Thursday, April 30, 2020

Wikipedia Trail: From Computer to C (programming language)

Computer: A computer is a machine that can be instructed to carry out sequences of logical operations automatically via computer programming. Modern computers have the ability to follow generalized sets of operations called programs. These can perform an extremely wide set of tasks.

Programs: A computer program is a collection of instructions that can be executed by a computer to perform a specific task. Most computer devices require programs to function properly. These programs are written by a computer programmer using a programming language.

Programming Language: A programming language is a formal language that comprises a set of instructions that produce an output. There are several different computer languages that are widely used today.

C (programming language): C is a general-purpose, procedural computer programming language. It supports structured programming, lexical variable scope, and recursion, while a static type system prevents unintended operations.

Home computer - Wikipedia

Wikipedia Trail: From the National Football League to The Houston Oilers

National Football League: I started here because I love watching the NFL. It is a professional football league that consists of 32 teams, divided equally between the National Football Conference and the American Football Conference. It is one of the four major sports leagues in the United States and is the highest professional level of American football in the world.

National Football Conference:  The NFC consists of 16 teams that are organized into 4 even divisions. It was created as part of the 1970 merger of the NFL with the rival American Football League. The current NFC champions are the San Fransisco 49ers.

American Football League: The AFL was a major professional American football league that operated for ten seasons from 1960 until 1969, when it merged with the older National Football League. The AFL began with 8 teams split into two divisions, the Eastern and the Western.

The Houston Oilers: The professional football team now know as the Tennessee Titans previously played in Houston, Texas as the Houston Oilers. The team was founded in 1960 and was under the Oiler name until 1996 when it relocated to Memphis, and later Nashville.

Houston Oilers logo

Tech Tip: Compressed Folder

There are many times that I am trying to share large files with others but can't send them through email due to their size. This can be videos, several pictures, multiple PDFs, or any other type of file. This can be a hassle to get around as often people move them manually through a flash drive or send multiple emails with different attachments to share these files. A more simple way to solve this problem is through a compressed zip folder. This is a file that compresses the size of the contents so that they can be moved easier and take up less storage space. This can be done by putting all the files into one folder. You can give this folder whatever name you would like to identify the contents. You then right-click on the folder click on "Send To" and then select "Compressed (Zip) Folder." This will make the contents of the folder much smaller which will save storage and allow you  to share more files over email.

Tech Tip: One Drive

One drive is a powerful tool that makes working on documents anywhere or sharing them with people incredibly easy. You can use this through Microsoft Office online. Your documents are saved in this drive and you can access them from any device using your login. You also have the ability to share these documents with people. You can share it read-only or, if you are working on something with a partner or group, you can share editing access which will allow multiple people to work on the same document at the same time with live updates across all access points. You can use any Microsoft Office product here as well. This includes Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and others.

Extra Credit Reading Notes: The Giant Crab Part B

In "Spend a Pound to Win a Penny," there are some villagers who are preparing peas to feed to their horses. In the tree above them is a monkey who is plotting to take the peas from the humans. The monkey's plan went seamlessly as he snuck down the tree, unseen by anyone, and filled his hands with peas. While the monkey was enjoying his meal, a pea fell from his hands. Filled with greed, the monkey panicked and jolted, attempting the catch the pea before it fell to the ground. In this frantic attempt to save the pea, the monkey dropped all the peas that he had stolen. When he went down to collect the peas, he was caught by the humans and shooed off with nothing to show for all his efforts.

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Reading Week 15: Savitri Part A

Maharajah Ashwapati was the Father of Savitri. He and his wife both wanted a child that would one day take over the throne that they were to have. When Savitri was born, everyone was happy; however, when the maharaja learns about Satyaban the maharajah doesn't want Savitri to marry him due to his impending death that he has but he concedes and allows them to marry and Savitri has a son.

File:Savitri and Satyavan.jpg - Wikimedia Commons

Reading Week 15: Seven Secrets of the Goddess Part G

Vitthai's Secret

Affection dissolves boundaries. For some poets, gender was just a tool to convey emotion. This contrasts the trend to masculinize the feminine in modern society. In the Vedas, there are many more male gods than female and there is a preference towards them. The male deities reside above the earth, in the sky, and are associated with cultural order, while the female deities are associated with the earth and natural order. The gender divide is clear. In the Upanishads, the idea of a cosmic consciousness or brahman starts to become more important than gods and goddesses. The popularity of Buddhism forced Hinduism to redefine itself.

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Wikipedia Trail: From Computer to C (programming language)

Computer : A computer is a machine that can be instructed to carry out sequences of logical operations automatically via computer programmin...