Spring Semester Has Begun

sadsmileyWell the spring semester at SJSU has started, started on Jan. 22, and I already feel I am running behind.  I missed my first real discussion posting deadline in Preservation Management (LIBR259).  It’s been a difficult transition getting back into the swing of things after the Christmas break.  I also don’t know exactly what I am doing in the Advanced Web Searching class (LIBR244).  I do know that there is a lot of reading upfront and that’s what I have been doing.

Preservation management has the potential to be a fun class.  There is no textbook and the instructor is a practiced expert in the field.  I’m excited about the first assignment, soaking a book.  As for web searching, it’s too early to tell how this class will go.

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Saying Goodbye to GoDaddy

geraldsplaygroundAs part of my LIBR 246 Drupal class, I had to purchase a domain name and hosting from GoDaddy. After the class, I thought I would maintain the Drupal sites as part of my SJSU SLIS graduation portfolio.  But after several security hotfixes and paying $6.99/month to maintain the site, I figured I could save my money and transfer the portfolio to this WordPress site.  So tada, my new portfolio site:  https://starnight71.wordpress.com/slis-eportfolio/.  I am hoping I can maintain it as similarly as possible with the old site.  There aren’t as many features in this hosted for free WordPress site as the a self maintained Drupal site but it isn’t a big site to maintain.

Theme Change

Trying out some themes as the one I originally started with “Fresh & Clean” has been discontinued.  😦

Tried Elegant Grunge but, I did not like the fonts used nor the dirty look.

Tried iTheme2 not reallty for the Apple look-n-feel but because I liked the font clarity and the space background.  I didn’t like the limited header image size.

Then found Big Brother theme.  It says the theme is ideal for big companies and government organizations but, I like all the options available for colors, background and header styles.  The header will appomidate my original image and a background.  I think I will be sticking with this theme.