Grad school, blogging, nerdiness, and other things

One of the classes I’m taking this spring, Digital Humanities, has a blog posting component.  Which I’m really excited about.  As I’m learning while doing readings for my Digital Humanities class, blogging is a really big part of the field.  A lot of information gets shared through blogs, and it’s really interesting to learn about.  Not only that, but digital humanities in general.  It’s got my inner art history nerd peeping out again to see what sorts of projects I could work on that tie Art History into Digital Humanities… so many things to learn this semester!

I’m also taking Gender and Computerization, which so far has proven to be an eye-opening look at how gender plays into various parts of the computing/technology field.  Some of the topics discussed in the class so far have given me even more ideas for research projects.  Might even talk about them here, although they’re so very nerdy and not exactly crafty.  Who cares?  Someone out there may find my ideas/realizations interesting!  Plus, research!

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Oh, and I get to make a website for Information Architecture for the web.  Which is always fun.

Speaking of fun!  I installed Ubuntu on my laptop last night!  It’s my first experience with Linux.  I’m enjoying it so far.  I’ve got a bit of experience with Unix from my studies in ILS, using it when doing programming in Python and Perl, stuff like that, but this is the first time I’ve jumped in completely and devoted an entire machine to a Linux based OS.  I actually enjoy the fact that sometimes it takes a little bit of tinkering to get stuff to work.

I might make some more grad-school-oriented posts this semester, not sure.  I mean, most of the stuff I do in grad school is considered pretty nerdy, and I love sharing the things I learn with others, maybe getting people to discuss things on the blog…

Oh.  Unrelated to anything except my previous post: I saved a pony from certain death last week.  The weather here has been exceptionally chilly lately, though, so I’m going to have to get creative if I want to hit my step goal this week and save another pony.  But if I do hit my goal… I GET SOCKS.

And yes, I really am excited about socks.  I mean, come on, socks are awesome.  Especially fun socks, like the robot-cupcake-unicorn socks I’m wearing right now.  😀

2014-01-22 13.20.47Alright, enough of my disjointed rambling.  I’ll hopefully have a more well-formed blog post for everyone next week.

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