Sunday, December 28, 2008

Million Dollar Diamond Encrusted Phone

Peter Alloisson was in a business that delt with "pimping" cell phones with diamonds and precious metals. His latest invention has been this cell phone, it is worth 1 million dollars and with almost 3000 blue diamonds, the cell phone will become one of the world’s most expensive phones. This phone is not availabe in stores, it will be auctioned off.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008


We have recently installed Python 3.0 on our home computer, we have been getting homework assignments for this program. This is a new language discovered, this program is a similar set up as turbo pascal, but quite differnent in language use.

For more information on this program click the following link:

Sunday, November 23, 2008


This blackberry is one of our latest, up to date phone. There are different ones such as the curve or Pearl or bold. The one in the picture is a Blackberry Storm, Blackberry created this new model. It is differnet from the rest of the Blackberry's, it is a touch screen. This new phone comes with everything that all the other phones had, and more. It has ski rocketed ever since it came out on the market.

Trism for the iPhone: Game Makes Big Dollars

Trisim is a new game application put on to the iphone, this game is a huge success. Steve Demeter the inventor or the Trisim has become a huge hit and brought in $250,000 in profits the first two months. The price for this game started at $2.99.
The following Link is for further in formation containing the Trisim:


The One Laptop Per Child Association, Inc. (OLPC) is an U.S. non-profit organization set up to oversee the creation of an affordable educational device for use in the developing world. This Laptop has differnet features (hard drive, CD/DVD drives, etc.), it is a self-powered device that generates it's power from a hand-crank generator.

For more updates on One Laptop Per Child, check out this following link:

Lest we Forget

Here at Notre Dame Regional Secondary Vancouver, BC, a Remembrance Day service is held each year in honour of those who fought and died for our country. We hold a service every year to remember the brave soldiers and cililians who died to protect their country.Remembrance Day, Armistice Day and Poppy Day all commemerate the end of World War 1, which was the sighning of the Armistice treaty on the 11th day, on the 11th hour. of the 11th month in 1918.
"Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields....."

Here are some photos taken during the service

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Visual Basic

On November 4th, we started a new programming language called Visual Basic. We started the new language with a Hello World program. We used various tools such as the "command" button and "label" control, allignment and such.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Microsoft Announces New Operating Systems

Yesterday (October 27th, 2008) Microsoft unveiled details of two new operating systems. Currently the most commonly used Microsoft operating systems are Windows XP and Windows Visa. 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 7 will be released. It will be much like Vista. Around the same tim, Microsoft will release Windows Azure, an operating system that lives on Microsoft servers and not in your computer. This is called Cloud Computing, the "Cloud" being the Internet. Basically this means that you wont need and operating system or programs: 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

Class Blog

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

These are the blog URLs for my ICT 12 class colleagues. The class is using Blogger throughout the year to record information about various programs and techniques.

This list will be updated to include several blog URLs not presently available.

Friday, October 17, 2008


Today i signed up for i Google surface and made a couple of minor changes. I made a costom widget to display my IP address.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

This year...

This year in ICT 12 I will be working with many different programming languages. For example, Visual Basic, Java, Pascal, Python, Scratch and HTML.