Goto my glossary
Check my homepage
Use the web crawler
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First try at
Close call with a dog
Web Crawler Search
Linking to BMW
Forget homework and have fun
Back to work
Web search frustration
Do not talk on the
Young drivers are
Week 7, Atmosphere, Method, and Confidence
You mean, they think the same?
Linking to Leons comments
I know you want to read
What is a good driver?
Self rating my driving
My one...yes one, MAJOR MALFUNCTION
Links to Articles
A neat article about health behaviors
Check out Week 10 assignment on
Why do people like the front of convoys?
Strong theories behind convoys
The three positions of a convoy
LOOK AT 11, NOW!!!Learn about Fukuda's GCP
Why do motorists take risk?
How did she change her habbits
What can we conclude from this wonderful experience?
Top Ten List On How to Piss Off Your Local Tailgater
The honest and best way to stop tailing
Is ethics involved in tailing?
Week 13, Another oral
The psychoanalysis of Su Kyong Kim
Kim's problems start to progress.
She takes a step in the right direction
Applications to myself
Week 15--the end
What I did not really like
Suggestions for the future class
Well, I am rewriting my report
because it got erased...what a learning experience. This part of the
report is going to focus on three ideas that I found interesting so
far. The first concept that fascinates me is that E-mail can be sent
to anywhere in the world. The technology is just incredible. It is
scary to think that the postal system might become obselete in the
near future. People will be writing letters through e-mail and
receiving documents by modems and faxs. This is scary to me because
it will eliminate a lot of jobs as well as promote laziness.
Technology is great but it can also destroy us. Look at what has
happened since the invention of the car. Our bodies are losing the
genetics for physical fitness since we are not using them. Anothe
issue I found interesting is that I am going to learn how to surf the
internet. It is ironic because I had asked my father if he knew how 2
weeks prior to the begining of this class, and I had no idea that this
class would include internet. Finally, I found it interesting that
this whole time I could have gotten a unix account and learned about
e-mail and internet. This was interesting because I would have loved
to do this during my spare time over the past three years at UH. Even
though I did not take advantage of this before, I think it is great
that all students can have access to this kind of technology. In all,
the first week was very informational and interesting.
I have found it quite an experience working with emacs, pine and
everything else. To find information, the most usefull tool has been
the syllabus. The syllabus has easy to follow links that explain
everything if you take the time to do everything about 10 times. I
found that toggling on the syllabus helps me to understand links and
anchors more. From looking at the syllabus and other students lab
reports, I am able to make links on my home page. For example, today
I made a link to the instructors home page. This means that I can get
anywhere from my homepage. Now, this is all starting to make sense.
The best way to find information is by looking at other peoples files
and trying it out on your own. After a few attempts, you can make
your report look better. I can go to oter students lab reports easily
by making a link. This allows navigation through their files.
The most important things I have learned are; give yourself a lot
of time to make mistakes, ask for help, ask other students, and do not
give up. Time is very important because you cannot expect to be
perfect at something or understand through one quick glance or
reading. The more time you spend, the easier it is to understand what
is going on. Making mistakes is very important as well. The more
mistakes I make, I learn what not to do, and what happens if I do
There are many ways to fight depression and pessamism. One good
suggestion is to ask for help. You can ask the guys in the lab or a
fellow student. What you will find with fellow students is that you
knew something they did not know and they will know something you did
not know. This way you can help each other. Another succesful
strategy is to take breaks every now and then. Do not try to do every
thing at once. Break up your time on the computer throughout the
week. I found this difficult to do with my schedule, but succesful
when I did try. The main thing to remember is to keep a positive
learning attitude;and, remind yourself that this will help you through
any career you chosse.
