Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Final Product

After having to interact with the work on the Blog, Website, and Wiki , I feel that I know so much more about computer today than I did 3 months ago. The course was well worth it. I hope to start building my own Websites in the near future. The class has helped me to enhanced my organizational skills while working with files and has given me more confidence to interact with different interfaces. Writing For Electronic Media ROCKS!.............

It's almost over!!!

This has been one of my most challenging classes, I will admit. But it was also fun, relaxing and the complete opposite of all my other classes... and that is refreshing! But even though I am releived that its almost over, and i can finally stop feeling like a complete idiot for being lost in prof. Cripps class.. I am actually saddened that the semester is over... i have learned so many new things.. and my eyes are now open to the endless possibilities in the world of technology... its amazing how oblivious i have been all this time abouts websites and blogs and anything technologically oriented! but now i know... i guess knowlege is never wasted.. this has been a good experince..

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

The last week!

I am so excited that this is the last week of classes. As the weather gets warmer, it becomes torture sitting in class wishing I was at the beach sipping cocktails! As excited as I am that summer is just about here, I think this class was very informative. I learned a lot more about the web (ex-blogging) than I had previously known. I also learned some new tools, such as dreamweaver and photo shop. Professor Cripps was also awesome, often dealing with many unprepared students, he continued to successfully get through each days' exercise. That said, SUMMER HERE WE COME!

Monday, May 11, 2009

The End is Near

The end is near and even though I want to be happy, I have to admit that I am not. I am going to miss being in Cripps class often unprepared, afraid and feeling stupid. I learned something feeling stupid is a good thing. First it changed the relationship I have with my son. I know longer assume that he can do things that seem easy enough for me. I forgot that we are each given different gifts. My gift to the world is not technology. Okay, I will admit it, technology has been a gift to me. I did learn a few things. I now know what a wiki is. I have been introduced to the world of blogging and I appreciate all of the tedious work that goes into making a website. I also learned something very important. I learned how to find the answers. Their are people out in the world who really love this and to them I say bless you. I get to enjoy the benefits of your labor. The world is changing and you must adapt or you will be left to perish and cry with me!

Friday, May 08, 2009

A few days left to Showcase

All we have is a week to get everything in order and present our work. The blog, The Website, The wiki. WOW, We did really learned a lot in this class. It is true that it requires a lot of work and dedication, but at the end we can say that we really know how to make changes to a Webpage, and Blog on a topic of our interest. Relative criticism on our projects was a good part of the class, I really liked the feedback from all the classmates and the encouragement by Professor Cripps. Great Class

Thursday, May 07, 2009

Comfortable Endings

As the semester comes to a close I find myself getting a lot more comfortable with the course wiki. It has come to my attention that with better understanding of the symbols and editing tools it is really simple to use. Unlike Dreamweaver, wiki is much more simplified. In addition, I'm currently working on my review on Live Journal which is blogging service and it seems it be extremely interesting and easy to use. Here is a link that leads you directly into the site:

Monday, May 04, 2009

Oooh the Horror

By now the general consensus is that I complain too much... But what can I say! It is quite frustrating trying to keep up with all this technology.. and I can assure you, I am definitely trying.. All these programes simply do not like me.. I have decided to take this all very personally.. On a more serious note, I find these classes to be informative and even exciting.. this is what today's world is all about.. TECHNOLOGY!! But the problem with this is, is that you need to put the hours into assignments if they are to be worthwhile... This is where I am at a disadvantage.. Not keeping up with the times and not being a proud owner of a Mac, regardless of putting in the time, I still feel as though I am behind.. I really wish someone would tell me if I should buy myself a Mac.. Looking back on this semester, its all a bad horror film...

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Wiki is driving me crazy

The media Wiki project sounds awesome; however, I spent a lot of time in debating on my "Tip, Trick, or Tut" in class. I wanted to do something productive for the class and of interest to me. At first I thought of presenting additional photoshop tools to remove unwanted elements from a picture, but it sounded kind of repetitive, easy and boring. I kept going back and forth between topics with professor Cripps during class. Finally at the end of class after discussing my interests and major concentration with professor Cripps, I realized that sometimes we want the easy way to get a job done, but if we invest a little more time and dedication we can come up with something better that will benefit us more in the long run. So...... I have changed my Wiki project, I hope I can get it done nicely without pulling my hair out.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

So much for that GREAT pitching staff (so far)

The New York Yankees have me concerned lately. Not to the point of a panic (I mean come on, it's not even may), but they need to step it up. ESPECIALLY the pitchers! Wang seems clueless out there and was even skipped in his start against the Red Sox. Sabathia and Burnett are doing OK, but below their abilities. Joba is also doing decent-nothing spectacular, but thats almost expected since he's still young and transitioning. Pettitte, in my opinion is looking the best. He has brought consistency with every start. Now if only the other pitchers would get their heads out of their asses! It's time to wake up and stay up!

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Its Crunch Time!!!

It is approximately three weeks remaining in the Spring '09 semester and around this time students in all majors find themselves in "Crunch Time" mode. The school library is usually filled to capacity.. .all computers are in use and what makes it ironic is that the students that you would never expect to be in a library, is definitely there completing any and every assignment possible. I believe I'm not alone on this one, but we all have this "Crunch Time" sickness. Also, what makes this even worst is that its nearly 90 degrees outside and you can't really enjoy it! Nevertheless in my opinion, its always "work" before "play." Even though we York Collge students suffer from this crunch time sickness every semester, we somehow try to overcome all obstacles and achieve all goals to be successful.