Hello, Digital Media Technologies (DMT)

Hi! /wave To all regular readers of my blog, this is a post I’m writing for class. From now on, posts I write for my Digital Media Technologies class will be dumped in the appropriate category. You can read and comment on these posts if you like. They’ll just be a new addition among my regular blog posts.

Anyway, hello DMT! I’ll call you all that from now on. My name is Georgina, but I’d very much prefer it if you call me Georgie. First, a secret: While most people hate writing about themselves, I like writing about myself, because it’s the subject I know the most about. ๐Ÿ˜‰

I’m the girl with the dark hair who was sitting up the back of the classroom today. There’s a photo of me as the image associated with this post. Come say hello. I promise I don’t just look out of windows all the time, and I hope my age isn’t too intimidating (I’m only 20, and throughout my years of study I’ve had people mistake me for a high school student, but people who know better know that I’m about the same age as everyone else, but to their surprise I’m a bit younger). I’m just always amazed by views from great heights. Being on level 27 of a building is wonderful. I had trouble trying to figure out where the general direction of my house was from there, though.

I recently completed a Bachelors degree in Communication, so referencing was really tight in that faculty. If you want me to write your references for you, I will… no, just joking. But feel free to approach me for help in that regard. I’m a writer at heart, so I’m vehement about good grammar and punctuation and I don’t mind proofreading.

I’m doing this course – a Grad Diploma in IMM – because I was looking for a tertiary qualification that would support what I already know. I hate to say this because I usually sound arrogant, but web design is actually my passion. I got into HTML from the age of ten, and though I’m a keen learner, I didn’t really pick up on new technologies until I was 17 – from which age I started freelancing. I am rather proficient in X/HTML (more recently, HTML5) and CSS, and am very familiar with WordPress and Textpattern. I currently work for a web design company in Haymarket. While this subject contains a lot of what is familiar to me, I am a very keen learner and I look forward to dabbling in more advanced PHP, MySQL and Java/jQuery. I love giving myself a challenge.

Success for me, in this subject – now that I am aware of the subject outline and what this constitutes – is receiving a mark above Distinction. I strive to do well, and I’d be happy with such a grade. However, more importantly, I want to walk away having learned something new. This is why I am planning to propose something that will challenge me for this subject’s assessment. I believe that if I can walk away with some new knowledge on the aforementioned languages, it will benefit me in the workplace. And I won’t have to keep asking my boss for help. ๐Ÿ˜›

As you can see, I already have a blog and a website. You can visit my portfolio if you want to see what else I’ve done. It is probably the best way I can sum up my skills with visual aids. Also, this website you’re looking at (my first domain name and my personal blog!) is the first website of my own that I’ve coded in HTML5 and made as responsive in design as possible. I would love to improve my skills there.

I live out west, so it takes me about an hour to get to university. I work five days a week, with flexible hours. I arrive in class having finished a shift at work from 9:00am. Lately on the train I’ve been listening to Radiohead (hey, if you’re going to see them in November, let me know – I’m thinking of going and I don’t have a definite concert buddy) and Magic Dirt, but my favourite bands are Armor For Sleep, Jebediah, Avenged Sevenfold, Explosions in the Sky, Smashing Pumpkins, Nirvana… hmm, the list could go on, really.

If you’re in my class and we have something in common, let me know. :3 For reference: The feed of my DMT posts. If you’re one of my regular readers, let me know how school is going for you, or what you’d say in an introductory post. ๐Ÿ˜›

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HELLO WUGGS

Nice to see you like your new class ๐Ÿค“ ๐Ÿค“

You’re gonna find this subject easy, you. ๐Ÿ‘ฝ. *huggu*

And yes, you are a remarkable employee. โ˜บ๏ธ

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I don’t know if you’re allowed to do this for your class, but you could make it so your posts categorized in DMT don’t show up on your homepage, then you could just give the category link to your teacher/classmates.

Anyway, it seems like you’re going to enjoy this class and I hope it stays that way. ๐Ÿ™‚

Oh, I don’t really mind, haha. Remember when I did paid blogs when I still run on FanUpdate? I just posted something “proper” afterwards or didn’t mind if people read the paid posts too. ๐Ÿ˜›

The paid posts always annoyed me, though. ๐Ÿ˜†

Are you the only girl with dark hair in your class? That really caught my attention as something you’d use to describe yourself. Kind of irrelevant but I tend to pick up on details like that. ๐Ÿ˜› See another detail I picked up on is that your class is on the 27th floor. I LOVE tall buildings and LOVE being so high up. I really miss that.

