Break Time

snowflake-15Winter break is upon us.  Merry Christmas, Happy New Year’s and all that go with the holiday season.  Starting back up on January 23.

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Almost Finished with this Semester

Wow, only 3 weeks to go until the end of the semester and a much needed break for the holidays.  I am taking two classes.  Of course this one, LIBR240.  I started working on my Final webpage although it is just in the design and structure phase right now.  In other words, not much content.

My other class is core class LIBR204 in management.  It has been a tough class and I’ve put a lot of work into it.  The final for LIBR204 is to create a PowerPoint presentation, web page or some other multimedia presentation on what we have learned from the class.  It sounds like fun and I will probably use Prezi.  I could have planned our final website to be my assignment for LIBR204 but that wouldn’t be much fun.almost-there-kelli-reed

Halfway Through

30 secondMy professor for LIBR204 just sent out an announcement saying that we are halfway through the semester.  It seems like it this time around.  My business management class, LIBR204, has been a long and boring class.  The content is just not something that resonates with me.  The reading is long, long, long.  I am working on a group project now which I hope we will be successful at.  Somehow I was made the team leader.

My LIBR240, web coding, class is a lot of fun.  So far nothing is too hard just normal coding that I have been doing for sometime.  I am learning about CSS structure and why some attributes work on line elements and others on block elements.  I also learned about CSS Sprites which I can apply to the archives / CONTENTdm project.

4×4 Dot Puzzler

4x4DotsSo in Management Basics for Information Professionals by Evans and Ward, there is a brain teaser to determine the number of squares that can be created in the following 4×4 dot matrix.  The answer given was 32 and for the life of me I could not figure out how the authors came to that answer.  I was finally able to figure it out with a little help from Photoshop.  So here is the solution that I figured out:

Group 1:

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Group 2:

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Group 3:

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Group 4:

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Group 5:

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Group 6:

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So, 1+5+9+4+1+12 = 32

Break time again

20130815-195457.jpgSummer 2013 class, LIBR251 Web Usability, is now over. Well, I had to complete my final paper a couple days early, Aug 7, because I was flying up to Seattle for a conference and I did not want to take my laptop if I didn’t need to. I was a rough week getting my paper finished and packing for my trip but in the end, it all worked out. I just looked at my grade and I got 100% on my paper and an A for the class.

Onward to Fall 2013 in a week, starting on Aug. 21. Taking a management class and a design class. Already dreading the management class when I got my thick book titled, “Management Basics for Information Professionals.” Hope I do not fall asleep reading it.

Mid-Summer

I haven’t posed for a while.  Been working on LIBR251 Interactive Usability.  This class has a lot of individual work and time spent reading.  The teacher has turned over the forums to a group of students to initiate forum discussions while the other two groups answer the questions.  It will be my turn to be a question asker starting next week.  It is such a short class that there’s less than a month to go.  I’ve gotta get my final project completed a little early so that I can have it done before going to Seattle in August.

Summer 2013

Summer is here, not technically, and my new SLIS class has started.  I am taking LIBR251 – Web Usability.  I am hoping that this will be an easy class for the summer since I have been aware of user centric web designed for some time now.  But there is always something to learn.

For our first assignment, the traditional introduction, the professor wanted us to take a screenshot of an interface that we commonly use that includes our intro.  I used Facebook on an iPad.

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