Final Post!

April 6, 2008

Well guys, it’s been a fun course, but I’m afraid that this will probably be my last post. I don’t know about everyone else, but I’ve kinda become depressed when I read my RSS feed and realize that I don’t have to post on anything I read.

Therefore…… I’ve decided to make my own personal blog (woot, my first link!).  I’ll probably never write on it (like Dave), but I think it’s good to have one anyway. Here’s the link if anyone is interested, but it’s mostly just personal stuff, as apposed to being interesting like what we’ve talked about in class.

It’s been a good class and I hope everyone continues using what we’ve learned.


David McKenna



January 14, 2008

Well my name is Thomas Allan Godfrey, I am 24 years old and a 4th year Business student at UPEI. I graduated Souris Regional High School in the summer of 2000, and enrolled into Automotive Technology at Holland College here in Charlottetown that fall. I graduated in the summer of 2002 and worked in the field, becoming a red seal recognized technician, and finally putting my wrenches away in the fall of 2004 to return to school.

I love technology and gadgets, this would be the main reason that this course is such an interest to me. I like to be up-to-date on new information, and new sources of information. I am more familiar with PC’s, but have used MAC’s before. I am currently looking into purchasing a MAC laptop.

My hobbies are cars, music, traveling (though I haven’t had the opportunity to do much, yet), and photography. Cars are perhaps the biggest interest in my life, and I am a member of a local car club, as well as a moderator on our website.

I am looking forward to all this course can teach me, even though I can not make it to class tonight, guess I’ll have to get Dave to send me the topics covered and will look them up before next class so that I am up to speed.

AboUt mE

January 14, 2008

Hello Everyone:

My name is Md Romiz Uddin. I am a 4th year Business student. I am from Bangladesh and I came to UPEI in 2004. I am studying at UPEI as an international student. I started as a computer science student then I switched to Business. But I have taken all the courses required for a minor in Computer Science.

“Computer” is my best friend. I spend most of the time at home with my laptop. I have facebook account, hi5 account, and aim account as well as I use hotmail and yahoo to chat. But most of the time I use hotmail account. I have a mp3 player which is kind of old model. I was thinking to buy a latest model (obviously appel J) but I changed my mind because of I got my new cell phone.

I like to play cricket; probably some of you know about this game. It is kind of baseball but the rules are completely difference than baseball. Every summer we play cricket at Stratford and I am very excited that we are going to get our own field from next summer (PEI Cricket Association).


That’s all about me …… see you in class

About me

January 13, 2008

Hey ya’ll, my name is Sofonyas Neguse and I’m 21.  I was born and raised in Ethiopia and moved to Canada three years ago when my parents came for a visit and decided to stay. When I first moved here I didn’t knew anybody so I spent most of my time sitting in front of a computer. This habit grew in me now I can’t go for a day with out spending sometime on the computer.  It’s not a bad habit so I’m not complaining.  

Right now am doing a business major and a minor in economics. Though I’m majoring in business, there is something about information technology that interest me to the point that makes me want to change my major but I guess its  too late for that.  

I have a desktop computer at home and I don’t remember the last time it was off. I visit facebook as if it was my home page and I also have a MySpace account but I hardly ever use it.  I’m not a music junky but downloading music and movies are also something I tend to do on a daily base using a bit torrent client named Shareaza . This application also allows me to download other stuff from web blogs.

Prior to taking this course, I thought I knew lots about computers, but now this course made me realize otherwise, so there goes my confidence. Thanks a lot Dave.

About Me

January 12, 2008

About Me
Good Morning all, my name is Tony Elliott and I’m a 3rd year Business student. I’m a little bit older than the rest of the class, 38 to be exact. I’m married and have a beautiful daughter who is 22 months old (Hannah) and my wife (Michelle) and I are expecting another addition to our family within the next couple of months, due date is March 11. I’m striving on completing my Business degree, minoring in IT and hope to attend convocation in May 2009.
  I am originally from Newfoundland and moved to PEI in the summer of 2000 and currently reside in Stratford. I have been transformed into a golf junkie however last summer I was only able to golf 4.5  rounds of golf, quite a difference from the 80-100 I normally golf and with another child coming soon I suspect my golfing days will be quite limited for the next couple of years until I can get them involved. I do spend a lot of time on the computer but for personal interest and doing research. I do subscribe to Facebook but use it very infrequently. I currently use MP3 rocket to download my music. I have no experience with RSS but I am looking forward to using this because I am always using Yahoo to catch up on the latest in Technology (especially electronics) and world news. This is going to be a very interesting course and looking forward to our class time together so can learn things from each other.

About Tasia :)

January 12, 2008

Heya Everyone!! My name is Tasia Bulger (think a “T” in front of the continent Asia) and I resided 20 minutes outside of Charlottetown in Hartsville. I am currently attending my fourth year of Business Administration at UPEI hoping to complete my BBA next spring. The fifth year will allow me to complete my Co-operative Education requirements, and I intend to finish my final work-term in Fall, 2008. I have been working as a Financial Service Representative at Metro Credit Union for about 2 years now, through Co-op work terms during the summer months and part-time during the academic year. I hope to continue a career in the financial service industry or investment banking.

My interests outside of university include mainly art and music. I enjoy an extensive variety of music, but my current favorites are: Joanna Newsom, Blonde Redhead, Tegan & Sara, Sufjan Stevens, St. Vincent, Dead Can Dance, Four Tet, Ocean Colour Scene, Modest Mouse, Arcade Fire and the Strokes. As much free time as possible (which never amounts to more than 2 hours a week, unfortunately) is allocated to painting in watercolors and/or acrylics, and pencil drawing. I am currently taking art lessons from Henry Purdy, who is so talented and remarkably hilarious!

My behemoth beast of a laptop, which I have dubbed “the big white shark” (a tribute to Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas) travels everywhere with me, mainly because I have so much music on it which I add to daily. Email, Facebook, and music blogs (such as I Guess I’m Floating , My Old Kentucky Blog, Silly Pipe Dreams and GorillavsBear ) frequent my web pages and after recently discovering how to use RSS on Monday, my surfing is becoming increasingly facilitated. Thanks Dave!

My expectations for this course are to obtain potentially valuable information regarding applications which can hopefully be put to use in the near future (ie RSS). Personally, I would like to learn more about getting music online, but I am also open to other learning opportunities.

I’ll see everyone in class on Monday, or completely tanked at Fishbones tomorrow night, haha 🙂 Byes!

About Jen

January 11, 2008

 Hey, my name is Jennifer Campbell, but almost everyone calls me Jen (with one n definitely not two). I’ve lived in Charlottetown my whole life, all 20 years, it will be 21 in March. I graduated from Colonel Gray High School and decided to give UPEI a try. I enrolled in sciences first year, and came to the conclusion that it wasn’t for me, so I switched into business and haven’t looked back since. I am currently in my 3rd year in the business program and I am also involved in the co-op program in which I hope to gain experience with HR, PR or marketing.

My typical day is usually filled with the sick amount of schoolwork we have this year, working at DVA, volunteering at the QEH or procrastinating (which I am exceptional at).

When it comes to technology, I am not the greatest, by any means. I know your basic knowledge that I learned from IT and MIS courses at UPEI. I’m a hug fan of Google, I know how to work My Space, Facebook and those type programs but I have no interest in using them, there is something about people knowing everything about you, which creeps me out. I enrolled in this course as an elective but I am looking forward to learning all the different types of technology that we plan on learning in this course.