Thomas Wallace

This is such an intuitive and dynamic class. Learning about the technologies, where it came from and where it is going, is huge. We’re getting as much of the full picture here as humanly possible to see. Professor Wallace is giving us so many resources to propel ourselves through the professional technologist world. Of course, we are only at the two week mark, so it seems there will be much to absorb.

9/9/19

I have been working with the iOS and MacOSX-based notes services to work with my band, particularly with set lists for certain shows and the details for shows- dress code, time to show up, equipment, etc. It has really impacted my workflow, in that it has made me more productive. I find that using the Apple ecosystem is super seamless and easy. The user experience is optimal and smooth. An obvious downfall to this would be if someone does not own or regularly use at least one Apple product, then it is difficult to get the entire group to collaborate. I have used the Google suite to solve this problem. All in all, using a web-based service to have realtime edits and other modifications is a massive step forward in productivity with groups.

9/12/19

After reviewing some YouTube videos and further investigation of the online web service, IFTTT, I have been on an endless loop of thinking of possible applications for this service.  I really like the idea of being able to connect an application I could potentially have for an automobile and connected that to my home automated service.  For instance, it would be incredible to be able to start my car from my bed, once I just wake up, to get the interior cooled or heated, depending on the time of year, while also setting the thermostat to an optimal temperature, and have some upbeat music play that would prompt me to get out of bed and start my day. The major downfall to this would be the potential of the system being hacked. I do not particularly like the idea of my house being effectively hacked.

This is only one of many endless applications I can think of for IFTTT

9/23/19

Google power searching has opened up a lot of possibilities in the way of finding specific content on the web, and also filtering out what you know you do not want to see in the results. I like the way you can drop an image into the image search, and you can get some context about the item you have provided. Also, Google usually knows what the image is, where it is from, etc.. There are many ways to check facts with certain validation applications, like the date range. These are just a few things you can use Google power searching for to make yourself more effective in searching the web. site:com ( or edu, org, etc) is powerful, in that you can specify which site you draw your query from. The “-” operator in a power search can filter out something you do not want to be in your search results. You can specify a search with the brackets operator, “[ example ] “. While using the previous operator, you can also use the OR and AND operator, which is similar to the and “&&” and or ” | | ” operators from C++.

10.23.19

https://repl.it/talk/share/HTML-Prototype-Assignment-ITEC-Citrine/20633Check out the website I have been working on!

11.10.19

I helped the frogs back to their lily pads! I used CSS styling to save the day! the frogs offered me a lifetime supply of fly soup, but I graciously declined

Playing with the resolution on these photos were pretty imperative, as it determines how better flow is between the vector image and the background around it. The resolution very much mattered, so that we could match the high resolution of the background photo.