Thursday, November 8, 2018

Quiz 1

I had a hard time on quiz 1 if I am being honest some of the questions I had to ask about after the quiz and my grade definitely reflected that. Questions that I thought were totally hard were 6, 9, 11, 13 and 15. Starting with question 6 I felt this was a very difficult question because I was just very unsure of which was right I felt that pixels would be the answer as  data can be transferred that way and submarine cables just sounded wrong. However, now I know that it was the right answer because those cables are all over I just totally forgot that.  As for question 8 I said ASCII because it seemed like the right choice I was honestly lost on this one. I actually did come to realize later that the English language is actually what Morse code is supposed to translate and that was the answer.  For question 11 I said that the source code was what told the program to print things however it was program instructions which I should have known because it asked how it runs the program and it was just a simple error.  For question 13 I said a final print statement was missing however after review I knew that you didn't need the print at the end but instead you need x to have it's value change. And lastly for question 15 I said 16 which I don't really remember how I got but looking back now I see that the value of i changes and there fore changes the answer to not 16 but 1.

Thursday, October 25, 2018

10 Break through technologies

After reading this article I was introduced to some new ideas of technologies. I previously knew about technologies such as the babel fish earbuds. I was really impressed when I learned about the perfect security for the internet as I know people these days do have issues with identity theft and other online issues these days. I was almost hesitant at first to believe it as it is such a worldwide issue. Using  incription the company is able to now make transactions have the ability to not give out personal information and or financial information.

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Marconi Field Trip

I think the thing that struck me the most about our field trip was definitely the fact about how it was the largest station in World War 2 to intercept u boat messages on the east coast. I have lived on Cape Cod for 12 years now and I didn't even know how significant of a place it was during the war and he contributions it was able to make in order to the ally victory. I did find it really cool that we were able to actually go and see a real enigma machine and see how it works we actually even got to make our own messages using the enigma code. I feel like I got a really good amount of information in all the stations that we went to I mean at every one I was intrigued I do have to say the ones that were more interactive were by far the better ones and I learned more from it however I learned regardless. This trip was definitely memorable I can say I would definitely recommend this trip for the future students in AP CSP or really any tech class. I think it let's people have a whole new perspective off the place in which they live, at least in my opinion.

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Thermometer on cs50

The project that we had at hand today of creating a thermometer that works was somewhat a straight forward and simple project however, there were some curve balls thrown to me so to say.  I was able to set up the code fairly simply however I ran into my troubles when I was putting in the check50 and it kept giving me errors. I did not know that I had to go back through and have my account authorized in order to get the program to work. I had to receive some help at this point but after that I was able to continue without a problem. I believe the purpose of this was to teach us how to incorporate things that we knew how to do and new things that we don't and have to learn. Overall I feel good about my understanding of these skills after completing this.

Friday, September 14, 2018

Cs50

This was my first time ever using this program and I have to say I was kind of tripped at a good amount of points in this process. Some of the vocabulary was kind of hard for me including knowing the work space versus the place where you actually start the code. I have to say though once I played around with it I was able to maneuver a lot easier and of course I did have to receive help from one of my classmates on the proper way to set up the code. As for the purpose of this lesson it was to teach me the basics of how to use this program for coding and make my code work. I am happy to say that for the next assignment on here I now am more confident with my abilities.

Monday, September 10, 2018

My dads technology that has affected is life

My dad deals with many different technologies in his life that affect him in many ways. When I asked him which technology has had the greatest impact/ change in his life he said his truck. My dad has always been a big truck fan and he uses his truck everyday to get to work and haul wood in our wood company. He also largely uses it for get around to work and back home everyday. " It is something I use everyday and it has grown to literally be a part of me and without it I would not be able to accomplish everything that I am able to accomplish right now. My only complaint to this point has been that the amount of gasoline the truck takes is very obnoxious. My favorite type of truck that I have ever owned is definitely my Chevy Silverado which was actually very good on gas and was able to pull my boat. Since I will be driving soon and I would like to drive a truck it is helpful that my dad knows a lot about them so he can help me fix and look for a truck to drive.

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Computing innovation

A computing innovation that has affected me in my life is email. The email has affected my life in many ways  as it provides a quicker and more efficient way of staying up to date on certain events and plans that people used to have to write letters by hand. This caused for a shorter delivery time of messages and was more time efficient because of this. All that I have to do is get onto a computer and or cellular device to login and check the email. Many people use this method of communication and it makes for easier ways to share pictures, music, and videos or even letters. The largest impact was being able to stay up to date with my school events and talk with my teachers about it.