Archive for September, 2009


Posted in Uncategorized on September 28, 2009 by alangalvan

A robot can turn itself into a red car. It has wheels on its shoulders and knees so that it can motor along the ground. Its creator’s name is Takeshi Maeda and this robot is called the OmniZero.9.Its head also flips back to create a seat just big enough for its creator. The next step i think is that one day we will have robots that turn into real cars like transformers.



Posted in Uncategorized on September 22, 2009 by alangalvan
a banyan tree

a banyan tree

once the picture is saved I clicked on the square next to “upload/insert, uploaded the picture, typed in a caption, selected and alignment, and finally clicked on the “insert into post” button.

MLA Format

Posted in Uncategorized on September 17, 2009 by alangalvan

Heading : Do not make a title page for your paper unless specifically requested.

In the upper left-hand corner of the first page, list your name, your instructor’s name, the course, and the date. Again, be sure to use double-spaced text.

Title : Double space after typing the header information, and type the title, centered. Capitalize all significant words in the title.

Page Numbers : Instead of the full heading, pages that follow the opening page should use a header in the upper right corner: your last name and the page number.

Margins : The margins for your paper should be uniform on all sides, set to at least 1″ or 2.54 cm on all sides: top, bottom, left and right. Line length for each typed line should be no more than 6.5″ (16.51 cm), and the maximum number of lines of text per page is 27.

Bibliography : The recommended method of documenting sources for MLA style research papers uses parenthetical cites in the body of paper, consisting of the author’s last name, and the specific page on which the cited material is located.

  • Arrange the items on your reference list alphabetically by author, interfiling books, articles, etc.
  • Double space all lines.
  • Indent the second and following lines 5 spaces (or one half inch).
  • If no author is given, start with the title.
  • Abbreviate the names of all months except May, June, and July.
  • If the paging of a magazine or newspaper article is continued elsewhere in the issue, include only the first page followed by a plus sign (ex. 25+.).
  • If the encyclopedia does not arrange its articles alphabetically, treat the encyclopedia article as if it were a book article. Specific volume and page numbers are cited in the text, not in the list of references.
  • Websites: include the title of the web page, the name of the entire web site, the organization that posted it (this may be the same as the name of the website). Also include the full date the page was created or last updated (day, month, year if available) and the date you looked at it.

    Microsoft Word

    Posted in Uncategorized on September 16, 2009 by alangalvan

    margins : margins is in page set up under file

    page set up : page set up is under file

    columns : columns are under format

    line spacing : line spacing is in paragraph under format

    font : font is under format

    font size : font size is in font under format

    page numbers : page numbers is under insert

    page orientation : page orientation is in page set up under file

    header and footer : header and footer is under view

    paragraph alignment : paragraph alignment is in paragraph under format

    Pirates of Silicon Valley Quiz

    Posted in Uncategorized on September 16, 2009 by alangalvan

    1) late 70’s

    2) they lied to them about their products

    3) no they wanted to be different and beat their enemies

    4) the greatest conflict in the group was that Steve Jobs made some bad decisions and treated everyone like they were inferior. Steve also turned macintosh against apple and that made some conflict.

    5) yes they played a big role in their business choices

    6) yes it is, it is more likely you will get hired at a job if you are friends with your boss

    7) yes they did have a strategic plan, they stole the idea of a mouse and user interface from xerox and then microsoft stole it from apple

    8 ) i learned that some people ignore their problems or deny them in turbulent time but others plan and take advantage of this.

    10 important things about e-mail

    Posted in Uncategorized on September 10, 2009 by alangalvan

    What to do:

    1) you should always have a subject so people know what your talking about.

    2) you should be short and brief, people don’t want to read a long e-mail

    3) leave out “hi” or “hello” or the recipient’s name

    4) you should have a signature in your e-mail so people know who you are if your e-mail address does not have enough information for them to know who you are.

    5) you should always be appropriate because someone other than the recipient might read that e-mail

    What not to do:

    1) don’t send your own spam not everyone in your contacts might want to be invited

    2) don’t send gibberish as your subject, the email system might put it as spam

    3) never use big fonts or colorful letters its distracting and hard to read

    4) don’t send and email when you are emotional or mad

    5) don’t use ALL CAPS people might think your yelling at them

    What is a blog?

    Posted in Uncategorized on September 9, 2009 by alangalvan

    A contraction of the term weblog. A blog is a type of website, usually maintained by an individual with regular entries of commentary, descriptions of events, or other material such as graphics of video. Many blogs provide commentary or news on a particular subject. Others function as more personal online diaries. A typical blog combines text, images, and links to other blogs. Most blogs are primarily textual, although some focus on art (artlog), photographs (photoblog), sketches (sketchblog), videos (vlog), and audio (podcasting). A type of personal blog is referred to as microblogging which is extremely detailed blogging as it seeks to capture a moment in time. Sites, such as Twitter, allow users to share thoughts and feelings instantaneously with friends and family and is much faster than e-mailing or writing.