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First Week

Aug 30 2012 Published by under Introduction

This is a quick summary of what I have done this week at Quinnipiac University.

Hey, not a long post, but just wanted to let ya’ll know that I have made a lot of headway on my Interactive Techniques class at QU.  Been knocking out badges.

Today, I did some PHP programming which helped me make this MadLibs like experience.

Also, I learned the code for making your links open in a new window.  You gotta target=”_blank” it to make it go somewhere else.

Animation hasn’t really gotten started yet.  Mostly just introducing ourselves.

But head on over to xangam to see what I have been up to!

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I’m Back!

Aug 28 2012 Published by under Introduction

This week, I return for the second semester of my adventures through the Interactive Media program at Quinnipiac University.

Hello all!  I am back.  That’s right.  This is my first official week of school (again) and I am already jumping in with my sleeves rolled up (literally).  I have created a website (in fact, now, if you go to xangam.com it will actually be a web page.  I know, exciting.)

The courses I am taking this semester are Interactive Techniques, where I am learning different web codes, including HTML5, CSS3, jQuery, Drupal, PHP, and I may even end up changing my WordPress theme with customized code.

In my other class, Interactive Animation, I am learning the ins and outs of Flash animation using the Adobe flash software.  Also, I got a new computer and Adobe CS6, so I am excited to put those to good use.

Anyway, bear with me, I will be getting back into regular blogging, and my the force be with you.

Toodaloo!

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Notice of Change

Aug 14 2012 Published by under Introduction

This post is to announce that I am currently in between semesters, and that I will change my schedule for the next semester.

So I have now officially completed my first semester of Graduate school at Quinnipiac University.  This is exciting.  I have learned a lot, and a lot of it I am already applying in my life at work and in play.  I am still awaiting my grades, but whatever they may be, I know that I did well, and that I learned, as I just said, a lot.

In an effort to be more consistent, and to continue to push quality content out, I will be changing my posts to two times a week, Tuesday and Thursday evenings.  This will give me enough time to assimilate the information and regurgitate it out to you.

Unless there is a significant assignment that I do, or unless it is requested otherwise, I will not continue Assignment Fridays.  I may post the occasional assignment on Saturday if I feel it is worthy of posting, but I don’t expect that there will be one of that caliber every week.

Of course, I always welcome feedback.  Let me know what you guys are liking or not liking, and I will take it into consideration for future posts.

Thanks for reading, keep calm and carry on.

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My Video Introduction

May 15 2012 Published by under Introduction

So I was asked to do a video introduction for my classmates to “meet” me. This is what I put together:

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Hello World

May 15 2012 Published by under Introduction

The traditional initial post made by those in the computing world.  This is how we are taught to introduce ourselves the first time we write a program of any kind.  Well, I am getting started on my own personal blog this time.  And this one is for my studies at Quinnipiac University.

I plan to use this blog to showcase my work over the next couple of years.  I will also be using it intermittently in attempts to display my own personal ramblings to the world.  Perhaps, one day, I will be as good at this as I think I am in my head.

Sorry to be so brief on my introduction, but I hope to see you around the next couple of years as I familiarize myself with Interactive Media.

Xander Gamble posing as Captain Kirk

In an unrelated note, here I am posing as Captain Kirk for my friend.

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