By P.J. Binsfeld ’15 & Michael Ahearne ’14
ISideWith.com is a website all about helping you find the right political candidate to fit your views.
It was started by two friends, Taylor Peck and Nick Boutelier, with different political views. They decided to help save you time by giving up-to-date break downs of each candidates’ views.
All you have to do is go to their website and take a quick yes or no answer quiz about your views on different topics such as economics, foreign policy and science.
After the test, the site calculates your answers against the candidates’ answers and calculates the similarity to each candidate in a percentage.
The site aims to educate voters and to try to boost voter turnout for Election Day. Peck does the editorial, research and promotional aspects of the website, while Boutelier is the web designer and programmer.
According to ISidewith.com, they are unaffiliated with any investors, shareholders, advertisers, political parties or interest groups.
Make sure to check it out so you know where you stand with the candidates.
Freerice.com is a nonprofit website that is owned by and supports the United Nations World Food Program.
Freerice.com has two goals: to provide education for free and to help end world hunger by providing rice to impoverished people.
Just go online to Freerice.com and start answering questions about any subject.
“Whether you are CEO of a large corporation or a street child in a poor country, improving your education can improve your life,” according to Freerice.com. “It is a great investment in yourself.”
Now you can learn about the world and help those in need at the same time.
Many video projects are long and time consuming.
There might be a better solution: xtranormal.com
Xtranormal.com is a website that creates basic and easy to make 3D animations. It is simple to use, and has many options when animating, such as different characters to choose from and many different voices.
Choose from characters such as Napoleon, Gandhi or the Queen of England. There are seemingly endless amounts of voice options.
Scripted events can be inserted that occur at specific times, such as adding background noise and music.
Finally, the coolest feature is changing camera angles. At one moment the camera could be zoomed out looking at both of the characters, and the next, it can zoom in on one of the characters’ faces while they make funny gestures.