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February 16, 2011 at 7:17 am

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February 8, 2011 at 10:22 am

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SIGNS: Blank? // Kyle Lleses

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February 1, 2011 at 8:03 am

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Thoughtless Acts: Kyle Lleses

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January 25, 2011 at 10:48 am

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RAMSS

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The RAMSS is an online system used by Ryerson University students to basically manage their whole university life. It gives students the convenience of being able to enroll in courses, organize their schedules and manage their progress anywhere through the Internet. It truly is helpful to be able to do all these fast as each student race for available slots. The ability select or change a class at the moment of thinking of it helps a busy university student get through. Accessibility wise it is very good, however there are certain downtimes dedicated to improving the system. This is quite necessary and the times are set on peak hours anyway so it shouldn’t be that much of an issue.
Moving on, the navigational structure of the site is fairly decent. It is very plain yet straight to the point. When browsing through classes, information on each course is shown. It takes away the hassle of pulling out a thick book of course programs and looking for information on a class page per page. In the RAMSS, with a click of a button, all the information you need is presented to you. And with another click, you are confirmed into the class. The system doesn’t just organize schedules, it also helps you monitor your progress. A section shows you how much you have accomplished and how much more you have to do.

Based on my experience, I believe that the efficiency of the system is quite low. Before the winter semester started, I organized my schedule, waiting for enrolment day to officially get in a class. I had saved the classes I wanted to get into in my shopping cart, insuring me a slot. However, the system had encountered a problem and all the classes in my shopping cart was deleted, therefore taking away my slot for all those classes. By the time I realized this, I could no longer retrieve my slots, as all the classes were full. This unfortunate incident affected my schedule and plans for the whole semester. The system should be efficient because the academic progress and planning of students depend on it. It is very frustrating to have an event as such happen to you.

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January 19, 2011 at 3:11 am

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SHAZ-AMAZING!

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I was so tripped out the first time I tried the Shazam application. To me it was like a next level application for my iPhone. I’ve never seen a mobile phone application that amazed me so much. Shazam is an application that identifies the title and the artist of a song being played by “listening” to it. Wikipedia explained to me how it all works. Basically, the app “listens” to the music track through the phone’s built in microphone. This process records the acoustic fingerprint of the song and matches with its recorded database. Again, I repeat, I’ve never seen an amazing app such as this. How often do you hear a random track on the radio that you like and then never know what it is? Or  perhaps a soundtrack of a commercial or a movie? This app just helps you with all of that. I’ve experienced that numerous times and Shazam is that awesome buddy you can always ask for song titles. And it gets better, not only does it give you the name of the artist and title of the track, it also gives you links to the artist’s website, gives you information about them and gives you a couple of links to more of their music. Which makes it a perfect guide if you’re music searching. I’ve learned a lot about good bands and artists that I’ve never even known until this application. There is one downside though, its not as updated. I’ve encountered errors a couple of times as it could not identify the song I was trying to learn about. Its kind of a downer as you’re at that moment getting all excited to get some results but it can’t really read it. Over all its a pretty damn hell of a good app! I still find my self running to my phone, grabbing it, turning the app on, and have it listen to my radio!

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January 18, 2011 at 5:31 am

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