The Morning Run
Background music credits: Smoke by Beast
The Morning Run
Background music credits: Smoke by Beast
Create a story out of media only – video production:
Create a story out of media only – video production:
Process Post 5- Mini Assignments, Peer Review and Accessibility I particularly enjoyed this week’s reading, named “Digital Gardens” as it…
Process Post 5- Mini Assignments, Peer Review and Accessibility
I particularly enjoyed this week’s reading, named “Digital Gardens” as it relates to what we are doing as a class. This blog talks about how people are making their own, personalized websites to post their content and all of it is under the same Internet. Even though it is gaining popularity now, it dates back to 1998 Mark Bernstein introduced the idea of the “hypertext garden,” arguing for spaces on the internet that let a person wade into the unknown. “Gardens … lie between farmland and wilderness,” he wrote.
Philosophical readings aside, I added yet another accessibility tool to my website, A TRANSLATOR! This is pretty cool. This idea came to me during tutorial when I overheard students talking in different mother tongues, and I thought to myself, “it would be sweet if they went to my website and could read posts in their own language.” This would promote inclusivity and add a personal touch to the website. This feature makes my website accessible to more people from different parts of the world.
This tool is on the upper right portion of my website so it does not feel cluttered, nor does it block any content.
We have been working on our mini-assignments and the third one is due soon. I have a few ideas for it, so stay tuned! Our first peer review was due this week, so you can check it out here. I reviewed The Weekly Grain of Malt by Stephanie Malt.
Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra – A Technological Marvel The Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra is a tour de force in the…
Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra – A Technological Marvel
The Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra is a tour de force in the smartphone world, a harmonious blend of Samsung’s technological prowess, design acumen, and commitment to delivering the ultimate user experience. This detailed review delves into why the Galaxy S23 Ultra stands out as a remarkable choice for an Android phone and is also a phone I wanted to buy.
The Galaxy S23 Ultra boasts a design that seamlessly blends form and function. The device’s glass and metal construction exudes an aura of sophistication and feels incredibly premium in hand. The slim profile and ergonomically curved edges make it comfortable to hold and operate. It’s a device that turns heads with its timeless elegance.
The S23 Ultra features a 6.8-inch Dynamic AMOLED 2X display with Quad HD+ resolution and a 120Hz refresh rate. This results in a visual spectacle characterized by vibrant colors, inky blacks, and ultra-smooth animations. HDR10+ certification ensures the device is ideal for consuming high-quality multimedia content, be it streaming movies, browsing the web, or playing games.
Equipped with the latest Snapdragon or Exynos chipset (depending on the region), and paired with 12 gb RAM, the Galaxy S23 Ultra offers unrivaled performance. It handles multitasking, gaming, and resource-intensive applications with effortless ease. Samsung’s One UI, which sits atop Android, ensures a seamless and highly customizable user experience.
4. Camera System:
The camera system is where the S23 Ultra truly shines. It is internationally known to take ultra zoomed in images and had gone viral for taking super close ups of the moon as well. A versatile quad-camera setup, including a remarkable 108-megapixel main sensor, a periscope telephoto lens for jaw-dropping optical zoom capabilities, and ultra-wide and macro lenses, redefines mobile photography. The camera performance is nothing short of spectacular, delivering shots replete with intricate details, vibrant colors, and outstanding low-light capabilities. Innovative features like 100x Space Zoom provide creative possibilities, while the laser autofocus guarantees swift and precise focusing.
5. Battery Life:
The Galaxy S23 Ultra packs a robust battery that comfortably powers through a full day of heavy usage. Efficient power management, wireless charging, and fast charging capabilities ensure you spend more time enjoying your device and less time tethered to an outlet.
6. 5G Connectivity:
The device is primed for the future with 5G connectivity. This ensures that you’re ready to embrace the latest network speeds and capabilities, guaranteeing a fast and immersive online experience.
7. S Pen Integration:
For users who appreciate the convenience of a stylus, the S Pen integration is a game-changer. It offers a fluid and natural writing and drawing experience on the device’s expansive screen, making it an indispensable tool for productivity, creativity, and precise note-taking.
Samsung’s One UI is a user-centric and feature-rich Android interface that promises a seamless and delightful software experience. Regular updates and security patches underscore Samsung’s commitment to keeping your device up-to-date and secure.
9. Build and Durability:
The Galaxy S23 Ultra is no slouch in terms of durability, boasting an IP68 rating for water and dust resistance. It’s built to withstand the rigors of daily use and provide an extra layer of protection to your investment.
