Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Speekeasy Speed Test

Speekeasy Speed Test is used to test internet connection speed. By measuring upload rate from the following locations, you are able to accurately measure your download and upload speed in kilobits per second(kbps). I tested my own a few times and got different results eachtime. my lastest results read:

Download Speed: 1405 kbps (175.6 KB/sec transfer rate)
Upload Speed: 363 kbps (45.4 KB/sec transfer rate)

To measure your own Bandwidth you can visit the site at

Wednesday, January 7, 2009


Twitter is a free service that lets you keep in contact with people through short postings! While i was browsing Mr. Vogel's Twitter page, I came across an article about Vancouver's active weather, and especially during this time of year with our current weather conditons, it is useful to keep up-to-date! The link given on the Twitter page is one of the Weather Office of Canada and shows our current active weather in Vancouver from a satalite stand point.


Research in Motion recently presented the world with the innovative Blackberry Bold 900 smartphone that boats very many impressive features.

Here are some that make this phone BOLD:

  • 3G

  • GPS

  • Wi-Fi

  • Full QWERTY keyboard

  • Complemented with a 4.6 OS

  • High resolution screen

  • Sleek and stylish design with leather backing

  • 480-320 pixel display

  • 2.0 mega-pixel camera(inlcuding 5X digital zoom)

And may more amazing features!

This smartphone has amazing capabilities that are perfect for those in a business environment looking to do e-mail and web-browsing efficiently. Its elegant design makes it even more visually appealing with its high-resolution sreen, and great audio and video display. This phone is all very well rounded making it favourite smartphone among many!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Storm is Upon Us and Looking Grim

As the highly anticipated BlackBerry® StormTM 9530 made it's way onto the U.S. market, many had mixed feelings about this so-called "Iphone killer". First impressions were good, but seemed to fade when critics found the "clickable" screen "awkward" to use and lagged considerably. Many felt that it was thrown onto the market for the holiday rush with so many glitches, and disappointed by RIM's choice of doing so. This past week Verizon has issued fixes to help with the quirks, but as we have not yet received the Storm here in Canada, will many be running out for this stocking stuffer?

Telus Mobility and Bell Mobility will be the carriers of the device, and as advertised on there website, Telus says it is coming "very very soon" with no exact date. As it is advertised in all the holiday ads, it should make an appearance sometime before the Christmas rush. Telus already does have the BlackBerry® StormTM 9530 Smartphone marketed at $249.99 on their website. After seeing the not-so stellar reviews of the Storm, will many want to buy this "Iphone Killer", or will it be the deal breaker in favor of Iphone?

Stay tuned to find out!

Welcome to the Circus

Amerixan Pop Star singer Brintey Spears has just released her sixth album titled "Circus" which was expected to debut with 450,000 units sold,but Britney has surpassed the expected, and has sold over 500,000 copies! If that is not good enough she has made it to the top of the U.S. album charts.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Microsoft Annoucnes New Operating System

Yesterday, (October 27, 2008) Microsoft unveiled details of two new operating systems. Currently, the most commonly used operating systems are Windows XP and Windows Vista. Although frequently criticized, often by those who have never used it, Vista is actually a very stable rich environment in which to work, particularly when used with up-to-date machines.

Nevertheless, Microsoft has decided to press ahead with successors for Vista. In late 2009 Windows seven will be released. It will be much like Vista. Around the same time Microsoft will release Windows Azure, an operating system that lives on Microsoft servers and not on your computer. This is called Cloud Computing, the "Cloud" being the Internet. Basically, this means that you won't need an operating system or program: they will all live in the "Cloud".

Whether this works out or not, remains to be seen. However, many companies are already trying this, both with Microsoft and with Google products.

"Cloud computing is one of the most used technology buzz words at present.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

ICT 12 Student Blogs (2008-09)
Ava Balingit
Ryan Battistel
Sofia Busse
Nicole Ceralde
Nathan Chiu
Jonathan De Maeseneer
Danila Di Giacinto
Lia Estrallado
Kimberly Francisco
Dilantha Geekiyanage
Nikko Henderson
Nikka Komisarski
Steffani Mastromonaco
Caitlin Nery
Conner Olenick
Andrea Strazzullo
Adam Troczynski
Nikko Tagle
Alannah Villela
Jason Wong

These are the blog URLs for my ICT 12 class colleagues. The class is using blogger htough out the year to record information about various programs and technigues.

This list will be updated to inlcude several blog URLs not presently avaliable.