Assigment #12: Final Reflexion – Victor Pimentel

I want to start this off with an amazing blog post reference from my classmate  He is a pioneer because he was the first one to do the final reflection. He has an image of his favorite Pokémon in his reflection post.


And I think I speak for everybody when I say we are all Pokémon in this class because we have evolved into a better version of ourselves. And I say this because now I take all this knowledge I learn from this class and apply outside it. I think that’s the greatest skill I take away from this class. I was talking to one of my professor Larry, yesterday actually about how CT have impacted my life and this class really show me that.

Turtwig GIF | GfycatI mean the last line from the other paragraph literally. Likewise, I took like 3 CT classes this semester. I don’t know why I did it, now that I look back, next semester is my final one, and I’m done with all my CS classes which is my major (computer science). And I was just looking for classes with writing intensive class. So I found CT 201 from Professor Larry and choose it. Then I loved the feel of that class and looked for another class in CT and I pick CT 160 because I wanted to learn design since I’ll become an App Developer soon and wanted the necessary skill.

Here’s a fun story of how I decided on this class, I actually was not supposed to be in this class. I was supposed to be part of an art class. So glad I changed last minute my decision and all it took was to have ONE class with Prof. Stephen Kwok. After the introduction class, I immediately rush into the York College website and look for the CT minor requirement. I did not have a minor until that point but I knew I wanted this as my minor. And I know this was not an impulsive decision, I fall in love with media back when I studied at BMCC. I took a class with Prof. Ira Epstein and it made me rethink my major, was I meant to do computer science or multimedia is what I love? Luckily talking to him I looked at my problem differently. I can do both things because they actually connect. I have always look programming as a tool, anybody can make a program, is like a hammer and chisel to make a structure. All you need to know is how it works but if you don’t have that creative side you won’t be able to find solutions to a problem. Here is a public lecture from my old professor so you can get familiarized with his work.

I would like to talk about my website now and what I’m currently using it for. No only that, but I want to also showcase all the website I have. First, here is the first website I make on my own; HTML, CSS, JavaScript is called victorjota.com and while is not really my actual first website I create it’s the one I have build using all the information gathered. I created this for my project with Prof. Ira Epstein. I put so much passion into it. I remember when I bought the domain for this in this class, the professor told us to look for website name but I got too excited and bough it. More of this story here in one of my blogpost.

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There is another one that I have called trovadordelpueblo.com and this was meant for one of my father shows so I have not assign a code into it. Maybe with the new experience I obtained I’ll use wordpress and make it real finally.

The next one I have I also made it in this class. I fall in love with the hosting company the professor show us and decided to make another website  with them. This one is about a digital radio show I’ll be making soon so feel free to join!




And Finally here is the big one. I think I’ll probably transfer the domain to my brother (since we have the same name). But all my work and my plan I’ll continue with my old website. There I plan to make to upload tutorials of how to do certain things and the projects that I make. I think that being new to the technology make it complicated for me to develop my website. I’m so used to make every detail on my own that simplicity was difficult for me. Although as you can see I have many wordpress website now. I’m sure that with time I’ll learn. So keep checking my websites and my progress, maybe right now as you reading this my website is different then what it shows in the image. Anyway I’ll end it here since I have so much work to do with my website!

 

Blogposts:

Assignment #1: Baseball Reference!

Assignment #2 Last minute with gif

Assignment #3- To Meme, yes

Assignment #4 – Media making

Assigment #5 – Trajectory

Assigment #6 – The Progress

Assigment #7 – I buy it!

Assignment #8: A Sad Story

Assigment #9: Customize

Assigment #10: The first post!

Assigment #11 – Wow

Finally, I’ll like to thank everybody this is a class that I’ll never forget!

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Assigment #11 – Wow

 

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Wow, I’m just impressed. When I looked at the website and how it was structured, I love it. But what I enjoy more was the idea behind the website. I did not think of this, but a song-themed website is an interesting idea. Like, everybody listens to a song, so it will be a good idea to make it. Also, there’s something I would like to copy from Shania Choudhury. He added a video from YouTube and post it on his pages. This is intriguing because every week he will update that. That makes users that know about the website visit it each week to see what’s new. So many cool concepts I see from this.

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Metallica: Enter Sandman (Official Music Video) – YouTube

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I’ll like to suggest this song for the next week. See? The mechanic that you used make for things like this to happen. Your website is now more interactive than most because you have this feature. I’m definitely going to use something like this for my website. I would like to choose this song because I like it a lot and the song reminds me of Mariano Rivera, one of my favorite pitcher of all time. Also, something you can include for your website is a voting system. Maybe people can vote which song is for next week. I recommend checking out: Jaimuslux – Food for the Soul

Assigment #10: The first post!

