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iPhone Game Review: Angry Birds

Posted on Thursday, May 6th, 2010 at 7:39 am

Angry Birds - iPhone OS game The birds are angry, and they're out to get the pigs! Angry Birds is the latest and greatest the iPhone OS has to offer in the gaming department. There are tons of levels, each offering a unique composition of walls, barriers, pigs, and ornaments like jewels and trophies.

Playing this game is very simple! You use a slingshot to launch a variety of birds into the air, aiming for huge amounts of [pig] destruction. The more birds you have left in the end of the round, the bigger your score. There's a star rating system (1 to 3 stars) which gives you a good idea of how talented you've become. More after the jump...

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Building a strong network

Posted on Wednesday, May 5th, 2010 at 8:55 am

Three weeks from today, my college career will be complete. I will have fulfilled the requirements of a rigorous 120-credit design program, met tons of amazing people, and built lasting relationships with my colleagues. This will mark a major milestone, and I will be headed towards greater things.

A strong network is important because you will take it with you wherever your career takes you. The amount of opportunities you are presented often depends on who you know. Your former professor may recommend you for a job, or a former classmate may need your expertise in some project. In contrast, if you ever need a hand somewhere down the line, who do you ask?

Say a former colleague of yours becomes an Art Director and is building a team of professionals, who will he go to? Most likely the people he knows and trusts, which could be you. I have been referred to clients by my friends and colleagues simply because they knew I did design work. People often make recommendations based on good experiences. The more people you meet and impress, the more likely you are to be recommended. More after the jump...

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Posted In: General Stuff, Productivity