As I’ve already done a review of every other Windows Upgrade/Update that’s happened recently, it only makes sense that I’d do the same of Windows 8.1 Update, also known as Windows 8.1 Spring Update, Windows 8.1 Update 1, or as I like to call it, Windows 8.1.1.
As a Win8 user, I updated to Win8.1 months ago and since 8.1.1 is suppose to come out in a few weeks, I ought to tell you what I think of plain ol’ Win8.1 before then.
As the last post was pretty long, and full on, here’s a bit of a lighter look at the steps I took moving from Win7 to Win8. All information below is roughly in the order I did it, just in case you were wondering…
Because I don’t feel right posting this semester’s Crammer’s Guides without having posted all of last semesters, I’ve got this for you. Note that it’s a bit incomplete, because I have neither the time nor the drive to fix it, but I think it’s good enough that someone might find it useful. Also, If you see any inaccuracies, let me know in comments, so I can fix them up. So if you do, congratulations, and you’re welcome; otherwise, I’m sorry…
This one’s about Computer System Fundamentals. This subjects covers CPU cycles, binary, digital logic, RAM allocation and programming in assembly language. Continue Reading
Because I’ve been spending all my time studying lately, the only thing I’ve had time to write is study notes. So I thought that I’d make the most of them, share a bit of my new knowledge with you, and give you a quick crammer’s guide to some of the topics from each of my subjects this semester. The information probably won’t mean a whole lot to you if you’ve never learnt anything about the topic before, but if you have, hopefully, this’ll clear up a few things for you.
This one’s about Java Programming 1. This subjects covers the basics of writing programs in Java, using arrays, classes, and exception, as well as how to write to files.
Because one of my site(s) is currently down, and I don’t really know why, I’ve been inspired to give you a bit of a lesson in how web serving works, and give you a (hopefully) brief insight into the ridiculous muddle I find myself in.
Because I’ve had my Raspberry Pi for about six months now, I feel it is time that I told you a bit about what I think of it. However, on some levels, I still don’t feel ready to review it. I haven’t used it that much yet, and I feel that I don’t fully grasp it’s power or purpose yet. Continue Reading
Because users are often unpredictable, admins like to restrict how much control and access they have on their devices. However, when deploying a new set of devices, the significant question of “How much control or freedom should we give the users?” doesn’t seem to get enough consideration. For some network administrators, and for some end users, this question may seem to have a simple answer, but once you’re considering hundreds of different devices, and/or hundreds of different users, it becomes a big, complex conundrum. It is a matter of serious consequence for your system and network security, as well as device usability and user satisfaction.
Street traffic light control panel by trolleway, on Flickr
⇈This is not mine. Click on the picture to go to the source.⇈
Because you end up with all sorts of problems if you don’t know what you’re doing. “You shouldn’t use technology that you don’t understand.” At first glance, this stance doesn’t sound unreasonable. In fact, it seems totally logical. How can you use something if you don’t understand it? However, when you start to think about what it is to “understand” something, you realise that it’s not that simple. Continue Reading