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I feel like as time moves on, my post is getting shorter. But there is a reason why this happens, it is just the technology we are using. Adapting to new technology is no easy task. But we are getting there. I think that with time the transition to make a new blog post → customized → start blogging will get better, sadly we don’t have much time to experience that.

 

Here is what I have been using my time to make sure I do all of that at once. You can go into this blogpost and there will be my first, well technically not first, but it will be a post. Showing of what I want my website to be about. It was a bit hard coming with an idea of what to do with the website. But not because I did not know what to make it about, but which one to choose from all the options I had.

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Assigment 9: Customize

 

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I finally did it. I finally was able to complete my website. Oh my god. I’m just so happy that I was able to even finish with my website. But finally, I got it done. I got it working and even though I wasn’t able to customize it as much. The first thing that did was to choose a template that I liked and that will work well with my website, and I want that something really minimalistic because I don’t want something with a lot of information.

When I went to the cpanel to customize the website it was really straightforward, I installed WordPress and with that installed it was the same as commons. Also, I was a big familiar with this type of website that I use to do in the past. So I went straight up and change the logo and style and here is the result victorjpimente.com

 

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This is an addition to my previous post, I realize that maybe in the future students will see this, and maybe they can learn a little of what to expect. Making the website was a fun experience that I don’t regret putting dedication into it. Here is a video that helped me design my website. I think that the best part from it was choosing a template so take consideration to that.

Assignment #8: A Sad Story

 

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As you may know from previous post I have bought a domain name. (I did not have to). I found out late and all of this happened because I rushed. I’m not mad since I had a card under my sleeves.

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I have the same name as my brother (Victor Pimentel). Is like god gave me a second chances. My brother also wanted a domain name so when I showed him the domain I bough he told me to create him one as well. So I was thinking of giving him the domain name I bough and staying with the one from this class. Rushing did not end so bad.

Or that’s what I thought… I find a little time to finally create the website with reclaim hosting So When I make the account and finished up registering the domain I was welcomed with an error message. I then check again to see if I skip a step (I did not want to make a mistake for rushing again). But I did every stop the correct way so I don’t know what went wrong. At least I have a back up domain if this one goes wrong. I already contacted the professor and hope to resolve this situation soon!

Assigment #7 – I buy it!

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I was not sure when I first heard the professor talk about this assignment. I already used other domains websites to buy one, but they were complicated. Furthermore, I have already think this before, which names I want. And it has been always between victorjota.com or victorjpimentel.com. Is just hard, to find a .com website to be honest.

 

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But everything changed in seconds… After I saw the price in Names.com I could not find a better price for it. I own a couple of domains in godaddy.com And I’m used to buying them in a very expensive price, so when I saw it was only $10 dollars. I immediately put my card and buy the domain. I’ts scary to know a domain can go up at any given moment.

And you can look it right here ‘victorjota.com‘ I always wanted that domain for a long time now. It feels good to know that I finally have it now. Last time I check in godaddy.com, the domain cost over 100 dollars. I placed a temporary redirect link to my website while I configure it.

I’m not totally sure if I should wait a little for the next assignment before doing this. But I do not want to use wordpress because I had a bad experience using it. So I’m thinking maybe create my own website that does the same from scratch and keep all my blog post there. Just maybe, let’s see how the next blogpost is.

 

Assigment #6 – The Progress

Evolving is the word that I describe myself when I ask myself how I’m doing in this class. The skills and the way I have approach the blog post are very different from each post. Every time I learn little by little, a new thing that comes in hand to make a more efficient post. I love how I have learned to transmit my feeling on the blog without limiting myself as much. This is part in part to the skills that have helped me express my thoughts.

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I’ll like to talk a bit about the commons’ website. Just because how wonderful it helped me showcase my ideas. It’s a simple way for people with no programming experience to make posts without programming background. Every time that I make a blog post I use a forum that require me to use HTML and CSS, which is very tiring to have to code everything just to make a comment. I see myself both using the visual and the text option while making a blog post. With this tool that commons have gives me makes the developing process way faster than I’m used to.

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I think I have been doing pretty strong. I have always submit my assignment on time… Yeah, about that! Did not age so well. But I have always completed them and I love participating in the class as well. Specially with how the professor make the class flow. I don’t think I have any red flags or anything. I love participating, commenting and talking to my classmates on the comments! Wishing there was a thread we could all discuss.