In conclusion, the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra is not just another smartphone; it is the epitome of what a high-end mobile device should be. It excels in design, performance, camera capabilities, battery life, and software experience. If you’re searching for the absolute best that Android has to offer and refuse to compromise on any aspect of your smartphone experience, the Galaxy S23 Ultra is the unrivaled champion. Its innovative features, cutting-edge technology, and luxurious design make it a true flagship device that deserves a place in the pocket of discerning tech enthusiasts.
I found this week’s reading, “Digital gardens let you cultivate your own little bit of the internet,” quite interesting. The author explained that the nature of the internet has changed over time, allowing people more creative freedom over their online real estate. The author uses the term “digital gardens” to…
I found this week’s reading, “Digital gardens let you cultivate your own little bit of the internet,” quite interesting. The author explained that the nature of the internet has changed over time, allowing people more creative freedom over their online real estate. The author uses the term “digital gardens” to explain that blogs and personal sites can really be whatever we want them to be. They don’t have to be these formal pages that follow the same template week after week.
I felt quite inspired by this article. Since starting this blog, I have struggled to find my voice. I have so many ideas, but this blog is the first time I have had this much creative control over anything, and stringing all my ideas together has been difficult. This article helped me realize that I shouldn’t be afraid to take more risks with my content and try out new types of posts. The written posts are still going to be the bulk of the blog, but I am going to experiment with video posts and photos to share with my audience.
I want to create a blog that is useful for others, but I also want to use this space to express myself and share my passion creatively.
When I decided to make my blog about fitness, I knew I wanted it to cater to an audience I have been a part of. More specifically, I wanted to create a space for people just getting started in the fitness world, because it can be so intimidating. When I…
When I decided to make my blog about fitness, I knew I wanted it to cater to an audience I have been a part of. More specifically, I wanted to create a space for people just getting started in the fitness world, because it can be so intimidating. When I was first learning about fitness, I found the most valuable information came from fitness professionals and influencers who made their content accessible for all skill levels, so that is what I have tried to do with this blog so far.
There is almost too much information available on the internet about fitness, so to separate myself from the masses, I blog about the absolute basics. I want Fueling Your Twenties to act as a blueprint that anyone can access and apply to their own journey. I focus on using simple language and keep my posts as short as they can be to make them more accessible and easy to digest.
Truthfully, I picture my audience being largely female. This influenced my choice of theme because I wanted to ensure that it looked feminine. Additionally, I made the whole site pink, because as a female myself, everything looks better in pink.
In this week’s lecture, we have been introduced to the editor-author relation, and to what a publishing house is and the different levels within it: I find it interesting to learn more about the different roles. Acquisitions editing are someone who reads manuscript and see whether there is a potential or not. Structural or substantive […]
In this week’s lecture, we have been introduced to the editor-author relation, and to what a publishing house is and the different levels within it:
- Acquisitions editing
- Structural or substantive editing
- Stylistic editing
- Copy editing
- Indigenous editing protocols
I find it interesting to learn more about the different roles. Acquisitions editing are someone who reads manuscript and see whether there is a potential or not. Structural or substantive editing looks at the beginning and endings, the chronology and chapters and stuff like that. Stylistic editing looks at the voice, tone, sense and flow, and makes sure that the material is consistent and accessible to the intended audience. Copy editing corrects the ‘mechanics’ of the text and cleans up the gramma. Proofreading are checking for typographical errors. Indigenous editing protocols are being aware of what works in Canadian, American and other western countries, because it is no necessarily the same for the indigenous.
We have also learned about the genre-form relation. The fact that these two both overlaps one another, but at the same time they clash. Based on this, they can also create new content containers.
Introducing Rajat’s Phone & Tech Blog https://rannyspub.com This week I’ll be reviewing my classmate Rajat’s website and what sort of online persona he’s created. The website is titled “Know your Phones” with a short description stating it will be about the latest news and updates on phones. Right off the bat, the banner is a photo of several phones and I could immediately tell that this site will be featuring…
Introducing Rajat’s Phone & Tech Blog
This week I’ll be reviewing my classmate Rajat’s website and what sort of online persona he’s created. The website is titled “Know your Phones” with a short description stating it will be about the latest news and updates on phones. Right off the bat, the banner is a photo of several phones and I could immediately tell that this site will be featuring segments of content on information regarding phones. The main page includes all his pub101 posts along with his content posts and it is all easily found on the one page but if you wanted to reach a topic faster, the categories on the right side help with that.