I have learned a lot from reading the othe students papers. My
student seemed to have accomplished a great deal. First, she was able
to define and evaluate situations in driving which usually pass right
by us. This simple acknowledgement or awareness helps in driving
skills. Once the mind is exposed to an idea, it stays back there for
quite a while. For example, once I learned the term "convoy", I found
I recognized this driving style in myself and in others. Because I
was aware of this, I found myself staying away from these type of
situations. My student seemed to have accomplished this herself. Her
driving seemed to be getting better as the reports progressed. Thus,
I would say that the report allowed her to take notice to many
different driving aspects and to improve her own driving
I have learned a great deal about my own driving from reading her
reports. I was able to recognize different situations I would put
myself in. For example, I would realize when I am being too
agresssive and hogging a lane. I also realized that when I was
stressing, I would tend to follow too closely to other cars. Once I
found myself engaging in these type of activities, I would try to
correct them. I am a pretty safe driver as it is since my parents
installed some good driving skills in me, but I fell after this course
is complete, my driving will be new and improved. I am continually
learning from both other students and by the readings.
My suggestions for future readers is to re-read the reports after
skimming through them. My first reaction to the reports is that this
is stuff I already know. When I reread it, I found plenty of
information that I had overlooked. All this information is what is
helping me improve my own driving. As simplistic as some of the ideas
might seem, they tend to sink in if you read them several times.
After all, driving habbits are relatively simplistic, but we still
overlook or ignore them.
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The next part of our homework for this section was to make links
to other students lab reports. I was having trouble with this because
I was not even making proper links in my report. However, my first
link finally worked and now I am on a roll. I liked what Michelle had
to say about Ota my
report. It was neat to see how the whole system works with other
people reading your stuff. I am starting to enjoy the internet
process. Anyways, back to traffic. I really enjoyed her comments and
ideas about just getting in the car and driving. We seem to forget
all the things we have learned. This can be good or bad. It is bad if
we get lazy. Unfortunately we seem to all be getting too lazy. I
catch myself running more yellow lights and making less complete stops
evryday. The only good part is if it helps us in a time of crisis.
For example I almost hit a dog when I was driving
out to the west side the othe morning. The dog had sprinted out in
front of my car and I swurved, skidded, and swurved some more to avoid
it. My instincts took over and saved the dogs life. For this reason
I believe it is good when we simply get in our cars and drive.
Hopefully, our knowledge we have gained will emerge when we need
I had fallen behind so I decided to read other students reports
on Week 6 homework. I found some interesting links to Tod's searches on
the web crawler including the San Diego Traffic Report. This was neat
beacuse I am from San Diego and enjoyed reading about it on the
internet. Thanks to Tod, I was entusiastic about doing the next
Finally, I would like to thank Todd Crawford. His reports Craw is the man are
far more advanced and usefull than everyone else. Not to take away
from any one elses works, but clic on to Todd's report if you want to
see someone who has gone beyond the call of duty. I was especially
impressed with his ability to catch up. Hopefully, I will do as good
as job as he did. His links to the web crawler are what especially
helped me at this point.
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Web crawler homework for week 6
For this week, we were asked to use the web crawler and make three links to traffic related issues. For a simple definition of the webcrawler, click on. In order to access the crawler, I went to Dr. James home page and accessed it from his link. At first I thought I was doing it wrong because it would not boot up. I found out later that this was due to the fact that it was too busy. When I finally accessed it and went down to the search line...lets say I had some fun.
Link to BMW
BMW is a fascinating car company. When I found this link through the crawler and other peoples reports, I was excited. This was neat because now I see how useful the internet can be. It provides you with so much information. If you like BMW, then check out the link. After I saw how this worked I had some fun.
Straying from the assignment
After finding this first link, I switched my surf to things like surf, skiing, fitness, and found all sorts of neat things. I spent about a good hour messing around on the internet before remembering to go back to the original assignment. Unfortunately, I had to stop and start again another day.
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I went back to the original search and found a link to the Southern California Traffic report. I found this to be extremely fascinating because I come from southern california. The report is neat because if you have access to it then you can avoid bad traffic situations. This is really useful in California because there are so many alternate routes to chose from. In Hawaii, however, there are not too many choices. Either you decide to go now, or you wait till later. However, families planning trips or business men who have access to a lap top can tap into this report and plan there means of travel.
