Archive for September, 2006

The best use of RSS. Period.

Friday, September 29th, 2006

I have had a few politics-related classes where the professor was a total dick. He would condescend to the students like we were all 5-year-olds. This is laregly because students, and young people in general, have a bad rap for apathy when it comes to politics and voting (some times this is deserved, some times […]

Sorry for the downtime, Digg got me.

Wednesday, September 27th, 2006

If you have tried to check college v2 and got a nasty error message, I apologize.  MidPhase axed the site after The Digg effect got me.  But all should be well.  I had to clean up my images folder as a condition for the site getting back online, so some images won’t be working. Thanks […]

mynoteIT: the dream app we have all been waiting for?

Tuesday, September 26th, 2006

I have long been on the search for the ideal application for college organization. So far, we have touched on one: Stu.dicio.us. While Stu.dicio.us aimed strictly for a social note taking site, mynoteIT seems to try for more. MynoteIT is the creation of two Colorado Computer Science majors (twin brothers Alex and Justin) who began […]

Facebook + Youtube = MySchoolTube. Is it worth using?

Monday, September 25th, 2006

In light of last week’s post about the abysmal failure that is YouTube’s college section, I was sent an email by the creator of MySchoolTube, a site that users the Facebook API to group uploaded video by college. After signing in with your Facebook account (if you don’t have one you can still use the […]

YouTube attempts to grab college market. Does it succeed?

Friday, September 22nd, 2006

Given the success of other “Web 2.0″ applications in the college market, YouTube decided to take a piece of the pie for itself. But how does its college section stack up and what makes it different from the rest of the site? The Review The first thing we have to do is sign up by […]

Help Wanted: Blog at College v2

Tuesday, September 19th, 2006

You guys have asked for it, so I am delivering. College v2 needs to be updated more frequently and needs some diversity in it’s opinions. I struggled long and hard with this choice and decided the value of the blog would increase with more updates.  And isn’t adding value to college student’s life what this […]

You Tube University: the world’s largest textbook

Tuesday, September 19th, 2006

Cheesy post ahead The Internet has opened up a whole new way of learning, we no longer have to delve in to the depths of the library to research a off the wall fact. With the advent of user submitted content, we also don’t have to “ask around” for advice as much anymore. Sites like […]

My Dreap App: No Uber

Sunday, September 17th, 2006

A while back I posted on an application I dreamed up.  Commenter Quazie suggested I submit the application to My Dream App.  I did, but sadly I did not make the finals. If only there was another way… [tags]My Dream App[/tags]

What’s your system: Joe Casabona

Sunday, September 17th, 2006

The following is the forth and final entry in our What’s your “system” series by Joe Casabona. Joe also designed this site. I rely heavily on my Treo 650 Smartphone. It is a Palm based phone that comes with all the standard Palm software: Calendar, Tasks, Memo Pad and Contacts. The calendar is the most […]

Survey results are in!

Sunday, September 17th, 2006

First of all, a huge to thanks to everyone who filled out the survey for the site. It really woke me up to some of things about the site I didn’t realize I was doing, or some of the little things that you guys love. The Results: 1. What features would you like to see […]

Laptop + Tape = Awesomeness

Saturday, September 16th, 2006

If your one to take your notes on your laptop in order to avoid a clutter of paper, you may be frustrated when you receive handout after handout from your professor. There is a very low tech way to solve this without really cluttering your book bag. 1. Ingredients Grab some duct tape, your laptop, […]

What’s your system: Bryan Villarin

Thursday, September 14th, 2006

The following is the third entry in our What’s Your Systemseries by Bryan Villarin. If you’d like to be featured, send an email, link to your website, and a picture (If you’d like) to scblanda@gmail.com. I will be ending the series Friday so get those submissions in! Digital tools My organizer of choice is currently […]

What’s your system: The Ultimate College Time/Task Tracking Combo

Tuesday, September 12th, 2006

ThatMatt v2.0 has a great post about his system for keeping track of his classes and personal life. But, you say, I don’t want to visit both Google Calendar and Remember the Milk to see what needs to be done and when. No problem. You can share your Remember the Milk tasks in iCal format, […]

The Survey works – I’m an idiot

Monday, September 11th, 2006

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Sound off, please take the CV2 survey

Monday, September 11th, 2006

Hey guys, I have some major changes in the works for College v2. But, honestly, I am unsure of which ones to devote time and energy to. Please take this quick 10 question survey to help out the site.Show me what you want to read here, curse me out, or show your apathetic nature; it’s […]

What’s your “system”: Rahul Gaitonde

Sunday, September 10th, 2006

The following is the second entry in our What’s Your System? series by Rahual Gaitonde. If you’d like to be featured, send an email, link to your website, and a picture (If you’d like) to scblanda@gmail.com. The System The Legal pad and 3 ring binder I use 1 legal pad for all my notes for every […]

Facebook: changes “here to stay”

Thursday, September 7th, 2006

According to today’s Wall Street Journal the changes to Facebook are “here to stay”. Furthermore, the company seems to have no regret in pissing off most of its user base. In the article, Facebook spokeswoman Melanie Deitch is quoted as saying, “I don’t believe there’s a privacy issue here” I think Facebook has lost touch […]

The ULTIMATE Facebook guide

Thursday, September 7th, 2006

I am currently sitting in Temple’s TECH center. As I gaze around to see what peers are checking on their computers, I would say 50% of them are browsing Facebook. Ah, Facebook every college students best friend/worst enemy. I have noticed that around the web there is a lot of scattered information about this beast […]

Possible Facebook explotation – putting a hit counter in your notes

Thursday, September 7th, 2006

The following post is by Eric Negendank. It was his discovery and his alone. How to add a free and easy hit counter to your Facebook Notes: This is an easy little trick to add a counter to a Facebook Note. Although this was a lot more powerful when your notes were displayed in full […]

What happens when rich old people give college advice.

Sunday, September 3rd, 2006

CrunchGear has recently released a list of some “must have” back to school items. Usually with online lists, there is some debate over the contents, but this just gets nasty. CrunchGear recommends items like a nearly $200 backpack and a huge plasma TV that are obviously too expensive for any student. To this I say: […]

Whats your “system”: Duane Brown

Sunday, September 3rd, 2006

The following is the first entry in our What’s your “system” series by Duane Brown. If you’d like to be featured, send an email, link to your website, and a picture (If you’d like) to scblanda@gmail.com. I’m a pretty detailed person and write everything down, because well, I don’t want to forget anything. I would […]

How do you keep your life together? What’s your “system”?

Saturday, September 2nd, 2006

This year I have made a pledge to be uber organized (although I do every year). This includes taking diligent notes and maintaining a calender. I decided to take a new approach keeping my life together on a laptop instead of traditional pen and paper. Here’s “my system”: My “system”: Ubuntu First I got an […]