Thursday, June 18, 2009

Thing 6

Thing 6
Originally uploaded by jb23things
This type of thing is ok for the non artistic, but anything that uses a few premade templates is at serious risk of looking like a cookie cutter variation of other people's designs. Nothing beats Flash and Photoshop for making this type of thing if you have the know how. These sort of remind me of something you could make with the free software that comes with a new $40 printer or scanner.

Thing 5

Thing 5
Originally uploaded by jb23things
Here is the puzzle created with the photo from last step. Using the same picture is boring. I know.

What do you think of sharing photos online?

I think you have to be careful about putting personally identifiable info on the web. However, I have pictures of myself in various places online.

Thing 4

Originally uploaded by jb23things
Here is a picture of my wife and me at the library Christmas party. Since my wife is a photographer and I have about two years worth of multimedia editing classes under my belt, flicker is very familiar to me.

Flickr is helpful if you have a website, but you don't want to host your photos or movie files locally. There are many reasons for deciding not to host them locally, one of them is being charged for internet traffic by your ISP. I currently don't host a personal website, but my wife prefers Picasa for organizing her photos. She mainly uses it for showing clients their photos before having them printed and organizing them.

Thing 3

What do you like about RSS and newsreaders?

They are a quick an easy way to scan through articles or postings in a blog without having to wait for the site to load. I actually use Live Bookmarks in Firefox. I just bookmark the feed and the RSS posted topics load as sub menus under the bookmarks menu, If there is something new or interesting, just select that menu item and Firefox directs the browser to that post. The best part is, no logging into a particular site, or installing special toolbars or plug-ins to make it work.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Thing 2

How has the Internet and the vast resource it can be affected your use of time at work and/or at home?

The Internet has made acquiring knowledge a much faster and more efficient process than it was fifteen or so years ago, which is about when the internet as we know it started to take shape. Anything from quickly finding a recipe for tonight's dinner to finding one more reference for a homework assignment at 3 in the morning on the night before it's due is now possible. Before that, if the media that contained the information was not in your immediate possession, you would just have to wait until you could make arrangements to obtain a physical copy of the media. You may have to wait several days or longer to find what you were looking for. Now savvy internet users are only limited by the speed of their internet connection and how fast they can type.

Thing 1

Alright, my blog is set up, named, and I have selected a template. Now I'm ready for my magical journey down the nifty Information Super Highway!!!