Archive for October, 2011
Terrace installment plan. The second extension project. Incomplete for this is what to be built first according to the budget. Sketching this simple floor plan also to refreshed my memory on how AutoCAD simple commands are used.
All measurements are in terms of meters. I haven’t tried to use English system in planning, for without a measuring tool it’s hard to imagine how small or how big is the area. Whereas if it is in terms or meter, it would be easier to estimate approximately the actual distance.
Oopsss, the decimal is up to 4 digits. I just noticed I wasn’t able to set it in the Dimensions area….and override it supposed to be hehe. The text is quite big too including the triangle. Well, anyway, these overlooked items make my post longer. I thought I already forgot how to draw a polygon using autoCAD but there it is. It was just simple and easy. I had a post about drawing a polygon before I guess it’s in AutoCAD category. You can check it if you need to.
Lofty Ideals is going to have its first online contest. It will be opened on November 3, 2011 at exactly 12:00 a.m. Mechanics will be posted on November 2 or as soon as it is done. The admin of lofty-ideals.com is still finding ways on how to simplify the tasks to be performed. The simpler, the better.
The contest prize is a work of art by an unknown artist named Belle.
Original painting in a canvas will be given away to one lucky winner.
It is well finished with valspar paint. A high quality paint founded in Boston, Massachusetts.
The frame size is 10″ x 16″
It’s not all about the news if you were with kapamilya last night as they feature the recent happening in Zamboanga Sibugay. That was indeed dreadful. May peace reigns in Zamboanga and Lanao. May God bless the Philippines!
Anyway, I said the game is not over because the challenge in which the we participants accepted after the 3-day INSET Training 2011. The seminar was full of fun while learning new things to be applied in our day to day life. I want to to consider this challenge a game for in a game, we look forward for the gold. And to be able to acquire it, unique and purposeful strategies must be implemented with diligence and consistency.
The easiest way is to visit the nearest UB and just bring the requirements listed on their website. An online application is also another easy way but still personal appearance is needed for the payment/registration processing.
Two years back, I longed to apply for a debit card. But I never had the time since banks will be open only during office hours, and during office hours I am on my station. In the absense of the debit card, I have never tried cashing out my online earnings. I only use my paypal money to buy goods online. And the most precious item I bought is this website, this domain name and also the sister site lofty-ideals.com.
Last time, I was talking about the founder of Apple Inc., CEO Steve Jobs who just left away.
This time, I will be talking about the real apple. Everyones favorite. One of my favorite fruits. That’s why I am choosing this as the subject of our activity.
The apple picture below was taken from FreeFoto.com. This is what we are going to experiment.
The second picture shown below appears to be different in color. This may be simple for you but not to newbies in ICT. Well, this is only their starting point. I believe that sooner or later, they can make amazing outputs by using Adobe Photoshop. Uhm… Anyway, I belong to the optimists.
Activity No. 3
- Get a picture 1 (with one color background) from the Internet and save it in My Documents.
- Get a picture 2 (anything with nice background) from the internet and save it My Documents.
- Open the picture 1.
- Click Layer> Duplicate Layer
- From the Toolbox, click Magic Wand and click on the area to be replaced with another background.
- Edit> Cut to get rid of the background.
- Open picture 2.
- Drag picture 2 to picture 1.
- Move picture 2 layer below picture 1 layer.
- Save As a PSD file format: Familyname_magicwand
Activity No. 2
- Get a picture (fruits) from the internet and save it in My Documents.
- Open the picture.
- Click layer> Duplicate Layer
- Add some blur to the picture you don’t want in the picture. Click Toolbox> Eraser Tool. Start erasing.
- Save As a PSD file format: Familyname_blur
- Get a picture from the internet and save it in My Documents.
- Open the picture.
- Click layer>Duplicate layer.
- Make the picture black and white. Click Image>Adjustments>Desaturate
- Add the layer mask to the black and white layer. Click Layer> Layer> Reveal All
- Click form the Toolbox> Eraser Tool and start erasing one object to make the color show
- Save As a PSD file format: Familyname_desaturate.
Heavy rains on the night of October 11 have caused flood inside our classroom. 84 chairs were piled and some students were sweeping the water out when I arrived. They said the water came from the elevated canal outside the fence and easily permeates on the wall. The structure is old and lower compared to the canal outside.
The first hour in the morning was spent for cleaning.
October is the month for STEP competitions. This acronym stands for Student Technologists and Entrepreneurs of the Philippines. It is commonly composed of high school students and out of school youth. A consolidation of the different skills of the students. This organization usually held it’s annual STEP Competition in order to enhance and develop students spirit of cooperation, sportsmanship and as well as mastery in their chosen field.
I was about two months old in my present station when I was assigned to be the coach for the dish gardening contest. Dish gardening is a skill developed in Agriculture subject. Our school is not offering that course/major since we do not have enough space for it. Nobody among us have that course too. As the saying goes, we can not give what we do not have.
Meanwhile, in response to the call, I held a competition. It seems dish gardening is not that familiar to the students yet. Though they have the idea but they could not figure it out. Only 2 joined, that was good because judging will not be hard enough.
I just want to share what the two have made.
Sorry, for I wasn’t able to give them a comfortable place to work for their garden I just can’t leave the 84. So, I decided to have it outside the classroom where I stayed for that period. They were given an hour to get their work done. Then I asked some faculty members who can pass by the area to select what’s good among the 2. And the result was 3/5 in favor of number 1.
What a first time coach and a first time contestant have to do is to seek Uncle G’s help. Everything that has been shown were good, it’s hard to decide what to get for a reference. A lot of references gave various ideas but a careful consolidation among all must be done. He then had several tries but it wasn’t suit my taste for I only love and like simple designs. I want to make it simple but beautiful. It was also good that he was open to suggestions. He may have given his best but was not excellent for a battle yet. The need for a careful polishing or revision has to be done.
The final design was based on this dish garden below.
I presented this to him and here’s how he arranged systematically the available materials. After several practices, he have decided the final design. Two days before the contest he came one morning with a fever. OMGeeeee, please, fever go away! But he did not stop, I asked him again for a final practice. That was not a child abuse but it’s giving him the opportunity to become the best landscaper in town whatever it takes.
A photo with his supportive classmate.
He won second place.
The proclamation of winners.There were eight who joined in the inter school-competition. The first will be representing in the inter-regional competition. (Schedule not announced yet.)
Check the complete entryof the dish gardening contest here >>> Dish Gardening Contest 2011