Final Course Reflection Blog Post – Sai Ho Yip

Hey guys! This is my 2nd and final post for the course reflection as last time I kind of jumped the gun and posted a bit too early so I had to convert it back into a draft as instructed by Ryan. This semester has been quite interesting especially having to do distance learning because of the virus. I quite enjoyed this class as it lets you explore your creativeness and thought it was interesting. My first impression of Ryan was that he was pretty cool and it still remains as him being a cool guy.

I had quite a lot of fun learning how to use Photoshop and make memes with them. It was pretty interesting to see the memes other people came up with especially the wanted poster of Ryan which you can see on this website here.

I believe I deserve an A+.

Why do I believe I deserve an A+? Well, I never missed a day of class and did all of my work. I replied to comments and commented on others when possible. Asking for a A+ might sound ridiculous but it is worth a shot and I might as well strive for the best possible grade.

I really enjoyed the assignments that allowed me to express my creativeness and learn new things like the panorama assignment or the create a meme one.

I will keep maintaining my website which you can access by clicking here. I will probably use the website to post anything that interests me such as video games or any art I find amusing. I have added a bit more since the last time I posted so for those who have taken a look and haven’t looked recently feel free to visit. 🙂

The theme I used for this website is called Ghost and I really like it because of the dark background which is appealing to the eyes in my opinion.

I plan to use this website to post my thoughts and anything that interests me.

Well that is it for this post but I really enjoyed the class and I hope everybody has had a wonderful semester!

COV-19 — Week 8

I don’t really know what to make of COV-19 other then the widespread panic I hear and see on the news and in public. I see many stores sold out on essentials such as hand sanitizers, face masks, and people stocking up on food like a plague is going on. A whole box of 50 disposable face masks which use to cost like 5-10 dollars now would probably cost you about 50 dollars or something which is insane. I was quite excited to see that they were closing down schools and going fully online but now I am unsure as to weather that is a good thing.

Many people appear to be staying home and doing online classes or working at home during this COV crisis.

When you travel to places out in public you will probably see signs that tell you to maintain good hygiene because that is pretty important now.

I hope everyone stays safe and has a good rest of the semester! Just remember to maintain good hygiene and you’ll be fine but don’t overdo it!

Copyright laws – week 7

Copyright is very tricky since these days almost anything you post has to have come from someone before (meaning there is a owner). A quick search of the word copyright on the dictionary site gives you this definition.

the exclusive right to make copies, license, and otherwise exploit a literary, musical, or artistic work, whether printed, audio, video, etc.

It is a very tricky definition as you have to ask yourself why are they enforced and how does one obtain these exclusive rights in the first place? With this assignment I used the article Andy Baio is Kind of Screwed which attempts to explain something called fair use. No one really has a clear concept of copyright which is why some unlucky few like Andy gets slapped with a huge fine.

The problem with copyright is in the definition as it’s really hard to determine when your infringing on copyright. You could be doing something for fun like Andy did and not know you are infringing on copyright.

Panorama Week 6

For the week 6 assignment we have been assigned to do a panoramic picture. I was interested when Ryan told us about panoramic pictures because I never really take pictures and it’s new to me.

The first picture was taken at the atrium which depicts us talking, fighting, and then making up. The picture goes from left to right so it starts off with all of us talking. The picture goes on to depict a fight scene thats about to start with everyone about to kill each other. The last scene depicts everyone making up and talking to each other.

The second picture depicts everyone at the library. All the way to the left everybody is reading a book because they are forced to since a professor assigned them a reading assignment. The last scene on the right depicts everyone throwing up their books and celebrating because they are happy that they don’t have to read the boring book since they finished.

The last picture we took was outside York College and depicts a scene of everybody rushing to class. The reason why everyone is running to class is up to you. Everyone could be running because they are playing a game to see who could reach the class first or they could be running because they are actually about to be late.

The assignment was pretty fun and interesting because I learned something new and got to meet some nice people.