These are my old Personal Updates from 2006.
Its been a while since I last updated this section. Happy Thanksgiving. In the last month, I have doubled the amount of content on this site to over 1,000 content pages. There have been around 30,000 pages views recorded by MediaWiki.
Today (Black Friday) I bought Photoshop Elements for half price. Now I need to figure out how to use it! Best Buy was busy!
My PHP project, Tecker (http://tecker.net) is is open to the public and doing well. I am still actively adding features; stay tuned at our development blog at http://blog.tecker.net/. Tecker is a social question and answer service aimed at tech users.
Tecker 911, the video technology help webcast is coming along. I am done the intro, and we have filmed the first 3 episodes. Now I need to edit and post them to the website http://911.tecker.net. I am still developing a work flow to speed the process and correct the video colors. Stay tuned to the above site for more details and to subscribe.
How's it going. I've joined Facebook and I'm addicted. Friend me! My PHP project, Tecker (http://tecker.net) is coming along well. It's a social question and answer service aimed at tech users. We'll be opening it up to the public on Halloween (October 31, 2006). Meanwhile, follow along in our development blog at http://blog.tecker.net/.
I just finished with the PSATs. I think I did OK, but am glad it's over. I hope we won't be doing that muti-camera thing on H-Vision anymore. Plus, we got a better switcher on order.
I've been busy with 10th Grade! I have been posting literally everything. It's like 30-45 minutes extra work every night. I don't know if I can keep it up???? What do you think? Is this info helpful to you. Drop me a line (see below). I have been also been very busy developing my PHP project, Tecker http://tecker.net. It's a social question and answer service aimed at tech users. Follow along in our development blog at http://blog.tecker.net/. I will keep you posted there. Tecker is coming along quite nicely. We'll start letting people in after Halloween.
Thanks everyone for you positive response to last Friday's H-Vision. I know the sound wasn't loud enough (this was the first week I didn't do sound), but I've talked to the lady in charge of that. It should be better next week. Speaking of next week, I'm anchoring again...so be sure to pay attention. Plus, I've got Sophomore homeroom photos video up. Unfortuntly, I don't know if I can post it online for privacy issues.
Robotics Club has started and I'm selling candy as a fund raiser. Stop by and see me if you want candy (for only a dollar).
9/13/2006 Back to School Update
I've been busy with 10th Grade! I have been posting literally everything. It's like 30-45 minutes extra work every night. I don't know if I can keep it up???? What do you think? Is this info helpful to you. Drop me a line (see below). I have been also been very busy reading my PHP book in preparation for Tecker http://tecker.net. Read our development blog at http://blog.tecker.net/. I will keep you posted there. More info to come soon.
8/29/2006 Back to School Update
Sorry, again, for the drought of updates to my site. I went about a month without making major changes and additions. I added 2 photo collections from my trip to Germany and worked a bit around the web. The new skin hit some road blocks and the project is postponed. If any CSS wizards can get the "NavLinks" div to display to the left of the logo on my beta site. The dropdowns still don't work in Internet Explorer, just get Firefox, and get yourself a better, safer browser. I am most likely not going to scan all my papers from my 9th Grade binders. I might still add some more pictures from my trip, especially my excursions to Paris and Berlin.
Well 10th Grade starts next week. I am almost done my summer reading. The Poisonwood Bible is looong and seems to go on fooorevverr!!!. I am getting my papers together, and getting ready to go back. My File:10th Grade Schedule.xls is now up online. And don't worry, I will be posting all the info right here at ThePlaz.com
Sorry for the drought of updates to my site. I went about 2 months without making a change. Sorry. When school let out I worked on the site technically, adding the dropdowns (Now working in Firefox, still not working (yet) on Internet Explorer) After that I went to Germany for 5 weeks on vacation, and there was no internet access for most of the time I was there. Plus there were lots of other things that I was involved in. I just got back a few days ago, and I updated the site to MediaWiki 1.7.1 today.
Don't worry, I haven forgotten about the new skin. Check out my beta site to see how it is coming along. I don't know if I will scan all my papers from my 9th Grade binders. I might decide not to do all that. I might also decide to add some pictures from my trip, especially my excursions to Paris and Berlin. I am also planning to add some to Wikipedia. I already put up lots of photos already of the German Reichstag in Berlin to the Wikimedia Commons. (See all my contributions to the Commons here) So that's that. Tell me what you want to see. Leave Plaz a (public) message or send me a (private) e-mail.--Plaz 21:46, 5 August 2006 (EDT)
6/14/2006 End of the Year! Update
What a great year it has been. It was my first year in high school, and I was busy adjusting to that. I really grew as a person, and found out more about my role and position in life. This was also the year I launched my website, 4 months ago now, I guess! To all of my friends and peers at school, THANK YOU. And a special thank you to those who helped me work on group projects, and had their work posted here, an even bigger THANK YOU. Even though I might not have always listened to your suggestions, you made me realize that I must do so in the future.
So, as I go now to study for my Math final, I want to leave you with what I will be working on over the summer. I am going away for a month to visit my family, but I will still have time to work on this site. I will finally add those drop-down menus at the top of the page I have been working on for months. My more ambitious plan is to totally re-work the "skin" or look of the site, making it more whimsical, with rounded edges (in Firefox) and Nuvola icons. Something like what the Main Page currently looks like. I also plan on increasing traffic to my site. Thank you to everyone who helped me. --Plaz 19:11, 14 June 2006 (EDT)