Friday, January 18, 2008

A personal opinion on OEM

OEM (Original Equipments Manufacturer) is a way to distribute products without accesories. Often these are cheaper ways to get something you want. For example, I purchased an OEM 160 GB Sata II Hard Drive from a site called for $49.99. Sadly, I could not find the retail, but this shows that OEM's are usually cheaper. Be warned though, normally OEM's do not come with cables or manuals.

Overall, I find OEM to be a great way to get stuff, it is cheaper, and works better for people have an understanding of the basic computer structure.

Drama 2008

Hey There,
GlossGirl38 reporting on Drama Club's progress. We are now having practices about three days a week for two hours each practice. We plan to have our School Show on March 27, and our Public Performance the next night. Our play, as you may know is Willy Wonka: The Musical. This year we have dedicated actors, excellent sets, courtesy of Set Design, and, as always, the best directors! We won't make much other progress worth repoting on until we get into the gym to start on stage, so until then see ya.

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7 and 8 b-ball is a very cool thing. 7th grade boys are 2-1 so far this season. 8th grade boys are 4-0 so far . 8th grade girls are 3-1 also. 7th grade girls are 2-1.

Monday, January 14, 2008

First Grader Story Mapping Project

The First Graders in Ms. Morton's and Ms. Fickens class are learning to write narratives using a Story Mapping Program from Read Write Think.

Friday, January 11, 2008

Drama Cast

Willy Wonka/Candy Man - Jake
Charlie Bucket - Rachelle
Mrs. Bucket - Tracy
Mr. Bucket - Marie
Grandma Josephina - Michelle
Grandma Georgina - Matilda
Gramdpa George - Blake
Grampa Joe - Hannah
James - Brooke
Matilda - Cora
Phineous Trout - Joann
Augustus Gloop - Emily
Mrs. Gloop - Elizabeth
Veruca Salt - Lauren
Mr. Salt - Nicole
Violet Beauregarde - Alexis
Mrs. Beauregarde - Mary Jane
Mike Teavee - Erik
Ms. Teavee - Amy
8. Adrienne
Candy Man Kids:
Sophie - Amber
Danny - George
Alfie - Caleb
Billie - Michaela
Sue - Anne
Doris - Emily


7 and 8 b-ball is a very cool thing. 7th grade boys are 2-1 so fair this season. 8th grade boys are 2-0. 8th grade girls are 2-0 also. Sadly 7th grade girls are 1-2.

Thursday, January 10, 2008

7&8 b-ball

7 and 8 b-ball is a very cool thing. 7th&8th grade boys are 2-0 so fare this season. 8th grade girls are 2-0 also. Sadly 7th grade girls are 1-1

Drama 2008

Drama is here once again, and this year the play we will be presenting to you is Willy Wonka The Musical. We are currently in the audition stage. The auditions are from 3:15 – 4:00 on Tuesday the 8th and Thursday the 10th. The play will be in March. Some of the main roles: Willy Wonka, Charlie, Grandpa Joe, Veruca Salt, Mr. Salt, Augustus Gloop, Mrs. Gloop, Mike Teavee, and Mrs. Teavee.

Old Computers!

Where are old Computers going?
At our school, as computers are retired they go to graveyard 2 which is computers that work but are old. Graveyard 1 is computers that are dead, and their parts can be used by computers that break. Once in graveyard 2 these computers are taken and Windows is wiped off of the hard drive and an Open Source operating system called Linux is installed. The flavor of Linux that is installed is Xubuntu, a version of Ubuntu for slower machines. Some of the computers have as low as a 566MHz processor and 64MB of memory, and 10 GB or less hard drives. These computers can then be distributed to other people and you can use 1 disc to install to as many computers you want, for example, I could take a single CD and install on 9 million computers. After these computers have Linux, you can give the computer to others, the school wants to give these to needy and lower- income families, also the computers, unlike windows, are completely ready to use with Open Office, an office suite, and many multimedia and graphics programs. Windows, might come with Paint, Notepad, and Windows Media Player. Ubuntu has said they compress up to 2 GB of programs onto a 700MB CD. That is a compression of up to 1.3 GB or 1300 MB.

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Sony Ericsson W300i

The Sony Ericsson W300i

This phone is a very cool phone with excellent features. Its has a built in MP3 player, camera, video recorder, voice recorder, games, and many other programs for entertainment. They used to come in two different colors, white, and black. You can listen to the radio and store certain radio stations on it.
The old ones used to be around 250 mega bytes for phone memory, but it is now around 500 mega bytes. This phone is cool, but be careful if you get one, because they can be very fragile. That is about the only downfall of this phone.

xbox 360

Xbox 360, the new gaming system from Microsoft is full of new fetchers. Xbox live, music, games, and pictures. These are all things you can do with xbox 360. The graphics are amazing and it has an HG TV option.
Xbox 360 has a ton of only on xobx 360 games. The games are great my fav is rock band. In rock band you can play guitar or drums or even sing. There are gun games, car games, music games and a lot more.

