Category: "Edumacation"

2012

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There was this little article over on Lifehacker as part of there Top-10 called Top 10 Easy-to-Keep Resolutions for This New Year. It was a pretty decent list, so I thought I’d use it as a basis for my goals this year. Here’s a summary of their list for the lazy:

10. Create (and Stick to) a Realistic Budget
9. Get a Better Education
8. Make New Friends
7. Keep Your Home Cleaner
6. Start Working Out
5. Learn a New Skill
4. Get that Promotion (or New Job)
3. Reboot Your Sleep Cycle
2. Eat Healthier
1. Back Up Your Data



For me, I think 2012 will be primarily a year of refinement, though there may be some minor revolutions. With that in mind, here are my interpretations & what I’ll try to do in each area…

10. Create (and Stick to) a Realistic Budget

Well, I sort of try to do this now. I at least keep track of everything using Mint. However, I don’t see myself doing much more. My version of this would be to continue to save where possible & cut expenses where I can.

9. Get a Better Education

Well, I am already doing this … I should graduate in May! :D

8. Make New Friends

This is definitely on my list. And really has 3 parts.

  • Make new friends & be more social with them.
  • Improve my networking habits professionally & personally.
  • Strengthen existing friendships where it’s justified and cull them where it isn’t.


7. Keep Your Home Cleaner

For this one the emphasis is on my clutter. It’s past time to purge. There is definitely a cleaning aspect too, all that clutter makes it hard to do things like dust & vacuum & mop regularly. So far I am doing a bit better already.

6. Start Working Out

It’s more about working out more consistently for me. I already work out, just not as regularly as I would like.

5. Learn a New Skill

I’m thinking this would be good, but really, I just want to brush up on some of my existing ones. Perhaps dust off my Spanish, or get back to painting & such.

4. Get that Promotion (or New Job)

I think #9 will help with this. I’m a bit overdue in that regard. I’ve been in the same position for more than a bit too long.

3. Reboot Your Sleep Cycle

This would be nice, but it’s another one I don’t see happening. I think I will try to get to bed earlier so I can get a bit more sleep though.

2. Eat Healthier

I started this already. But I will never eat really healthily, I like the naughty stuff too much. :D

1. Back Up Your Data

I’ve been doing this for ages. Nothing offsite beyond Dropbox yet though, that’s something I may add in … I’m just not sure how.

The Book has Arrived...

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I got the book Friday. It turned out pretty nice. And the disorientation works nicely. Flipping through it, there is no way to tell the front from the back or the top from the bottom.

The paper isn’t quite as glossy as I expected, but the overall quality is quite nice. I think I’ll be making more blurb books in the future.

Vote for my Book in the Photography Book Now competition.

Final Project...

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pseudorazzi

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This is a project for my Photography and New Media (ARTS-3340) class this term. But it has been fun to do, so I may continue it. From the About

Think of this as an alternate reality. A series of candid photos of complete strangers, with stories added from someone’s warped imagination. Sounds like fun, no?
Names, places and even faces have sometimes been changed to protect the (not so) innocent. While the photos are true (mostly), the text is pure fiction (in most cases — who knows, perhaps the fiction is accurate).

The inspiration for this project actually came while wandering the Dallas Auto Show and occasionally getting interesting candid shots of people in addition to the cars. The most interesting things about the entire project was that I was mostly unnoticed while wandering around with a digital SLR and a 55-250mm zoom lens. I had a couple people apologize as they walked through a shot, and one general comment as I walked by ("Now that’s a photographer” or something like that).

WARNING: This is a work of fiction. All characters appearing in this work are fictitious. Any resemblance to real persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental.




Hey UTD folks...

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I went to my 1st class of the term last night & if any of you are looking for another upper level ARTS class, we’re only about half full. Here’s the info…

ARTS-3340-501 - Photography & New Media (Topics in Studio Art)
Laura Barth Turner
Monday 7:00 - 9:45pm

This studio art course provides instruction in digital photography, including camera operation, image capture, lighting techniques and digital workflow. This course will emphasize the relationship between still image capture and applications in new media contexts, such as networked environments, moving images and artist’s books. Class problems will prioritize output to screen and web, and also some print output, as well as a final project using Blurb.com to create an original artist’s book. Discussions will address the work of contemporary artists who embrace various strategies for electronic distribution of images.

Just some homework...

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Can you tell what it is?

Spring 2009 Grades

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My grades are finally up. I wasn’t expecting much this term, but was pleasantly surprised for both classes. I’ve known the Virtual Environments grade for about a week, I figured I would end up with a B or something in there, but I guess I showed enough progress to make him happy. The C++ grade that just posted is even more of a surprise. I was prepared to be thrilled if I just passed. I didn’t invest nearly enough work into that class. I guess I did pretty well on the final.

Section Course Title Midterm
Grade
Final
Grade
Earned
Hours
Points GPA
CS-3335-501 C and C++ B 3.00 9.00 3.00
ATEC-3365-501 Virtual Environments A A 3.00 12.00 4.00

My current cumulative GPA for UTD is 3.737. A bit lower cos of the B.

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