Auto Buying Guide
The next useful link I found was one to the Auto Buying Guide. This was neat because it gave auto buyers a guide to better purchasing. This would be extremely useful to a lot of people. It gives lists of approximate values and selling prices as well as giving consumers a good guide to work with. Therefore, I suggest checking this out.
Week 6 comments
I found using the internet to be quite a fun experience. For anyone who is simply frustrated with it, I suggest just messing around one day until you find some stuff that interests you. After you do this, I think you will better appreciate it's capabilities.
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For this weeks homework, we are
supposed to make links to 6 of the other students lab reports. This
required more work than it appeared. I had to read almost all the
reports in order to find the 6 I wanted to comment on. The first
report that I found interesting was Akagis textabout
depression. I think it is very important to fight the depression
while working on the computer in order to keep you coming back to the
computer lab. Akagi has some interesting things to say about fighting
It was frustrating at first to work on the Web
crawler.Another person who fealt that frustration was Kaneshiro. It took both
of us a long time to get hooked up and make the connection. This is
very frustrating when you are trying to budget your time.
Speaking of frustration, Kendall made
some interesting points on how to get over it. This
was useful to me because the computer can be a very frustrating piece
of microchips. Thanks for the words Kendall.
One of the most annoying and dangerous driving habbits is talking
on cellular phones. When I was 16, a man hit
me and my mom while we were on the way to the docters. He was in a
BMW and talking on the cellular. Our car was totaled and I had to
wait on the curb with a 102 fever. It is simply too hard to
concentrate while talking on cellulars. Check out what Isahad to say about
this in her own driving.
One of the major problems with drivers today is that they think
they are not going to get hurt. Therefore they
drive around like maniacs until they get into a bad accident. To see
some other ideas about being invincible, check out the report by Ota. It should not take
an accident to make us realize that we should drive safe.
Nicole had some interesting things to say
about working on the computer. She talked about frustrations and
getting help. Nicole's
solution was to work more at home. Check out what she has to
say!! By the way, thanks Nicole for helping me out that one day in the
beginning of the semester!!!!
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Week 7 part 2
Leon's articles made me a lot more comfortable with what is going on
in class. I though I was lost at times and it made me not want to
work on the computer at all. But in his article about atmosphere,
I found that it was alright to feel what I have been feeling. The
computer can be quite overwhelming because it is you verses it. It
has all the capabilities, but you need to provide it with the info it
needs to perform the tasks you want. Sometimes, things do not go as
planned. Hearing how people feel in the class makes the whole
situation seem kind of funny.
One of the most inspirational articles was that about having self
confidence.This is very important and very true. The more willing
you are to try something, the better chances that it is going to work.
I found myself afraid to go to the computer lab after I got behind
because nothing was clicking and I was losing my confidence. Once
things started working out, I wanted to keep going to get completely
In order to understand how traffic psychology works, you need to
understand the method behind it. Dr. James article on method
is a good thing to look at. I totally agree witht the part about self witnessing and keeping track of your own data. The only way I am going to learn anything about traffic psychology is if I am open and aware of my own driving habbits. For example, I have to admit and keep track of how I speed. It is very important to understand this concept because traffic psychology is a self learning area.
This weeks homework assignment was to
read the labreports of the students of 409 and make 6 links to their
reports. In order to do this properly, I tried one link out to make
sure it worked.YEAH!!!It worked great, so on with
The first thing that I noticed was the class
also had similar reactions to the Webcrawler as we did. For example,
you can see the fun thatross
had using the web crawler. In fact Ross mentions not wanting to ever
use the library again. This was neat beacuse the whole time you work
on the computer, you feel alone. This showed me that even the other
class was having similar experiences. Another student who found some
interesting stuff on the web crawler was Badua. Click on to see other interesting links that
maybe our class did not find. Another student who seemed to have fun
using the web crawler was Almares.
