My Quantified Self: The Internet vs Books

(This post is one of a few projects made for the Nova Southeastern University class WRIT 5400.)

I spend the majority of my time online.  In fact, I would say that I spend 90% of a normal day next using a computer in some way.  I’m either doing school work, writing a blog, or surfing the internet in my free time.  One of my favorite pass times is browsing YouTube to watch new and interesting videos.  However, my other favorite pass time is reading.  So, when trying to figure out how to “quantify” myself, I decided to put my two favorite pass times to the test.  What do I spend more time doing:  watching videos or reading for fun?

As such, for one week, I wrote down how many minutes I spent watching different types of videos and how many pages I read from a book.  (I timed how long it took me to read 1 page from a book and it got so close to a minute that I decided to just count each page read as 1 minute of time reading.)  I decided to use Pie Graphs in order to chart out the information because I felt it was the best way to show how my time was split up percentage wise.

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Cosplayers and Observers: A Guide to Basic Etiquette at Conventions

(This post is one of a few projects made for the Nova Southeastern University class WRIT 5400.)

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Conventions are wonderful events where dedicated geeks/nerds and casual fans alike can come together to see all sorts of cool things. There are (usually) awesome actors signing autographs, mountains of merchandise that make your money disappear, and thousands of people of all shapes and sizes. If a convention is done right, everyone will have a good time, leaving with lots of fond memories and sweet con swag. However, there are certain rules of decency you must abide by if you are hoping to have a good time at a convention and not put others in a bad mood.

Today’s topic of discussion revolves around 2 particular types of people: Cosplayers (those who come to conventions dressed in a costume based on their favorite character) and Observers (basically everyone besides those whom are cosplaying at a convention). This will by no means be an extensive list regarding every single possible situation regarding the previously mentioned two types of people. It is limited to my knowledge and experiences I have had personally. Still, these are some basic rules to follow if you would like to come off as a decent human being at a convention.

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How to Binge Watch TV Shows Online!

(This post is one of a few projects made for the Nova Southeastern University class WRIT 5400.)

Editor/Director/Writer: Richard Rodriguez

Pictures taken from various sources online. If you see your image in the video and wish to be credited for it, please contact me through the Youtube messenger or leave a comment below. It was not my intention to infringe on copyright, merely to use the most appropriate visuals possible for this silly little video. I have no intention on monetizing this video.

Music:  Crêpe Suzette by Composer Cyril Watters

(To Professor Mason, the Reflective portion of this and other projects shall be posted under a blog post titled Project Reflections.  I just didn’t want to make each post too long and it seems easier to just post all the reflections in one post.)