Saturday, August 22, 2015

The Gamer In Me...

Personally, I am not as much of a gamer as many would consider gamers to actually be. I'm certainly not an expert, enough to write reviews about them. At some point in my life, I felt like I grew up, and video games were no longer for me. But that only made me feel like a big part of me died.

From time to time, I would catch myself downloading ROMs and console emulators to play old video games. It helps with killing time, and I happen to be a sucker for nostalgia. I considered myself to be a classic gamer, since I enjoy playing 8-bit and 16-bit games. I'm also into RPG games, like Final Fantasy, but I mainly stick to the non-Final Fantasy games like Chrono Trigger, Secret of Mana, and Xenogears.

At this day in age, I failed to realize that there is a new way to play video games with friends. I knew about it, but I didn't even care to delve deeper into it. The world of MMORPG came, and I felt very, very left behind. I made a few attempts to get into it, but games like World of Warcraft, Starcraft, or whatever-craft didn't really appeal to my taste in gaming. I am way too into the whole side-scrolling, beat 'em up, earn EXP, talk to NPCs kinda guy. At some point in my life, most of my friends had some sort of IGN, or "In Game Name" from whatever game they were playing. I didn't, but it didn't really bother me... not too much. Okay, maybe, sorta.


Monday, January 12, 2015

How To Access Your Houston Community College Student WebMail On Your Android Device


[NOTE: (01/04/2016) The information below is no longer valid due to Houston Community College System changing their email service to Outlook365. I will post an updated instructional as soon as possible]

Are you looking for a way to retrieve your Houston Community College Student WebMail from your Android's email app? Or maybe you're looking for a way to get notified via your mobile phone when you receive emails in your student email? I know I was!

I am writing this blog post to share the information I discovered and learned regarding ways to retrieve, send, sync calendar events, and get push notifications when receiving emails in your Houston Community College Student E-mail using your Android's stock e-mail app. I haven't even started my first day as a college student yet, and I certainly don't want to miss any correspondence from my professors and classmates.

Before I start, I would like to mention that I wouldn't have been able to write this post if not for the following blog: Vango Versa: How to set up Houston Community College (HCC) Email on your iPhone Thank you! Unlike the blog post in the link above, in which she uses an iOS device, I happen to be using an Android device, the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 to be exact.

I hope this works on many Android devices, though I'm sure that if the right information is entered in an iOS device, this should work just fine. If you have an iOS device like an iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad, click the link above.

How To Setup Your Houston Community College Student WebMail On Your Android Device Using Microsoft Exchage ActiveSync:

You should have your Student ID (w#########) memorized, or at least ready.You're going to need that, and your password.

  • Step 1: On your Android Device, go to Settings.
  • Step 2: Select Accounts.
  • Step 3: Select Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync.
  • Step 4: Under the e-mail field, go ahead and enter your HCCS student email address. This should be in the firstname.lastname@student.hccs.edu format.
  • Step 5: Then on the password field, enter your password.
  • Step 6: Click [Next]
     
  • Optional: Click Manual setup. Any information you may need will still be in the following steps. I haven't tried this yet, but I will update this post once I know more.


Monday, January 05, 2015

Roger Goes to College...

Since I graduated high school 15 years ago, I have always wanted to go to college. However, due to unfortunate life circumstances, I could not go to school. While I won't go into detail about those circumstances here on my public blog, I would like to mention that I have recently signed up for college! I will be attending Houston Community College soon and I am very excited!

Some of my friends didn't expect that I would make this move in my life. Some didn't even know, and thought I have finished college long ago. I'm already 35 years old, and I am barely starting college. This is a whole new adventure in my life, and sometimes I think I'm too old for this. I'm working on changing that mentality.

I have my sights on the Health Information Technology program. Currently, I am going to be taking my basic courses and prerequisites, most of which are required for other medicine-related program. Just in case I do change my career path in the future, I should be ok.

As of now, I know that I will be taking two of my basic courses online, which I'm hoping I can do while I'm at on standby during my work hours. On Fridays, I will be attending my Biology class the Stafford campus.


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