English 430: Literature & the Visual Arts

October 2, 2009

Update: your online reports

Filed under: About the course,Assignments,Blog tech — charleshatfield @ 11:49 am

Re: the revised due date for your online reports (Oct. 22), I’ve made the necessary correction to our online Calendar.

Re: doing your online reports, there are two ways to go about it:

1. Use WordPress: Draft your report as if it were a regular blog post, then save it as a draft without publishing it. When it’s ready to go, email me and tell me. I’ll copy and paste what you have in your draft and convert it into a new page included in our blog.

2. Use some other provider and software of your choosing to write a webpage . Send me an email and I’ll set up a link to it from our blog.

Either way, I’ll place a link to your page in our sidebar, so that it will be easy to find.

I’m working on a sample online report of my own. I’ll show you the page in its rough version on 10/08. it’s about Scots cartoonist Eddie Campbell. Though it’s unfinished as of this writing, I have to admit that there’s plenty of text (I’ve got just under 1000 words at the moment, the equivalent of about 3 and 1/2 double-spaced typed pages in 12-point font). You certainly don’t need to exceed that, and don’t worry if you don’t write quite that much. Remember that the ratio of text to image is likely to vary among your reports.

Note: I’ve made this update “sticky” so that it will continue to appear here on the front page, at the top.

September 2, 2009

Does anybody really know what time it is?

Filed under: Blog tech — charleshatfield @ 11:27 pm

A technical note:

Several of you have asked me privately about the incorrect times showing on your blog posts. Not to worry: what you were seeing is Greenwich Mean Time, or Universal Time (UTC), which is hours ahead of California time (PCT).

I will change the settings on the blog so that in future the times should match California time. But all of the posts already published will probably continue to show UTC. No problem: I know when you posted!

See you soon!

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