Wednesday, April 12, 2006

We would be such a good group.


I think i want to fly solo on this project. It's not that i dont like to work with others, but i think this is a project i have to do on my own. The way the assignment is laid out it sounds like group work would make this more difficult or the project would suck. Can a group of three turn in the same project. Because if Theresa, Rich and I worked together and turned the same project in it is fact the Rich and I would get a better grade, and that would just be a downer for Theresa, so saving her from that let down i am going to work alone, maybe.

Monday, April 03, 2006

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

For my research paper things have been going well. It's hard though to say for sure because its not done yet so im not going to start up the victory dance yet, but i have high hopes. I think the thing i will struggle most with is the citation bit of it, but this is good practice because i have a 10 page scientific research paper due soon and i will have some practice under my belt. It's funny that three years ago i could regurgitate almost all of the citation rules i would need. Since i havnt used them in so long i have forgotten many of the rules, i guess its nothing like riding a bike.

Monday, March 06, 2006

Criteria

I want to have an emphasis on the ease of writing on the text message and how important it is that my definition holds to the criteria. Once again i am only talking about texting in english and texts that do not contain pictures. First i will "grade" a hadfull of devices as they are the tool of the writing. When i say handfull i mean 4. They will be graded by ease of use, how many functions are available that pertain only to the text part of the phone and how long the texts can be. I will also be looking at the T9 option that is available on some phones. It is a program that statistically guesses the word that is typed by using only the first or second letter of the word. It could cut down on time but if it guesses wrong it could lengthen the time. I will do some statistics of my own and see how many times it "guesses" right.

Wednesday, March 01, 2006

March!


My favorite month of the year!

Monday, February 27, 2006

Defining a text message.

It is a definition in itself, but to clarify and to leave no room for questions or arguments...
A text message is electronic writing in its pure form. Like some have pointed out in class it is easy to add effects, bells and whistles to a blog or any other more elaborate electronic writing space. But text messaging using a phone keeps the writing in its pure form and the author/reader does not need to add anything else to it. The language has to be precise and clear. In most cases it is clear so there is no need for interpretation about tone or any other element that might confuse the meaning. Personally I wish people talked like they texed. Most people do not like to have to push the buttons so many times so they keep the point short, important and precise. Many people in my opinion talk to much and I feel most talk that much just because they like the sound of their own voice. The phone is the tool while the text messaging is space. IT is not perfect, as is nothing in life, but it is a good writing space.

Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Coming Soon!


A review of cellular "text messaging" coming soon to this blog.

Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Where's Bode?

Blog Day in Class


This is for my Eng. 120A class. Crazy guy on the left is Laird Hamilton surfing Teahupoo.