Category Archives: Thoughts, etc.

The Big Move

I’ve finally moved all my posts over to UMW Blogs.  I wasn’t able to keep the same theme, so I ended up editing almost every post so they would fit into this generic theme.  But it’s all good.  I was … Continue reading

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The Biggest of 3 Birds Finally Finished!

Remember my post about killing 3 birds with one stone?  Well, I finished editing our group project, which was to make a 10-minute video about a psychologist who has made an impact on modern psychology.  This movie is about Mary … Continue reading

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Premiere Pro Project #1

I must say, after struggling with the Premiere Pro for two days, I really like it.   It’s all pretty intuitive, I think.  I just have to keep playing with all the different tools and shortcuts.  I do like the fact … Continue reading

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New Challenge: Adobe Premiere

I have become fairly comfortable with using Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop and have been wanting to learn how to use Premiere Pro for video editing (I’ve only used Movie Maker and iMovie thus far) and also Dreamweaver for web designing.  … Continue reading

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My thoughts on “Everything is a Remix”

We were assigned to watch the “Everything is a Remix” video series by Kirby Ferguson. He brings to light some very interesting and important facts, and the following points are basically what I got from watching the videos: Behind every … Continue reading

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Sentence Length

I found this today.  An excellent advice on sentence length. We could all use it. 🙂 Gary Provost, quoted in Roy Peter Clark’s (terrific) Writing Tools: This sentence has five words. Here are five more words. Five-word sentences are fine. … Continue reading

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A Random Urge to Design

While my thoughts were going a mile a minute on our final project idea, I had the sudden urge to design something with this concept.  I have no idea how it relates to what we talked about, but here it … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the Final Project

I met with Rachel today to talk about some ideas for our final project.  Her idea was to do a hyperlink project where we can link the many characteristics of DS106 all in one place, with an image for the … Continue reading

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Making of AMCX Radio Show (Part 2): Kim Droom Interview

This is the final cut version of Part 2 of my crime report: Hmm… how do I describe Kim Droom?  In a word, he is complicated.  @jimgroom was gracious enough to agree (on behalf of Kim Droom) to do an … Continue reading

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My thoughts on making the AMCX Radio Show

 Our very own @annie_belle1 designed this logo!  🙂   What better way to blog about audio week than using audio!  Here are my thoughts on working with my team-mates on our AMCX Radio Show.

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Romancing the past…

For our TDC assignment yesterday, I submitted a photo that represented my past career with the FBI.  It always takes me by surprise when I realize how long it has been.  Yet it still seems like yesterday.  I remembered this … Continue reading

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Street Vendors of Korea

For today’s Daily Create, the assignment was to take a photo of food being served or eaten in an unconventional way.  I immediately thought of my 10-day trip to Korea in 2010.  I chose the first image below for my … Continue reading

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More Thoughts on What is Web 2.0?

Image credit (if you get a chance, read the artist’s comment under this photo in flickr. Funny. The Matrix anyone?)   I was just over at Gray’s Gray Matter blog reading his response to our reading for this week.  He … Continue reading

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What doesn’t kill us makes us… hate hackers

VERY FUNNY, emre5807!  You thought you destroyed us.  But you’ll see… We’re coming back better, stronger, and smarter because of you!  Grrrrrr………. This past week has been an emotional roller-coaster due to the hacking incident.  We were just getting the … Continue reading

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Stream of consciousness unleashed: My thoughts about the Bag of Gold and Personal Cyber Infrastructure

Image credit   I have not had much sleep this week, and I cannot begin to organize my thoughts in a coherent way.  So I decided to just unleash them and see where they go: Gardner Campbell’s essay, video, and … Continue reading

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Progress Report: Week 2

The second week came and went so quickly that I’m still trying to catch my breath.  My other classes are definitely suffering as I had anticipated.  Sleep deprivation is also wreaking havoc on my brain functions as recent research on … Continue reading

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The curse

Here I am again.  I have to leave for school in 40 minutes. I decided to write a post in lieu of washing my hair today.  THIS. my friends… is the curse of DS106.  I wish I was a little … Continue reading

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First Week of DS 106 – done.

Wow.  I jumped in, and the water IS fine.  And just the right depth too – deep enough to keep my arms flailing for balance, but shallow enough to keep my nose above water if I remember to stand on … Continue reading

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Impostor Syndrome

This page I found online defines Impostor Syndrome as: a collection of feelings of inadequacy that persist even in face of information that indicates that the opposite is true. It’s a common psychological term which I am intimately familiar with. This is … Continue reading

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