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Here I Am

 Credit: Free images from acobox.com One of my class assignments, this week, was to sign up for a location service, and use it. Basically, the idea of these services is that your friends can see where you’re at and meet up with you, or at least communicate with you based on your location. I have the Facebook app with […]

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Buckle Down: How I Manage My Attention

 In class we have been discussing various theories about attention management, by authors such as Rheingold and Stone, but I still think that, sometimes, the simple answer is the best. In the age of limitless distractions I find myself aware of what needs to be done, not because of a handy time management tool, or because […]

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Is It Really That Easy?

I recently, for one of my classes at UTD, made a change to a Wikipedia article. It was simple enough. The Ozarka Water page, which is only four lines long, was the page I chose as our assignment was to make a change, and see if it was still there the next day. I felt […]

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I Want a Kindle, But I’ll Keep My Books Too

In class this week we discussed Caleb Crain’s Twilight Of The Books, and while I do not agree with his argument that people read less now than they did 50 years ago, it did spark a conversation that interested me, about the end of books made from wood pulp. The reason this interested me is […]

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I Like Headlines

I use Yahoo as my homepage, because I like the random stories below the search bar, and the list of topics that are trending now. Yahoo has broken more news stories to me than any other source in the last two years, and I appreciate that very much. It may not be the best search engine, […]

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Taking A Look At Me Now

My first blog entry ever was, How often do normal people shout at each other?,  about online behavior. It was not something I would read if I came across it online. It is all just my opinion, and there are no links to support what I am saying. The only saving grace of the article is […]

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Used Steel Cow For Sale! Only Clicked 5 Times!

I’m reasonably competitive in nature. So if you say the word game, I think how will I win. When it comes to Cow Clicker though, I can’t help but feel like everyone who plays looses. When I began to play night before last I was quickly disgusted by the complete lack of play. I had […]

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MLA Still Works Today

The MLA format for writing is my choice, when it comes to research and scholarly papers. As the Purdue Owl states “it adds credibility to your work by demonstrating accountability.” Now, I do admit that, I  have been using this format for years and it is what I’m used to, but people chose this system […]

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Is this ours, or yours?

The RIAA estimates the revenue lost, due to illegal downloads, to be 12.5 billion dollars. That does not sound so bad because artists are already rich, and  record labels are just greedy outdated institutions on the doorstep of extinction anyways. However, it sounds worse when you look at it as 71,060 jobs that have been lost. Or as 422 […]

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How often do normal people shout at each other?

In modern times we have more ways to communicate with each other than ever before, but most of them are not face to face interactions. I feel like one of the key things that makes us human is a need to express our emotions to others. If we don’t, we may go crazy, or at least feel […]

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