Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Are we onto something?

We are early adopters!

Due Friday

Use the Internet to search unless a URL is given.
Two grades. Each question is five points.

  1. What is Moore's Law? How long will it continue? (Answer with less than three sentences.)
  2. How did a slower hard disk affect the CPU's processing?
  3. (Same web site) What is a "north bridge chip"?
  4. (Go to the next web page; #2) What is the clock for inside the CPU?
  5. (Same page) What is the problem with the wires inside a motherboard?
  6. (Next page) What is clock multiplication?
  7. (Next page) I found this page a bit boring. Did you find it interesting?
  8. (Next page) How many bytes is 12 KB? Do the math.

  9. How is RAM different from SAM?
  10. (Same page) What does the CPU do for the RAM?
  11. (Same page) Play the animation with the CAS and the RAS. What does all that mean?
  12. (Next page) If memory has 8x32 written on the package, what does that mean?
  13. (Next page: ) Why is RAM so reliable?
  14. (Next page) How much memory do YOU need? Give a number and justify it based on WHAT YOU DO with your computer.
  15. (Next page) Memory is sold in multiples of what number?

  16. Do you like the site so far?
  17. (Next page) What is a "hard platter" used for?
  18. What is one thing you learned on this page?
  19. (Next page) How fast do typical hard drives spin?
  20. Define sector, track, and cluster.

Go to and add me as a collaborator.

Tuesday, February 27, 2007

The site for free things

Fun game

Cool game

Some "get it"...

Look at this article!

Some students "get" programming and others never do. It's across the country. Because it is so widespread it is probably not related to the teachers. Check it out.

Thursday, February 22, 2007

Here's an example

This is the type of review you are going to write.

Send Tab URLs:
To access a user goes to "File" and "Send Tab URLS". Users have a choice between Plain List, Numbered, or Bulleted.

The problem is that I DON'T use Microsoft Outlook. I prefer to keep a GMail tab open. So far, I can not find a way to change programs.

All in all, I won't be using this extension.


Instead of sending a note using StumbleUpon everyone will write a blog post by Sunday with your reviews of 5 extensions. You may review StumbleUpon as an example. Also if you need to install Firefox at home, go here.

Due before Monday. Two grades.


Review 5 extensions for firefox

First click here.

You are going to leave me a message on my mrfreerkillian stumbleupon site with your reviews!

(This will be for a grade!)

Instruction Guide to the Internet

Pretty good stumble we will read out loud.

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Add me as a friend on stumbleupon!

Here is your assignment:

Add me as a friend here:

My name is mrfreerkillian


Add me to your friends on my name is mrfreerkillian

Friday, February 16, 2007

Thursday, February 15, 2007

Due before Sunday February 2007 at 8 pm

You are to answer all the questions and type them using the word processor at

Add me as a collaborator.

Networking 101.
Put the answers in your words. If you use someone else's arrangement of words, you need QUOTATION MARKS.

You will have a test on these terms and concepts on Tuesday, February 20th 2007.

Answer the following questions, (search online if no URL is given):

  1. How many IP addresses can IPv6 handle?
  2. What is a computer network?
  3. Remember traceroute? Check out this cool implementation of it here: and search for any web site you choose. Write a brief review of this Java applet.
  4. On the home side of things, click here: Define 'technophile'.
  5. Still at, what does a router do?
  6. Consider the question of 'piggy-backingo' off a neighbor's wireless router. Is it the wrong thing to do?
  7. Follow the link about 'Phone Line Networking' and summarize how it works in five sentences!
  8. What is 802.11n all about?
  9. Summarize three other articles at
  10. Define 'bandwidth'.
  11. Do you think this is cool? Would you ever do such a project?
  12. What is DNS?
  13. What is SSL? What is it used for?
  14. Where can someone get SSL certifications?
  15. Check out some of these interesting programs on your own.
  16. What is a VPN? What is it used for?
  17. Why did he want to own a server?
  18. What is an application server used for?
  19. What is a print server?
  20. What is the difference between an Intranet and Internet?
  21. Go to and read through 'Classification of Computer Networks'. You'll learn all this stuff.

Wednesday, February 14, 2007


Programmers are in a race with the Universe to create bigger and better idiot-proof programs, while the Universe is trying to create bigger and better idiots. So far the Universe is winning.

One of my best students made this game!

Check it out!

Find the secret passages (if you are daring enough)!

Look at what second period has done!

Flash animation.

It takes a while to load but it's pretty cool.

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Cool idea for your own TIVO

See what you can do when you tweak some things.

Look what they used to make it

Interesting map.

Questions for blog

  1. Do you enjoy the modules? Why or why not?
  2. What is the best module you have worked with? What is the worst?
  3. Should the school have invested in the modules?

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Check out this DHTML layout

Wow. Cool:

Monday, February 05, 2007

A veritable Revolution

Why aren't you part of this??

The article makes a few errors. Or at least I think there are. Anyone else find any?

Funny game

I assume this is Flash. Just played around with it and found it to be funny.

Here's a good tutorial

For those of you working on the Flash video game.

Sunday, February 04, 2007

How to learn

How this guy taught himself programming.

Making games!

Friday, February 02, 2007

If you have time at home...

Free sim city online.


Second Period Groups:







Fifth Period Groups:









Thursday, February 01, 2007

Site evaluation

Today's site is Due before tomorrow.

1. Who decides what articles are at the top?
2. Compare reddit with
3. Who started reddit?
4. What articles are most interesting to you?