February, 2012Archive

Feb 27

Two weeks ago I went to this place called  Georgetown cupcake the place was great, me and my sister had a good time. Cupcakes are so poplular for some reason thats why I came with this idea that how to make cupcakes my favorites are Red Velvet cupcakes with cream cheese frosting, so here it is how to make them:


  • 2 1/2 cups of flour
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 cups vegetable oil
  • 1 cup buttermilk, room temperature
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons red food coloring
  • 1 teaspoon white distille vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

For the Cream Cheese Frosting:

  • 1 pound cream cheese, softened
  • 2 sticks butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 cups sifted confectioners’ sugar
  • Chopped pecans and fresh raspberries or strawberries, for garnish



Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line 2 (12-cup) muffin pans with cupcake papers.

In a medium mixing bowl, sift together the flour, sugar, baking soda, salt, and cocoa powder. In a large bowl gently beat together the oil, buttermilk, eggs, food coloring, vinegar, and vanilla with a handheld electric mixer. Add the sifted dry ingredients to the wet and mix until smooth and thoroughly combined.

Divide the batter evenly among the cupcake tins about 2/3 filled. Bake in oven for about 20 to 22 minutes, turning the pans once, half way through. Test the cupcakes with a toothpick for doneness. Remove from oven and cool completely before frosting.

For the Cream cheese Frosting:

In a large mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese, butter and vanilla together until smooth. Add the sugar and on low speed, beat until incorporated. Increase the speed to high and mix until very light and fluffy.

Garnish with chopped pecans and a fresh raspberry or strawberry.





Feb 20

Manovich described  automation as a new media objects can be created automatically and can be manipulated easily.  Automation is the automatic change of elements that may already exist. An example of this is the word processor can change to any format needed for the person who intends to use it, automatically. Another example is photoshop image. We can create any image by manipulate the changes made to an image so that the desired look could be created.

I agree with Manovich about that the human intent could be removed in part of the creative process.this probably why computer programs allow the user choose and move objects of the media format already exits. Is surprising how media has being change and how we can create new things.

Feb 10

At the beginning when social networking started to become popular, I wasn’t interesting that’s why I never sign up for my space or other social network. even though, all my friends and my sister were telling  me how “cool” my space was, I didn’t sing up.

As the time passed and I realized how amazing the technology is, I started spending more time in my hotmail messenger  trying to meet more people, which it was fun I met a lot of people and enjoyed chatting with them, but I have to stop  because i feel like I was wasting a lot  time . when I started to heard about Facebook I didn’t want to open an account because is a website  more personal, and i thought it was like my space.

When my best friend was  telling me about facebook, how great it was, that you could  make  more friends and reconnecting with people that I haven’t see them from along time. Even though, I was curious about it  I didn’t see the point in making an account because I was trying to do good in school . But as heard more people talking about facebook my curiosity grew up more and more.

Finally, 2008 I joined Facebook. My friend was right I found all my friends from high school, friends that I lost contact because they moved to another state, or different life style.  I had good time when we shared old memories, pictures. There seems to me that the time didn’t pass. I also, like to read the articles, or  watch the  youtube videos that my friends posted.

Social Network are  very helpful. When I took a photography class I had to use Flickr it was  a great experiences in terms of how organizing photos. And now Twitter, I never used it before hopefully by the end of the semester I will understand how Twitter works.

Feb 07

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