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First try at links

Close call with a dog

More links
Web Crawler Search

Linking to BMW

Forget homework and have fun

Back to work

Auto Buying Guide

Week 6 comments
Week 7

Web search frustration

Lab frustration

Do not talk on the phone!!

Young drivers are invincible

Nicole's solution
Week 7, Atmosphere, Method, and Confidence

Confidence

Method

Check week 8
You mean, they think the same?
Inspirational work!!
Tina's thoughts
Linking to Leons comments

I know you want to read Week 9...
Good drivers
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 convoys
Why do people like the front of convoys?
Strong theories behind convoys
Tailgaiting
SUPERFANTASTIC OBSERVATIONS
The three positions of a convoy

LOOK AT 11, NOW!!!Learn about Fukuda's GCP
Why do motorists take risk?
Speed kills
How did she change her habbits
What can we conclude from this wonderful experience?

Week 12--TAILGATING
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 presentation
The psychoanalysis of Su Kyong Kim
Kim's problems start to progress.
She takes a step in the right direction
Applications to myself

Week 14--Bookmark.
Part 2

Week 15--the end
What I did not really like
Suggestions for the future class
Week 1=anchor

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.
Week 4=anchor

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 something wrong.

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.

Week 5

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 situation.

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 it.

More links

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 assignment.

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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Back to work
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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Week 7

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 depression.

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

Searching through 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.
Self Confidence

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 caught up.
Method

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.

Week 8

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 assignment.

Web Similarities

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 crawler.

Inspiration

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, click here. 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.

New Search

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.

3 links 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!!!

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Week 9, Driving personality Makeover

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 personality makeover)

Good Drivers

Good driver definiton

This 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.

Self Rating

I feel 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?!?

Makeover

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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Instructors Articles

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.

Health Psychology

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?

Convoys

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.

More 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 convoys

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 driving

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 Paper Oral

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 crowded areas.

Risks and disobedience of the Law

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 ticket.
Behavior Modifications

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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Week 12

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 wave.
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

The 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 ethics?

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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Week 14--Bookmark

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 over.

week 14--Feelings

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...

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The final assignment...Hurrayyyyyy!!!!

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 generation.

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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