"Mom!" I yelled out loud, "I want to get Minecraft on the computer!" This idea came to me yesterday after school. "Ian, you should really get Minecraft on the computer." My friend Max explained while stuffing a bar in his mouth, "We can call each other and play together on servers."
I dabbled in a little bit of everything during school, but my affinity for technology persisted from my childhood. Building computers from scratch, writing my own code, blogging, photography, competitive gaming, and selling digital art for commission set me apart from my peers. In the era before “social media star” was considered a desirable job for many my age, I felt like an odd one out, especially when faced with the subconscious sexism of the stem field. It must’ve been hard for the ignorant students to see me in my frilly freshman dance team outfit showing up to audio visual production class, because I could feel it in every interaction with them. Condescending tones, harsh glances, and judgement prevented me from becoming friends with many who shared the same interests as me.
When I enrolled in college, my student advisor went over my degree plan, and made recommendations on what courses I would need in the pursuit of my degree. Thinking to myself, that I had not been in a school environment since 1991, I had my fears and didn’t know how I would conform inside a classroom with younger students who was straight out of high school or no more than five years removed. The student advisor recommended that I begin my degree with WRTG 101, and that I take this course online. Online courses appeared to be the path to take, because you can learn at your own pace without holding other students up and looking dumb while doing it. Taking WRTG 101 in an online format proved not to be the best solution, because I have always been a face to face, teacher present type of learner, and I am not a computer savvy individual.
Hello I 'm Michael Mandich and this is my first year in help desk and my second year at NHS. I enjoy learning to hanging out with friends and playing games online. The reason I joined Help Desk is because I am interested in learning about technology and how it is rapidly changing the world of education. The way I sparked my interest in technology was when I was younger I would disassemble computers, despite the fact that I had no idea what any of it did I would take it apart and put into small piles of components I would probably never use again. What was really important to me was learning about what I was doing.
So, I started to research what decoys and calls work best. When I had finished researching I showed my dad which ones to get. He ended up getting the wrong decoys, but he got the right calls. We had both practiced for almost a week when we had decided that both of us are terrible at using the mouth calls. We ended up downloading an app with all the different calls on it and brought a speaker with us when we went hunting.
I knew that she was heartbroken, but I didn’t know it was to this extent. A few weeks passed by and I was beginning to get lonely without Amy. I never realized how much I would miss someone telling me every little thing about their life. Growing up, I was always a computer geek. In Highschool, I learned about the darknet and would always explore it to learn about new things such as hacking.
I put on my headphones and stuck my phone in my pocket. Looking forward to joining the Academic Decathlon class the next year, I already knew I could make the team. The first Wednesday of my junior year, I gazed around my Academic Decathlon class. I could just tell who would make the ‘A’ team, of course including myself. A lot of students had joined because of the class’s false impression of a plain study hall.
Programming and art-work for the Bubble Ball App had been done by Nay, while his mother assisted in the design of the game levels. A praiseworthy achievement in a solo effort of a 14-year-old; by contrast, the popular Angry Birds application was created by a team. Although Nay had not attended college nor had he received formal training in coding, an essential technique need in creating game applications, he was able to decipher Lua, Corona SDK coding language, since it was easy; in addition Lua had been endorsed by big game studios such as Electronic Arts. Furthermore, he had been interested in creating physics games and found Corona SDK impressive coding and physic easy to use while affording him improved workflow that allowed ideas to be developed and tested quickly and easily. Nay became one of the original success stories for Corona SDK when his game became available for download within a month.
Homestuck began on April 13th, 2009, the 13th birthday of our chief protagonist and future boy-skylark, John Egbert. Three days prior was supposed to be the day he received the Sburb Beta in the mail, but it was running late. It showed up later that afternoon, and after overcoming a variety of domestic adversities, he retrieved the game, along with a birthday package from his internet friend, Dave Strider. John soon established a game connection with another friend, Rose Lalonde, who 'd spent the day badgering him about playing with her, after unsuccessfully attempting to convince Dave to play. Upon connecting, Rose was able to manipulate John 's environment, move his furniture around via cursor, and restructure the shape of his room.
What up readers and ongoing achievers, about a hour ago I just finished taking a classing on a machine coined Shopbot. When i first heard this termIi thought it was a machine with the purpose of searching on shopping websites for robots. But it 's a machine that makes life much easier- for woodworker. Leading this class was a man who was six month into his first successful violin made by the Shopbot (good thing I am not him).
I then spent weeks and months working on these ideas on the side and at night. Most of the time I would get bored and give up on the project or if I finished it, no one would sign up when it was launched. I did this for so many years it 's kind of embarrassing. AppFog was the first time I did something different, and this change in my usual game plan occurred because I was too tired to jump right into the programming right away.