1. Jeff Grant Sr

    “Dead Week” is far from dead

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    Hi everybody out there in the blogosphere, I just finished editing my 2-min video project in my senior project class…WHEW!

    When the animated intro and name titles are added to it I’ll post it for your viewing pleasure.

    I have been non-stop doing homework for weeks now with no let-up, …

  2. Jeff Grant Sr

    Coming to the End

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    As this semester draws to a close I find myself reflecting on it. It was unlike any other semester Ive had. i spent most of my time both away and at home doing school related stuff. My youngest daughter wasn’t getting very much of my attention (she may actually like …

  3. Jeff Grant Sr

    Happy Earth Day!

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    Hello everybody and happy Earth day to you! I want everyone to spend some time today outside looking around and seeing all the beauty and resources that we normally just take for granted.

    Just finished my 3rd physics exam so my brain’s still sizzlin

    The ride home helped me relax …

  4. Jeff Grant Sr

    Preparing for the end

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    There is only 5 weeks of class left…Gulp

    Trying to get my old mind to stay calm and get organized is a challenge sometimes :p
    I’m halfway through getting my paper done for my social media class (due in 4 days).
    I have still 2 tests left to take in …

  5. Jeff Grant Sr

    Fun class today!

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    Today in my social media class we got to Skype with a class that is from Connecticut. They are seventh graders, and I’m not sure what particular class their in.
    We played a game where each classroom gets 1 question to guess where the other classrooms town or city is …

  6. Jeff Grant Sr

    My, how time fly’s when one’s on vacation

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    I swear I just recently left college to begin my week’s Spring break. It’s already Saturday and I feel the pressure beginning to swell from within me. I’ve worked on school stuff everyday, but also had time to myself(finally). I still have a ton of stuff to get done…

    I …

  7. Jeff Grant Sr

    Preparing for an interesting interview

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    Well, time to hit the shower (now that I got a cup of java). I’m getting ready to do an interview with a Kansas State alumni and digital media major. This gentlemen should prove to be a great addition to my collection of video interviews thus far. These interviews are …

  8. Jeff Grant Sr

    Playing catch up and what not

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    Hey all,

    I’ve been a busy beaver lately trying to keep up with this semesters work-load. I am feeling my years as late (52) and have been having mixed emotions about my future. I think I’m just tired and stressed, so I will let my thoughts brew and see where …

  9. Jeff Grant Sr

    Just a list of references for my research paper (social media)

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    Social media in the workplace

    References

    Blaschke, L. M. (2014). Using social media to engage and develop the online learner in self-determined learning. Research in Learning Technology, 22 doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.3402/rlt.v22.21635

    Kinsley, S. (2015). Memory programmes: The industrial retention of collective life. Cultural Geographies, 22(1), 155-175. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1474474014555658

    Calvasina, G. E., …

  10. Jeff Grant Sr

    LinkedIn account discussion

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    Today in my social media class we discussed an article in the U.S.News , “What recruiters think when they see your linkedIn profile.”
    http://money.usnews.com/money/careers/articles/2015/02/19/what-recruiters-think-when-they-see-your-linkedin-profile

    The article states, “Nearly 95 percent of recruiters use LinkedIn to source and vet candidates, a recent survey found.”
    Impressive bit of information I thought. They …

  11. Jeff Grant Sr

    An interesting phone call

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    Washington post story

    Today in our social media class here at K-State college, we had the privilege of speaking to 2 guys (via 3-way phone call) that were involved many years previously in a court battle over child abuse. This was in the Washington Post newspaper. I’ll briefly describe some …

  12. Jeff Grant Sr

    Great advice given

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    Myself, and my fellow bloggers  had the distinct pleasure of our college Dean, Ms. Verna Fitzsimmons in our social media class today. She gave us a history of her impressive career and some life lessons to follow in order to achieve similar results as she has gained.

     

     

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  13. Jeff Grant Sr

    A penny for my thoughts

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    Three more topics in my social media class for me to share: Why the trolls will always win, can we auto-correct humanity, and new reality for marketing on Facebook.

  14. Jeff Grant Sr

    I’m Baaaaaack.

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    After a long break from blogging, I once again will throw some text onto this canvas and attempt to inspire, entertain, enlighten and other-wise hobnob with my fellow bloggers. A few topics discussed thus far in my Social Media class at K-State University are: “Stolen photograph”, “Is Google making us …

  15. Jeff Grant Sr

    Lab 8

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    Objectives:
    To learn how to download and edit video using Video Down-loader Pro, and Sony Vegas video editing software. 

