today’s music.


A1617: How to Succeed with Bosses and Bureaucrats in Splash Splash Spring 2017 (Apr. 29, 2017)
(This is a class which you’ll use likely daily for the rest of your life!) We all live in hierarchical structures: Work, family, school…. What patterns should you watch for and which tactics should you take to help your point win the day? Come learn some of the tactics used by bad bosses…and some history, too!


A1618: How Computers Actually Work in Splash Splash Spring 2017 (Apr. 29, 2017)
How *do* computers actually work? What’s the structure? When you have problems, where do you start looking? Come learn the Seven Levels of Computers, diagnostic insights and The Usual Things To Do when you run in to problems. How does a computer guy see problems with computers?


A1619: How To Hear Politicians and Political Speech in Splash Splash Spring 2017 (Apr. 29, 2017)
Pre Trump what are the patterns and buzzwords of modern political speech? What should you listen for? And how can you know what to ignore? Learn how to discard the junk and get toward the meat....


A1622: Pop Music meets Pop Psychology in Splash Splash Spring 2017 (Apr. 29, 2017)
Do you know an entire sub-genre of popular music from our past was based on a now-discredited pop psychology? Come learn about this music and it’s time. See how this happened and then speculate whether this kind of thing might be in today’s music.


H1569: What A Government We Have! What Government Do We Have? in Droplet Fall 16 (Nov. 05, 2016)
What are the three ways humans have organized themselves? And how have we Americans set ourselves up for our "experiment"? Are we a democracy? Spoiler alert: It's not what you think! Come find out just how crazily our Founding Fathers didn't trust politicians!


H1570: The Four Forms of Prayer in Droplet Fall 16 (Nov. 05, 2016)
Prayers are a large part of our relationship with God. But what forms do prayers take and what do these forms tell us? From Homeric Greek to 20th Century movies clips: how may we learn more about our relationship to God by re-examining the four forms of prayer.


A1571: A New Way to See Movies from Our Past in Droplet Fall 16 (Nov. 05, 2016)
What good are old movies? Some are just plain great movies having terrific performances, great photography and / or writing. (Even in black and white! Even silent!) And some are just crap. But there's another entire use for old movies. Come find out what I mean and see if you really see into our past! Increase your awareness of things present and past!


H1505: How Mechanics Influence Music in Splash Spring 2016 (Apr. 30, 2016)
Everyone knows (or has heard) Bach’s Toccata in D minor. But did you know that piece of music teaches about the nature of Baroque music? And why it was eventually replaced by Romantic music? The mechanism itself (pipe organs in this case) shapes what kind of music we get…and, of course, the money…. Come learn all about this.


A1506: A New Way to See Movies from Our Past in Splash Spring 2016 (Apr. 30, 2016)
What good are old movies? Some are just plain great movies having terrific performances, great photography and / or writing. (Even in black and white! Even silent!) And some are just crap. But there's another entire use for old movies. Come find out what I mean and see if you really see into our past! Increase your awareness of things present and past!


H1507: How to Succeed with Bosses and Bureaucrats in Splash Spring 2016 (Apr. 30, 2016)
(This is a class which you’ll use likely daily for the rest of your life!) We all live in hierarchical structures: Work, family, school…. What patterns should you watch for and which tactics should you take to help your point win the day? Come learn some of the tactics used by bad bosses…and some history, too!


H1509: The three great American lies in Splash Spring 2016 (Apr. 30, 2016)
Come learn why all hierarchical societies (and what *that* means) must be based on lies. Briefly consider historical examples. Then explore the three greatest lies of our own society and how they show up throughout our lives. See if you agree! Understand what to watch for to understand how you’re being manipulated and therefore how to avoid it. And a new way to see what goes on around you.


H1512: The Actual Nature of Human Nature in Splash Spring 2016 (Apr. 30, 2016)
Why do people act the way do? Tired of theories which don't work in the real world? Come hear Bill Geraci's answers to these eternal questions!


A1493: How Computers Work And Network in Cascade Winter 16 (Jan. 26, 2016)
Do you ever wonder why your computer freezes for apparently no reason? Computers have problems. They all do, at least eventually…. Buffering issues, slowness, crashes, and more. Come learn how a computer guy sees problems—and how to understand different symptoms—to get you to “the usual solutions”. For example, this class will teach you what steps you can take to fix a hardware problem and how you can figure out whether the problem comes from hardware or, say, the operating system. Come learn all this and some history, too!


