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What You're Excited About and What You Fear

Currently, I am excited to move on from school. I graduated from the University of Washington back in 2009, and came back for a post-bacc program in Communications. I am looking to relocate to another state and just excited about the opportunities and what is to come. Along with that, just all these crazy cool advanced technological devices, platform, and softwares. Being in the class brought back memories and nostalgia with talking about AOL and the 56k modem and such, because growing up in the 80's and the 90's I grew up with those technology. And now 20 odd years later, we see all these technologies. I cam excited to see what will the best 5, 10, and 20 years will be like with the advancement of technologies. With technology, I fear that the advancement of technologies will be used unethically. There was something on the news where a company in Minnesota, where they employer is giving an option to the employees to implant a chip in their wrist to take place of badges and al…

The Topic For My Presentation

Initially during the quarter, I was going to research in depth of the rise and fall of Yahoo!. While in class, it came to me that I thought it would be better to to change the topic to Social Network. Social Network is still relevant to this day, with companies like Facebook and Twitter, but while Yahoo! may be the pioneer and the grandfather of search engine, the dominance was very short. Having been active in Social Network for now 20 years, starting with Asian Avenue, Xanga, Friendster, Myspace, Facebook and so on. While Social Network is mainly used for enjoyment, it is a critical part of my daily life, because it connects with family and friends that are distant. While there are Facebook and Snapchat, LinkedIn is a great Social Network for the career world. Linkedin helps connect with certain job industries, job functions, applying to jobs, and connecting with to help progress in the career world. When presenting Social Network, I will probably give a timeline of the Social Netwo…

Convergence

Now this lecture made me laugh because how much we have came from. The computers I have ever used were Macintosh playing Oregon Trail on the 8 inch floppy disks. The first operating system I used was MS DOS. The first Internet Service Provider used was American Online. But what I remember also using as an Internet Service Provider were these free ISP with NetZero and one another one. Dial up was the thing... I used the 56k modem and was telling my parents to not use the home phone because I need to use the internet. It was cool that the professor laid out categories and the timeline for computers, internet, wireless, modem, storage and memory. First having a heavy monitor, computer tower, mouse, and keyboard with the 3.5 inches floppy disk were so cool back then. Downloading one song took about 5 minutes and having anything above like 50 megabits for storage was like boss status. Now to thing our internet speed needs to be where we can download a HD movie in few minutes and having at …

Dot Com to Dot Bomb!

Listening to the lectures about the time of the dot com to dot bomb reminded how crazy it was 16 or 17 years ago. Cannot go into too much detail with all the companies that busted, but focusing specifically the dinosaurs that were representing the major players back in the late 1990's and early 2000's. The ISP (Internet Service Provider) I used was American Online (AOL). And with that AOL as my ISP, I did use Yahoo! and crazy to think those two power houses are not int he game with the other big players now. While I remember living through the start of the dot com bubble to the bust, it was a good refresher, and with the illustration of dinosaurs and breaking down by five different stages helped also. While hundreds of companies failed, it is very interesting to see only few, like Amazon, Google, eBay, and Yahoo! has survived and is still lasting 'til this day. Crazy to still think that no one can pinpoint to why the dot com bubble burst happened but it may be due to a lot…

Guest Speaker - Shadrach White

This was the second guest speaker to speak in our class and love every moment of it. Shadrach White is another motivated individual, like Erik Hanberg with starting his own business and being successful at it. Shadrach White's business is in Cloud Computing. While there is still a running joke about, "your information is in the clouds", cloud computing might be important and big in the coming days. When a lot of information gathered on the internet is stored in the clouds, it will only be a big deal. With that being said, it was cool to hear Shadrach White's companies tries to increase security and privacy of people important personal data and also good to hear that he is working with the government also. From the sounds of it, it seems like his companies are doing well and only will do better in the future. While I may be very elementary level with the knowledge with cloud computing, I am going to study and research further into cloud computing because it will be an…

Startup.com

Kaleil Tuzman, Tom Herman, and Chieh Cheung were the three founders of govWorks Inc. While Chieh had the shortest tenure, he made the most money out of the three. After viewing this documentary, I briefly remember the website when I was in middle school during that time. While watching the documentary, even though it obviously didn't succeed, it just didn't seem like a business that would last anyway because the government will eventually come up with a site of their own for each city and state. It was interesting to see the beginning of govWorks Inc. and to see the struggles and soon the end of it. While watching the documentary, I was gravitating to like a certain person and dislike another. For some reason, I was liking Kaleil more and more because of the hard work he was trying to put into the company, and seems like he was trying his best in the office and outside of the office. On the other hand, I was for some reason disliking Tom as the documentary even started when he…

What Was Your Experience Using HTML

While this wasn't my first time using HTML, but it was a good experience learning and writing in HTML again. I took couple Computer Science classes before and while HTML isn't anything like C++ or Java, HTML is still effective and fun to play around with. To be honest, I was a little confused by the instruction handout we received in class, so I had to research to fully grasp what I was doing. While I was working on this assignment, it was interesting to see the obvious codes and random code names used for specific things. The versatility for background or font color can be labeled as the color code or simply by the color name. Unlike other computing languages, there doesn't seem to be other components you may need to learn before or have a base knowledge with HTML. I know learning specific math will be helpful in learning languages like C++, Python, and Java, but with HTML it's learning the code name and learning the format of HTML. Going back to an old blog post for …