Week 2

DS106 is an awesome class. I find it really rewarding when I learn a new skill. For example I never knew those repetitive scene-clips were called GIFs , let alone how to create one. I enjoy that the Daily Creates are simple and fun; I use them as a productive break in my day. In week 1, I had already done most of the customized stuffed and, therefore, this week was easy. I just organized my widgets and began tagging like crazy. One thing I realized is that when tagging, you need to update immediately! Its really easy to forget to update your post when you have just gone back to add a tag, but necessary step!

I just so happen to have done only daily create that involve pictures. It was just luck of the draw. However, I really like the little challenge the present of either searching for a picture you know is perfect, hunting for a spinning object that no one has thought of yet, or coming up with an original album cover. The process of uploading and tagging pictures is become second nature to me- yay bootcamp! Here is the link to my daily creates this week : http://kasmoore.com/blog/2012/09/06/week-2-daily-creates/

Copyright is super restrictive legal protection while Creative Commons is the various levels of sharing legal protection. Read more in my thoughts and ideas section or by clicking http://kasmoore.com/blog/2012/09/08/mine-mine-creative-commons-or-copyrights/  .

Finally, my first assignment my GIF. I had a problem which several people have commented on. The problem is that you have to click the GIF for it to play on a separate page. I tried to rectify this issue but I kept receiving, “Change the Future GIF 2.xcf” has failed to upload due to an error. Sorry, this file type is not permitted for security reasons”.  I will keep messing around with this but at least its up there!  I also am posting it in the original size on the this section- fingers crossed it works this time! I do really like my GIF and I worked really hard on it. There is more about my process and reasoning on my Assignment page.

 

 

Assignment 1

As my blog becomes filled with awesome creation, I get more excited about creating. I love being able to click on a menu and be brought to something of my own. I thought creating and customizing my blog was straight forward. I feel as I continue this class, I will change my widgets and sub menus as I learn better ways to organize. However, for now, I think I’m really proud. This …. the completion of bootcamp…. is why this page is tagged “Section1KicksBootcampButt”.

I hope this proves my worthiness to move on to hardcore DS106-ing.

 

Week 1

This week was rightly called “boot camp” because I felt as though I ran a marathon. I was asked to create several accounts on sites such as Flickr, Tweeter, and YouTube. I quickly learned that coming up with a username for all accounts was impossible and remembering all of them is extremely confusing. No worries, I have them all written down now.  I was really excited once my domain was all set up, it is so much fun to type my name into URL box and get to my very own webpage!  I’m new to most of the programs we were asked to set-up and this week we were ask to use to use YouTube to make a video. I learned that I’m a lot more camera shy than I thought. In fact, I refuse to watch my video because I know I sound stupid. However, I learned to create and upload a video which was amazingly easy. The hardest part of this week was “tags”. I’m still confused on how tags work, but I’ve learned to trust they do becasue my work is appearing on the Daily Create site. Tweeter is still really frustrating, but this is my second class that has required it and at least this class actually uses it. In the end, I’m not sure if I’m excited or scared for what is to come in this class. However, I’m in it for the long haul and ready for the next challenge (so long as the directions and YouTube video keep coming :) )

Here is my first Daily Create. Although I find it super embarrassing, it was easy! Like I said tags were confusing, but they seemed to work.

Here are the links to all my accounts for this class:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/kasmoore/

http://soundcloud.com/kasey-moore-2

http://www.youtube.com/user/kas629?feature=mhee

https://twitter.com/KaseyMoore6

Twitter is frustrating, but I’m getting the hang of it:

If you want to know a little more about me or this class, please go to my about page on my blog.

Have a good rest of the week!

-Kasey