Monday, May 5, 2008
My take home message is that even though people might be resistant to the changes in technology that are coming, in the long run these new advances are going to improve the quality of life for most people, just as the internet has done in the past decade. I think something that we could not be tested on is the way we use the internet. Given a problem, with our new knowledge of Web 2.0 there is a seemingly unlimited number of solutions. There is a number of different Web 2.0 applications that we can take advantage of now, that we could never be tested on our knowledge of them simply because they are changing and expanding everyday.
Sunday, April 20, 2008
Software, systems, computers
Databases: cash, balances
Business applications or business services
Leonard Morrison, Executive Director of Corporate Relations – “CIS majors are among the most sought after year after year.”
Starting salaries between $52,500 and $102,000
Graduates go to: Deloitte, IBM, KPMG, Cantata Technology, Pricewaterhouse Coopers
- Prepares for career as a technology expert
- Provides immediate value for your employer by integrating business and technology into business
- Focuses on application development, IT infrastructure, data management and modeling
Three courses: CS150 Introduction to Data and Information Management, CS 180 Programming Fundamentals, CS240 Business Processing and Communications Infrastructure.
Then CS 350 Data Management, CS360 Systems Analysis and Design.
Then six electives and you pick three. CIS Minor also available (formerly IT minor)
Saturday, April 5, 2008
Monday, March 3, 2008
· Google Earth - Gives a bird's-eye view of most of the surface of the earth
· Gmail - Google's own email application
· Orkut - Google's social networking application
· Google scholar - Search scholarly journals
· Google trends - The ability to search today's hot trends.
· Google books - Allows you to search entire texts.
· Google maps - Google's own maps and directions application
· Google desktop -Allows you to search your computer the same way you search Google, along with the ability to add Google gadgets to your desktop.
· Google documents - A way of sharing a document with other users to collaborate on the document together.
Ten things google has found to be true:
· Focus on the user and all else will follow.
· It’s best to do one thing really, really well.
· Fast is better than slow.
· Democracy works on the web.
· You don’t need to be at your desk to need an answer.
· You can make money without doing evil.
· There’s always more information out there.
· The need for information crosses all borders.
· You can be serious without a suit.
· Great just isn’t good enough.
1-800-GOOG-411 is Google’s response to 411 without a charge.
Google documents allows multiple people to collaborate on one document at the same time. You can use GoogleDocs to enter information into a spreadsheet with GoogleSets.
Google maps gives you an actual street level view of various locations where images are available.
Picasa is Google’s image sharing application.
Monday, February 18, 2008
The network stumbler screenshot shows that I am connected to Panera's access point, but that there are six other access points available. The connection is strong though Panera's access point.
Tuesday, January 29, 2008
Spyware is different from adware in that the ads you see are related to you. The freeware that you download tracks your activities and as a result you see ads that are more enticing to you. Spyware is similar to Trojans because you unknowingly download other programs that track your activities when you download another program. Spyware can monitor your keystrokes, scan files, install other programs, read cookies, change your homepage and send all of that information back to the author who shares it with advertising companies or sells it. Since spyware shares information with other parties I think spyware is definitely more dangerous than adware. A common medium of downloading spyware is through peer-to-peer sharing programs.
I think adware and software was brought about as a way of companies being able to offer free programs. I think adware came about first, and someone realized the potential for gain and began what is now known as spyware by selling information. Spyware authors benefit because they make money on selling the information they collect. Advertising companies benefit because they are able to send specific advertisements to different users to target consumers better and thus make more money. Some companies benefit from adware and spyware because it allows them to share trial versions of their programs at very little cost to them. They eventually make even more money back when people pay for the full version of programs.