Click over to see some more similarities among classes while using the
One of the
other neat things about looking at other students lab reports is that
it gave me some ideas for mine. It is truly ispirational to see
students with little knowledge of computers accomplish so much. Good
job guys!!! For example, if you want to see a kind of neat homepage,
It might be nothing spectactular, but it is neat thinking about how
the student did it in a progressive state as we are doing our reports.
I really liked some of the words in Remata's
glossary. I think I might have to go back and steal...I mean
borrow some of the definitions.
Last but not least, Tina Smith had some neat
experiences that you have to read about. Click onto
this to see what she has to say.
to the instructors home page
I checked out the weekly
comments on the instructors home page and found some interesting stuff
I never looked at before. For example, do you know if you have an award?I was not doing too
well, so I was impressed to see that I still had gotten an award.
Another usefull thing I found in the comment was hints on how to use
EMACS. Finally, I thought
it was neat that he had a link to Bogan's
Home Page.Check those links out!!!
Week 9, Driving personality
I am at the point where I get to make observations
about my own driving. I wonder if this is good or bad? First of all,
let us answer the question, "what is a driving personality makeover?"
I feel this involves looking at all of your habbits and frequent
reactions to situations. Then, you evaluate weather they are good or
bad. This is the main point of traffic psychology. In traffic
psychology, we are striving for personal improvement. The way to do
this is to do a complete driving personality makeover. (definition of
Good driver definiton
is really a harder question than it appears. For example, sometimes a
driver who is constantly speeding might be more aware of the situation
than someone in cruise control. Thus, you must exclude the mere fact
of obeying the laws as the curriculum of a good driver. I feel the
best definition is this:A good driver is someone who
is constantly aware of all situations, has good reactions, has
knowledge and general obedience to the laws of the road, and is
courteous and sensitive to other drivers.All these aspects make up
a good driver.
that I, for the most part, am a good driver. I am always aware of the
situation I am in while driving. My eyes are constantly moving around
the road looking for assholes and problems that might occur. I have a
good knowledge of the laws and obey them regularly. I also am a safe
driver, meaning, I avoid unnecessary risks and lane changes. HOWEVER I do have one major problem. When the
roads are clear, I like to speed.Speeding definition. I grew up
driving fast cars, and my personality complements speeding. I like
jumping off of cliffs, skydiving, and surfing. Therefore, you could
say I like ummm...GOING FAST?!?
In order to improve my driving, I
have to be able to combat my speeding. I already regulate my speeding
to when there is no one else in the car, and the roads are clear. At
this time, I like to reach speeds in the 80's or drive fast around
hair pin turns. I do not speed in traffic, and I definately do not
make risky lane changes...frequently that is. I will try to cut down
my need for speed by continuing my other activities. Hopefully,
knowledge of my problem, and curving the fever will be enough to
control or reduce the time when I speed.
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I had a good time looking through the home page of
Dr. James. I found lots of interesting articles as well as other
stuff to help me with the assignments. The first article that I
thought was neat was about dualism. We talked about this subject
quite extensively in class. Therefore I was able to better understand
where he was coming from. Click on this cool link
if you want to check it out.
Dr. James has constantly been talking about why
we drive as crazy as we do. There are many funny stories that have
come up in class to confirm that these stories are real. I have heard
everything from accidents to high speed chases. So why do we do this?
Some explanations can be found in an article about health psychology and
behavior. Check it out, it is pretty interesting.Want to go back to the top?
The word convoy is a very interesting word. The
most general meaning is to group together while
traveling. The word has taken a new
meaning in traffic psychology. There are many different theories
behind the convoy. For example, one of the major reasons why
there are convoys is because of the fear of getting a ticket. Each
person in the position of a convoy thinks they are going to be exempt
from being pulled over. I know this is true for myself...
A break for personal reflection
I tend to think that I have
obtained a good driving technique that will keep me away from cops.
