Posts Tagged “computers”

Access and Accessibility

For the past few days, I’ve been hard at work creating a personal website for myself. It’s sort of like a portfolio, but a little more flexible than just that. I wanted a place to tie together everything that I do online into one spot. So, in lieu of an “official” announcement, here is my new personal website. It’s still somewhat of a work in progress, but for about two days of work, I think it looks pretty good. Because I now have webspace, I will likely be moving this blog there, so you can likely expect some changes in the next few days.Continue Reading

Technologically Sound

Computer illiterate people bug me. I don’t know why they think that they don’t have to understand a computer, but apparently they’re thinking that computers are going to disappear for some reason. The reality is that they’re likely going to disappear before the computers will – unless someone comes up with a variant of the computer that’s so advanced, they don’t call it a “computer”; however, the computer illiterate will just be further behind. Let’s face it, computers are here to stay. You either get used to them or you get left behind in the dust. Get over it.

The people that bug me even more, though, are those that think they know how to use a computer, but they actually don’t. These people think they know everything there is to know about the computer or a certain program, and then proceed to show you the most roundabout way of doing something when you could do it easily in three clicks. Case in point: Mr. G today in Accounting class. You see, our new textbooks come with a CD that gives you some exercises to work on in Excel. I’ve dealt with Excel a few times, and though I certainly don’t claim to be an expert in it, I at least can navigate my way around in the program and do pretty much anything I need to do with not too much hassle. Anyway, Mr. G decided to teach us how to use Excel to do these exercises in our…Continue Reading