I guess to me you’re surprisingly young to be starting graduate school at 20 since all bachelor’s degrees are a minimum of four years here. My friend in Australia graduated uni in three years and she’s 21. Maybe you started school early or skipped a grade, but if I lived in Australia it wouldn’t be intimidating to me since I know plenty of people who start school early or skip a grade. And I don’t think you look like a high school student. If people around you think that, then I should seriously show them what Asian high school students look like. Let them visit my old high school. ^/_^

I don’t think you sound arrogant if you say web design is your passion (just wish there’s a better word than the overused passion … anything is better than “passionate” I guess). The other day I was talking to a classmate about web design and I said I already know HTML. She said she did as well. Then it turns out she only knows “basics” like bolding text and making links. Um ………

I don’t know what I’d say in an introductory post really. Maybe I should write one now. ๐Ÿ˜›

No, but I was the only girl sitting at the back. ๐Ÿ˜› I was one of the youngest students during high school; I’d actually be a year ahead if I didn’t repeat kindergarten (I started when I was three, apparently).

Many people show extreme surprise when they find out how old I am. Maybe it also depends on who it is. Or maybe I look older in my photos.

Thankfully, in this subject, we’re learning a lot more than just basic HTML! In my Bachelors degree we learned absolute basics and most people thought they had their head around it, but it goes further than those “basics”. ๐Ÿ˜›

That makes sense then. People start kindergarten at age 5 here. Don’t think starting so early is allowed, because my birthday is end of August and I was always the youngest in my class until I moved to New York when grades are separated by birth years rather than every September as the cutoff (school starts in September if the cutoff seems random). And I don’t think someone can just look older in a photo. I think it’s because I’m more used to seeing Asians than Westerners, so I can easily guess Asian ages. You definitely look 19-20 to me. ๐Ÿ˜›

Ooooh I haven’t seen this layout! It’s brilliant!

This is a brilliant post, I love learning about people! Is this something you’re expected to do? Did you get a template for this post or did you write it from scratch? I mean, I know you’re a brilliant writer but writing about yourself is so hard to do and you’ve done it so fluently!

Radiohead are amazing! Go see them! I’d be so jealous if you did, They haven’t annouced any UK dates as far as I know, Which of their songs have you been listening to?

In the US, people usually graduate with a Bachelor’s degree when they’re 22 years old, or about to turn 22. The fact that I will have one right after I turn 21 makes me a youngster. The fact that you have one at 20 is awesome!

If I were to write one of these essays, mine would include:

1) I love robots. They are adorable.

2) I think that robots have a great potential for solving social and technological problems that we encounter today.

3) Unlike many other roboticists, I don’t actually want to create a robot that is truly intelligent – I just want to help extend the field of robotics outside the factory.

4) Academically, I want to be an engineer that can not only solve problems, but one that really understands the fundamental mathematics and physics behind what we observe. An engineer needs to know more, not less than a scientist – we have to both understand nature and know how to manipulate it. It’s sad that that’s not always the case these days.

5) Outside of academics, I like music and martial arts. Both keep me happy when my academic endeavors become stalled.

Hello DMT! ๐Ÿ˜›

You know, a thing I find kind of funny is I find it hard to talk about myself sometimes, despite having a blog. On my blog, I can easily talk about what I do or things that are happening in my life, but when asked to write an essay in an English class about myself, I tend to draw a bit of a blank. Kind of ironic. ๐Ÿ˜›

It was nice to learn a little bit more about you, especially your university stuff. I have a feeling this class won’t be too hard for you. ๐Ÿ˜‰

RE: We found out today that it will be very unlikely that my dad will lose his hair from the chemo, the hair on his head, that is. They said that he will probably lose his hair leg – kind of weird, but I’m glad. ๐Ÿ™‚

I take it that you’re enjoying DMT? ๐Ÿ˜„ I hate talking about myself, because I never really know what people want to know. I mean, would you want to know that I can peel a banana with my feet?! No, of course, you don’t. ๐Ÿ˜ž I think it’s easier to just write about daily events. In regards to your class, it sounds interesting and I’m majorly happy to hear that you have your Bachelor’s Degree already. ๐Ÿ˜„

Good for you that you like your new class! what id DMT exactly?
Congrats on finishing your Bachelors Degree…I’ll finsh it in 2 years and I’ll finish it before i turn 21 (my b’day’s in July and we finish the course in march). How are you?

