This is the third installment of my Blog Portfolio for 2006 Fall Semester: EL 405 New Media Projects. For those of you that did not follow my Blog the prior to now I will give you a brief exposition about me. My name is Leslie Rodriguez and welcome to my weblog sponsored by Movable Type. I am a junior at Seton Hill University and as part of my class and the New Media Journalism program I write and respond with blog entries on various topics.
These entries are then posted for public view on my blog. This entry acts as an introduction to my blog portfolio which includes selected entries that reflect on our in class discussions, published news articles and various texts that Dr.Jerz has assigned. The following topics will be examined and discussed in my blog portfolio:
My best blog entries that demonstrate intellectual growth.
Entries are categorized accordingly.
Project 2 & Software Entries
Project 2 Progress Report - An overall look at the progress that I when I swapped projects with Stormy. She fine tuned and added to my IF CST game and I did the same to hers. I listed a few of the major changes that I planned to make as well as those I had already put into action.
Hammer & HalfLife 2 - In this entry I wrote about the in class tutorials we had been doing with HalfLife 2. I also expressed my enjoyment about finally getting to play the game and work on making MODs with zombies, weapons and more importantly and octagon...ohhh!
Beta Test Project 2 - Here I noted what I learned and needed to work on after holding a beta testing session for project 2. The testing involved a classmate as well as a friend of mine outside of class that was unfamiliar with interactive fiction.
Comment Grande - A comment left on Puff's blog entry about his HL2 level with the zombie bowling.
Comment Informative - I attempted to leave this comment on Stormy's blog like 6 times today and I am not sure what happened. I keep getting this "DEFINE COMMENT PENDING TEMPLATE" error message, so I will link to the entry here and just past my thoughts on it below. Here is my comment:
"Dude I love you and this was the most awesome entry about being frustrated with interactive fiction. I have also yelled incoherent things at my computer screen while coding. You know I offer you these words no out of sympathy, but empathy. Sometimes interactive fiction is what we in the newspaper business like to call "a bitch!" (little joke). Anyway I can't wait to see what you are doing with my original idea. I know it is going to be great."
Wild Card Entry
Is that a Catholic Social Teaching skill in my dumpster? - In this entry I proposed the idea of creating an interactive fiction game that deals with the idea of dumpster diving and incorporates the Catholic Social Teaching principles.