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Guest Speaker, round 2. BEGIN!

This week we were visited by the guest speaker by the name of Shadrach White. Now, to begin with, this was a much better experience than the last guest speaker. Shadrach talked a bit about cloud technology before he began the bit of information on himself. He seemed knowledgeable in the area, and was able to answer a good bit of questions. Oh, and did I forget to mention? He is the CEO/Founder of CloudPWR, with their major product being the service of Airlift. This service is for government agency's to partner up with Airlift, and have an account and everything made quickly for them. Their site offers great security, which Shadrach went into more detail on the amount of security levels that they take, including hiring outside sources to try to enter their systems to find any weak areas. That level and attention to detail for security is something that is not seen, or not shown, often for most companies. With cloud computing, so many people having access to information, security ne…

govWorks.Fail

So, Startup.com is a documentary of the start up, running, and the eventual downfall of a website made by a group of friends to cash in on website boom. The main founders, Kaleil Isaza Tuzman and Tom Herman, were very different, money-hungry businessmen. They put an INSANE amount of effort and time in this project, especially since this documentary is of the company across the span of such a short amount of time, believe it was about a year or so. To be honest, to even get a business plan and the base plans can take time, some do not even complete that process in less than a year. What these guys did is, and was, very impressive. They traveled all across the United States, and Kaleil even met with former president Bill Clinton, in which he promptly gave him a business card. These people seem very, very aggressive though. They often let emotion get in the way of business, or was too focused on personally looking good that everything else didn't matter. From the beginning, seeing th…

Making an HTML website

To begin with, this was not my first website I have made using HTML. I took an entire course on webpage design back in highschool. It was fairly fun, we made some basic websites up to something a bit more lengthy and complicated. Mostly my group of friends would finish our websites quickly so we could play Halo 1 on the computer, which we put on a flash drive. We had about 10 students in total playing, it was a good time for sure. Sadly, I do not remember much of the actual coding from that class. It was roughly 8 years ago and I have not practiced it once outside of that class until now. I remember some things coming back to me though, and I was able to do some in the website that wasn't on the handout. HTML just takes too long though, and if you mess up it can be very troublesome to go through so many lines of code looking for 1 little error. I understand this assignment wasn't about being the best of the best webpage designer, and its suppose to show the very basics which c…

Difference of email vs post office

Well, besides the fact we live in this amazing world with an abundance of technology so email is completely accessible from anywhere and anytime. Best part yet, its FREE! You sign up for a free account with any email provider, and boom. You can make contact with anyone in the world at any time. Whether they read it and care is a different story. Post office mail you have to pay for postage, paper, envelope. Spend time and effort to learn the address of the person you are trying to contact with your letter, and then take it to a post office, or drop off location. From there, it can take days to reach your location. You spend more money, it gets there faster, but rarely faster than next day. While the plus side to post office, if you make a simple spelling mistake with the address, there is a good chance it will still get to the correct location. With email, if you make even 1 spelling mistake, the mail will not be received on the opposite end. In fact, if it is sensitive informati…

The time this guy read us his resume...[Updated]

So, this guest speaker...what to say. It just seemed like a nonstop story of the things he has learned and done. It honestly felt like he was reading his resume and bombing a job interview. Not really sure what his main point of coming was, besides saying that you can make a business out of anything. His books seemed kinda cool though, I do like sci-fi books. Might check it out but honestly, I have no idea what his name even was. It was a powerpoint resume, the worst nightmare of any college student. I wish I was being sarcastic too, but this was so dry, uninteresting, and just didn't feel like it related in any way aside from his connection with the professor. OH! His name is Eric something, I found that much. At the end he just went on about this business his wife and he started. It went straight advertisement mode from that point on...like, dude. We paid enough just to sit in the room and attempt to learn, not try to invest in your new "nonprofit" business. Every…

What I want from this class...

Well, how to start. Probably with a bit of sarcasm, so I wouldn't mind a passing grade from the class. Ya know, all the credits that are available. I want there to be no blogs, because just typing this is painful because who blogs anymore? But hey, new experiences right? Maybe I might learn to hate something new. That's what college is all about, trying and hating new things. Right?

     In all seriousness though, I would like to learn something that I was not aware of, and find it interesting enough to stick. I love random facts, and so far in the class there has been some randomness brought up, which actually pulls my interest in. The beginning of the class with the whole "whats new with technology" bit, is what I am referring to. I want to feel like the money spent for the class was worth it, and that I can use what I learned to help influence some aspect of my life, whether it be work or a decision. I wouldn't mind a few more Star Trek conversations to p…