Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Microsoft Announces New Operating System

Yesterday (October 27th), Microsoft unvailed details of two new upgrading systems. Currently, the most commonly used operating systems are Windows XP and Windows Vista. Although frequently criticized, often by those who have never used it, Vista is actually a very stable and rich environment in which to work, particularly, when used with up to date machines.

Nevertheless, Microsoft has decided to press ahead with successors for Vista. In late 2009 Windows7 will be released. It will be much like Vista. Around the same time Microsoft will release Windows Azure, an operating grading system that lives on Microsoft servers and not on your computer. This is called Cloud Computing, the "Cloud" being the Internet. Basically, this means that you won't need an operating system or program: they will all live in the "Cloud."

Whether this works out or not remains to be seen. However, many companies are already trying this, both with Microsoft and with Google products.

"Cloud" computing is one of the most used technology buzz words at present.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Global Anti-Piracy Day Follow-Up

Surprisingly, today (October 21st) is Global Anti-Piracy Day. Technology is advancing every day in our society therefore the distribution of fakes are increasing. Piracy and counterfeiting is becoming a growing threat to the computer society. Furthermore, Microsoft has taken initiative in this problem by ensuring that consumers receive the full value of their licensed Microsoft products.

Student Blog List

Ava Balingit
Ryan Battistel
Sofia Busse
Nicole Ceralde
Nathan Chiu
Tomasz Cieslik
Jonathan De Maeseneer
Danila Di Giacinto
Sonia Di Palma
Lia Estrellado
Kimberly Francisco
Dilantha Geekiyanage
Nikko Henderson
Nikka Komisarski
Steffani Mastromonaco
Caitlin Nery
Conner Olenick
Andrea Strazzullo
Adam Troczynski
Nikko Tagle
Alannah Villella
Jason Wong

These are the blog URLs for my ICT 12 class colleagues. The class is using Blogger through out the year to record information about various programs and techniques.

This list will be updated to include several blog URLs not presently available.

Friday, October 17, 2008


Today I signed up for the iGoogle service and made a couple of minor custom changes. I added a custom widget to display my IP address.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

My Knowledge of Binary Numbering

In one of my previous classes, Mr. Vogel also taught us a computer operation called Binary Numbering. All computers work on binary operations which are based on "switches" that are also called "bits." For example,


is a four-bit byte with all the switches set to on. (On is represented as a 1 and the off is represented as a 0). These four switches represent a sequence of numbers using the same positional values as the decimal system. The values are powers of two reading from right to left.

Turbo Pascal - Number Guesser

During my ICT 12 Block G class, Mr. Vogel has been teaching us the different techniques of how to use Turbo Pascal. In class, we created a new program called the Number Guesser. We created this program to ask the user to give the computer any number from one to one hundred. Then, the program would tell the user if the number was too high or too low. If the user guessed the right number, the program would ask the user if they wanted to play again with a yes or no question. If the user does not want to play again, the program thanks the user for playing and ends. If the user does want to play again, the program re-starts from the beginning.