Assignment #1: Baseball Reference!

Assignment #2 Last minute with gif

Assignment #3- To Meme, yes

Assignment #4 – Media making

Assignment #5 – Trajectory

Most of the things I learned, I had experience with them. But there is something certain I did not know how to make a blog post  like I have made them here, I always use a different style. I know, I know, there is one more blog post I own the professor. I made this bet. Not only that, but I’ll make it soon, but right now I have a bunch of midterms. Likewise, I enjoy doing blog post so is not really  a problem for me.

 

Assigment #5 – Trajectory

There is a lot I have been through, from the day I was born and where I’m from. And I could extend and extend myself talking about it (I actually did but delete it). When I know how alive I’m is not when I’m having fun. Is when I’m deep down in depression or when something bad happen.

When I started using this page, I just put disco music on and started to think back to those times when I was happy. To see what were those memories that I really enjoy. As I was thinking of those memories, all of those memes and stuff I used to watch begun to hunt me. I tried to put it together, but it was so disorganized even in my thought. When I did start, it became much easier. I know which background I needed to use, and the chaos monkey gave it to me. It completely set the vibes. I remember having this video as my waking up alarm. Just the sounds make me cringe a little, but I finally laugh listening to it. I was so young back in high school. It was really those little things that I enjoyed the most.

The website I created is called “Rango” is the nickname I use for everything. I love how easy it was for me as I finally put the first few images. It was disorienting, but little by little it does start to make sense. I did have a total other idea before I started, but I’m happy with the result.

Assignment #4 – Media making

While I was looking for assignments, I immediately went to “Web Assignments”. I did this because I love working in anything related to the web, since I’m a web developer. To my disappointment, all the assignments were entry level, but I was looking for something more complex. It took me a couple of minutes to choose. Because they were really simple, and I think that was the main drawback. But I understand since this is an entry course, I only wish I could code in this “Web Assignments”.


I always wanted a 3D printed, sadly they are expensive. So I know that I don’t have the requirement tool or either the knowledge to operate the machine. By the end of the semester, I would like to learn how to work with one of this. I choose to Mash It and Make It as my first assignment.

The reason why I choose the Digital Tool Assignment is that I always find myself using them. I love how the web is growing and application are moving little by little to the web where they are easier to use. As a web developer I always find myself needing to change an image color to make it match with a particular website, remove background or find a specific HTML color of an image.  All these tools are in Photoshop, but I find it annoying to have to open it and do all of this when I can simply copy the image URL and do this on the web.


LunaPic is a simplified version of photoshop on the web. The web application have different use, but today I want to concentrate in the change color feature. This feature is one that I use the most because I don’t always get the color that I need for a certain project.

First, we need to click the image in the middle to directly upload the photo we want to change, or we can also put the link of the image below. Then we need to get to the change color section here.

Zooming in we can see where we will put the color we would like to change to image to (we can choose the color in HTML like #000 or #fff).

I’ll be using the image below and the color #f44336 to change.The Basic Guide to Acrylic Painting Tips and Techniques for Beginners - HERCOTTAGE | Simple canvas paintings, Easy canvas painting, Silhouette painting Now that we have the image and color, we will need to click on the image to see how intense we want the filter to apply.

Here is how:
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When we are ready to save the image, we look down and choose the best option for what we need. You can download it, share it in social media or the must likely outcome, sent it to imagur and have the link instantly.

Thanks for reading the tutorial!

Assignment #3- To Meme, yes

Are memes ART?

 

Pin on Memes Created from Historical Pieces of Art

I mean, they literally have a museum, as I showed in my previous post. So they literally are, even by definition. “The expression … of human creative skill and imagination, typically in a visual form … appreciated primarily for their beauty or emotional power.”

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At first I was skeptical about starting this assignment. Yes, is a dream come true, but doing this kind of activities belong to a community you are comfortable with. Unfortunately, It’s really hard to set limits and know which memes you post make an impact. I’m not a memer myself, but a lot of people tell me I should make them. Here’s my first try ever:

Buff Doge vs. Cheems Meme | Me in CT101; In MATH221 | image tagged in memes,buff doge vs cheems | made w/ Imgflip meme maker
Honestly, It’s so good to write an article doing memes. I just feel like everything I say, I could pair it with a good meme. I used imflip in order to make the meme above I recommend this page because it has a lot of templates to choose from.

