Eating in New Brunswick on a Budget

Check out this podcast I made, chronicling some of the great restaurants in New Brunswick where you can get a bite for cheap!

Featuring: American Classics, Ethnic Cuisine, and After Hours!

Hope you enjoyed listening. Now get out there and enjoy some grub…

 

Screencasting…

Screencasting has been an interesting experience to say the least. I’ve watched more than my fair share, but had never done one myself so it was a completely new undertaking for me. It sure didn’t help that I was in Indiana last week, instead of class. However, I think I got the hang of it! See for yourself.

I don’t think my video is going to challenge “Gangnam Style” anytime soon, but for my first-ever Youtube video, I thought it went pretty well. My video had a clear purpose, to inform viewers about ePortfolios, and through my assessment of the two separate blogs, I believe I achieved my purpose.

I hope my viewers can gain something by watching this video. With insight through constructive criticism, I hope that anyone who wants to make their own page can follow my video to get a better understanding of how to make an ePortfolio.

I certainly made good use of information technology with this project. As I mentioned at the beginning of the video, it was my first time working with the Screencast-O-Matic program. At first it was a bit overwhelming, but after some brief tutorial viewing, all was well again.

For my target audience of fellow [broke] college students, I think my video is suitable because ePortfolios are pretty much the online equivalent of resumés. While my video doesn’t offer concrete steps in how to build a blog, I think I’m offering some valuable advice on how to make it better. If I can help at least one person, I would consider it to be a success.

If my video didn’t do much for you in terms of learning about ePortfolio, I hope that it has at the very least inspired someone else to make their own screencast. Using the free program above is actually super easy and user-friendly, and best of all, it makes you look tech-savvy 🙂

Before I sign off, I want to let you all know that the content is coming, I promise, so please stay patient!!! Just let me finish applying to internships first…..*dies slowly*

Just kidding. I hope to have my mother’s world famous bean dip recipe published at some point this week. Stay tuned!

Looking Forward

Welcome back to Euphoric Eats! These last few weeks have been insanely busy for me so I haven’t gotten around to producing any food-related content lately. Midterms are EVIL, I tell ya!

At any rate, spring break starts next weekend for me, so once school’s temporarily out of session, I hope to finally publish a couple articles. Guess I’ve been doing too much eating and not enough writing  -____-

This brief podcast from Soundcloud features me offering a sneak peak at some upcoming content I hope to feature. Recording audio is always a simple task, but including background music takes a bit more work. Splicing the clips together can be quite the technical process.

To find music you can use on your site without encountering copyright violations, the best place to go is the Free Music Archive. You can download MP3s free of charge!

There were certainly some obstacles encountered along the way; since I have a MacBook, I had a little trouble with the Audacity recording program. It wouldn’t let me export my project as an MP3 without downloading a plugin, the LAME encoder.

Maybe it was the fact that I’ve been on the road for much of the past week, but I kept having to start and stop working because my free time was so sparse. Actually, it might have helped me because I didn’t have to do everything at once…

I don’t think I’ll be mastering the next Grammy winning album, but I think I did a pretty solid job with my Soundcloud project. I will surely be using it [Soundcloud] more often; I host my own music show on the radio so it makes sense for me to post a stream of my show online. For all to hear: friends, family, and who knows…employers?

Soundcloud and Audacity are great programs that I had used previously, but this assignment definitely expanded my knowledge of both. I’m hoping that my site will benefit as a result!