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First blog post in almost two years :D

Hi all! Thanks for visiting my blog! =) I have to admit that it's been a while since the last time I published something online. Nowadays, I can't say that I'm a true blue netizen because I don't go online as often as I used to.

 

In any case, to know more about my netizen days, you may visit my old blog http://daentydrizzles.blogspot.com which I created during my 2nd year in college (way back in 2005 lang naman hehe). I initially wanted to just update the blog for this workshop but realized that it may be too tedious to change the layout.

 

As to who I am now, though a lot has changed, I'm still the fun loving, nerdy, angsty, shy, sweet, and thoughtful person that I used to be. Actually, an oxymoron of sorts. Hehe. =P Though, hopefully, a more mature, open-minded, and patient version of me. =)

 

This blog contain snippets of who I am. I created all of the contents during the course of DLSU-GSB's IT workshop under Prof Benedict Avila. Creating them was really a fun exercise, especially since I've never used these social media before. Thanks very much Sir Benedict for introducing them to me. =)

 

 

 

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Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 2

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 2 | Danielle_ | Scoop.it

My first try at photo editing using Lightroom. It was quite a challenge because I'm not very familiar with photo editing. And Adobe Photoshop is quite an advanced tool for me. I actually watched a Youtube video to get ideas about its functionality. I used Spot removal tool and ajusted the clarity, vibrance, etc. 

 

This photo was taken in Isla Hermana Menor, a private island in Zambales. =)

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How To Make an Inside Out California Roll

About two years ago, I found out that there are Japanese grocery stores in Cartimar, which is one jeepney ride away from our office. Because of my love for Japanese cuisine and because good quality Japanese restaurants are quite expensive, I tried making simple Japanese dishes at home. One of which is the famous California maki. I learned how to make it by watching videos in Youtube.

 

The video showed the techniques necessary to make a fine tasting maki! =) Making California maki is fun and easy once you get the hang of it. Try it at home! =) The video contained here is not the same video I saw two years ago but I find this video easy to follow too. You can replace the cucumber/avocado with mangoes to make the California maki we Filipinos know and love. =)

 

Happy making and eating Maki at home! =D

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Mohamed A. El-Erian - PIMCO's CEO and co-CIO

Mohamed A. El-Erian - PIMCO's CEO and co-CIO | Danielle_ | Scoop.it

 

"El-Erian is a doer and a thinker and someone who understands the risks of rare events. [Never before, have] I seen such a combination. Read this book."
—Nassim Nicholas Taleb, author The Black Swan

  

 

 

 

Mohammed A. El-Erian is the CEO and co-CIO of Pacific Investment Management Company (PIMCO) headquartered in Newport Beach, CA.  He's the author of "When Markets Collide: Investment Strategies for the Age of Global Economic Change," a book which I've read more than two years ago during the aftermath of the global financial crisis. Here's a sample Youtube video of him talking about current economic situation in Europe and the US. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MIL0XCShsKk

 

 

I became exposed to the financial world when I started my work in the BSP's Treasury Dept, specifically in the area of reserves management. In a nutshell and in layman's terms, we study and determine where our country's foreign exchange reserves should be invested in. 

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Al Gore on averting climate crisis | Video on TED.com

Al Gore on averting climate crisis | Video on TED.com | Danielle_ | Scoop.it

  The first time I visited Ted Talks, Jonathan Foley's "The other inconvenient truth" (http://www.ted.com/talks/jonathan_foley_the_other_inconvenient_truth.html)

immeadiately caught my eye because I've watched Al Gore's An Inconvenient Truth and I find anything about our environement interesting.

 

However, upon seeing the first 3 minutes of Foley's video, I found it to be not as well delivered as Al Gore's. Upon looking at the side panel, I was happy to find that Al Gore has a video in Ted Talks as well. In this video, which is kind of an extension of his An Inconvenient Truth, Al Gore enumerates 15 ways that individuals can address climate change.

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My take on Wikipedia's credibility and E-learning

My take on Wikipedia's credibility and E-learning | Danielle_ | Scoop.it

I don't think Wikipedia should be an acceptable medium for knowledge in schools given that the authors of each wiki article could be just anyone. I may be oldschool but I still believe in reading real books (not online books) as the best way to learn. My boyfriend once told me that I'm just hard-headed and I just don't want to adapt and learn new technology. But to me, the feel of a book, browsing each page, smelling the pages, hearing the pages turn, is an experience that will be instilled in your brain, along with the knowledge that you've gained from reading. The more senses are involved the more active your brain is.