It can be seen that the online persona he has created is a very mature and direct to the point as he updates users on phone news. I enjoy the fact that he ties in his own experience and taste on phone designs and specifications when writing because it feels more personal rather than the a post solely basing facts. He also includes photos of the discussed phones and their features which are nice visuals to have when covering reviews. Within each post he shows his interest in technology and the overall website is very fitting for his tech-savvy persona. With the two content posts so far, he’s crafted his own space in writing informational technological news to users such as I, that barely dive into such topics often that are short, simple to read, and informative.
His site is operable in which you can use your keyboard’s arrow keys to scroll up or down the page. He also customized the text aesthetics to style the colour changing when hovered over the title of a link (black to red). The use of different colours for process posts, content, and mini assignments goes well with the theme of his site and it makes it easier to distinguish what each post will be.
One of the very first things I noticed while on the home page is the ‘Accessibility Tools’ widget that is bright and can be easily seen to accommodate any user’s preference to their liking. That tool is very handy for anybody as they can increase/decrease text, change the contrast colours, and change the font readability. I also noticed the language drop bar menu on the far right of his menu. A unique tool for users whose first language is not English. One thing to note about this tool is that when hovering over a language, the text disappears and becomes all white. I wonder if that can be fixed or if that is the way it is.
There was inspiration for the shuffle button to be used for sifting through random posts for someone to view but I do not see that option for PC users. I am able to view a shuffle button on mobile and I wonder if that was intentional or if it can be applied to both PC and mobile. For your menu, when clicking on ‘Phones’ and ‘Posiel 101,’ there is no content displayed meaning that the posts have not been categorized to the main title itself so do double check that! To also add, within categories itself, the word ‘category’ appears before the ‘process post’ title and that can be taken out too for a simpler look.
Through Rajat’s website, I was able to get more insight on the newly released iPhone 15 but also learn more about phones other than Apple. His critique and writing style is well done and the personal bits within the text brings the readers coming back for more. If you want to know about the hottest phones on the market, check out Rajat’s website here https://rannyspub.com.
Review of ‘Little Horrors Reviews‘ This week, I have been reviewing a blog called “Little Horror Reviews”. The blog’s purpose is to review all forms of entertainment within the genre of horror, especially content related to the modern social media world. The author of the blog refers to themselves as ‘little horrors’ and, therefore, appears […]
Review of ‘Little Horrors Reviews‘
This week, I have been reviewing a blog called “Little Horror Reviews”. The blog’s purpose is to review all forms of entertainment within the genre of horror, especially content related to the modern social media world. The author of the blog refers to themselves as ‘little horrors’ and, therefore, appears anonymous. Since this is a blog that makes reviews and is related to horror, I think the author’s choice of anonymity is fitting and aligns with the theme, which creates some kind of mystery.
Looking at a blog’s cyber infrastructure, it is the technical foundation that allows it to exist online. It is particularly important in this case because it ensures the author’s anonymity while allowing communication with the audience. This infrastructure also keeps user data secure, fitting the blog’s theme of mystery and privacy.
In my opinion, the blog’s appearance and theme fits very good with the content. The colors that are chosen are primarily purple and black, with some text in white and orange too. The pictures on the homepage of the blog are related to horror and gives me a vibe of Halloween. On the homepage, I really like the ‘trending today’ with links, giving a comprehensive view of the blog’s content, which makes it more clear and organized for the user when entering.
Clicking into the different categories of the blog there is a common thread, as they all feature the same dynamic image, which I like. The different categories in the menu has a drop down feature, which I like as well. However, when clicking on both blog post and process post, there it not any content in there, which may be a thing that is under construction? Nevertheless, I think it would be nice to have something in those categories. Furthermore, I considered the option of placing the categories ‘peer review‘ and ‘mini assignment‘ below the ‘process post’ category, which could be renamed to ‘pub 101’ or something similar. Having fewer categories, could make the website more appealing, by having categories, now that the dropdown feature is used anyway.
The blog is a domain that is created thus a public opinion can be formed. According to Warner (2002), ‘public’ is self-organized, characterized by a mode of speech and a relation between strangers. Looking at Little Horror Reviews, it is possible to be invited into the horror universe as a reader and to leave a comment in the end of a post, which I think is a very nice engagement feature. Based on the website, I would say that the blog adheres to Warner’s definition of ‘public.’ In continuation of public, I think it is relevant to mention that the blog is a counter public to for example genres.
Overall, I find the blog very interesting. Both the themes and look aligns with the content, and I think that it is true to one self. It is a blog I will definitely return to and read more – especially as Halloween is getting closer, this place is the perfect for getting into the horror mood!