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Natalie K Swope (nataliekyongswope
My first name reflects my family's unparalleled love for the actress, Natalie Wood. My last name is German and it means "pig farmer" in English, so I'm sure you're extremely jealous. My sister and I share the middle name "Kyong", pronounced key-young in Korean. it means bright, shining star. It is the first name of my mother and her six sisters. I am currently a 3rd year undergraduate at University of California, Davis majoring in Computer Engineering and minoring in Technology Management. Aside from my programming experience, my involvement with the campus community in Davis has allowed me to express my creative mindset in a variety of settings. Because of this, I communicate with a wide spectrum of individuals. My blog, swopeswope, is about my life mixed technology. I’ve always loved art.
5 of the Best New User Experiences of 2010
As part of the ongoing Mashable Awards, we're taking a closer look at each of the nomination categories. This is "Best Website User Experience." Be sure to nominate your favorites and join us for the Gala in Las Vegas! When it comes to user experience, designers and developers must do much more than present their users with a "pretty face" web page. The user experience (UX) of a site or app involves much more than looks; the UX is something that lingers on after the user has left your site. In writing about the best web designs of 2010, form and function each played a large role in determining our choices. What sites and apps were the most interesting, the most useful, the most innovative of the past year? 1. One of the earlier launches this year, Quora was a buzz-heavy private beta service in 2009. We love Quora's elegant interactions. We're not the only ones who love Quora's design. Initially, another thing that made Quora's UX so excellent was the quality of its membership. 2. 3. 4.
77 Healthy Crock-Pot Recipes
Crazy schedules, long work hours, and tempting takeout menus make it tough to even think about cooking most nights during the week. Despite the inconvenience, firing up the stove or oven is almost always cheaper and healthier than ordering in or eating out. How about a compromise? Breakfast 1. Tart apples, cinnamon, brown sugar, and walnuts — what’s not to love? 2. Why not begin the day with a protein-rich superfood like quinoa? 3. This vegetarian burrito filling includes loads of vegetables, beans, and eggs. 4. Making yogurt from scratch is takes some time, but it’s hands-off with a slow cooker and it’s much cheaper than buying it at the supermarket. 5. This healthy treat is usually served after dinner, but it works just as well in the morning. 6. For the meat eaters out there, here’s an easy pork-based burrito filling that can be made overnight. 7. Forget the constant stirring and standing at the stove. 8. 9. 10. 11. Hosting a brunch party? 12. 13. 14. 15. Soups and Stews 16. 18. 19.
The 100 Best, Most Interesting Blogs and Websites of 2012
Editor’s note: 2015’s list of the best, most interesting websites has arrived! I don’t know about you, but I’m constantly running into so many cool websites I want to remember or recommend to people but I don’t always have time to make a note of them, add them to Evernote, bookmark them in Delicious, etc. So this is a good example of a post I created as a personal (and completely unscientific) resource that other people will probably benefit from as well. Some of these sites are pretty new while others have been around for a while now, but they are all awesome right now in 2012. So whether you are looking for a way to catch up on the latest Internet trends, want to find some exciting new content to load into your favorite news aggregating app or are just bored and need to waste some time online, this list represents hours of potential discovery. You might also like: Cool Curators Creativity and Design Tech & Gadgets Startups and Entrepreneurship Photos Video Living Business Miscellaneous / Other