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Big Project

Big Project

Welcome! For my Big Project, I decided to create a podcast about documentaries on Netflix! Each week I had a new guest and we gave an overview of that week’s doc, dicussed underlying topics within it, and had some casual conversation. Every guest had to 

Week Six

Week Six

This week was pretty interesting. One of our assigned readings was The Making of a Youtube Radical by Kevin Roose which I really enjoyed. The article was about Caleb Cain who discovered the alt-right in 2014. It all started when he watched a self-help video 

Week Four

Week Four

This week was really focused on building our website. On Monday, Whalen taught us how to add images, links, and change our background on our websites. We also discussed how to create a subdomain for our retro page and add it to the webring. I am still a little confused on how to do that.

The code for image for the image above is <img src=”iMG_4382.jpg” alt=”Puerto Rico Coastline”>

On Wednesday, we started peer teaching which was really cool. I have never done peer teaching like this in another class. Nick and Anya did their peer teachings and it was super useful. Anya taught us how to align photos. She walked us through how to put a photo on the left, middle, or right and how to align text with pictures. Nick taught us how to add audio. He tried to autoplay the audio but we think it is not possible to do anymore. The code for audio is <audio> <source src=”audiofilenamehere” type=audio/audiotypehere”> </audio>

I peer taught on Friday and I dicussed how to embed a YouTube video. Youtube is really easy to code because Youtube gives you the code.

Week Three

Week Three

To start off the week, we were supposed to listen to a podcast about Geocities which I found really interesting. At the beginning of the podcast, it discussed how some sites had their own identity or were kind of like a private community. They further 

Week Two

Week Two

To prepare for this week we were assigned to read excerpts from Snow Crash and an article about Luddite. Luddite now describes someone who is opposed to new technology. It originally was an organization of textile workers in the 19th century. They feared that the 

Week One

Week One

For the first week of classes, our format was a little different than the normal setup. Monday and Wednesday we were on zoom and Friday was in person. 

On Friday we talked a lot about domains and subdomains. Professor Whalen explained that Zachwhalen.net is a whole domain. I also learnt what URL stood for which means uniform resource locator. Our class also discussed http:// and ftp://. Http:// is implied when you are googling a website. So if I were to google a website I do not have to add the http:// I can just put www.zachwhalen.net. Ftp:// is to locate files. 

It was such an interesting class and I am really excited to continue to learn the materials for this course.