Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Lifehacker Blog Review

So I chose the lifehacker blog ( to talk about.  At first glance I picked this blog site because of the title.  To be honest, I thought before clicking on this link that the site would talk about actual hacking, like security hacks.  I was very disappointing to find out that it doesn't have anything about network exploitation.  However I found this site interesting.  Everything is in the middle.  I mean everything is aligned to the center of the web page.  With an ad at the top and allows you to sign in.  The site talks about many useful things to help improve your life, like linking email accounts or ways to save up money with useful tips and products.

Now I read his posts about syncing 2 gmail accounts.  Click here to read the blog.  I find it interesting but I have my own reasons on why syncing email accounts is a bad thing.  If you don't mind it then you should read this because the blogger really explains how to do this, it makes it simple to do.

Blog Screenshots of 4 Videos

2.2.1 Getting started:

So in this video we learn about how to set up our VM on our computer. I found it very helpful.

2.2.1 Cookies:

Cookies are amazing, to bad you can manipulate them with javascript.  I also find it very helpful to use wireshark if you want to see a better version of a packet header, also shows which art is the cookie to.

2.3.1 HTML :

The hierarchy of html is fascinating, well to me at least.  I personally enjoy using css, since pure html is just so very static. Yes html was built to be static.  Luckily the next video introduces us to that.

2.4.1 CSS:

I really like CSS because of what you can do to create really nice layouts for websites, such as 3 column websites.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Stakeholders for Tennis Program

I'm not sure what my project will be yet but I have decided between the tennis program or an undecided program for a company (for-profit).

For the Tennis the stakeholders would be the coaches and the players. Players benefit as they would have statistics to show them how they're progressing and coaches benefit for the same reasons.  The school indirectly benefits if the program helps improve team performance.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Response to Comments

I did watch the video after making the blog, I however created the blog first.  I'm very new to creating and making blogs. When blogger asked me to make a name for the blog I thought it was only for my eyes only on my side and not the actual title.  I honestly gave up trying to fix it after 30 minutes last week trying to figure it out.I thought there would be an html interface builder like so I could create the title and posts.

Monday, February 4, 2013

Project Idea 3

Vacation Organizer System

Problem Description:
The company i work for organizes employee vacation time on paper and calender.  I propose my idea to help them out is to create a program that runs on the internet and helps provide staff with a tool to easily set up vacation dates and reminders.  Problem with paper is if you lose it, then you lose the dates.  If you set it up on a program on the internet than you never lose info since its on the cloud.

System Capabilities:
- Program should store and retrieve vacation date info
- Displays built in Calender
- Sends e-mail to individual and owner of reminders of upcoming vacation dates.

Business Benefits:
- Ease of mind
- Improves vacation cordination
- Maintain correct info of data

Project Idea 2

Animal Humane Society

Problem Descritption:
With the internet now, it is possible to help people who want to adopt animals know and understand what kinds of animals the humane society has, the problems the animal has, and other info such as age, height, etc.
System Capabilities:
- Should work on the internet
- Stores and retrieves info on animals

Business Benefits:
- Humane society reaches towards people far from there center
- Improve chances of people adopting animals

Project Idea 1

College Mens Tennis Statistic System

Problem Description:
There are many sports in college.  Football and basketball are among the few that schools follow individual players to tally and record statistics relevant to there sport.  Professional tennis players have statistics that they themselves live by to help themselves understand there game and improve based on it.  However in college tennis, following statistics for individual players (even with the help of fellow teammates) is hard if not impossible.  I recommend my first idea to be a program that fellow tennis teammates can use to follow statistics of there other teammates.  The program would then do the math that would be tedious with possible errors on paper.  The system should be internet based and easy to use on cellphones (the most common device among college athletes that travel to there matches).

System Capabilities:
- Collecting and storing information about individual players
- View profile picture of player
- Individual players can view wholesome data on themselves (such as statistics based on individual games and sets)
- Players can view only basic data on other players (statistics based on entire game)

Business Benefits:
Program is free and on the cloud (remote server) money flow comes from ads
- Helps individual school asses players better based on performance throughout the year
- Help individual players zoom in on statistical weaknesses of there games (if a player won all there serve games, but had a 40% serve ratio, it could mean that player gave up a lot of first serves, player could work to improve serve ratio and see an improvement in the serve game)
- Players and coaches can view info anywhere with internet connection, which helps using this on away games

Week 1 Assignment

Boring Default option:

I am taking this class for two reasons. The first reason is that this class is mandatory for all csci majors at HPU.  Just beacuase a class is mandatory does not mean i would not like to get the most out of it.  The second reason is that with ruby i would like to know another language in terms of server communication other than php.