Friday, December 7, 2012

My first vlog.

I could not upload this to my blog. arg. so I put it on youtube, enjoy.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pgyenze_CcA&feature=youtu.be

Doing a live blog was pretty interesting. Trying to keep your composure while talking into the camera can be a bit of a challenge. The video quality wasent perfect, but was acceptible.

Grandberry Technology Exhibit and interview

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Sample poster/flyer

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Friday, August 24, 2012

A review on "An anthropological introduction to YouTube"

200,000 3min videos, accumliating 9232hrs 385days where 88% are new and origional"better than the networks" is what YouTube has become since its introduction in 2005 with the help of one video done by Gary, where he sang Numa Numa. The origional upload has been viewd more than 700,000,000 times, making it the seconed most viewed viral video, and has been redone several times.  Almost 10,000 new videos are uploaded to youtube everyday.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Pecha Kucha Night

First off, a Pecha Kucha is a presentation in which 20 slides are presented at 20 seconeds a piece. The reason behind this time constraint is to keep the audiances attention, because if left to stare at a screen too long will cause them to become board and lose intrest.

I can honestly say I had a great time at the Pecha Kucha presentation. It was was a night where 6 different people gave there presentations in front of an audiance for the sole purpose of getting their own individual ideas accross to others.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Picture Cropping


MID_TERMS


The above two pictures of the plane is called a DC-3. I flew it :)


I'm still rocking the old XBOX, and I thought the orgional XBOX Live was cancelled before its time, so I thought this was approiate.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Semiotics or Truth?

Semiotics is the study of signs, symbols, and signification. The pipe is not a pipe, but a video/picture of a drawing of a pipe.

The Beverly Hillbillies Movie Misinturpretations

Oil-they thought it was useless, but its used for many purposes such as lubrication, burning and combustion, etc., and is very valuable.

Wild Catting-The cast thought a man was hunting wild cats when it actually mean to look for oil.

Petroleum-A thick, flammable, yellow-to-black mixture of gaseous, liquid, and solid hydrocarbons that occurs naturally beneath the earth's surface, can be separated into fractions including natural gas, gasoline, naphtha, kerosene, fuel and lubricating oils, paraffin wax, and asphalt and is used as raw material for a wide variety of derivative products.

Telephone-When a man was trying to ask for a telephone and describe it to them they had no idea what he was talking about. A telephone is a telecommunications device that transmits and receives sounds.

Airfield-An airfield is a large flat area used for the purpose of planes taking off and landing from. The hibillies that he was loopy.

Big Bird-One of the starring characters on Sesame Street.

A Million Dollars- Jeffro thought it was a new typ of dollar, when so he only thought he was going to be paid $100, when it was really $100,000,000.

What is your experience with Digital Media?

If you consider facebook and youtube to be parts of digital media than thats about it. The first websight I joined was called Myyearbook.com, which was actually a project someone did for school and it turned into a full blown networking sight. It was supposed to be for reconnecting with former classmates and the like, but its more or less a dateing sight, so I really dont use it anymore. I then joined a sight called IMVU which I no longer use, basically its kind of like Seconed Life, but not as advanced. I got my facebook account made in my seconed year of college, and youtube to watch more videos, leave comments, and ask questions.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Is Google Making us Stupid?



I came across an article on MSN, and it was talking about how google is possibly making us all stupid.

Now I was thinking to myself as I'm sure you were to that if this really be the case, I'm screwed...

I chose to read the article, and it talked about how the google websight is designed to be destracting, to keep you moving from one thing to the next, and what that theoretically does overtime is shorten our attention span, making it harder for us to concentrate on somthing without our mind wandering, such as googling one thing and having somthing completly random with but one related word in it, and then you check it out and get distracted and do other stuff and, wait, what was I talking about?

Monday, January 16, 2012

Miracle on the Hudson

This now famous Airbus A-320 callsign "Flight-1549", more commonly know as"Miracle on the Hudson", or "The Hudson Plane Crash", made an emergency water landing on the Hudson river back in 2009.

The question that gets asked the most is "Why is this airplane so special?", or "Why is it even in a museum?" Well the answer to that is this incident, considering the fact that there was no pilot error involved, the only thing that brought it down was a freak run in with a flock of geese; and the fact that everyone survived with the airplane mostely intact, was the first real good thing to happen in 2009. In fact even the way the aircraft was landed was a miracle. Captained by Chesely B. Sullenburger, he touched the aircraft down in the water at an 11 degree upward angle. Why is this so special?; Because had he been off by enen one degree up or down and the aircraft would have broken up, which would have resulted in the loss of many of the passengers and crew.

I mean the economy was at an all time low, job employment was a joke, and so many other things were going wrong, this near disaster showed America that miracles can still happen, hence the name up top!

Another question that is frequently asked is why is the airplane in Charlotte, when the incedent happened in New York? Flight-1549 was orgionaly based out of Charlotte Douglas, and was returning from New York at the time of the incident, there for it was logical that the airplane should "complete" its journey.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

HELLO WORLD!

In my blog I will mainly be talking about aviation, and on occasion computer related topics, etc. A little bit about myself, Aviation has been a passion for as long as I can remember. I have recently started working on computers, and have a growing collection of vintage computers and computing devices. I also collect vintage electronics and mechanical items made in the U.S.