GOOD EATS is your one stop app that allows users to quickly look for nearby restaurants that fellow peers are RAVING about. It also allows users to add, share or view any restaurant reviews in the Greater Toronto Area. It allows users to share the latest specials, the available menu, make a reservation and also for people to leave reviews letting others know how their experience was.
This restless night makes me miss you so much. Or is it because I miss you that this night has become so restless. I miss the nights you’d sleep with me when I was scared of the monsters lurking in the shadows. I miss those nights i slept with you but couldnt fall asleep cause of your snoring. I miss how much you would spoil me and shower me with love. I miss your stories. I miss how you taught me everything important I needed to know in life. Im thankful for the way you raised me and all the love you gave me. I regret not spending more time with you and loving you more. I miss you so much.
R.I.P. granmama 11.15.08.
You’ll forever be in my heart.
The topic I chose to search was interior design. Upon searching for my topic the first difference I noticed with Delicious was that all the results were all from blogs and displayed little information. Instead they were accompanied with related hash tags. Initially, this made it more difficult to quickly grasp whether a source was useful or not. However, with the accompaniment of Sage and The Old Reader, the filtration and management system was much more efficient than regular search engines. With regular search engines you bookmark tabs and are kept updated through regular visits to sites. With Sage and The Old Reader, all the links you save are compiled together into one big feed. This feed not only updates itself but it also allows you to conveniently view all your content on one page. Another pro to this the ease of accessibility to these sites. Opposed to bookmarks, which are saved onto a computer, these sites can be accessed from any computer through your RSS reader. In terms of personal data management, it allows users to make their own content easier to find, and keep track of. However, a con I see in this system is the fact that some sources do not enable RSS. This makes it harder to keep track of all your websites and sources. All in all, this tool is a convenient way of managing information online.
In return for the convenience of being able to surf the internet at the tip of our fingertips we surrender our security and privacy. The problem is, we give it up without even knowing we are! Everything we visit a website or browse through the web, we are being tracked. This means that visiting one website can lead to multiple other sites being able to trace you. Information is often being traded back and forth between the sites while you browse without you even knowing. Honestly, if it wasn’t for Collusion I would have never known the extent of the lack of security we have on the internet today. The web browser app Collusion allows us to become aware of which of the sites we visit monitor us and what links they share the information with. The app Collusion helps to reassure me, even if it’s only the slightest bit, by allowing me the option to block known sites that are tracking me. It generates a graph that links everything site you visit to the network of links that it allows your information to leak to.
One would think that after knowing which sites has a network of tracers, and being able to block certain sites would make you feel safer. However in actuality, after only 20 mins of web surfing and seeing this graph makes reality all the scarier. Looking at the graph you see that one website will branch off into several other apps and I began to realize that everything was intertwined. Then it hit me, everyone and everything are connected. Instagram would link to Facebook, which would link to Youtube, tumblr and so forth. And each of these social media platforms branched off into their own set of tracers. This told me that they were all connected. Watching me, tracing me, tracking me. Internet safety is more than just taking precautions about what you’re uploading on Facebook and Instagram. In today’s society where the world wide web is so invisible you have to take more steps to ensure you’re protecting yourself and I believe Collusion is the beginning of something great that can help make the internet a safer and better place for everyone.
For our final project proposal we will be presenting the topic of collaboration, more specifically, the cloud. The cloud is a powerful collaboration tool that is being quickly integrated into our everyday lives. Because of this we feel this is an important topic that must be addressed towards high school students. In this video we briefly outline how the cloud works, the benefits, and the issues of the cloud.
In the world of social media, it is often easy to hide behind the mask of your screen name and forget that the World Wide Web is so invisible. Digital etiquette is important because of the lack discretion on the web today. Many people think that it’s common sense and that people should just kind of know it. Unfortunately, that is not the case. Just because we’re behind a screen and have a voice does not mean we are entitled to say whatever we feel. Just as it is important to abide by etiquette in real life, it is even more important to do so on the internet. The way you carry yourself on the internet should be a representation of how you would carry yourself in daily life.
A lot of employers often warn their employees to be wary of social media and work related posts. At my last job, my employer gave me an information package about work related posts and how much information I was ‘allowed’ to disclose. I was then told to sign a waiver acknowledging that I understood the consequences of everything I posted and that it could cost me my job. A lot of people feel that because they’re hiding behind a phone or computer that the world is in the palm of their hands. Problem is, someone is always watching. Employers, friends, strangers, family.