 

If Ur an Art Major and Can't Name This Piece Drop Out | Dank Meme on ME.ME

I remember a part of my life that was reminded to me when I read the article by the verge about danks memes. It happened at my first year of college, I was mostly alone since I did not know anyone and all my friends went to a different college. I use to refuge myself in memes and watch them to forget about all of what was happening in my life. I watched so many memes that I got into a section called dank memes. The taste of memes becomes a different meaning to me. How a previous meme that I saw could be made to illustrate something different. A different emotion, those olds memes powered with intense music and loud colors. I’ll spend my nights watching compilations of them before going to sleep. That’s why I think they are art

 

In conclusion…
Ight Imma Head Out | Know Your Meme

 

Assignment #2 Last minute with gif

Taking CT101 was a last minute for me

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Before this class I was enrolled in a drawing class, it was drawing 101. But I was enrolled into two communication technology classes. In CT160 and CT201, that’s when I realized something. CT is like media, I personally did not know about this career  path. But I did take a media class back in BMCC. And it was one of my favorite class. I was so good at it, just editing and publishing media. My creative freedom went to the roof in that class. I was finally able to combine my computer skills with how I wanted to express. Something Computer Science failed to give to me in some way.

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Why did I choose this class on last minute? I remember it, I was so worried if it would even work. But as soon as I took my first CT160 I knew it… Communication technology is for me. But what do I do now? I’m basically done with my CS degree, I have literally already completed all my credits on Computer Science. I can’t just change my degree now, but then I thought. I’m taking already like 3 classes on CT, what if I go for a minor in CT?

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It was going to be an all white post, but… Look at Bill Gates dab, literally my reaction after everything worked out.

My brain fly figuring everything out that day. Literally the next day after August 26 you would not be able to change classes. So I took the step and swapped drawing 101 for communication technology 101. I’m so glad that I took that step, specially after I felt the spirit of the professor. It reminded me of the first media class I took. It feels good to be able to express yourself.

The idea of a museum for memes sounds very interested. The internet has a lot of stories to tell. The good news is that all the past information about the internet is being preserved in websites like way back machine.  And even websites like YouTube will have their servers with the things that has happened there. I heard about a museum that china has made to relive the internet story. It is nostalgic to see the memes from the past and how something so simple could make us laugh.

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I always find myself using Imgur to upload images, in few occasions I have uploaded a GIF. So it did not come from me to search for GIFs there. I knew about Giphy, but I never use it a lot. Now I’ll start using it more since the variety and ease to use convinced me to do so.

I cannot compare this class to even other medias classes that I have take. Because the attitude that I have been having towards the course is different. It just does not feel like I’m working for a deadline. It comes naturally from me to share what I’m thinking, and it just happens to be related to a class assignment. I’m not sure what’s the potential of the class yet. I have no idea what I’ll end up doing with all the skills that I have been learning on the course, but I’ll be remembering this class for the rest of my life.

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I could have a conclusion, but look at Bill Gate’s dab, it gets me every time.

Assignment #1: Baseball Reference!

24 times that the now-24-year-old Shohei Ohtani has made our jaws drop | MLB .com

I started to watch baseball again after I saw the juniors do something massive in the past years

Specially young talents from my country braking records of big players. I have been watching baseball all my life since is a huge deal in my country. Now that I’m older, I start to understand a lot beyond the game that I couldn’t understand back in the day. As I watched this season I saw how Juan Soto in the 2019 world series and even now broke so many records. Then I started thinking, who were the people that originally set the record. Because it is way easier to break something then actually being the first one in doing it.

Baseball Reference front page

While I was doing a research I found a website recently that have store all the data from games even from 1900. Everybody knows Babe Ruth, what he did will stay in baseball forever. But if it wasn’t for this website, I would never know the story of Ty Cobb.

Ty Cobb Once Beat Babe Ruth … at Golf | SwingU Clubhouse
Babe Ruth and Ty Cobb

He’s a legend of the same era as Babe Ruth. While I was looking at his stats on the website. I couldn’t understand why he was a Hall of Fame. It has been so long ago since he played, when I saw only 117 home runs I was confused. How can a HoF only have 117 HR, it didn’t make sense to me…

This is what someone who saw him play have to say

Warm up this winter and work on your baseball skills with Ty Cobb and Babe Ruth | MLB.com

Until I looked to the left and saw the second  most hit of all time was set by him in his era. It was impressive for me to think that, I would never have though that man would be the person with so many hits after seeing his HR so low in 24 seasons. That was the first time I saw him on the website. Since then, I have been looking at so many other players that I didn’t get to see play, but their records I don’t think would ever be broken. I hope I get to talk about another player next post, “The player who got tired of hitting“. Leave in the comments who you think this player is.

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