A1458: A New Way to See Movies from Our Past in Droplet Fall 2015 (Nov. 14, 2015)
What good are old movies? Some are just plain great movies having terrific performances, great photography and / or writing. (Even in black and white! Even silent!) And some are just crap. But there's another entire use for old movies. Come find out what I mean and see if you really see into our past! Increase your awareness of things present and past!


E1459: How to Succeed with Teachers, Bosses and Bureaucrats in Droplet Fall 2015 (Nov. 14, 2015)
We all live in hierarchical structures: Work, family, school…. What patterns should you watch for and which tactics should you take to help your point win the day? Come learn some of the tactics used by bad bosses…and some history, too!


E1460: How To Hear Politicians and Political Speak in Droplet Fall 2015 (Nov. 14, 2015)
It’s a presidential election year in 2016! What are the patterns and buzzwords of modern political speech? What should you listen for? And how can you know what to ignore? Learn how to discard the junk and get toward the meat....


A1409: A New Way to See Movies from Our Past in Splash Spring 15 (May. 02, 2015)
What are old movies good for? Some are just plain great movies having terrific performances, great photography and / or writing. (Even in black and white! Even silent!) And some are just crap. But there's another entire use for old movies. Come find out what I mean and match your wits against your teacher and your fellow students! Increase your awareness of things present and past!


A1410: How Mechanics Influence Music in Splash Spring 15 (May. 02, 2015)
Everyone knows (or has heard) Bach’s Toccata in D minor. But did you know that piece of music teaches about the nature of Baroque music? And why it was eventually replaced by Romantic music? The mechanism itself (pipe organs in this case) shapes what kind of music we get…and, of course, the money…. Come learn all about this.


E1411: How to Succeed with Bosses and Bureaucrats in Splash Spring 15 (May. 02, 2015)
We all live in hierarchical structures: Work, family, the school…. What patterns and tactics should you take to gain advantage against or better make your points within your own groups. And some history, too!


C1316: A New Way to See Movies from Our Past in Splash Fall 2014 (Oct. 04, 2014)
What are old movies good for? Some are just plain great movies having terrific performances, great photography and / or writing. (Even in black and white! Even silent!) And some are just crap. But there's another entire use for old movies. Come find out what and match your wits and awareness of things present and past against your teacher and your fellow students!


C1329: How to Win with Teachers and Bosses in Splash Fall 2014 (Oct. 04, 2014)
We all live in hierarchies: Schools, work, family…. What tactics can you use to gain advantage against--or work better within--such groups? And some history, too, like: why did we develop bureaucracies? What did we do before them?


C1330: The Actual Nature of Human Nature in Splash Fall 2014 (Oct. 04, 2014)
Why *do* people do what they do? There are lots of explanations buy why work through difficult philosophical or religious understandings? Come hear what I've figured out: straightforward (though not simple-minded). Why *do* people do what they do?!


A1262: How Computers Work and Network in Cascade! Winter 2014 (Jan. 28, 2014)
Do you ever wonder why your computer freezes for apparently no reason? Computers have problems. They all do, at least eventually…. Buffering issues, slowness, crashes, and more. Come learn how a computer guy sees problems—and how to understand different symptoms—to get you to “the usual solutions”. For example, this class will teach you what steps you can take to fix a hardware problem and how you can figure out whether the problem comes from hardware or, say, the operating system. Come learn all this and some history, too!


M1128: How Computers Work and a Guide to Troubleshooting in Splash! Fall 2013 (Oct. 05, 2013)
So how *do* computers actually work? We'll start with problems you've had (like computers freezing!) and you'll learn how a computer guy sees computers and their problems. Come learn about "The Seven Levels of Computing"--a framework for knowing what to do when computers don't work correctly. We'll then move to The Standard Answers for problems at each of the seven levels.


C1143: How to Win with Teachers and Bosses in Splash! Fall 2013 (Oct. 05, 2013)
We all live in hierarchical structures: Schools, work, family…. What tactics can you use to gain advantage against--or work better within--groups? And some history, too!


M955: How Computers Work and Your Troubleshooting Guide in Splash! Fall 2012 (Oct. 06, 2012)
So how *do* computers actually work? We'll start with problems you've had or know about and divide those into The Six Levels of Computing. Once understand this scheme we'll go over The Standard Answers for problems at each of the six levels. Next we'll go over the nature of networking related problems with computers in the same sort of way.