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Welcome to the Fall 2014 semester
My Office Hours: Office TE-D, Tuesdays, 6:30pm – 7:30pm
Please check MYITLAB, Assignments, Course Calendar for updated due dates.
CIS 101 #20144: Class starts Tuesday 8/19/2014
CIS 101 #20672: Class starts Wednesday 8/20/2014
NEW IN TECH (NIT)
A new cool door key. August door key
StickNFind- Bluetooth Powered ultra small Location Stickers
JOB HUNTING IN THE IT WORLD
View Jim Stroud's presentation on JOB HUNTING AND THE ABSENCE OF ONLINE PRIVACY
TECH IN THE NEWS
Email Privacy?? If you use Gmail, think again... Users Have “No Reasonable Expectation” Of Privacy
Little boy gets 3D printed hand
The ability to print guns from 3D printers. How will 'gun control' deal with this? Read the article here.
Read John McAfee's Blog and about his adventure here.
College Stuff
Community college grads out-earn bachelor's degree holders
Billions spent in U.S. on community college students who drop out. Are you a community college dropout statistic?
Academic Honesty/Dishonesty Policy: Your success depends on a combination of the skill and knowledge of your instructors, and your own hard work. You will reach your future goals only if you gain new knowledge from every course you take. That knowledge becomes yours, and can be used by you, only if it is gained through your own personal efforts. Receiving a grade in a course, without acquiring the knowledge that goes with it, diminishes your chances for future success. Academic Dishonesty is normally to be dealt with as an academic action by the instructor, reflected in the student's grade in the particular course, rather than through college disciplinary procedures. If a student is found cheating or plagiarizing, options may be taken by the faculty member to the extent that the faculty member considers the cheating or plagiarism to manifest the student's lack of scholarship or to reflect on the student's lack of academic performance in the course. -- Cerritos College Catalogue.
"Almost everything: all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure. These things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose." -- Steve Jobs, Stanford Commencement Address, 2005

"I have never let my schooling interfere with my education." - Mark Twain

"Life is nothing without trivia, but nothing in life is trivial." - Don Whitney

"There is no reason anyone in the right state of mind will want a computer in their home." - Ken Olson, President of Digital Equipment Corp, 1977

"Do you want to spend the rest of your life selling sugar water or do you want a chance to change the world?" - Steve Jobs to John Sculley

This Season in Tech History
August 2, 1922
Alexander Graham Bell dies. Born March 3, 1847
August 3, 1977
Tandy Corp of Texas announces that it will manufacture the first mass-produced personal computer. The TRS-80
August 3, 1958
The nuclear-powered submarine Nautilus became the first vessel to cross the North Pole underwater.
August 7, 1991
The World Wide Web becomes publicly available on the internet for the first time.
August 12, 1981
IBM introduced the very first personal computer. The base model costs $1,561 (which would be over $7,000 in today's dollars). Intel 8088 processor running 4 Mhz. with 16kb (yes, kilobytes) of RAM. No hard drive. One 180k 5 1/4? floppy disc drive. And an optional cassette drive. An 11 1/2" green/black text only monitor.
August 19, 1871
Orville Wright's birthday
August 19
National Aviation Day
August 24, 2011
Steve Jobs CEO of Apple announces his immediate resignation.
August 25, 1991
Linux is born.
August 27, 1962
United States launched the Mariner 2 space probe, which flew past Venus the following December.
SciFi News
This Day in History