In convoys, I like to follow someone and be the last car during busier
hours. My theory or reasoning for this is that the car in front is
being pushed by the other cars to go faster, and cannot see very far
behind him. His concentration lies in what is in
front of him so he can keep the pace. Being the one in back, I can
focus on cop watch. If I spot a cop, I will simply fall off
the convoy and let them get pulled over. I took this philosophy ever
since I got my first ticket for being in front of the convoy and not
realizing that the cop was behind us.
stuff about convoys
Another reason why people travel in
convoys is for a feeling of safety. Somehow, they feel as though they
will not get lost, or shoved off the road if they are in a convoy.
Some like being in the head of the convoy because they cannot stand to
be behind anyone else and must be going the fastest. Finally, some
people end up in convoys just because they are in a hurry and end up
tailgaiting. This is a major problem that
leads to the accordian effect. More discussion about these two items
will be found in week 12.
Observations made on the road on
During the past week, I have made several
observations about myself and others in convoys. One of the first
things I noticed is that when a convoy becomes confortable with each
other, each car becomes a pair with the one in front. They build some
sort of mutual respect for each other and will not pass. This only
happens when the convoy has been successfull for some distance
together. I tested this theory out by getting in front of a convoy
and cruising at a comfortable speed(approximately 68 mph). I did this
for a while passing several other slower convoys. It seemed as though
the group, or at least the person behind me, trusted my judgement as
leader and felt as though I was going to go as fast as possible. When
I felt I had this trust, I slowed down to about 60 mph. In most
situations, the cars behind me would have passed, but for some reason
they did not. I feel this is due to the safe, or comfortable feeling
the people obtain from traveling in a successful convoy.
More convoy observations in the wild world of
To reinstate what I said before, I found I prefered
the back of the convoy. I like the feeling of no one behind me. I
trust my reactions stronger than others, thus, the fear of being
rearended is everpresent. I also like looking for cops which is hard
to do if you are the leader of the group. On the contrary, it seemed
as though most people liked being in the front of the convoy. I would
guess this is a combination of three factors: A constant need to be
in control, The challenge of getting up front, and the psychological
reasoning that if you are in front, then you will be on time. The
people who prefered to be in front are definately type a drivers, or
leaders. The people in back are observers and logical drivers. The
people who like the middle are passive, followers who most likely
travel in convoys for a satisfying feeling of belongingness, or
safety. One final note about convoys, you cannot escape them no
matter where you are. Because ther are those three types of drivers
everywhere, they will find eachother like magnets. They seem to work
as a unit, and function together in both a parasitic and symbiotic
manner. Unless you are driving in a very uncrowded area, then you are bound to find yourself in
some sort of convoy. If you go fast, others will follow you.
If you go slower, you willbe in between the fast and slowest
drivers. And if you go slow, you will find your self in the
back of some convoy. NO ESCAPE...IM SORRY!!
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Week 11--Generational Curriculum
For this weeks oral report, I read a paper by
Sharrie Fukuda entitiled Why I can't drive at the speed
limit. She felt as though one of her major problems, like me, is
speeding. Speeding, according to Fukuda, is somewhere around
20 to 25 miles over the speed limit. Her observations concluded that
she is indeed a speeder. For example, she tends to drive 40 mph down
10th ave which is a 25 mph zone. She concludes that if the
oppurtunity arises, she will speed, but tends to slow down in more
Risks and disobedience of the
Other topics Fukuda focused on is why motorists
take risks. She found that different emotions like
anger,stress,boredom and tiredness are all influencial factors in
speeding and taking risks. Fukuda attributed 8 out of the 11
characteristics for reasons why she speeds. She also states that this
why some people break safety laws as well.
Speed related accidents do cause more deaths than
moderate speed accidents
I found it interesting that she
took into consideration the consequences of speeding. This shows
maturity. Her research concluded that high speed accidents do
result in more deaths than moderate speed accidents. This is
important to realize because speeding does not just concern getting a
She had some
inteesting modifications that seemed to work. First she would allow
herself more timeto get to places. The earlier you leave, the less
stressed you are about getting there on time. Another thing she
did was listen to mellower music. Music can be an important factor
in the way you drive. You should find some sort of music you relax
to. Finally, she is simply going to modify her behavior to control
her risk taking habbits. Behavior modification is tough, but
pertinent in traffic psychology.