 

However, I do see that Wikipedia offers a lot of information condensed in one article and the web is indeed a useful research tool if used properly. What I would suggest is for students to get an overview from wikipedia and validate the information published there via reading books or visiting other more reliable websites.

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Gadgets!

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Gadgets I own:

 

Lumix LX3, Sony Vaio laptop

 

Gadgets I'd like to have:

Sony Mobile's Xperia S, a 7-inch Ipod touch (I hope Apple releases one hehe)

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Collage of Felix - Created via Splashup.com

Collage of Felix - Created via Splashup.com | Danielle_ | Scoop.it

I was not able to install Photoshop, but instead found http://www.splashup.com

It's similar to photoshop but is web-based and free! =) 

 

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An Introduction to Splashup

A short Youtube video about the basics of Splashup. =)

 

 

"Splashup is the most powerful online image editing tool I have ever seen, and the only one that I know of that does layers."

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Milestones in 2012 and beyond

My milestones in 2012 and beyond, created using ProShow. Thanks to Google images and bing.com for the pictures, and to youtube for the videos and music.
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Star Wars Jibjab!

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A Star Wars spoof, starring me, my brothers Ray and Dan and my boyfriend JR. This video was really fun to create and watch! Thanks Sir Benedict for sharing this website to us. =D

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What is Web 2.0?

What is Web 2.0? | Danielle_ | Scoop.it

As in the words of Paul Anderson, "Web 2.0 is a slippery character to pin down. Is it a revolution in the way we use the Web? Is it another technology 'bubble'? It rather depends on who you ask. A Web technologist will give quite a different
answer to a marketing student or an economics professor."

 

To me (based on Prof Avila's introduction to the term and based from what I've read), Web 2.0 is a combination of technologies that enable online users to be more socially connected in the World Wide Web. Blogs, Facebook, Google+, Twitter, Wikis, etc. allow each of us to reach and interact with just about anyone connected to the online world.

 

In the words of Wayne Barry: "Although the term (Web 2.0) suggests a new version of the World Wide Web, it does not refer to an update to any technical specifications, but to changes in the ways software developers and end-users use the Web."

  

 

References: http://www.jisc.ac.uk/media/documents/techwatch/tsw0701.pdf

http://e-research.pbworks.com/w/page/18452183/What%20is%20Web%202

 

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Cloud computing

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Many of us are familiar with the "cloud" through Apple's Icloud. What may not be familiar to less techie people like me is that the cloud is not exclusive to Apple. Cloud computing is a technology that uses the internet in using applications or maintaining databases without having to install them in computers. This effectively lessens the cost to consumers and businesses alike because it is not necessary to purchase licensed software or maintain a dedicated office server. As long as the user has internet access, he/she can use the services offered. 

 

References: http://www.accessus.net/business-services/cloud-computing/

 

 

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Blogging

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Blogging gives anyone who has an internet connection the freedom of expression. It is a fun, creative way of sharing information, thoughts, just about anything under the sun. A blog can be used for education, marketing, creative expression, and many other ways depending on the blogger's interest.

 

I, myself, was fond of blogging during my college days. I used to work in the wee hours of the morning just so I can create a new layout for my blog. My blog was my outlet whenever my brain is clouded with thoughts. Nowadays, I don't blog anymore, except for this one because of our IT workshop class. =) Maybe, because I've found other things that interest me more. =D

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GloFish® fluorescent fish

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During my 2nd year in college, my Bio 1 class professor asked us to present new developments in the area of Biology. That was the time I discovered the existence of genetically-modified glow-in-the-dark fish. To my surprise, these flourescent marine creatures are now being marketed under the trademark GloFish®! Below are excerpts from the official website http://www.glofish.com/

  

GloFish® are brilliantly wonderful fish that add color and excitement to any aquarium, whether at home or the office, or in classrooms.

 

GloFish are similar to other fish, except they have a much brighter disposition. GloFish fluorescent fish are available for purchase in five stunningly beautiful colors: Starfire Red®, Electric Green®, Sunburst Orange®, Cosmic Blue™ and Galactic Purple™.

 

The Science of GloFish®

 

Where do GloFish® fluorescent fish come from?


GloFish® fluorescent fish were originally bred to help detect environmental pollutants. By adding a natural fluorescence gene to the fish, scientists hope to one day quickly and easily determine when a waterway is contaminated. The first step in developing a pollution-detecting fish was to create fish that would be fluorescent all the time. Scientists soon realized the public's interest in sharing the benefits of this research, a process which lead to GloFish® fluorescent fish. 

 

 

 

 

 

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