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This blog post has a bit of a silly title for the intents and purposes of what I’m actually talking about, but it’s close enough and straight to the point. Every once in a rare while we will see a movie come out about some interesting element of technological history; the most prominent example someone can probably think of in recent history would be “The Social Network” with Jesse Eisenberg starring as Mark Zuckerburg. This isn’t the only sort of example of a movie telling the story of some piece of technological history in regards to computer, media, etc. however, there are other older examples such as “Pirates of Silicon Valley” which tells the story of Apple and Microsoft as well as Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, and Steve Wozniack’s personal sides that also received favorable critical acclaim. So my question on this blog post is what movies can YOU think of that are related to technology and more specifically probably computer/software/etc. side of technology that were worth a watch? Leave a comment on our Facebook page and chime in!
If you’re trying to tinker with lighting for a photoshoot or movie scene but you’re finding yourself blinded by the lights intensity, grab a light dimmer with your light kit and easily use the toggle to dim the lights as much as you like. Simply attach it to the light kit and plug it into a power source and you’re good to go.
If you forgot your dark blue coffee mug at the Micro Room in the basement of Bosler, please visit the Media Center, also in the basement of Bosler, to pick it up.
This new paint called IdeaPaint can transform almost any smooth surfaces into drawable boards!
It could drastically change the way we experience classes and campus life!
You could replace all the erasable boards in campus with just a couple gallons of this paint and even use it in dorms, hallways and public areas like the cafeteria.
Here is a note by “Gizmag”:Gizmag Note
Just think about the creative possibilities !
Cube Hero created a great little post that brings everyone up to speed on everything related to 3D printing. Even if you don’t have the slightest idea what this new technology is, you will be well versed after reading it. Also, you will probably be fascinated by the possibilities and suddenly started seeing articles all around about 3D printing.
**side note: did you know that there is word to describe the phenomenon of seeing a word everywhere that you just learned? I didn’t until recently. It’s called Baader-Meinhof. Now ya know!**
Thought I’d post a video here for anyone that wasn’t aware that these advances have been made in the last few years:
Cars that drive themselves are safe, cool, and might be something that’s not just in iRobot or similar films. Would you like to these cars in PA? Also goes to show how awesome and smart everyone at Google is!
I recently found this really great video on how to take good photos. It offers advice to new and aspiring photographers, but also to people who simply want their families and friends to love them more because of the good facebook profile pictures they take. Check it out:
If you are inspired by the video but you don’t have a camera, you can come borrow one from the Media Center. We have pretty awesome cameras.
Also, if you are interested in photography, join the Photography Club on campus. We meet every other Thursday in the Alden Room (basement of the library) to look at and discuss our photos. It is a very relaxed and supportive community, so even if you have no photography skills, we will treat you with acceptance and respect. If you are interested, join next Thursday at 7.
K, see ya!
The sound of lawn-mowers and chattering students making it hard for your tour group to hear you tell about the mermaid statue’s history or about how awesome Althouse is? Have no fear, the wearable amp is here! This small pouch has a portable amplifier complete with a headset and lapel microphone for anyone interested in having an effective way of adding a little more boom to their voice while they’re on the move. This one is fresh and ready to be taken out and field tested so come on by if you’re interested in this awesome new toy!
USB thumb drive was found in the micro room with minecraft data on it
I thought I’d do a quick write up on this topic as anyone interested in gaming should be a little alarmed when the hear the prospect of Apple dominating the gaming market. Not necessarily alarmed in a bad way, but at the very least surprised. No matter how small Apple might have considered the “PC Gamer” market, they did historically suffer loss of sales to anyone interested in using their computer for both general (email, web-browsing, word-docs, etc.) purposes, as well as gaming purposes. Macs simply did not support high end gaming. This might not exactly be changing, but gaming itself has certainly changed with a move away from PCs and to consoles. And soon, it might not even be consoles that are dominating gaming, it might be apps. Just look on the iPhone, millions of apps are sold each year through the iPhone to promote cheap, quick, simple games that people love playing. Are these anywhere as artful or deep as certain “classics” like Starcraft? Absolutely not. But they’re dominating a market of gamers interested in playing incredibly casual games for 20-30 minutes at a time on their iPhone and then putting said game down. The hardcores might not like it, but Apple has a strategy and it’s likely to work. Read the article below for a more in depth summary and share your thoughts, do you like this sort of project? Do you think this is the future of gaming by and large, or will “hardcores” still create enough of a market to develop more expensive and more in depth games for?
Login here: http://blogs.dickinson.edu/wp-login.phpI forgot my password
Follow the “I lost my password” link on the login page. Fill in your email address and follow the instructions that are sent to your email.Creating a post
How to create posts and best practices: http://codex.wordpress.org/Writing_PostsThe difference between posts and pages
- Posts are entries listed in reverse chronological order on the blog home page or on the posts page if you have set one in Settings→ Reading. If you have created any sticky posts, those will appear before the other posts. Posts can be found in the Archives, Categories, Recent Posts, and other widgets. Posts are also displayed in the RSS feed of the blog. You can control how many posts are displayed at a time in the Reading Settings.
- Pages are static and are not listed by date. Pages do not use tags or categories. An About page is the classic example. Pages can be displayed in the sidebar using the Pages widget, and some themes display pages in tabs at the top of the blog. If you have 50 pages and you use the Pages widget, then all pages will be listed all the time.
To add a user to your blog go to Dashboard > Users > Add New
If a user has already been added to a blog on the Dickinson blogs add them as an existing user
- Subscriber - Can only manage their profile
- Contributor - Can write and manage their posts but not publish them
- Author – Can create, edit and delete their own posts
- Editor - Can create, edit and delete any posts or pages
- Administrator - Can access to all the administration features
Some themes are already available to find them go to Dashboard > Themes
Additional themes can be found here: http://wordpress.org/extend/themes/
If you would like a new theme added please contact the media center.Adding new plugins
Some plugins are already available to find them go to Dashboard > Plugins
Additional plugins can be found here: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/
If you would like a new plugin added please contact the media center.
With winter coming to an end and spring just around the corner, it’s the perfect time to start thinking about your warm weather wardrobe. Since there’s so many different websites and online stores out there it’s often hard to keep track of what clothes you want and where they’re from. Here are some apps to help you organize your spring shopping:
- Svpply: This app allows you to follow different stores and build collections of your favorite clothing, technology, media, home decor and art from all over the web. You can view your friends collections and publish yours on twitter, facebook or tumblr.
- Gilt: This app offers beautiful designer clothes at reduced prices as well as exclusive sales and offers not available on gilt.com. You can shop by color, size or category.
- Wanelo: Similar to Svpply, Wanelo provides an endless stream of unique products from all over the web selected by other users. You can save products to wishlists and collections. Wanelo links each product to the online store where you can purchase it.
- ShopSavvy: This app allows you to scan the barcode of an item and compares its price to other stores to find the lowest price. You can also shop for movies, electronics, books, video games and more right in the app.
A black and gray LG phone was found today on the couch behind the elevator on the basement of Bosler, near the Media Center hall.
Come pick it up from Bosler 015 if it is yours!
Richie Green here. I’m a Sophomore at Dickinson College. I’m an Economics Major and Film studies minor. I take pride in my selection music because of how much it varies. Working here at the Media Center has expanded my pool of music to old country (hank williams and johnny cash) thanks to Brenda and Andy. My favorite T.v show is The Twilight Zone (1964), a dimension not only of sight and sound but of mind. My favorite sports are basketball, sleeping, and dodgeball.