What she learned and what I got out of it
Fukuda seemed to be very
mature about the situation. She even admitted that the project was an
"eye opening experience". I feel she was able to analyze why
she speed, and make the necessary changes. In addition she learned
the consequences of speeding by research and by receiving a ticket. I
feel she will slow down and think more about her driving. What I got
from this report was a chance to look at my own problems through
someone elses mistakes. I tend to speed and now I have a better
insight to why. Even though I have more reasons which pertain only to
me, this paper allowed me to see how to adress the problem and take a
step back. I am going to try to create a behavior modification
for myself and hope I can slow down with Fukuda.
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Welcome boys and girls to my observations and conclusions
about tailgating.Definition This is avery fun
subject to talk about because we probably all have both funny and
frustrating stories about it.
Ten ways to piss off a tailgater
1.Smile in your rear view mirror and
2.Pretend you are talking to someone when no one is sitting next to you.
3. Speed up..very fast, and then slow way down(Do not forget to watch their face as you do this!)
4Signal to move over, but never do.
5. Take advantage to throw out your fast food wrappers out the window.
6.Pretend to be lost
7.Tap your brake lights and fingers to a nice beat and sing loudly.
8.Pull out your fake car phoneand pretend to call a hundred people.
9.Wash your windshield wiht thefluid for about 2 minutes.AND FINALLY 10.Slow down to a stop until the light turns yellow...and floor it as it is changing to red ...SEE YA SUCKA!!
The best approach
best way to handle the situation is to simply allow him to
pass. People who tailgate are usually just in a hurry and want to
pass. Them tailgating is just their way of asking you to move over.
Excuse the language but why fuck with that. Let them pass, no one
gets hurt, and maybe they will be more courteous to the next driver.
The bottom line is safety. Why make them mad? The more mad they get,
the more risky decisions they will make. This will lead to an
accident. Avoid this situation and make the road safe for everyone
by moving over.
Is it a matter of
I really do not feel it is a matter of ethics for
one simple reason. Ethics implies morallity and intent. I honestly
feel that most Tailgaters do not realize to the full extent what they
are doing. From the observations I made about myself and others, most
people only tail when they are in a hurry. They are not doing it to
be mean or anything else. The reason I say pull over is because when
I was in a hurry and started to tail someone, that person let me go.
I calmed down because I felt bad and waved at the person. For the
rest of that travel, I slowed down and did not tail anyone else. In
fact, I only seem to creep up on those obnoxious drivers who go 20 in
a 55 zone...well, you know what I mean. Once again, let them go and
help reduce tailing. If you piss them off, they will still tail the
next driver, but if you rely on their humanity, you might just be
surprised with the results. Oh... and for those jerks who tail for
the mere fun of tailing, let them go too, for they will learn their
lesson when someone make a quick stop and KABOOOOOWIE!
Week 13--gcp report #2
My second generational
curriculum report was done by Su Kyong Kim. It was basically the same
subjects as the rest of the reports and was entitled My Ignoble
driving Habits. This was a very interesting report to read and
gave me a lot of info. First it is important to explain the
personality and background of the author.
Personality makeover of Kim
Kim lived a very strict life
as a child. Her parents put her in a position where she always has to
act proper, do good in school, and obey all the rules. Driving was
one of the first signs of independencefor this young lady. This
caused her to rebel against the laws a little since she did not
have to answer to anyone when she drove. Her problems became worst as
her driving progressed.
Kim's driving problems
The first thing that Kim started doing was
speeding. This is the same thing that Fukuda
noticed. This progressed into the breaking of simple traffic laws.