Lg 9400

Lg 9400

I think the Lg 9400 is a very good phone for a teenager. It flips up like a capital T. It is music compatible. It has all the features of most phones but more. You check your email, you can watch TV. It is v cast compatible. You can also go onto the Internet. It has 1.3-mega pixel camera that you can take pictures and videos with.


Ipods are very cool things. The new ipods and old ipods are very different. For example more fetchers, space, and new colors. You can go to:
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Monday, January 7, 2008

Fly Fusion Pens!

Fly Fusion Pentop Computers
I LOVE SANTA! He gave me just what i asked for... a fly fusion pen! My family's computer didn't have Windows XP but this is what i know about it:
Fly fusion pens (The computer tutors!) are able to take anything you write and understand it. These pens are able to have upgrades (sold separately) like Spanish, French, Music Studio, Fast comp math, Algebra, multiplication and division, journal, writing and even games including Pirates of the Caribbean, Harry Potter and more!
Just by buying the actual pen you get an instillation cord and CD, and a notebook (you have to have special notebooks so that the pen can read what you say. Each notebook comes with helpful tools, including a calculator, MP3 player, Music Studio, games and more!). So as long as your computer has Windows XP your ready yo go!
If you still want know more go to you can go to accessories and actually buy items like blue, green, or red ink, notebooks, a case and memory expansions for your pen! I believe that people should buy fly fusion pens because they make learning and even homework fun and easy!
Please note: this product cannot run without Windows XP, and this product costs $79.99!

Hardware Review

This awesome tech toy is a motherboard for when I build my computer.
This product is a motherboard from an enthusiastic manufacturer called ASRock. The board is full of features and utilizes a single Nvidia Chip set.

The Ge Force 6100/ N force 430 provides a lot of features like 4 Sata Ports, 4 DDR2 memory slots, a PCI-e x16 slot for video cards, and socket AM2 for AMD's Athlon 64/64X2/ Sempron processors. It also, with a Bios update will be compatible with AMD's newest quad core Phenom processors.

The board is a Micro Atx form factor board. The package includes IDE, floppy, and SATA cables, a Serial/Com bracket, driver CD, and manuals. The board is compatible with Windows right off the bat.

The boards packaging is wonderful and the board is a nice color, it is clearly labeled, and the manual is detailed for all languages. The cables are firm and bendable, and it will be easy to set up. The cables are long, but the ATX power connector is in an odd place (right above the PCI-e x16 slot.) The board also has 1 PCI-e 1x slot, 2 PCI and one HDMR modem slot for dial-up. The company is somewhat new, and I hope my board will work correctly. Note: This product costs different at different stores, which is the only way to get it.


Pandora Music

Pandora Music
(“All gifted” in Greek)
I currently discovered a website that allows you to find you're favorite bands or songs and listen to them for free. No download needed! This new website only had one mission and that is to find and play your favorite music. This website was fist started in 2000. When you log onto the website a window on the site pops up and you are able to search for any genre of music and any length of the song. You can search for Pop, Rock, RnB, Hip-Hop, Jazz, Oldies, Holiday Classics, and much much more! People are lately trying to illegally download songs off of illegal websites, but if the world just knew about this website and how your able to listen to any song for free they wouldn't need illegal website usage as much.

When you enter in your favorite bands or favorite singers, Pandora comes up with a “station” of that music and other bands or singers from the same genre. This comes in handy to find out about more bands that produce the same type of music you like. When Pandora comes up with the station you ask for there is about 7-8 songs on that station. You are able to add 5-6 stations at a time. You are also able to create a profile, of your own and save certain band/singer names. You are aloud to create a profile if you are 13 and older.

I hope that after you readers read my blog, you visit this site and become more familiar with!


FreeRice 4 Fun

“What if just knowing what a word meant could help feed hungry people around the world? Well, at FreeRice it does... the totals have grown exponentially.”- The Washington Post

FreeRice is a new website that started on October 7, 2007. FreeRice is an non-profit organization with a mission: help end world hunger. “For each word you get right, we donate 20 grains of rice through the United Nations to help end world hunger,”-FreeRice.

As of January , 2008 FreeRice has donated a total of grains of rice.
And, even though it's only grains it still makes a huge difference.
“The rice is paid for by the advertisers whose names you see on the bottom of your vocabulary screen.” - FreeRice.

FreeRice, for its first seven weeks, donated 10 grains of rice for every word you got right, but they were able to increase the amount to 20 grains of rice on November 28, 2007 and they hope to increase again in the future. “Here is how we look at it: Your part is to play and donate the rice. Our part is to increase the amount you can donate!” - FreeRice.