Archive for January, 2011

I definitely miss Colorado, go…

Saturday, January 29th, 2011

I definitely miss Colorado, gotta love this

Colorado slide show

Thursday, January 27th, 2011

Assignment 3 Web 2.0

Wednesday, January 26th, 2011

Web 2.0 is a term that is new and innovative. We are in a time in which everyone is looking for the next best thing in technology, 3G phones are now best by 4G and Facebook is updated with a new look every few months. The Web 2.0 article focuses on updates. I agree that it is true but to me it feels like all these things in 1.0 vs 2.0 are just updates that would happen eventually. We have moved away from content for corporations and corporate gain to using the internet for personal use and gain. Blogging is another new update but sort of in a different way, its the opinion article of a newspaper moved online so that everyone can do it.

Data ownership is something totally new that has come along with the development and enhancement of many sites. most blogs use other people’s data and creations in their work and the original creators must be given credit.

One of my favorite things with the development of new technologies is the development of new platforms for the software, just as the article states. I think its really cool how phones and everything have different operating systems now a days.

I never knew creative commons until taking this class and another class I am currently taking, CPSC110 with Dr. Ackermann. We used things with creative commons licenses on the first day of class and I think the whole idea of them is great. It gives a way for people to share their ideas when they want to for constructive purposes.

State Champs

Tuesday, January 25th, 2011 #ChapTrackOwnsYourSoul

A few small things

Monday, January 24th, 2011

Well first of all I just downloaded the FireFox 4 beta. I know a lot of people aren’t big fans of Firefox but I’ve gotta say its going pretty nicely so well. It’s not the greatest during the switch over from my IE 8 but after that it recovered nicely and we’re rolling along.

In other news I just subscribed to all of the section 4 RSS feeds so there may some commenting going down soon we’ll just have to wait and see

Google anayltics

Saturday, January 22nd, 2011

I’m working on adding Google Analytics to my blog, the analytics set up says I need to paste code to my site for the pages I want to view. I was wondering how I access the source code so I can paste this in. I’ve googled it but haven’t been able to find what I’m looking for

Assignement 2 response

Thursday, January 20th, 2011

Yeah I know the title is a little bit opposite of what the article was talking about because he believes students should be able to foster their own creativity, something I greatly agree with, but I wanted to make sure I got it off correctly.
Campbell brings up points that I think everyone notices and thinks about but no one really acts on, it’s expensive and that may be soemthing that will have to be absorbed rather than building new buildings, this is something that directly affests the student. We already have enough buildings for students, but paying for the student to have their own domain is something that would only add to a students “well rounded” education.
Campbell made a great point with his idea for the personal databases, it is something that I believe students would take great pride in. It would be something sort of like a facebook that would allow a student to create something totally unique to them, even as far as the domain name. Something like this would immediately give any student a sense of being at home and making them comfortable. It would also foster a great sense of community because it would be so easy to communicate with a university sponsored program and server.

All schools pay an insane amount of money for new buildings and other things that may not seem important to students but is viewed as neccesary by administration. This money could instead be used to purchase server space and a domain for each student. Having this domain would only help to further a student in their”well rounded education”, just as Campbell suggests.

Plugins and what not

Thursday, January 20th, 2011

I’ve been working on this blog experiment assignment and I’ve found out two main things. One, some plugins are super simple to install such as the subscribe to comments and twitter tools. Others are not so much such as google analytics and the social slider.

A big problem I’ve discovered is that I don’t actually know what some of these thigns do and I’m just installing them because I’m told to such as twitter tools and google anlytics so I think I’ve installed them and my pluin list says i have and they’re active… but I can’t see them at all and therefore have no way to tell what they’re doing and if they’re really working. I suppose that a little more exposure to these sort of thigns should solve this though.

The thing thats got me the most is the social slider. As you can see I have it placed on the right side of my page so it functions correctly. The big problem is that I have to go to the configurations page to put in the sites that I want on my slider, only I can’t seem to find the configurations page.

Tab logo

Wednesday, January 19th, 2011

Looking around I’m seeing people that have logo’s and personalized stuff on the tab for that window in my browser, might anyone be able to enlighten me to how this is done?

My biking story, in 30 seconds

Wednesday, January 19th, 2011

I got an awesome new road bike a few weeks ago but it had those obnoxious little pedals that come with the bike and it was a little embarrassing to ride with them, luckily for me I got some new clip in pedals and biking shoes for Christmas (super awesome). Well I got them put on at the bike shop and I was super excited to try them out for the first time. What you may not know is that clip in bike pedals are really hard to get out of, and so when I was stopping at a stop light i couldn’t get out and i fell and broke my brand new bike pedal. Super sadness