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Archive for November, 2012

Blockly Maze Solution

Here is my solution to the Blockly Maze:   Along with using logic commands, I used mostly left turn commands because the openings to new hallways would be to the left of the little-yellow-man. And if there was a wall ahead, the little-yellow-man would turn left until there was a all to the left of […]

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Scratch: The Easy Animation Tool

After using Scratch for the first time, I found it to be an easy program to use to create computer animations.  Scratch gives the animator many preset commands for directing the animation in comparison to the program I usually use, Adobe ImageReady. ImageReady lets you animate using the layer system, in which each animation frame […]

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Digital Preservation: Futile?

After reading the article “Scarcity or Abundance? Preserving the Past in a Digital Era”, by Roy Rosenzweig, I felt that the preservation of our digital past (in the form of  web pages, photos, email messages, blog posts, etc) seems to be quite futile. In his article, Rosenzweig explains how difficult it is to preserve our […]

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Other Uses for Ngram Viewer

Now that I know that word usage can correlate with the events of the past, I went back to Google’s Ngram Viewer to determine if its results can help me focus the topic of my final project. My final project will be about the atmospheric nuclear test programs conducted by the United State during the […]

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Historical Events and Word Usage

Using Google’s Ngram Viewer, one can see how words were used in literature overtime. Since I am currently learning about the atmospheric nuclear testing conducted by the United States, I decided to use the words “atomic” and “nuclear” in the Ngram Viewer to see if one was used more often. “Atomic” is an older word, […]

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The Importance of the Location of the Trinity Test

The nuclear bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki greatly contributed to the United States’ victory in World War II. What also contributed to America’s victory was a test that occurred that month before the bombing of Japan. The Trinity Test, the detonation of the world’s first nuclear weapon, paved the way for the creation and success […]

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Bored Audience + Lack of Content= PowerPoint

From a young age, we were taught how to use certain computer programs, like word processors (Word, WordPerfect, etc), to get acquainted with how they work and to learn to use them better in the future. I have first learned to use one program, a slideshow program call PowerPoint, in middle school and have used […]

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Historical Chart Based on the Efforts of Civilians in Bath Co., VA, WWII

I created my historical chart based on the information I found in a book on my family’s bookself. The book was called, Historical Records- World War II: Service Record Book of Men and Women of Bath County, Virginia. It was produced by the Coleman-Brinkley Post of the V.F.W. No. 4202, located in Hot Springs, VA.(1) […]

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