Saturday, December 19, 2009

It's officially Christmas break!

And I'm so excited to do all sorts of fun stuff over the holidays.  Plans are to play some music (I haven't practiced in forever because of the busy school schedule!), work on my drawing skills, and start to teach myself php.  Hopefully all of this will also mean that my e-portfolio will just get better and better.  I'm hoping to add some more content - perhaps some music and such.  I did add some javascript to my resume page yesterday, which makes it much easier to see the information.

Best of all - seeing family.  I can't wait to spend time with everyone!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

I feel accomplished!

So, I'm really impressed with myself.  If you haven't already checked out my e-portfolio, you should.  I just added a mail form that e-mails me - and I wrote the code for it all by myself!  Hooray for taking learning to the next level.  Always good to push yourself to do something above and beyond the call of duty.  You learn a whole lot more that way!

Friday, December 11, 2009

End of semester

So it's the end of the semester, and I'm actually quite relaxed.  Probably the calmest end of semester I've ever experienced.  I've had a few interesting projects to do, including an identity package for graphic design, finishing my critical bibliography on the 'Enigma' Variaitons for music bibliography and a few interesting coding assignments for my complex websites class.  I also had to do a project analyzing subject access for a particular topic for my cataloging class, which turned out to be kind of interesting.

I was able to synthesize a few projects from my complex websites and graphic design class to create a spiffy new e-portfolio (still in progress, but looks pretty good!).

In other news, I've been looking at Google Wave more and finding that it's useful, but only if you have a huge amount of buy-in.  Not everyone who has an account uses it or knows many people who have it, so it makes it difficult to have a huge amount of uses for it at this point.  My friends and I have been planning an event using Wave and it's going ok, but it is just about the same as using an e-mail thread using reply all.  I guess you can't accidentally reply to only one person using Wave...

And I have 19 invites, so if you want one, let me know!

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Do the Wave

Just got an invite to Google Wave... and no, I don't have extra invites.
It's interesting.  I'm going to need to play around with it some more, but I'm not sure how I feel about it yet.  More on this later.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Here it is!

So, I'm going to try to post on here rather regularly about what I'm up to in library world.  I'm also going to try to post some of my photography and design work.  Should be fun!

Right now, I'm working through some cataloging and have just finished writing a first draft of a critical bibliography of Edward Elgar's Enigma Variations.  I've also been working on a bunch of design stuff - check it out on Scribd!