- Finding out where an image came from, or get more information about it
- Researching or tracking the appearance of an image online
- Finding higher resolution versions of an image
- Locate web pages that make use of an image you have created
- Discover modified or edited versions of an image
Its amazing how much bs i can spout off when im not quite with it.
Met francois the radio personality.
12 wines.I am so drunk.
Blue cheese is awesome.Never thought id like it.
Leon the wasted guy
Great Reads, Utech Interviews and Getting Started
This was found on Encyclopaedia Dramatica - The wikipedia for the internet. Go at your own risk lol. Ill leave you at the gate.
There is no strictly defined 1st Year or 2nd Year Areas.However just like how when one is around a fireplace, a circle is the natural way people will align themselves you find the second years congregate to the Left and the 1st Years work on the right*.
*Directions taken facing the back of the studio
This is a extremely annoying practice especially if you leave for long periods of time.This problem is often compounded by more than one people leaving work taped on tables for hours on end.Rendering the studio useless for work since there is now no space available.
Additionally in terms of regular studio class reservation.This is all good if you reach early.If you come ½hr late to class and "your" seat is occupied don't believe you have the right to demand it.It is a silly and useless quarrel that ensues.
Two laptops shouldn't be played at the same time.This just makes the place noisy and both songs become indecipherable gibberish.
The big brother system in my estimation failed last year [lol] This is the official mentoring program.Your big brother/sister gives you advice and guidance.Utilize them.
Generally we look out for each others stuff.If you put down your laptop no C.S.A student is going to take it up.99.5% sure
Things that get stolen
Pencils, Paper , Chip Board , Other stationary
I deduce that sometimes this is by accident or not a COMPLETELY devious and malicious act.Sort of :S
[*Looks around studio , Spots a ruler*]
Thefter: Great ill just borrow this!
Impatient Person: HEY DUDE WERE LEAVING NOW HURRY!
Thefter: Oh Fiddlesticks[lol] COMING!
[You enter stage Left]
Irate Young Person: Where the CHEESEBREAD is my ruler??!!!
Back to my point.Pack up your stuff when your finished with them and don't leave things unattended.
Visitors in the Studio
To keep life simple.Visit your Visitors.Outside.
The last thing you want is something goes missing when your best friend happened to be in studio.Problems and more problems.
However if you do insist on bringing someone.Introduce them.
Do not have them just waltz in by themselves and do not send any non-C.S.A students to retrieve something for you.Get it yourself.
Food in the Studio
NO FOOD IN THE STUDIO! Eat on the step,chairs [outside] wherever.
Many people seem to disregard this rule.I sincerely hope this changes for the better
CLEAN UP YOUR GARBAGE!
The studio can get to a very nasty state after big projects.Pick up your papers and trash.It would also be nice if more people pitched in to clean up the ENTIRE studio more often.
Clear Plastic Bottles are currently being placed in the Recycle Bin in the studio.Make sure the bottles are empty.
DO NOT SMOKE IN THE STUDIO. Go to the step [or the roof lol] and smoke.Not everyone thinks smoke is delicious.
The Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck
1984 - George Orwell
Hard Times - Charles Dickens
The Art of War - Szun Tzu
The Illiad - Homer
The Silmarillion - J.R.R Tolkien
If one trades happiness for contentment
Has one lost?
One at the bottom of it all yearns for the sky
Those airborne can fall.
Is a state of stagnancy and neutrality what is really pursued?
One can be content with any thing
Is contentedness one and the same with the happiness everyone chases after to no avail?
Is being being content with ones place in the world happiness?One without the other or do they go hand in hand?
If so does that make me a malcontent?
Or am i unhappy?Or both?
Meet the second years.We're all nice people, right guys?Class is split into 2 groups, A and B. People with names like Archie and Deadpool go in group A.Names like Spiderman and Xerxes go in group B. Group A and B have different time tables but lectures and Head studio are as a class.
Your Semester I Courses are as follows:
I think thats all of them[if not, read your damn handouts]
Pencils - Clutch/Push Pt/Regulars
Utility Knives - Trapezoid/Paralellogram /Xacto
Personally i find the Parallogram* shaped blades to be the most economical and durable choice.Reason being while Xacto blades are far superior in sharpness they are expensive to replace and not as suitable for heavy duty work.The problem with Trapezoid blades is if one side dulls the only thing you can do is turn it around and then what?Replace Replace Replace. The parrallelogram blades canbe snapped off with a plyers and you have a fresh new blade to work with. Remember to purchase a sturdy handled knife.Heavy Duty plastic/Metal with a good grip.
* Im sure they have a real name but whatever.
Glue - Glue gun/Krazy Glue/Ponal
They're ALL good.Ponal is stronger than you think however it requires patience.
Storage - Art Tubes vs Portfolios
All you have to consider is if you want to lug around a big rectagular thingy to school.Tubes are smaller thats all. Either wayyou need one or the other to keep your work safe and dry.Or both.
Tubes will cause your work to curl which can be it annoying when you actually want it flat.Minor annoyance.
Using something to keep your work clean is advised.A Erasing Pad or Shield/Pounce Pad w/e is essentially a sock filled with eraser shavings that you hit your work with to keep it from getting dirty.Theyre very effective.
The condensed version is my second choice if theres no one to scrounge off of.The condensed version only cost $20+ . You may know it as a eraser but i like to say Condensed Erase Pad.This will keep your work clean to an extent but drawing over it may leave little white spaces.
Cornmeal eh? Well still lumpy.Enjoy your ants or roaches lol. PROTIP: Try talc powder.
You will be asked to create 7 Shapes in their Solid, Skeletal forms and draw both forms.