It’s in the title… DMT stands for Digital Media Technologies. ๐Ÿ˜›

That’s a perfect introduction to yourself, i hate having to do those i’m always stuck on what to say.
with regards to your comment on my blog yes Coco is a girl i love her too bits ๐Ÿ’—
my new layouts up if you wanna go check it out

Hewo…okie I will give it a try and see how it goes lol.

Haha I see your point…I don’t think I like writing about myself as much though hehe. I love talking/writing about random stuff and music!

Whoa level 27…must be a nice view indeed ๐Ÿ˜„.

Next time I need a proofreader I will keep you in mind ๐Ÿ˜‰

Nah you are not arrogant. I have realized that you can learn a lot more of HTML/CSS by yourself than going into a college program. Good luck with PHP…MySQL is easy and Java/jQuery shouldn’t be bad either ๐Ÿ˜Š. I need to dabble in jQuery sometime myself!

I would go to the concert with you but I don’t live close enough uwaaaah T_T.

I am not in school anymore and I miss it so I have no clue what I would say in an introductory post but I will probably blab a lot about myself, where I am coming from, my hobbies and geekdom ๐Ÿ˜†

Whoa that was one heck of an intro for your classmates. Of course I’m just a regular reader and not your classmate but good job with that. Hope school is going great for you!

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I don’t watch much t.v. either but I have been watching The Big Bang theory as well. Pretty funny to watch. People have been telling me I should watch Doctor Who, so maybe I will. ๐Ÿ™‚

-A.J

It’s awesome that you’re liking your new classes. I am actually really hating my current ones, but next term I have some pretty good ones. I am having to re-take a failed class(absences), so I am hoping to get a good grade. {{ I am trying to get a medical residency in a different country, and since they are so picky, I know I have to do amazing in clinicals and my actual classes! ๐Ÿ˜ถ }}

And thank you for the comment ๐Ÿ˜Š, you live in Austrailia? {I have noticed you spell like I do, and even though I am american born, I was raised in England so I adopted the spelling and grammar naturally, haha}

Hi there~

I’m in your class I think ๐Ÿ™‚ Really like your layout. It’s just the right shade of pink ๐Ÿ˜›

You’re obviously very good at writing. I never really like to write about myself, cos it always seems to end after 1 paragraph.

I, too, want to get above a D for this! It would be a good start to year ๐Ÿ™„

See u in class~~

Aww, it’s good to see you doing both of the things you love and striving to earn the right qualifications in order to earn a living through them — nothing better than that, I believe! ๐Ÿ™‚ Hope you enjoy this class; it sounds like heaps of fun! ๐Ÿ˜†

Ok so I am officially feeling way out of my league. I’m 28 years old and computer subjects were not offered to me in High school., so this is all new to me apart from what i have learnt at work. I think even if it was offered in school, I still would have mostly played outside.

I’m glad you are in this class, as I will probably need to seek your help ๐Ÿ™‚

More than happy to help you, Kate! ๐Ÿ™‚ I’ll be honest with you though, I learned most of this stuff on the side as a hobby. /um Not a lot of it was introduced in my high school and certainly not in depth. But I don’t blame you, I believe that only recently it’s been offered in high school subjects. My knowledge all sort of stemmed from a curious young mind wondering how the internet works. ๐Ÿ˜„

Hey just checked out some of your tutorials. They are really good. Am going to give some of the basic ones a go soon so thanks again ๐Ÿ™‚

Hi Georgie,

We seem to have quite a spread of ages, skills and backgrounds in the class. I will keep an eye out for you in the back of the classโ€ฆ
I had a read through of your portfolio site. Looks good, have you explored the @font-face CSS selector? I enjoy good typography and hope this one will help.

Definitely, Adam! @font-face is my new best friend and I’m actually using it many times over on my blog at the moment. You might find Google Webfonts useful, as they have a bunch of fonts hosted on their server that you can use with the @font-face selector. The good thing about it is that you no longer have to make an image and use that – you can do lots of typographic stuff with HTML now. CSS3 transforms are also super handy to rotate and skew text. ๐Ÿ˜„

Hi Georgie,, โ˜บ๏ธ Your website ๐Ÿ‘ looks so elegant, organized and lovely. Seems you are very shrewd and keen. I liked the font you used. Didn’t notice you last week, but would like to catch up in next week class. And yes, i may seek your help for referencing, may disturb you to proofread my works as well..hehe ๐Ÿ˜š

Hey Georgie,

Great site + intro. You’ve obviously got some pretty outstanding skills there! I think having people in the class of varying ages + backgrounds can only be a good thing and allows for really diverse ideas and knowledge to be shared.

Look forward to meeting you soon! Alicia