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    Lab 9


    Objectives: We were to configure a Static Route Network, Configure our RIP, and then Troubleshoot our RIP. We ended up running out of time at the end of class and did not completely troubleshoot. 

    Equipment List: Computers, Cat5 Cables, Switches, Routers, and People who know what they’re doing

    Notes and …

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    Reference List


    Works Cited

    Brodie, C. S. (2004). Always inventing: A photobiography of alexander graham bell. School Library Media Activities Monthly,21(4), 48-49. Retrieved from http://search.proquest.com.er.lib.k-state.edu/docview/237132724?accountid=11789\



    Mindell, D. A. (1998). Alexander graham bell: The life and times of the man who invented the telephone. The New England Quarterly, 71(4), 672-674. Retrieved from …

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    Lab 8


    Objectives: Create your own version of the “Hitch Cut” video.

    Equipment List: Video Editing Software. I used Adobe Premiere CS6

    Notes and Observations: I already knew how to do this lab, so I wasn’t too concerned when it came to applying my knowledge. Personally, I could have easily skipped this …

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    Lab 7 Part 2


    Objectives: We created our own network by following a diagram that was set up on the board. We then split into groups and set up our IP addresses to the network and then made sure everyone could “talk” to one another by pinging or using some other form of communication.…

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    Lab 7 part 1



    In this lab, I learned the concept of subnetting by coming up different IP addresses using the network address.


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    Lab 6


    Objectives: We downloaded Wireshark so we could start packet sniffing the activity on our computer. We were then supposed to:

    Browse a webpage on a server outside of campus do a file transfer to an FTP server test connectivity to a host with Ping Acquire a network address with DHCP…
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    Mid-Semester Progress – Beauty and the Beast


    I am working on the “Transformation Effect” for the Salina Community Theater’s version of Beauty and the Beast. This project requires me to work mostly in Adobe After Effects, which is essentially Photoshop for video editing. I have made a lot of progress in learning the program with the help …

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    Lab 5


    Objectives: We downloaded our Web Server software and tested to see if it worked accurately, then we downloaded FTP daemon for file sharing across the webserver.

    Equipment List: at least two computers, Apache Web Server Program, and Filezilla FTP Daemon. I also remembered to bring my brain. 

    Notes and Observations: …

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    Lab 4


    Objectives: We constructed a stand-alone, operational TCP/IP network using IPv4 addressing. So we had to work in groups to create 2 separate networks and then configure a router so our networks were connected to each other.

    Equipment List: Several computers, 2 switches, a router, and a plethora of CAT5 cables. …

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    Lab 3


    Objectives: Our objective for the third lab was to learn about the OSI model as a method of understanding modern computer networks.

    Equipment List: A computer connected to the internet.

    Notes and Observations: I used windows as my OS for this lab. The first thing I did was open up …

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    Lab 2


    Objectives: Our objectives for this optional lab were to create a straight-through cable, which is used to connect a computers NIC to a Hub. I also created a crossover cable which allows 2 computers to share files. 

    Equipment List: Crimp tool, wire cutter, 3-foot length of CAT5 UTP, 2 RJ-45 …

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    Nicholas Simpson 2014-02-09 12:41:14


    Objectives: Our objectives for this first lab were:

    1. Make a blog

    2. Edit the Networking Wiki

    3. Join Diigo and the KSU Networking Diigo Group, and share a webpage on the KSU group

    4. Write a lab report(aka this) for the lab.

    Equipment List: A computer connected to the …

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    Working Digitally Topic


    Photoshop has always been an interest of mine. I think Photoshop artists are some of the most creative people and I would like to learn more about them. Not many people realize it, but Photoshop artists are pretty important in todays world. They create amazing works of art and keep …

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    Living Digitally Research


    My project I’m researching is Photoshop Artists. I have had an interest in photoshop for a while, and I love learning about different aspects of the program. I think it is amazing that people can create such beautiful works of art in a computer program. I am having a difficult …

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    Childbook Mashup Assignment


    For my Digital Media 1 class, we were required to replicate a children’s book and put a pop culture twist on it. I altered the assignment a little by putting an inside joke in it. My friend has a Toyota Supra, and I think it is one of the coolest …

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    BMS Poster


    Create a tv/movie poster that captures the essence of the story through the use of minimalist design/iconography. – here is my creation

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    Podcasts first started surfacing in 2004 when the iPod began getting popular, but have been around since the 80′s. A podcast is basically like a radio show, but is meant for people on the internet to download and listen to them.

    It’s actually really easy to create your own podcast. …

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    Design Safari Summary


    For the past few weeks, we have had an assignment called the “Design Safari.” We were supposed to navigate around ds106′s website and complete 15 stars worth of assignments. There were many different assignments to choose from that helped challenge our creativity. The two main tools I used for this …

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    Song lyrics




    Today is the greatest
    Day I’ve ever kown


    -Today by Smashing Pumpkins


    Im on the highway to hell

    -Highway to Hell by AC/DC

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    Bumper Sticker


    My take on the Keep Calm trend. Carry On is Avenged Sevenfolds single that was featured at the end of Call of Duty: Black Ops 2. I found and downloaded the font used in the Black Ops 2 Title

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    Daily Sounds


    For an assignment in Digital Media, we were supposed to collect 10 sounds that are common throughout our daily life. Below is a link to my different sounds.


    Ad Astra Ambient: Ad Astra is a local coffee shop located on Santa Fe in Salina. I enjoy getting cappuccinos there …

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    Week 4


    Here are some assignments that I finished for this week in Digital Media:

    I am from poster:  http://a7xpetrock.wordpress.com/2013/02/17/i-am-from-poster/

    Media Fast assignment:  http://a7xpetrock.wordpress.com/2013/02/17/media-fast/

    Black History Month Essays:  http://a7xpetrock.wordpress.com/2013/02/18/black-history-month-essays/


    I liked doing the “I Am From” poster, just because I was able to use Photoshop and Illustrator.

    The Media fast assignment …

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    Black History Month – Essays


    Gordon Freeman was born in Fort Scott, Kansas. He was the first African American photographer for Life Magazine. He was interested in photography when he was around 25. He was a freelance portrait and fashion photographer for a while. He wrote a book called “The Learning Tree” and adapted it …

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    Media Fast


    For this assignment we were to abstain from all forms of media, including music, cell phones, television and the internet for a 24 hour period. I started my fasting when I finished class on Friday at 1:30 p.m. I headed back to my dorm room. I felt relieved in the …

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