Exercise 102

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Throughout this semester and your career as an architecture student, you will be working in computer labs. As a result, you will need to store your work on a portable device. You will need that flash drive to complete this exercise, which is due at the end of class today. 

Part 1:

  • Please view and follow Digital Life 0.3 [dropbox portable] as demonstrated in lecture.
  • You will now have a flash drive that conforms to the 3-2-1 backup principles discussed in lecture.

Part 2:

  • As we discussed in lecture, calendars are a critical part of your organizational system. While you may choose to use a different piece of software on your personal computer, your mobile calendar needs to be a web-enabled calendar or a portable version of a desktop calendar in order to be effective.
  • I recommend starting with a web-based calendar. There are many out there, but I’ve found Google Calendar to be easy, full-featured, and free. If you don’t already have a Google account, you can sign up for one (http://calendar.google.com). Other options include outlook.com and yahoo.com.
  • Next, follow Digital Life 0.5 and Digital Life 0.11 to add our course calendar to your Google Calendar.
  • You may also wish to add your other courses to your calendar to help keep you organized.
  • Optional: If you wish to have a desktop version of your calendar, follow Digital Life Tutorial 0.10 to install Sunbird Portable on your flash drive. To sync Google Calendar to Sunbird, follow Digital Life 0.6b.
  • When you have finished setting up your calendar, please raise your hand and show me before the end of class today.
  • The calendar feed for Archi 135 is:
  • https://www.google.com/calendar/ical/4dg0407pppv3abc03cop2ajjo4%40group.calendar.google.com/public/basic.ics

Part 3:

  • Today we also discussed consolidating your email accounts. While the following is recommended, it is optional and not required for the course.
  • Log in to you school email.
  • Set up email forwarding to the email address you frequently use so that school emails will be sure to reach you.
  • Consider forwarding other, infrequenlty used email addresses to your primary inbox.