Week 2 Reading Reactions

Doom and gloom or sunny skies ahead? I wanted to start off with a seemingly unrelated tangent – women in the workforce and how much they earn.  I recently heard an episode of Freakonomics titled the The True Story of the Gender Pay Gap that, long story short, asserts that the pay…

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RWET Assignment 1

Playing Around For this assignment, I tried a few different things.  Firstly, just to get comfortable with python, I spent time essentially recreating a Unix command, tr, just to gain some familiarity with Python syntax and structure.  It took about an hour, but eventually I was able to get a…

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An app interface I like?

I think I have to go with Duolingo on this one. Duolingo is a language learning app that, while has nothing terribly unique or special about it’s UX or UI, it’s clean, simple, well designed, and a pleasure to use.  Ultimately their app is in a constant state of displaying…

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Readings Reactions – Week 2

Why are we so insistent on food being ‘natural’?  What does that even mean anymore?  We embrace technology in all aspects of our lives but as soon as it get near our food we freak out.  Why?  Perhaps it’s the revulsion towards Monsanto that has led us to our ravenous…

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Skill Builder #1

Introduction For this week’s Skill Builder: Router Edition, we had to make a…shape.  A 270º circle with a straight edge along one the remaining quarter.  If you were to ask me to make this , my first instinct would probably just be to use a bandsaw, then clean up the…

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