My name is Joe Myers. I am a freshmen student at the Dauphin County Technical School where I study web development and design. This webpage is one of my projects for the class. I hope you enjoy this one as well as my future projects!
At home, I have four lovely, happy dogs that are some of the most rambunctious animals that I’ve seen. There’s an Australian Shepherd, a Pit Bull mix, a Beagle and a Gordon Setter. They are all rescues, we never go to breeders. It feels much better to give a home to a dog who needs one than to purchase one. They all have their unique quirks, good and not-so-good. The Beagle nudges your arm for attention, and will climb over any other one of the dogs if he sees you giving them extensive attention. The Gordon Setter will roll over for a belly rub the instant you start petting him, and he barks at the other dogs when they’re playing outside. The Pit Bull mix is still skinny since we just got him, but he’s improving. Sometimes, he runs in circles around one of the dogs when he knows he is getting a treat. And the Australian Shepherd, well, he has silent barks sometimes. His mouth will bark, but no sounds come out. It’s amazing to see that animals can have their own quirks just like humans.
When it comes to technology, some people struggle with it, while it just comes naturally for others. I’m one of those natural people. It takes only a short amount of time for me to figure certain topics based on technology, such as hardware modifications, networking, coding, et cetera. But what can be quite difficult is trying to reword an explanation. It can be a challenge to make technical words simpler. But in the end, you learn some analogies for yourself to use in the future. For some, especially the elderly, you can explain something to them, like how to operate their TV remote, for example, but they might forget what you told them and foul up the TV. That is why it is a good idea to write down the directions in detail, but not too much detail. They should know exactly what you want them to do without being confused.
A few years ago, I heard about something called online gaming, but I didn't know what it was. About 4 months later, I got a PlayStation 3 for Christmas. It introduced me to playing online through Minecraft. It allowed for me to play with my friends without them having to be there with me. There are many possibilities to make new friends from your area or around the globe. The PS3 did not have many online games that I enjoyed, but the Wii U certainly did. I played MarioKart 8 with real people, which offered a challenge. In turn, it helped improve my skills and set new records. Now, I have the Nintendo Switch and I can meet people on Animal Crossing. Although it is now a paid service to play online, it is definitely worth trying out.
Classes are ordered by my favorite at number one.
|Amazon||Easy to find what you need
Trust in product quality
|Shipping dates sometimes unclear
Tracks what you purchase for Advertising
|Ebay||Simple selling process
Has many discontinued products
|Some sellers may have a bad reputation
Some reviews may not be accurate
|Craigslist||Can purchase/sell things that can't be mailed
You can bargain with people
|Sellers can be dangerous/hostile
Scammers are all across Craigslist