Often times, employers often Facebook search prospective employees to scope them out. As soon as it’s been posted, it’s for the world to see. It is important to remember that everything we say and do on social media platforms can be traced and monitored. In the end, digital etiquette is simple. Just spread the love, and don’t be hating.
Have you ever tried to look for something on Google but just could not find it for the life of you? Well, it turns out that there is a way to go about searching things. Follow these neat and easy tips and you could be the next Googling Guru.
1. How would you search for an exact word or phrase?
Well, it’s just as simple as it sounds. You search for the exact word or phrase but ALSO include quotations!
2. How would you search for something on a specific site?
This one is probably as tricky as it gets, first type the term you want to search followed by ‘site:’ and then the url.
Example: Koalas site:torontozoo.com
3. How would you correctly search for a definition?
I’m sure this puzzle isn’t too hard to crack. Just type ‘define: ______’ and then the given word you want to define!
Example: define: syntax
4. How would you search for a specific product available within a specific price range?
Bet you don’t know this one but don’t worry, just like the rest this one is still quite simple. For example say I wanted to shop for that perfect little black dress for that party for that thing. Just search ‘Black dress’ followed by your price range separated by a ‘..’ So together it would look like this
Example: Black dress $20..$30
5. How would you search for a specific filetype?
This one is relatively new to me as well but you type the name of the file you want to search, followed by filetype: and then (filetype format)
Example: Retail Report filetype:pdf
6. How would you include or ignore words in your search?
One would assume that if you wanted to ignore a word you would simply not add them part of your search in the first place but believe it or not there are those odd times where you would actually need to include it. You simply put a minus sign infront of the word you want to be ignored
Example: Mashed potatoes recipe -milk (for those days when you just don’t have milk in your fridge)
7. How would you find related pages?
To find related pages, you simple type ‘related’ followed by a colon and the site you want to find related pages to.
8. How would you find a topic, searching all available synonyms of a word?
It just keeps getting easier, to find a topic searching all synonyms of a word you just place ‘~’ infront of the word you’re searching
9.How would you find the time in another country?
What did I tell you, it gets easier! All you have to do is type time followed by the country.
Example: time china
10. How would you find out how many Egyptian pounds you get for $20 Canadian dollars?
Just to end it off for you guys all you have to do is type in is:
”Egyptian pounds in 20 Cdn dollars” and your answer is 1
Now go forth and exercise your skills of Google searching and make me proud. :’D
Hi! I'm interested in studying interior design but I can't really draw. Will I be able to learn along the way or should I give up studying design for something else? Thanks :)
There’s this misconception that you can’t enter the program without good drawing skills but I think it’s fine. There are many people in my year who aren’t great with drawing. In the application process they’re looking for creativity and potential that they believe they can grow. Having good drawing skills is an asset but in my program only the first year is focused on hand rendering the remaining 3 years are computer. So i say definitely give it a shot, but also try to apply to other types of programs too! Hope this helps you!
because in this world you’re the only one that you truly have. So what’s the point if you don’t even like yourself? That’s why I want to like myself more. I want to be a better person, I don’t want to hate the way I look, or the way I act, or the person that I am. So I’m going to change, so that I can be someone that I like.
What job do you expect to find after school? I want to become an interior designer but I am afraid of being jobless with a waste of a degree. Please help me. I'm so lost. This is my dream... what do I do? Your blog is very inspirational btw. :)
I definitely want to get a job as interior design, whether its at an architecture firm or interior design firm; preferably private owned (since you get to take part in every step of the project opposed to corporate firms). I’m currently enrolled in the Ryerson School of interior design in Toronto and its one of the top three schools of its kind in the entire world! Also if you look at the employment rate for ryerson interior design it’s in the 90 percentile so I dont think you should worry too much about being jobless(if you’re in toronto) :). Plus I know for my school you have to do mandatory internship in third year so usually if you do well in your internship position they’ll most likely hire you when you graduate as well! So if you’re living in toronto you should definitely look into that school we have a lot of students from all across canada attending the school :) ! and haha thanks, I hope I was atleast the slightest bit helpful feel free to ask anymore questions if you have any !