Building the Portfolio

Been away for a minute, but I am working on my design/troubleshooting portfolio. I am going well deep into this whole side thing, with my main job being a focal point. The businessman side of me has truly taken over and it is what I am all about right now….and I LOVE IT. Gone are the days of the typical unprofessionalism. With a nice, snazzy office, slacks, nice shirts, and a combination of button downs, I have truly evolved.

Web Portfolio
I am currently coding the page necessary for my web portfolio. As of right now, it includes 4 finished projects. Hopefully I will expand it as my knowledge expands. Also, I will engage into a more professional realm of design, hopefully pulling the contracts that some professionals do not want to worry about. Once the establishment is made, hopefully, I will be able to handle the big jobs.

The Concept of µTorrent

The main question with µTorrent is how does….

The Answer
µTorrent is lightweight and designed to use the BitTorrent protocol which is used for distributing large amounts of data. Instead of one user sharing the information, multiple users share it. These people are called seeders. That makes the others downloading the file to be leechers (yes, Spell Checker, I am using it as a word today).

Users browse the web to find a torrent of interest, download it, and open it with a BitTorrent client. The client connects to the tracker(s) specified in the torrent file, from which it receives a list of peers currently transferring pieces of the file(s) specified in the torrent. The client connects to those peers to obtain the various pieces. If the swarm contains only the initial seeder, the client connects directly to it and begins to request pieces. – Wikipedia

Using a .torrent search in Google will being you results of sites such as PirateBay, Mininova, and isoHunt. These sites host the torrent files, but what is distributed with these files is up to the users. This way, a lot of legal issues are avoided, especially if copyrighted content is being distributed.

Big Picture
Large files + multiple distributers = µTorrent
That is the lesson of today, class.
“Hope you took great notes.” – Dr. Bart Garner

5 Positive Thoughts About Technology

Have fun with technology. It should not be frowned upon!

I’m pretty positive when it comes to computers. I always have been. I always have two policies when it comes to my repair attempts and usage:

  1. When in doubt, have a back up.
  2. There is always the wipe/reinstall disk.

With these two things in mind, I plunged myself in to the world, and I did not look back. I’m going to sell the concept about positive thinking with the tech world.

  1. It is not going anywhere.
    Ok, this one is more neutral than positive, but it is also the truth.
  2. The Internet exists because of multiple computers.
    You know the way you look at random websites online to occupy time? The online games played while you are supposed to be working? That random site you go to when you want a kick? Yes, it is housed on some type of server.
  3. It is fun.
    Apple’s iPhone and the HTC Hero have made technology fun over the past few years. I know a guy who will say “I got an app for that” for any question asked of him.
  4. It is cheap.
    Over the past 5 years, computers have become a dime a dozen. Companies such as TigerDirect have sales on laptops practically on a daily basis.
  5. Online Sales
    Ebay is the bomb. End of story.

That sums up a lot of the positive aspects of technology. If you got more, definitely leave comments!!!!!

Web Design Guide Trend Ideas

The Web Designer’s Idea Book: The Ultimate Guide To Themes, Trends & Styles In Website Design (Paperback)

Been spending a lot of time reading this book to maintain some design ideas and gain some new ones.

All in all, it is a great book, but a little dated. A lot of sites have been redesigned since the book was published. Either way, the book became a good resource with site design.
Side note: I am starting to like this new template.

If any new design ideas, please leave comments!!!