Author: rickrut16


ImageAfter I figured out all of the RSS readers and what they were and how to used them I used the Old Reader for no reason in particular, in fact if I’m going to be honest I had my brother pick a number either 1, 2 or 3 and came out with the Old Reader.  The Old Reader says it’s currently in BETA form and you can tell and can name some things it can work on but it still gets the job done.  Anyway, when I was using the google blog search I wasn’t exactly sure what type of stuff I was looking for so I used normal google for some brain storming ideas.  I checked the best blogs of 2013 according to TIME magazine and a few other lists and plugged those into my RSS reader.  I came up with 10 to follow actually.  But the first one that I chose was called “9to5mac”.

            9to5mac is a site that has to do with everything Apple products.  Everything form lap tops to iPods to accessories.  I would consider myself a pretty big Apple fan. I’ve had the iPhone ever since it came out for Verizon, my macbook since I graduated high school, an iPad, and iPod classic.  I’m not entirely sure what I’ve always wanted to use Apple products, maybe the Apple advertising was that good or in my mind it was the “cool” product, but whatever the reason I’ve always used them and have always wanted the get the newest updates or see what all the hype was about.  9to5mac does all of that for me and more.  They have in depth product reviews, rumors about what could be coming out next and even some “how to” guides.  Normally I used to just see what someone like Gizmodo would tweet but they were all technology in general not just apple stuff and that was all I really cared about.

            Taking the site at face value is very simple too, and I think that’s what they were going for when you make a blog about Apple, which is known for trying to be as simple and work as seamlessly as possible.  The advertisements are there but other than that it is very simple, a larger picture so show you what the article is about, who wrote it and a few sentences before you can click read more.  It is very clean and very simple.

            Over all 9to5mac is something that interests me because of the subject matter and because how the blog looks.  I can be an Apple fan boy and just read about the apple stuff I like to see.


Hi everyone,

My name is Ricky Martinez and I’m a senior at Rutgers graduating at the end of this semester.  I’m majoring in English with a minor in education.  I plan on one day hopefully becoming a high school english teacher down the road.  I have a younger brother but he’s only 2 years younger than me so he’s more like one of my really good friends.  I originally attended Ocean County College for two years when I first graduated high school.  I played on the soccer team there and we were nationally ranked too.  I still live in Brick Town and commute here for classes, but I have enough friends here on campus where if I need a place to sleep I can just crash on one of their couches.  My father lives in North Carolina and my mother lives in Spring Lake.  My father moved from the house I currently live in to North Carolina for work so me and my brother and a couple of my friends live in my house and pay my father rent for the mortgage and stuff like that, so that’s pretty fun.

Some of the things that interest me are:

  • Traveling
  • Snowboarding
  • Harry Potter

Traveling: I like going places all the time.  I’m always down to just drop my stuff and go wherever.  I manage to make a pretty decent schedule for classes so I don’t have classes on Thursdays and Fridays and have long weekends all the time for trips.  I was just in Boston last weekend actually.  I have a few friends in California so I visit there pretty often.  This past summer I visited one of my friends in Australia and we road tripped from Sydney all the way up to Melbourne.  After that we went to California and drove from Malibu along the coast all the way up into Oregon so that was definitely fun.

Snowboarding: I like to snowboard a lot, and this seasons we’ve actually gotten a lot of snow, unlike the past couple of years.  I mostly go to Mountain Creek but sometimes I go into PA and go to Big Boulder because I have friends that live there.  One of my friends actually got a picture in Transworld Snowboard Magazine a couple of months ago so that was cool to see.  Here it is:

Kyle Gregory

Kyle Gregory

Harry Potter:  It’s pretty safe to say that I’m obsessed with Harry Potter.  Ever since I was little and could start reading it was always Harry Potter.  I lost count of how many times i’ve read the books or watched the movies.  I used to be one of those kids that waited in Barnes and Noble and midnight to pick up the newest ones.  I went to Florida last winter break too so I obviously had to go to Harry Potter world which was awesome.

Another fun thing I like to do is mess around with my GoPro camera.  I like to take pictures and videos of my friends whenever we go on a trip or get bored or something but I put a couple of them on Vimeo and if you ever wanted to check them out just click this…