Saturday, December 10, 2005
Neo-Nazi's In Toledo Ohio
The neo-Nazi march held in Toledo Ohio today ended with 20 arrests but no serious violence. After the march October 15, 2005 broke out in riots a judge ordered that the march could not be stopped but it must be held on designated protesting grounds.
Wednesday, December 07, 2005
Tuesday, December 06, 2005
One of Those Days
Saturday, November 19, 2005
The article titled Designing Texts that Mary, my English 106 teacher, sent to me brought up some interesting uses of text that I have never thought of before. For example, using text that loops and is smoother coveys a calmer and more relaxing feeling; a jagged text has a more intense feeling and is more eye catching. Finally a straight, sharp edged text gives a serious and professions look to a piece of writing. The type of text style used will depend on how you want to portray your composition. The way a font is presented can be effective when used in combination with a good composition.
When a professional looks at an application for a job applicant that they may not consciously take into account the font but they would subconsciously. Dr. Mark French, who is an engineering professor at Purdue University would not judge an application well if it was written in a text that did not look professional.
I enjoyed going through a list that Mary gave us in English class on how to use text to say certain things such as making the text disappear. I altered my text in many ways, such as starting with bigger letters and gradually getting smaller as you progress through the word. Another way would be to fade the text from black to lighter shades of grey as it progresses.
Monday, November 07, 2005
In English class today we had to look at the urban dictionary and here are a few of the words I found that I thought were funny:
Cubbish: A Funny person, mainly tells rude jokes.
Nosegay: A small bunch of flowers; a bouquet
Mochdoggery: The strategy of waiting until others leave to do mischievous acts.
Hope you enjoy the words that I liked. Let me know if you find any you like.
technorati tags: Urban Dictionary, Slang
Tuesday, November 01, 2005
A computer analysis of five million words in context revealed many subtle and no-so-subtle clues to the status of women in American society. The numbers alone tell us a lot: men out number women seven to one, boys out number girls two to one; girls are even in the minority in home economics books, where masculine pronouns out number feminine ones two to one. In the real world, women slightly outnumbered men. But the world created for American schoolchildren presents a different picture. In an article describing the preparation of a dictionary for schoolchildren, Alma Graham recounts the imbalance discover in schoolbooks in all subjects in use in the early 1970’s. In general, the pronouns he, him and his outnumbered she, her, and hers by a ratio of four to one. Not only are women put off, they are also put down numerically and otherwise.
Monday, October 31, 2005
The first decision I made as an adult was the college and major I chose. After making my decision to go to Purdue and major in Engineering I knew my life was about to change. Turns out I was right, but I didn’t know how right I was.
Before coming to Purdue I met my now boyfriend, Brian. My decision to date a man older than me changed my perspective on life and my actions. Now being an 18 year old female on a large campus that could be known as a party college, and being ready to get married changes the whole college experience.
It may seem like an 18 year old could not possibly have that many choices to make, but your wrong. The choices I made in the past now affect my future. My choice to date Brian has lead me to the biggest decision I have had to make yet. The decision to change schools. To transfer schools would complete my goal of getting married and starting a family but it would also mean having to start over at a new college.
Never having realized that choices I make now can affect the path I will follow in my life has been my greatest lesson learned.
technorati tags: choices, college