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Wednesday, 29 April 2009

Is This the Pizza Box of the Future?

Filed under: Food and Drink, Politics — Tags: , — mikewb1971 @ 9:45 PM (21:45)

Current mood: amused, cynical

It’s not a bad idea — I’ve definitely seen worse.

Then comes the big question that the “mancouch” poster poses to the readership

Should pizza companies adopt this new pizza box idea?

Why not let customers decide this question?

Another factor that pizza chains will take into consideration is this: does the “GreenBox” add any costs that they have to then pass on to the customer in the form of higher prices?

“Going Green” seems to be the buzzphrase of The Barack years, just as “terrorism” was for George XLIII and the Busheviks.


Electronics 2020 — PC Upgrade and Repair

Filed under: Education, Technology — Tags: , , , — mikewb1971 @ 6:54 PM (18:54)

This course maps fully to CompTIA’s new 2006 A+ Exam objectives. The course is designed to be a complete, step-by-step approach for learning the fundamentals of supporting and troubleshooting computer hardware.

Course Modules

  • Hardware Needs Software to Work
  • PC Repair Fundamentals
  • Form Factors and Power Supplies
  • Processors and Chipsets
  • Motherboards
  • Upgrading Memory
  • Hard Drives
  • Installing and Supporting Input / Output (I/O) Devices
  • Multimedia Devices and Mass Storage
  • PCs on a Network
  • Notebooks, Tablet PCs and PDAs
  • Supporting Printers and Scanners

Student Competencies

Upon successful completion of this course the student should be able to:

  1. Identify fundamental parts of a computer and their functions.
  2. Distinguish between AT, ATX, BTX, LPX and NLX form factors.
  3. Identify system requirements for software and hardware installations and upgrades.
  4. Identify hardware requirements for setting up a SOHO network.
  5. Identify fundamental parts of a laptop and a PDA.
  6. Describe function and parts of an inkjet, laser and dot-matrix printer.

Computer Information Systems 1410 — Information Technology Essentials I: PC Hardware and Software

Filed under: Education, Technology — Tags: , , , — mikewb1971 @ 6:15 PM (18:15)

This course covers the fundamentals of computer hardware and software as well as advanced concepts. Students who complete this course will be able to describe the internal components of a computer, assemble a computer system, install an operating system, and troubleshoot using system tools and diagnostic software. Students will also be able to connect to the Internet and share resources in a network environment. Hands-on lab activities will be an essential element of this course. Virtual learning tools are integrated to supplement classroom learning activities and provide interactive “hands-on” experience.

Student Competencies

Upon successful completion of this course the student should be able to:

  1. Define information technology (IT) and describe the components of a personal computer.
  2. Protect the student against accidents and injury, protect equipment from damage, protect data from loss, and protect the environment from contamination.
  3. Perform a step-by-step assembly of a desktop computer tower.
  4. Explain the purpose of preventive maintenance and identify the elements of the troubleshooting process.
  5. Explain, install and navigate an operating system
  6. Upgrade components (security and otherwise) based on customer needs
  7. Perform preventive maintenance and troubleshooting
  8. Describe, remove and replace select components of a laptop computer.
  9. Describe, remove and replace select components of a printer and scanner.
  10. Describe and install a network.
  11. Perform advanced installation of a desktop computer tower.
  12. Apply good communication skills and professional behavior while working with customers.

Computer Information Systems 1680 — Linux Essentials

Filed under: Education, Technology — Tags: , , , , — mikewb1971 @ 5:09 PM (17:09)

This theory- and lab-based course will introduce students to the concepts and provide practical experience in basic installation, operation and troubleshooting for Linux operating systems. Students will learn to explain fundamental open source licenses, demonstrate knowledge of user administration, understand file permissions and software configurations, and manage local storage devices and network protocols

Student Competencies

Upon successful completion of this course the student should be able to:

  1. Demonstrate ability to install a Linux operating system.
  2. Show proficiency in using the Linux desktop.
  3. Understand how to locate Help resources in the Linux system.
  4. Show ability in using the YAST management utility to administer the Linux system.
  5. Explain the fundamental properties of the Linux shell.
  6. Demonstrate the ability to use the command line interface (CLI) to administer the Linux system.
  7. Show an understanding of Linux processes, jobs and runlevels in the Linux system.
  8. Demonstrate the ability to configure the network interface, and configure network services.
  9. Show an understanding of Linux security features.

NOTES

The instructor, Mr. David Clauss, recommended Unix Made Easy — 2nd Edition over the text listed on the course syllabus, Getting Started with Linux: Novell’s Guide to CompTIA’s Linux+ (Course 3060)


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