Where Dani writes about… just about everything!
Apparently, one of my favorite YouTube shows has been having problems with certain people flagging their videos after they post them. The owner of the channel is a YouTube partner that makes money off of his content, and not only does flagging his content make it so that viewers under eighteen can’t view his videos… but that also means that no ads run on those videos, which stops him from generating revenue on that video for the length of the time it’s been falsely flagged. Not only was his channel one of the first YouTube channels that I actually began to watch in much the same way that someone might watch their favorite television shows, but I got into a lot of other channels because of it. It sucks that a few people are purposely falsely flagging his videos. They’re doing it with the intent to stop him from generating revenue off of them, which sucks.
In other news, I’ve began writing some of what’s later going to go into my book report for History class. As I continue to read the book, I’m going to write more. I’m also thinking about picking up a laptop tote bag in the bookstore on Monday or Tuesday, but I have to measure my laptop to ensure that I get the right size. I’ve also gotten to talk to my friend Dina over the course of these last few days, and she has really helped me boost my music collection.
Matt’s going to be coming over to my house to spend time with me — that, and make sure that I’m where I should be at for next week’s math test. He’s already taken all of his math classes up to pre-calculus, and I’m currently working on my last developmental course. Not only that, but he can also look at some of my math problems and tell me what the lowest common denominator is in rational expressions… whereas I actually have to factor all of the fractions out before I can do that.
In other college-related news, I’ve been working on reading the book that I have to read for my History class so that I can get my book report done and out of the way as soon as possible. The further that I get into this book, the more interesting it gets… but I am no history buff, I know. However, since it does have to do with present-day events such as the Iraq War… I can relate more to it since I’m living through the time period that it’s taking place in. That, and my History teacher makes learning about history quite fun. We happen to watch a lot of short videos in his class that make the material “real”, even though some of the topics we cover are no longer relevant to current lives.
Sometimes, looking for things that are related to my interests can be somewhat difficult. Seeing as how I have interests that some folks might consider slightly “geeky”, it comes as no surprise to me that there isn’t always an abundance of information on the topics that I’d most like to read about. Sometimes, there’s next to nothing! In researching some of the items that I’d like to read about, I am vigilant in keeping track of the best search engines out there. I make sure to document everything and put it on my favorite places list, ensuring that I’m able to come back to the places that work for me. Through trial and error, I’m quickly learning what the best methods are to find the information that I’m looking for.
Just recently, I’ve begun using search programs like SearchBlox to help me find information on some of my more obscure interests. When you listen to music that isn’t exactly sung in English and you want to know more about the person that sung it, being able to find that information and even pictures of the singer is nice! On top of things, sometimes the English music that I like to listen to isn’t sold anywhere in this country — although the words are obviously in a language that I recognize, singers like Sweetbox aren’t too well known here.