Thank you for finally explaining why Powerpoint might have a place in schools. I worked with Powerpoint while working as a management consultant and was originally thinking that teaching kids to think with powerpoint would be like teachings to write by looking by using IM.
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* read CLR via C#, Second Edition, by Richter
I taught myself C# and my first year of code was rather hideous until I started spending time on Design Patterns. The following books are good:
* Patterns of Enterprise Application Architecture (Hardcover) by Martin Fowler
* Head First Object-Oriented Analysis and Design A Brain Friendly Guide to OOA&D By Brett McLaughlin, Gary Pollice, David West
* Design Patterns C# (Hardcover) by Steven John Metsker (Author)
For web, I would recommend the following ASP.NET books:
* Programming Microsoft ASP.NET 2.0 Applications: Advanced Topics by Dino Esposito (Paperback - Mar 15, 2006)
* Programming Microsoft ASP.NET 2.0 Core Reference by Dino Esposito (Paperback - Nov 30, 2005)
You definitely need to do code so I would start some sort of project for someone, like a non-profit, in
Also, C# isn't the only language thats hiring. You might want to consider Java or other alternatives to the windows world. Windows keeps me employed, but if I was to start my own company, the startup costs are too high for a windows environment.
Link to Original Source
Link to Original Source
However, the computer only works on 16 qbits, which is one of several reasons it is slower than a cheap home PC.
The article also features quite possibly the worst summary of quantum mechanics ever."
Read the article here.
Could somebody confirm the statistic used near the end of the article — "... 85% of the world's Web sites run on Windows while just 2% run on Linux."??? I thought that a large percentage of web-sites today used Apache, surely they all wouldn't be running it on Windows?"
For further information see Intelligentuniverse.org"
The URL http://gimp-app.sourceforge.net/ describes Gimp.app as:
"A self contained application bundle of the
GNU Image Manipulation Program for OS X.
Gimp.app requires Apple's X11 which is included
in the "Optional Installs" package on the OS X
I downloaded Gimp.app
Then I go to the Apple Computer Develope at website http://developer.apple.com/opensource/tools/runni
"Note: Installing X11 on pre-Panther systems requires manually installing XFree86 and XDarwin.app from the Sourceforge "XonX" project. "
I downloaded X11.app
Now, according to Apple, I need to install XFree86 and XDarwin.app.
They give a Sourceforge XonX URL
This gives me gives several links. Choosing the URL http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?grou
gives a page with a download link for XFree86 4.3.0 in
A search of SourceForge gives no results for XDarwin.app or XDarwin
More searching give these URL's
URL (2) sends me to the Darwin download page (URL #3). I see a dialog asking me I enter my email to get instructions. It also has a title "Download and Install XFree86 4.4". I enter my E-mail.
Here is where things get confusing. The XDarwin site implies that by downloading and XFree86 4.4, you'll get XDarwin. However, Apple
says: "Installing X11 on pre-Panther systems requires manually installing XFree86 and XDarwin.app "
What gives? All I want is to run GIMP on my computer. That's all.
Now I go to http://www.dartmouth.edu/comp/support/library/res
"Fink is easy to install. Point your browser at the following URL:
The above page will have you download a simple disk image file (.dmg) and offers simple instructions on how to install it. Once you have Fink installed, installing XDarwin is easy.
Mac OS X's default graphical user interface (GUI) is called Aqua. However, it is possible to run other GUIs such as Window Maker, GNOME, or KDE. All of these GUIs depend on an implementation of the X Window System, which was originally developed at MIT. XFree86 is an open source implementation of X that we will use.
XDarwin can be thought of as XFree86 with two additional libraries. Thus, to install XDarwin from source you need to download the XFree86 source along with the Xprog.tgz tarball (which provides dynamic libraries that XDarwin needs) and the Xquartz.tgz tarball (which is required if you want to run X and Aqua simultaneously, i.e. rootless).
Instead of installing XDarwin from source (and risking the problems that were discussed above), we will simply install the Fink xfree86-rootless package. To do this we type:
> sudo apt-get install xfree86-rootless
After executing the above command Fink will go and get a copy of an XDarwin binary package and install it on your computer. The apt-get install command should look familiar given the discussion above and xfree86-rootless is simply the name of the package. The sudo command is a way to delegate administrator, or root power to the command that it is is followed by it. Only those in administrator's group can use sudo, which comes from OS X's BSD heritage. Fink should be run with the sudo command since only the administrator should be able to install software. For further information on Fink see the Fink Documentation.
When the package is finished installing, try running XDarwin. In the Mac OS X Finder, double-click on the XDarwin icon, or open a terminal window and type "startx — -quartz". Your screen will be temporarily blanked by XDarwin.
If this is your first time running XDarwin you should be sent back to the Mac OS X desktop. Where you should see that there is a button in the XFree86 window on the desktop, which will be labeled "Show X11". If you click this button, X11 will take over your screen and display things according to your
X might not look like much at first all it provides is the display and management of graphical information. This is because it is not a window manager. A window manager is a separate program that controls the window frames (title bar, close button, etc.) on top of X. We will install the 'Window Maker' window manger next.
Window Maker is a window manager that will run on top of X. It is the window manager of choice to be demonstrated in this document because it is indirectly related to Apple in the following respects:
1. Mac OS X is based on an operating system called NeXTStep.
2. NeXTStep comes from a company called NeXT that Steve Jobs started in 1986 and which Apple bought 1997.
3. Window Maker was originally designed to provide support for GNUstep, which reproduces the look, feel, and API of NeXTStep, which formed the basis for Cocoa.
We will use the Fink windowmaker Package. To install it, simply type:
> sudo apt-get install windowmaker
When apt is done installing the windowmaker package, you should configure your
The above line tells X to execute the command wmaker, which starts Window Maker. The
Now that we have a window manager installed we can start XDarwin. As mentioned before, go to the Mac OS X Finder, and double-click on the XDarwin icon, or open a terminal window and type "startx — -quartz". Window Maker should then start. For documentation on how to use it, see the Window Maker Website.
If you want to change the look of Window Maker you can go to freshmeat.net and download a collection of Window Maker themes. If Window Maker and X installed you can also make use of some great free software, such as The Gimp and AbiWord. All you have to do is use Fink to apt-get them!"
So according to this Web page, it is best for a newbie like me to download Fink and let Fink install the various packages.
What gives? What do I download?"
Charlie Demerjian from the Inquirer is quoted as saying '...called Jobs "the lowest form of hypocrite"'. Another telling quote from Torgeir Waterhouse of Forbrukerradet (Norway's consumer council) is that 'FairPlay is an illegal technology whose main purpose is to lock the consumers to the total package provided by Apple by blocking interoperability.'
Based on this article, it appears that the cult of Steve may have to deal with the barbarians at the gate more than than ever."