So we can say you will need Paper [Of medium weight] , Glue [Ponal is slow but neat]. Some kind of sticks [Bamboo skewers are the most common material and can be bought at Liguanea Drug and Garden Centre for ≈ $150JA
Tips for Paper Shapes
Reduce the amount of Seams and increase the amount of folds.
There are different ways to make the same shape!
You will be asked to draw a variety of shapes at different line weights
LOL um be neat.Make sure the differences between line weights are visible from a good 2 feet away.
11x17 Paper -Mounting Inclusive.You can write or print.Hand drawn work to explain yourself is favored over printed images.The paper should be no thinner than cartridge. Linen Paper is nice to draw on but the C.S.A printery is unable to print on it well.The Utech printry is capable and does it at higher quality for double the price.
Oh an enjoy mathematics [rofl]
So you got past the preliminary filtering and they're asking you to come in for a interview.What next?
What to do?
Put together your Portfolio in a folder large enough to hold your work.
Minimum of 10 items. No Autocad Drawing are acceptable.
Recently portfolio submissions have been expanded to include Photography and even literature but remember Always read the official documents and ask questions for confirmation.The staff are quite nice.
This expansion means that your SBA's and other draftwork, freehand drawings, paintings , photos of sculptures and other large artwork , Photography and Written pieces are now open for you to use. Try to have variety but also remember to use your strongest pieces.
It holds your work.
You can always buy one [$$$] or Make one usually out of sturdy card board[$] or chip board[$$]
If you've got a friend or some idle fellow that has nothing to do but write blog entries on the inside,By all means ask them questions.
What to Expect?
- To have a interview. Be well dressed, On time , Polite and RELAX!.Blah Blah Blah
- To show and comment/explain pieces in your portfolio
A list of your pieces might be a good idea
- Other General Questions
What have you heard about CSA or what are your impressions of the school now?
Cliche stuff- Why do you want to do architecture?
- To be given comprehension
Example: My comprehension piece was about signs [Vague? Blame the foggy memory]
- Other questions on the sheet include Hobbies and Interests , Sports etc.
What usually happens afterwards?
They take a while to get back to you.Especially if your interview was later down the line.
You can call them or they can call you. *shrug*
What if you don't get in?
If at first you don't succeed...You know the rest.
Advice: Pursue a course that is in tandem with the Architectural syllabus.Construction Technology will earn you some exemptions which will make your life a lot less hectic
Welcome to a world of hard work , Sleepless nights , Finding out how comfortable a drawing table can be, Cool people and Juici beef patties.
All of their policies are subject to change and they are in no way obligated to inform me :P.This means that you MUST read the documents carefully and ask the staff at the front desk to clarify anything that is unclear.However i feel it is fairly unlikely portfolio guidelines will change any time soon.
Looking at different layouts. I cant choose. HELP!
Art Theme - Demo Here
Wow RSS Feed + Comment Feed + Login Bar + Search + Menu bar + Recent Post Bar Nice
WAAAAYYY TOO FLOWERY (Pinstripes...seriously?)
Creative Art Theme - Demo Here
Menu + Search
Comment AND Entry RSS feed
Flickr Photostream ??? - Not sure how im going to use that Off screen
Content area is thin
- Photoshop the flowers off the side bar - Then Re upload
- Fix the search button to make it transparent
- Fix the RSS feed button and make a FAQ post + Add hyperlink
- Fix the widths of embedded vids and images
- Possibly increase the width of the Text Area
- Get Rid of the social network icons [If it had facebook id consider keeping them]
- Fix the footer and put in something Shaun-like
- Re add the side bar widgetsAdd icons for the Older and Newer Post links [ Clickable ]
- Add the image zoom effect >_< [HELL NO way too hard]
Bombo.. and i jsut realized that i didnt put in my other RAM card properly and ive been running on 2GIGS>_<
Windows Vista was almost as bad as Windows ME. Which, historically, has been the worst
To alleviate the Microsoftness you can
Right Click on My computer> Press advanced System settings[you should be in System Properties now> Advanced> Settings> Visual Effects
You can turn off individual options or you can just press adjust for best performance.
IT WILL LOOK LIKE WINDOWS 98....but it will go considerably faster.
Feel the difference.
Mac- Lol thats a whole different Blog EntryLinux - Ditto but less anger
Virtual Memory -
Say your one of those people that just always got a couple 70 GB to spare like me.You can use Page Filing.This is similar to the sometime-ish usage of your HD except in this instance its always in use.Which also means you cant use this space to stor
So more Speed FOR Less HD = Good Move
As long as you have the gigs to spare. A good 3 gigs of Page filing is useful
Virtual Memory doesnt run as well as regular RAM so its going to be a moderate effect.
Still a good idea though.
HDD Space - Hard Drive
This is a minor factor.This only becomes problematic when less than 5% of your hard drive is available. This is because your computer sometimes uses actually Physical space to serve as RAM when processing erquirements get high [*Cough cough Media Player*]
WinDirStat(Main Site)is a useful tool to locate and assess your hard drive.It shows you how much space every file on your computer is taking up in a graphical method.More often than not we forget about old files and they just sit and piggy back on your HD Download Here
Programs that load at start-up can make turning on your computer a tedious task.Start-Up managers can help with this or simply going into your Messenger , Limewire ,Torrent option and deselcting Run at start-up.
Additionally some programs take a notoriously large amount of your processor space.Like Media player, Internet explorer etc. Press Control + Shift + Escape to directly open task manager.
Viruses - Spyware - Trojans -Worms etc
Get rid of them.Need i say more.
Battery - Plugged in VS Battery
I think we can guess which one goes faster?
nah im just messing with you...
And thats that.