Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Microsoft Announces New Upgrading System

Yesterday (October 27) Microsoft unveiled details of two new operating systems. Currently the most commonly used Microsoft 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 rich environment in which to work, particularly when used with up to date machines.

Nevertheless Microsoft had decided to press ahead with successors for Vista. In late 2009 Windows 7 will be released. This will be much like Vista. Around the same time Microsoft will release Windows Azure, an operating system that lives on Microsoft servers and not in your computer. This is called Cloud Computing, the "Cloud" being the Internet. Basically this means that you will not need an operating system or programs: they will all live in the "Cloud".

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

"Cloud Computing" is one of the most used technology buzzwords at present.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Global Anti-Piracy Day

Microsoft has declared today, October 21st, National Anti-Piracy Day, to help prevent the effects of this illegal dealing. In 2007, this illegality has cost several $50 billion in counterfeit software. So Microsoft is trying to make a day of anti-piracy and hoping to turn it into a lifetime!

Class Blogs

ICT 12 Student Blogs (2008-09)
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 URL's for my ICT 12 class colleagues. The class is using Blogger througout the year to record information about various programs and techniques.
This list will be updated to include several blog URL's not presently available.

Hippo Part One

I haven not yet installed Hippo to my computer at home because my computer does not work at the moment, as I have already talked to Mr. Vogel about!

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.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008


Binary Numbering is a game in which you are given four numbers like 1001 1010 and you have to follow a simple pattern to retrieve the correct answer. The code is 8421 to use in any four digit number. If there is a five digit number and up you just square the 8 and so on.

Number Guesser

As of right now we are doing numerous activities given by Mr. Vogel. We are making our own guessing system with minimal instruction from a second worksheet entailing about Turbo Pascal. There are several parts to this assignment that all have instructions that are missing several parts.

Monday, October 6, 2008

ICT 12 Overview

During my 12 course this year, I will be working on various programs. I hope it was as fun as last year!