Thursday, December 11, 2008

ND Christmas Concert Choir

On Monday (December 8th 2008) The Notre Dame Concert choir and show both senior and junior put on a trumendous show calling it "All Wrapped in Christmas".

Monday, November 17, 2008

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.
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.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Visual Basic

Today we started a new program called Visual Basic and also another program called Hello World 2.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Microsoft Announces New Operating Systems

Yesterday(October. 27, 2008) Microsoft unveiled details of two new operating systems.

Currently, the most commonly used Microsoft operating systems used the Windows XP and Windows Vista. Although frequently criticized, often by those who've 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 has decided to press ahead with successors for Vista. In late 2009, Windows 7 will be released. It will be much like Vista. Around the same time, Microsoft will release Windows Azure, an operating system that lives on Microsoft servers an not in 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.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

FileHippo Installation

I have successfully installed FileHippo on my computer. FileHippo is a program that tells you how many applications you have on your computer, states the latest version of it, and asks you if you would like to upgrade it. FileHippo found 8 updates for the various applications that I have. It also found 2 Beta upgrades as well.

Thursday October. 23, 2008

Today we added a couple new widgets to IGoogle including the stock market, PC Magazine Tips and Solutions, PC World, and a new IP adress tracker.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Tuesday October. 21, 2008

Today is the official day of Global Anti-Piracy Day

Microsoft has declared today (October 21) as Global Anti-piracy Day. This post was made to make people become aware of the piracy that is occuring and try to help stop it. Piracy is when things are being illegally taken and not recognized from where they originally came from. In 2007, the global economic loss was estimated at nearly $50 billion. Piracy is becoming a threat to intellectual property and innovation. With Global Anti-piracy Day, Microsoft is helping to level the playing field for legitimate dealers who have been harmed. It is hoped for that illegal sales will stop, and that consumers will begin to recieve the full value of licensed, genuine Microsoft products.
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 Estrallado
Kimberly Francisco
Dilantha Geekiyanage
Nikko Henderson
Nikka Komisarski
Steffani Mastromonaco
Caitlin Nery
Conner Olenick
Andrea Strazzullo
Adam Troczynski
Nikko Tagle
Alannah Villela
Jason Wong

These are the blog URLs for my 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.
An addition to the list Thomas Cieslik and Sonia Di Palma.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Welcome to My Binary Olympics

In one of my previous classes, Mr Vogel taught us a computer operation called Binary Olympics. All computers work on binary operations which are based on "switches" they can be also referred to "bits." For example, 1111 is a four-bit byte with all the switches set to on. Where on is determine to be a "1", then the off is determine to be a "0." The four switches represent a sequence of numbers using the same positional values as the decimal system. The values are powers of two positioning from right to left. For example, 1111 can be also 20 21 22 23 will be then 1248, will then be 8+4+2+1 =15(f is the base 16 hexadecimal or hex).

Turbo Pascal Number Guesser

In my ICT 12 Gblock class, Mr. Vogel has been teaching us the different techniques of how to use turbo pascal. We created a new program called number guesser. We created this program to ask the user to give any number from 1 to 100. The program then would tell the user if the number was too high or to low. Once the user has correctly determined the number the program will then 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 then the user wants to play again the program it re-starts from the beginning.

Friday, October 17, 2008


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

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

My first Blog!

I will be working with several programming languages;