Thursday, November 20, 2008

iPhone: Game Makes Big Dollars

The iPhone has become the world's most popular phone this year. It has defeated all challengers that have tried to compete with the phone. For example, the Blackberry Storm which had a dissappointing review on its new touch screen recently. With all the iPhone's new features, the most popular program so far has been the game 'Trism'. It was created by a successful programer, Steve Demeter, who has made $250,000 in two months since the game has been released.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

OLPC (One Laptop Per Child) Project

The One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) project started four decades ago when computing was not so popular. It was founded by Nicholas Negroponte who wanted to create educational opportunities for the world's poorest children. The laptop is created for children specifically from the third world countries. If one wants to participate in donating a laptop to a child, just go to their website and follow their easy steps. Last year, our grade 12 ICT class purchased a OLPC XO laptop which went to a child in the third world country. Hopefully we can do the same this year.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Notre Dame Remembrance Day Ceremony

At Notre Dame Regional Secondary in Vancouver, BC, we paid our respects to those who died in the war in a unique way this year. We had our yearly Remembrance Day ceremony. There were pipe players, plays, movie clips, the band playing and the chior all participating in this unforgetable event. All the students were given a piece of paper clipped to their uniform that had a soldiers names on it who had died in the war. Notre Dame Regional Secondary always creates heart touching performances for Remembrance Day.

Friday, November 7, 2008

Visual Basic

In our last couple of ICT 12 classes, we have began to start a new language program called Visual Basic. We started off with a Hello, World program which we have been working on for the past two classes. The program is quit diffrent from Turbo Pascal. Visual Basic is a more advanced program and is very fun to work with. We will be using this program for the next couple weeks in our ICT class.