Daily Create: Digital Loss

I like checking The Daily Create every once in a while to see if I can relate to any. Lo and behold, today's is perfect for me because I recently discovered that one of my hard drives containing old work and precious memories from high school is not being seen by my computer at the moment.… Continue reading Daily Create: Digital Loss

Nostalgia Reimagined: Let’s Go, Pikachu!

So over Thanksgiving, my husband and I binge-played Let's Go, Pikachu! while eating leftover pizza instead of enjoying the classic turkey dinner with family because who actually wants to fly 3000 miles back home over the holiday season? Certainly not me! As kids, we loved our first generation Pokémon games/cartoons. As adults, we love seeing the… Continue reading Nostalgia Reimagined: Let’s Go, Pikachu!

Mediated Writing Project: Cryptography

For my digital literacy class, we had to create a project in Microsoft Sway featuring either an original piece of writing advocating for something we care about OR a previously-written paper for a different course. I chose to do the latter, as I recalled that I had written a paper early last year that goes… Continue reading Mediated Writing Project: Cryptography

My Privacy Personality Quiz: Thoughts and Results

For my weekly play post, I figure I'd make a screen capture of my thought process while taking this privacy personality quiz. (I'd suggest watching it in 1.25x or 1.5x speed.) https://youtu.be/rYMqn2vISTs My actual results. -insert sitcom laugh track here- (I used OBS to create this video.) -Charlee

“Honey, I’m home!” *Seen at 6:03 PM*

"My wife arrived home and got my attention through an instant message from the other room." (Rheingold, Howard; Net Smart: How to Thrive Online, 2012) My husband and I always do this. One of us will be busy, either me doing school work or him working from home as he often does, and we'll message each… Continue reading “Honey, I’m home!” *Seen at 6:03 PM*

Short Video Post: “On the internet…”

... ........... ....................... ......................................... ............................................................. .................................................................................. ........................................................................................................ "...nobody knows you're a dog!" I brought up this quote in my introduction post. Originally published by Peter Steiner in 1993 in The New Yorker, "On the internet, nobody knows you're a dog" has become a symbol of anonymity online. I like this meme a lot because I love… Continue reading Short Video Post: “On the internet…”

Media Use Log

"Some worry that people who live tech-saturated lives (especially the young) have come to expect and even to require instant stimulation, fun, entertainment, and/or digital connection at all times—that they expect never to be bored." (Chayko, Mary; Superconnected, 2017) The chapter in which this quote is grabbed from immediately reminded me of a mini project I had… Continue reading Media Use Log

Keeping Up With Technology

"Net smarts are not just vital to getting ahead; you need this knowledge to keep from falling behind." (Rheingold, Howard; Net Smart: How to Thrive Online, 2012) Technology is ever-changing. Reading the Rheingold quote above, I thought about all the people in my life who have no idea how to use a computer and call me… Continue reading Keeping Up With Technology

Meme Post: Future (and Current) Devs Take Note!

Recently I was linked a post by a concerned programming and UI design blogger about the current state of software and how bloated and slow they've become. So I figured, "Let's make a meme about it!" It's scary to think that everything being coded nowadays is just being built on top of old code without… Continue reading Meme Post: Future (and Current) Devs Take Note!