Thursday, April 30, 2020

Tech Tip: Latest Posts

This week, I did the tech tip to add a widget on the side of my blog page that lists the posts that I've published recently, just in case the viewer is not on the main page.  Steps to do the same are included here

Tech Tip: Weather Widget

For this week's tech tip, I decided to do the weather widget to add a widget on the side of my blog to include the weather where I'm currently at (Broken Arrow, OK). 

Monday, April 27, 2020

Tech Tip: Countdown Widget

For this week's tech tip, I decided to try the countdown widget.  I chose to make a countdown based on the end of the semester.  This semester was probably the most difficult in terms of material for me, so I'll be really glad once it's finally over.  This should be the most difficult semester, as I am finishing off the difficult classes and I won't have to take as many credits in the future, so I'm looking forward to the end.  

Week 13 Reading A: Ramayana C

Rama and Lakshmana go and meet Hanuman.  They befriend each other, and go to Sugriva.  Sugriva explains that he and his brother, Vali, quarreled.  Sugriva was to guard a hole while Vali fought, however, Sugriva believed Vali had perished, so he filled the whole.  Vali believed that Sugriva buried the hole in order to possess the kingdom.  So Vali took away Sugriva's wife.  Sugriva and Vali battled, and Rama shoots Vali.  After Sugriva became king, he didn't do anything for a long time.  Rama sent Lakshmana to threaten him, and Sugriva sent four armies to search for Sita.  One of the armies goes south and meets Jatayu's brother, Sampati.  Sampati reveals that Ravana took Sita to Lanka.  Hanuman goes to Lanka and finds Ravana's apartment.  He finds his wives but can't seem to find Sita.  He goes to the Ashoka grove and finds Sita.  Many rakshas guard her.  Ravana wakes and goes to Ashoka grove and attempts to persuade Sita to be his wife.  Aksha comes and battles Hanuman but loses.  Then, Indrajit comes but Hanuman loses and gets captured.  Ravana decides to punish Hanuman by setting his tail on fire.  Sita prays to the fire and it ends up burning Lanka.  Hanuman returns to Sugriva, and the army marches to Lanka.

Hanuman, the monkey who is king and companion to Rama

Monday, April 13, 2020

My Library Tech Tip

For this week, the tech tip I am choosing to do is the OU Library's My Library.  The library source that I added to my library is the: "IEEE Xplore" resource.  It's very useful for the research papers that I do since almost all of the good papers related to my study are commonly IEEE conference papers. 

The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers is one of the largest organizations related to Electrical Engineering and other related subjects

Monday, March 9, 2020

Learning Challenge: Happiness Jar part 2

Last week, I decided to undergo the Happiness Jar learning challenge. Overall, it was nice to see the things that went well for me.  A concrete thing that does so can really give a motivation boost for the week.  I can see how it's a good idea for some people to do a happiness jar.  However, for me, it sometimes felt like a "chore" just having to put a thought on a schedule.  I'm a very flexible person, and I personally don't like following guidelines.  I think that a change that I could do is: instead of doing a happiness thought every day, I could just do one every time I felt happy for something.  It would make it feel less of a chore and more of "I want to document why I'm happy". 

Happiness Jar

Tech Tip: Google Data

I use a decent amount of Google services.  For my burner emails, I use gmail since it's quick and easy to set up, and I don't have to worry about sensitive information being on a burner.  I know that many companies, such as Google, are already gaining information on me.  To be honest, it's not an imminent issue for me, since I feel like there's not much they can do with information about me. I've just learned that everything about me is already about there, so there's not much that I can even do.  One of the best resources that I use in my everyday life is Reddit.  r/privacy is a good to read news or research more about internet privacy.