Tag: technology

Using a Tablet for Work and Leisure

This summer, while I was living on an island off the coast of New Hampshire, my Macbook Pro . I was one of about a hundred employees on Star Island, and luckily we were fortunate enough to have a full-time IT person who could help diagnose the issue. My computer died in the middle of me using it, and when I tried to restart it the only thing that appeared on the screen was a message telling me the laptop couldn’t connect to its own hard drive. I would later find out that the cable that connected the hard drive to the...

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Updates that matter: Snapchat wins

Snapchat has really been killing it these past few years. For many, including myself, it is the dominant form of social media. Union even has it’s own Snapchat geotag (pictured below). Every now and then the “Snapchat Team” sends out some new updates. Yesterday they came out with a pretty fun one. I’m not sure how much it will be used after the novelty wears off (people trying it out on their pets?), but for now it’s just fun to play around with. Here are some images of the new update, if you haven’t gotten it yet.  ...

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z-mail

Did you ever watch Zoom* on PBS as a kid? Well, do you remember when they sang that song at the end prompting kids to send them ideas via snail mail or, not email, but z-mail? That song will always be stuck in my head and I will always refer to z-mail when thinking about email. Nevertheless, this post is actually about email (my apologies, all you fellow Zoom lovers!). Just like my nostalgic love for Zoom, I get pretty emotional about emails. Maybe I’m simply my mother’s daughter (the woman is an email fiend), but I think it...

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What I Wish I Hadn’t Left at Home

A Hand mirror- I really wish I had this with me. My room is kind of an awkward shape so the area where the big mirror is makes it hard to see myself. This makes putting on makeup difficult because we all have to crowd the bathroom mirror. Other grooming can also get difficult–like brushing my hair, putting on earrings, etc. Coats- I don’t know what made me think it was okay to not bring any coats or jackets to school. I guess I assumed I’d be home at some point in the fall? This back and forth weather is really...

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The Birth of Isla

Over the weekend I went to the Verizon store at Colonie Center and picked up a new bundle of joy. Isla Keegan was born at approximately 9 pm on Thursday, January 17th. Her skin is the whitest of all the whites, her casing is a bright turquoise blue with dark blue piping, and her brain is filled with 16 GB of memory. In essence, she is a little miracle. Gone is the old smart phone (which was an extremely dim-witted Blackberry) and in its place rests a beautiful, smiling cherub. Anything I’ve ever dreamed of is possible with this new iPhone. I can check my mail, surf the internet ten times faster, download the greatest apps (such as Pinterest, Pandora, and Cooking Academy), and even watch my favorite television shows through online streaming. She is a beauty and I plan on taking the absolute best care of...

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Life Lately

…. According to my iPhone The Nott on a beautiful fall day | Doing lots of research in the library basement | I got a care package from my Mama! | A snapshot of Union in the fall | Some Halloween cookies that Agnes and I baked (read: burnt) | Ethan’s dog came to visit Dickens House during Homecoming weekend! | My old laptop died (after 6 years) & so I purchased a new one! |  The ladies & me before the Gorilla Tactics Homecoming party | Winnie did my hair in a beautiful up-do for the occasion! |...

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Life Lately

According to my iPhone… This week I was busy, busy, busy and simultaneously fighting off a cold (which got the best of me this weekend). I never quite got around to taking a lot of pictures throughout the day – But I think that these two pictures of tea & all of my cold-fighting supplies should about sum up my week 😛 Hope you enjoy(ed)...

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Life Lately

According to my iPhone… Health Services’ therapy puppy! (She’s so freaking cute!) | We spontaneously decided to take a group picture before the Fire Safety demonstration | Smoke from the Fire Safety demonstration in front of the Nott | We dressed up on Thursday for fun! (Part I) | Thursday dress up (Part II) | Orange flowers from the Gardens! | Autumn is finally here! Hope you enjoy(ed)!...

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Fire Safety Week

I forgot to tell you all that this week is Fire Safety Week here at Union!  The campus is taking the time this week to emphasize how easily a dorm-room fire can begin and to give tips to students on how to keep their dorm rooms safe and fire-free. The most exciting demonstration was on Tuesday, when the Schenectady Fire Department set up a mock dorm room fire right outside of the Nott! Students were able to watch as a “dorm room” went up in flames. It gave students a first-hand experience as to how quickly a fire can spread around a room (it took only 2 and a half minutes for the entire room to be ablaze)! Needless to say, it was a nice reminder as to why we need to follow fire safety regulations and keep ourselves safe. I’ll try to post a video of the demonstration a little bit later. Have a safe week. xo...

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