    Equipment list:
    Computer with internet access along with the built-in video software Sony Vegas.

    Notes and observations:
    I am a digital media major, so this lab was a breeze.

    Diagrams, flowcharts, …

  16. Jeff Grant Sr

    Research Topic References

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    Here is my ten references to utilize for my video project of Ada Lovelace:

    (1) Book: (I have 6 books to look through) These books are coming from the Manhattan campus; they haven’t made it to my campus yet, so I am listing all six and I cannot properly cite …

  17. Jeff Grant Sr

    Lab 7b

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    Objectives:
    7 of us classmates were to construct a working network with subnets using the network equipment that is provided in the lab. The instructor was only an observer (we were on our own).    

    Equipment list:
    3 routers, 3 switches, 4 computers and plenty of media.

    Notes and observations:
    The …

  18. Jeff Grant Sr

    Lab 7a

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    Objectives:
    To learn about sub-netting and how to assign different sub-network addresses to multiple networks.   

    Equipment list:
    N/A

    Notes and observations:
    There is a recognizing pattern that I started to see which helped me correctly fill out the lab report.

    Diagrams, flowcharts, and figures:
    N/A

    References:
    We were given a …

  19. Jeff Grant Sr

    Lab 6

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    Objectives:
    Packet sniffing with Wireshark. Sometimes a network needs to have a good snapshot view of what is happening on the network. A packet sniffing protocol analyzer can be the perfect choice. The objective here is to learn what the software does and understand it.

    Equipment list:
    Computer with internet …

  20. Jeff Grant Sr

    Lab 5

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    Objectives:
    To learn about HTTP and FTP servers, which are two of the many available services that can operate on a TCP/IP network.

    Equipment list:
    Computer with internet access.

    Notes and observations:
    It was fun to download the Apache web server and test it to see it configured and running …

  21. Jeff Grant Sr

    Lab 4

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    Objectives:
    In this lab we learned how to build a working TCP/IP network.

    Equipment list:
    6 computers, 2 switch networking devices, cables, router, and patch cords. 

    Notes and observations:
    My group needed to replace 2 network cables in order to complete the connections. As long as we had the proper …

  22. Jeff Grant Sr

    Lab 3

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    Objectives:
    To learn about the OSI model as a method of understanding modern computer networks.

    Equipment list:
    Computer with internet access.

    Notes and observations:
    ARP: address resolution protocol, converts an IP address into a physical address. Maps the IP address to the MAC address. You can verify connectivity by pinging …

  23. Jeff Grant Sr

    Lab 2

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    Objectives: We learned how to make networking cables. Networking cables are used to connect one network device to another network device or to connect two or more computers to share printer, scanner, etc. (crossover cables, patch cables).

    Equipment list: We used twisted pair cables (Cat5 UTP) (a form of wiring …

  24. Jeff Grant Sr

    Lab 1 – Setting up a Homepage

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    Objectives:
    To get three items finished: create a blog account, create a wikispace account, join diigo and create a term for the glossary.


    Equipment list:
    Computer with internet


    Notes and observations:
    I helped a fellow student get the lab done. This first lab was necessary to begin sharing information. I …

  25. Jeff Grant Sr

    Working Digitally Clips

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    Working Digitally Graphic Designers

    Graphic designers create visual concepts, by hand or using computer software, to communicate ideas that inspire, inform, or captivate consumers. They help to make an organization recognizable by selecting color, images, or logo designs that represent a particular idea or identity to be used in advertising …

  26. Jeff Grant Sr

    Working Digital Lit Review

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    Jeff Grant Sr.
    Working Digital Lit Review

                               To be…or not to be…a freelance graphic designer 

    While compiling this list of graphic designers (most of which are freelance)  I was drawn into their “world” and became excited in the prospect of being “one of them”.

    I didn’t simply just copy and …

  27. Jeff Grant Sr

    Jeff’s Shot Types

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    The clip I chose to work on is called: “Sam’s Speech”.  It is one of my favorite scenes to the wonderful movie, ” Lord of The Rings” (2:18)(youtube).

    I’ll begin with the timeline along with what shot(s) were used to complete the scene.

    (0:00-0:05): Establishing shot, (WS), 1-shot, tilt-up, dramatic …

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