Monday, January 21, 2008

Hi everyone!!!

Hello ladies,
Thank you for the invite. Hope everyone's weekend was not as short as mine!
See you gals on Thursday.

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Photography? Ok. Why can't we see it? I'm curious!

Here is the course web site.

Guess what?! If you go to this site, you can see his photography. Not bad! I'm no longer curious.

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Brainstorming -- class project

I've decided that working on an "open source" project and creating documentation for a piece of software is the way to go. Not only can we contribute our documentation to a team when we are done with the course, but we can put on our resumes that wrote documentation and it's out there for the world to see; it's a publication!

A great place to look for open source software is:

Updates I'm writing this on Wednesday evening (Jan 9) 2 days later (I've been researching)

I have three ideas for this project. To ensure that everyone has access to the software, my requirement when searching was that the software was open and free. Open is hard concept to define here so I defer to wikipedia or I also don't want to pay for it, but legally. I also wanted to brainstorm about software that everyone would be familiar with and that they've seen before. The categories of software I state in this modest list should be familiar with everyone in our class -- so the basic concepts of how to use this won't be too difficult to grasp.

  1. Instant messaging software
  2. Blogging software
  3. Photo management software
Let me give some examples of software we can work on for the project, going through each idea above.

  1. Instant messaging software
The IM clients Pidgin and Miranda have FAQ and some documentation already, but we could improve on it or we could reorganize some of the information. We can also contribute to these projects -- they are continuously being developed.

2. Blogging software

I don't have any other ideas other than Wordpress. It's an open project, not owned by a company and anyone can use it.

3. Picture management software

We could document Picasa, but it's owned by Google. I don't know if we would be able to publish our documentation when we finish this course.

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Innovative minds don't think alike ...

... that's why were are all good friends because we collaborate well. Here's an article that caught my eye that is relevant to communication studies. The New York Times has really good articles that appeal to thirsty minds, read this one here.

Wishing all my friends a healthy and joyous New Year in 2008! I can't wait to see everyone in a few days. Let's kick ass!