For example,she would not make complete stops, or drive too
agressively. She describes herself as one of those drivers who will
speed up right onto your bumper until you move over. She needs to
read my section on tailgating. She attributes
most of her problems to her upbringing, claiming this is part of the
freudian theory, and a series of emotions.
Kim makes some changes
Kim decided she needed to improve her
driving skills, thus , she made a few changes. I feel like as with
any modification, just realizing that you do need to change is a big
step. Anyways, she found it to be easier to obey the traffic laws
rather than slow down. She noticed that all different types of
emotions caused her to drive fast. For example, she would drive fast
if she was late for school, or frustrated with her parents. She
basically noticed that any alteration of her emotions caused her to be
more agressive and to speed. Therefore, she took special note of all
her emotions, and tried to relax before she got into the car. she
also noticed that if she was hungry, sad or tired, her driving also
changed, thus, she paid special note to these factors. It sounded
like too much affected her ability to drive safe. Nevertheless, she
says that she will try meditation to relax before driving and hopes
that will help slow her down.
What I learned from all of this
I actually learned a great deal from this. My
driving is not so effected by slight changes of emotions, but I can
help my friends and others if I noticed this in them. For example, I
never drive if I am fighting with anyone. People make bad decisions
and seem to lose their cares about life temporarily in these
situations. In addition, it is a bad way to take out your agressions.
I can notice if someone is upset and volunteer to drive. Even though
my emotions do not change my driving as drastically, I still notice
some changes when I am really mad or upset. If I do catch myself in
this situation, I will take Kim's advice and meditate or relax before
driving anywhere. In all, this was a fun report to read.
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This week, we were suppose
to find 10 hot links to traffic psychology and put them in our
bookmark file. The second part consisted of telling how we felt while
doing this extensive search. To see the Bookmark file with the 10 hot links, click
I felt this was
one of the most tmie consuming of all the homeworks. It took a while
to get logged on to the crawler, and once on it was frustrating. I
did not want to find links that were boring or off the tangent, thus,
my search was extensive and I am still not completely pleased. One
thing I was happy with is that it was a lot easier using the crawler
in netscape than un lynx. The adress that always appears for all the
links made, and makes it easier for anyone to copy a link. This is
mach easier than toggling over in Lynx and scrolling down. The
experience I got on the crawler and in Netscape are what made this
assignment worth wild to me. I am just elated that I only have one
more assignment to go, so lets get to it...
Last chance to go back to the top before the
This final assignment is about
my class experience as a whole. I really enjoyed this class. We
talked about so many neat things. The two ideas that I liked most was
discussing my points of view on convoys and tailgating. These are two important topics that
allowed me to use my mind on traffic psychology. By doing this, I was
able to become a better driver. You can check out what I needed to do
in my driving personality makeover. This was one
of the most important things to do and I really liked this as well.
It gave me a chance to look at myself and my driving.
What I did not like
What I did not care for
was falling behind in the class. To all you future students, do not
get caught in this trap. It will make you not want ot go to the
computer lab and you will become afraid of the internet. I also did
not like the fact that sometimes links would work in Lynx, but not in
Netscape. This became frustrating at times. I wish I could take all
the knowledge I have now about the internet and start over. This is
the point of the class however, to keep us motivated on the internet.
I hopefully will be able to continue this knowledge in California.
One thing I also did not care for was my glossary. This became tedious and time
consuming. I actually went back and re-did my glossary properly and
added in the links to it last. We discussed incorporating a different
strategy for the glossary in class...So you future generations will
have it easier.
Suggestions for the next
One of the best suggestions I can give is to
work in the CLIC lab versus Keller whenever possible. The main reason
for this is that you can use the backspace key to delete like in
normal word processing. In keller, it gives a different command for
somereason and you have to use control d to delete anything. My final
suggestion is give yourself a set time you always go to the lab every
week. This will ensure youy keep caught up. It also means you can go
other times, but this way you will habbitually go at least once a
week. Good luck and have fun... Thanx again Dr. James.
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