Wednesday, May 6

Hw #14 Technology Tip Terms:

  1. MIMi:Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions (MIME) is an Internet standard that extends the format of e-mail to support:Text in character sets other than ASCII ,Non-text attachments ,Message bodies with multiple parts and Header information in non-ASCII character sets.

  2. PDF:Stands for "Portable Document Format." PDF is a multi-platform file format developed by Adobe Systems. A PDF file captures document text, fonts, images, and even formatting of documents from a variety of applications. You can e-mail a PDF document to your friend and it will look the same way on his screen as it looks on yours, even if he has a Mac and you have a PC.
  3. Queue:To avoid any confusion, this term is pronounced exactly like the letter "Q". It is not pronounced "kay" or "kyoo-ee" like some people seem to think it is. A queue is a list of jobs that are awaiting to be processed. When when a job is sent to a queue, it is simply added to the list of jobs. Computer programs often work with queues as a way to order tasks. For example, when the CPU finishes one computation, it will process the next one in the queue.

  4. Webmail:There are two primary ways of checking your e-mail – using an e-mail program like Microsoft Outlook or with a Web-based interface called webmail. When you check or send e-mail via the Web, you are using webmail. Most free e-mail services, such as Gmail, Hotmail, and Yahoo! Mail offer webmail interfaces that allow you to send, receive, and organize your e-mail on the Web. If you own a domain name, many Web hosts also offer a webmail interface to use with your domain name or website. Some common webmail systems supported by Web hosts include Horde, NeoMail, and SquirrelMail.

  5. Offline:When a computer or other device is not turned on or connected to other devices, it is said to be "offline." This is the opposite of being "online," when a device can readily communicate with other devices. For example, if you try to print to your printer and you get one of those frustrating errors saying, "The specified printer could not be found," the printer is probably offline. You should check to see if the printer is connected properly and, yes, turned on as well.

Hw #14 Signs of a Coming Wireless Price War:

In the article"More Signs of a Coming Wireless Price War" By Saul Hansell on the New York times at He states that most of the cellphone customers are getting prepaid plan for their phones instead of postpaid ones. he explains that the reason for this is that postpaid phone contracts are very expensive and prepaid ones are cheaper such as 50 dollars a month for a year or two.

Wednesday, April 29

Hw #13 More Technology Terms:

  1. Localhost: refers to the local computer that a program is running on. For example, if you are running a Web browser on your computer, your computer is considered to be the "localhost."

  2. Native File: When you save a file using a certain program, the file is often saved in a proprietary format only that program can recognize. For example, if you save a Microsoft Word document, it is saved as a Word document (i.e. mydocument.doc).

  3. OASIS: Stands for "Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards." To someone backpacking through the Sahara, this is not the type of OASIS you want to see. But is it a welcome sight in the computer science world.

  4. webmaster: the webmaster (a portmanteau of web and Postmaster), also called the web architect, the web developer, the site author, the website administrator, or (informally) the webmeister, is the person responsible for designing, developing, marketing, or maintaining a website

  5. Path: a path is the general form of a file or directory name, specifying a unique location in a file system. A path points to a file system location by following the directory tree hierarchy expressed in a string of characters in which path components, separated by a delimiting
    character, represent each directory.

Hw #13 Adobe reshaping online video:

In the Article "Adobe Wants to Reshape Online Video" by Eric A. Taub on the New York Times at He States that Adobe want to fix the online Video to make it more searchable, so users can be a certain portion of the video that they are interested in. he also points out that making flash Video format for the internet would be the great use for consumers nowadays.