Tuesday, May 03, 2005

Second Day of Presentations

From the fuel cells group I learned that when hydrogen is burned it turns back into water which is very environment friendly. I also learned that space explores are already using wearable computer technology.
Wearable computers--> space explorers are already using this technology

Filtering software--> libraries have to use filtering to get federal funding

VoIP--> most VoIP services are free, no long distance fees

Online smell-o-vision--> hackers would use this technology to create inappropriate smells

Driverless cars--> could be seen on the road in the next 15-20 years

GPS--> there are 27 satellites orbiting the earth

Sunday, May 01, 2005

Presentations Day 1

From the nanotechnology group I learned that nanotechnology could be used in the future to create a "superhuman". From ththe carnivore presentation I learned that it is a program created FBI to monitor the internet for suspect activities such as terrorism, espionage, child pornography, ect. From the RFID group I learned that tags can be either active or passive. And from the National ID presentation I learned that
national ID's would cost American taxpayers $4 billion to implement.

Tuesday, April 05, 2005

Types of Websites

Portal
1.www.thefreesite.com
2.www.download.com
3.www.kidsfreeware.com
4.http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie/downloads/critical/ie6sp1/default.mspx

News
1. www.courant.com
2.www.nytimes.com
3. www.bostonglobe.com
4. www.bostonherald.com

Business
1. www.sony.com
2. www.niketown.com
3. www.patagonia.com
4. www.adidas.com

Educational
1. www.w3schools.com
2. www.studyspanish.com
3. www.tutorialized.com
4. www.atomiclearning.com

Entertainment
1. www.addictinggames.com
2. www.playfreeonlinegames.com
3. www.shockwave.com
4. www.riddler.com

Advocacy
1. http://www.consumersunion.org/
2. www.gender.org
3. www.angelfire.com
4. www.nyacyouth.org

Personal
1. www.stallman.org
2. www.bricklin.com
3. www.around.com
4. www.daviddfriedman.com

Informational
1. http://www.angelfire.com/ca/irelandhistory/1998.html
2. http://bicycling.about.com/od/tourdefrance/l/aa063002a.htm
3. http://www.about-australia.com/facts.htm
4. http://www.kidzone.ws/sharks/facts.htm

Friday, April 01, 2005

Domain Name

I searched for owenbarrett.com at register.com. The search results showed that the domain name was available. If the price was reasonable I would most likely purchase the domain name. It would be fun to have a website about myself that everyone could view. I could put advertisements up and make some money.

Domain Name

I searched for OwenBarrett on register.com. When the search results came up I saw that there was no domain name already for OwenBarrett.com, so I could purchase it. If the price was reasonable I would probably buy it. It would be fun to have a website for myself that everyone can view. I'd put some advertisements on it and make money.

Thursday, February 24, 2005

Application Software

My favorite application software at the time is MyTunes Redux. This is for personal use and it is freeware. It allows people on a network to download infinite number of songs very quickly, and free. What MyTunes accomplishes is most likely illegal, but it is still my favorite application software that I currently use.

Friday, February 11, 2005

Rush Kidder

I thought that Rush Kidder's presentation was interesting but unrealistic. I learned that our advances in IT are pushing our limits with morality and ethical issues. However, I disagree with most of the issues he was talking about, such as having cameras all over the USA. Our government is too cheap to convert street signs from SI to the metric system. They arent going to put cameras everywhere. Rush was interesting but unrealistic.

Friday, February 04, 2005

My First Blog

IT101 has been alright so far. The quiz was more difficult then I expected.