First class complete
I have completed my first class or unit for University and although I don’t have my total grade yet, I am pretty sure I passed.
My first class was about 20th Century Design and I enjoyed learning about the events, movements and styles that shaped design, during the 20th century. For instance the industrial revolution that kickstarted mass production, the need for a commercial designer and the creation of the consumer market. I found particularly interesting how design was used to create cultural myth and identity (Australia from the pastoral colonial landscape to entice immigration to the modern world we live in today).
The only issue that I had with the class, was there was a lot of information to try and absorb in just 12 weeks. I am pretty confident that I have passed the class. The first two assignments I submitted I got High Distinctions and if I get at least pass or credit for the others, all is well.
My Daily Apps
This is a list of applications that I use everyday. Some of them are websites, available with cross-platform apps.
Each day I use a range of applications (or apps), each with a useful purpose, such as; tracking health, recording thoughts, storing information, communicating and primarily keeping me organised in many different areas of life. I have been using a number of apps for a long time and it has become a completely normal process and part of daily routine to have them open or to login and track progress. I thought it would be interesting to share the apps that I currently use and compare them in the future (plus, I am also interested to know what apps you use).
The Month That Was: January 2016
In January 2016, I stopped hosting, stopped drinking soda and dealt with my iMac crash.
This month wasn’t as exciting as previous months, with most of my time focussed on Uni and completing assessments. I did make the healthy decision to stop drinking Soda and largely reduce my sugar intake and I have already been loosing weight. I also decided to focus on saving money and downgraded my hosting to a VPS, instead of a dedicated server. It meant that I had to ask many people to leave and that was not easy. I am hoping that everyone I was hosting could find another online home.
Next month I would like to make sure that I keep up with creative projects. It was a bit hard this month with my iMac crash and not trusting my old laptop to handle Illustrator, so hopefully February I can make all the things. I also need to catch up to so many blogs and apologise for not visiting and commenting!
Social Websites Wishlist
This post is a wishlist of social media websites that I would like to see.
Personally, I find certain social media sites to be an interesting concept. Especially those that focus on a specific community that is able to share an interest (such as books on Goodreads and movies on Letterboxd). I prefer those that are less involved with marketing the user (we know who) and that can create the atmosphere to enjoy the experience of sharing/collecting/exploring and growing. Because I have a background of playing in website design, I also like a site that is easy to navigate and has a ‘clean’ design.
My iMac crashed
Last week my 7 month old iMac crashed and I had to take it in for repairs.
I have no idea what happened. It was left on, I came back and it was not working. I tried different outlets, a different power cord, still nothing. When I tried to turn it on, it was making a noise like it was trying to initiate the startup, but couldn’t do it. I am hoping that I will be able to get it back next week. In the mean time, I have been using my old MacBook that is almost 6 years old. It doesn’t handle a lot of programs at once, but at least it works!