Hermione Granger would assess where her resources were coming from...

“And so Hermione Granger, that charming grind, still goes to the Hogwarts library and spends hours and hours working her way through the stacks, finding out what a basilisk is or how to make a love potion… . Now, having been stuck with the library shtick, she has to go on working the stacks in the Harry Potter movies, while the kids who have since come of age nudge their parents. ‘Why is she doing that?’ they whisper. ‘Why doesn’t she just Google it?’”

Staff writer Adam Gopnik, “The Information: How the Internet Gets Inside Us,” The New Yorker, February 14, 2011

Posted on Thursday, Feb 10, 2011. (link goes to ALA public perception page, can’t permalink to individual quotes.)

So the first thing I thought when i read this?

"Because Hermione Granger has learned about trans-literacy! She knows that websites are ranked by popularity, not necessarily accuracy, and scholarly website are not necessarily given weight in the ranking! and Hermione would CARE about using scholarly resources! AND WHAT ABOUT ASTROTURFING IN THE WIZARDING WORLD? Voldemart would be ALL about astroturfing! “…and then i thought, what is the wizarding equivalent of the C.R.A.P test?  and then I made myself stop, because……I have not even read all the HP books, yet I have strong opinions regarding Hermione Granger’s research habits.

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Contrast: In my website, it should be a high contrast website. Not only the color of my website would be high contrast, but also the different technologies. I will post some micro-technologies and some macro-technologies.


Repetition: After I read this, I will design a sign for my website. It doesn’t need to be appear everywhere, but the home page of my website and some key text.


Alignment: I think it is a kind of format. I want my website looks properly and easy to find what you want. Sometimes, contrast and alignment is different and opposite. I should take care of the two different elements in my website.


Proximity: It is exactly what I need to learn more about. I have no idea how far each column should be. Or I need to try to set a distance and when I done the work, I can decided how the website is and make some changes.


Miscellaneous: I have not any experience to create a website. So, beside the elements I should pat attention above, I have no idea about other things. But during the peers work, I could ask my peers that what their notes are.



Recently on my Facebook Timeline someone posted the Meme or Jpg above. I am not a health expert so I did some research to review what is so wrong with C.R.A.P.?

Carbonated Drinks

Artificial Coloring

Ingredients like caramel color or yellow dye 5 give sodas their unique tint and are far from natural for our bodies. Research shows they cause tumor growth and California has even put one of these chemicals (4-methylimidazole) on its list of cancer-causing substances!

Aspartame(diet soda)

Aspartame acts as an excitotoxin that overstimulates and kills brains cells. 75% of the side-effect complaints the FDA receives for food additives come from aspartame.


Refined Sugars

Refined Sugar is bad for you because it raises the insulin level in your blood. Raised blood insulin levels depress the immune system. If your immune system is depressed then your ability to fight disease is weakened. Raised blood insulin levels can cause weight gain. Insulin promotes the storage of fat; so, when you eat foods high in refined sugar, you increase fat storage.

Source: http://EzineArticles.com/119462

Artificial Foods

Artificial food products, generally of high protein content, produced by new technological methods from such nutritive substances as proteins or their component amino acids, carbohydrates, fats, vitamins, and trace elements. These artificial foods can damage liver, testicles, thyroid, heart and kidneys

Free dictionary

Processed Food

Processed foods are those that are treated to preserve them, enhance their flavor or to change the texture of a food. Many processed foods have added trans fats, salt, sugar or high-fructose corn syrup and monosodium glutamate, or MSG. Avoiding these foods can prevent weight gain, heart disease and diabetes.


After researching CRAP I had a discussion with my wife about how we could avoid all the CRAP that is out there.

This made me think of things spiritually as well. There is a lot of CRAP being ingested spiritually.

C The C in the spiritual C.R.A.P is CULTURE. We allow the culture to impact the church. We confuse culture with true Christianity. We allow our culture to dictate our theology.
R The R in the spiritual C.R.A.P is RELIGION. All religion is not of God even many of the older ones. Much of religion is man made. Men constantly carve their own path to God and that path is typically thru a man other than Jesus.
A The A in the spiritual C.R.A.P is ARTIFICIAL. The world has it’s own specialized religion called “self help”. Self-help is artificial manufactured religion. It’s not designed to eternally save only to make money.
P The P in the spiritual C.R.A.P is POLITICS. Politics is the practice and theory of influencing other people on a civic or individual level. That can be problematic to a church that should be influenced by the Spirit not the cajoling or manipulation of mere men.

So whether in the physical or in the spiritual, we all need to cut the C.R.A.P!

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What I learned Today (for Yesterday!)

The Elements of Graphic Design are C.R.A.P.

  • Contrast: Can be created by size difference, color, font weight, fonts
  • Repetition: Repeat some element or style (font used, color, line breaks, etc) over in a logical progression (body text, headers, titles, etc)
  • Alignment: Left, Right, Center, etc

  • Proximity: Like items grouped together near like things. Example: Image, Title, and body text