Archive for February, 2010

Quiz 2-26-10

February 26, 2010

1.What do you click on to get directions for your destinations?

Get Directions

2.How do you move around in Google Maps?

You use the hand to move around

3.What does HTML stand for?

Hyper Text Markup Language

4.What is HTML?

the predominant markup language for web pages.

5.How much did China spend on the ITS?

$2.8 billion

6.What is being conducted by the U.S department of public Transportation?

Intell Drive

7.Why do you use search engines?

to find information on your topic

8.Name 3 search engines

Google, bing, yahoo

9.How do you trace a part of a picture you want to cut out of another picture?

You select it and use the live trace button, then erase the background

10. How do you get an outline of your picture?

You click on the outline preview

Google maps

February 25, 2010

Route 1:

Walk from the state capitol to McCallum then over to Main Hall at U.T.

1. What is the distance that you cover?

7.5 miles

2. How long does the route tell you it will take?

2 hrs. 30 min

3. What are some of the points of interest along the way?

central park, state hospital, UT

Route 2: Drive from the state capitol to McCallum then over to Main Hall at U.T.

1. What is the distance that you cover?

10.2 miles

2. How long does the route tell you it will take?

20 miles

Route 3: Drive from Austin to Minneapolis MN.

1. What is the distance you will drive?

1,172 miles

2. How long will it take?

18 hrs 32 minutes

3. What are some of the points of interest along the way? Any Parks?

El Dorado State Park, Perry State park, Brushy Creek State Park

Route 4: Drive from Austin to Minneapolis MN by way of Little Rock, AR, and St. Louis, MO.

1. What is the distance you will drive?

3020 miles

2. How long will it take?

2 days and 2 hrs

3. What are some of the points of interest along the way?

Coronado National Forest, Hookers hot springs

Route 5: Make up your own multipoint route to take a drive on Spring Break.

Austin, Tx to  Anderson, Alaska

1. What is the distance you will drive?

4,187 miles

2. How long will it take?

3 days 2 hours

3. What are some of the points of interest along the way?

Jasper National Park, Ardoch National Wildlife Refuge

4. Why did you choose this route? Explain.

Because I wanted to go to Alaska, and it’s not that bad, I mean I thought it was going to take longer.

2-23-10 Future Transportation

February 23, 2010

1. What does the word “convergence” mean?

to tend to meet in a point or line; incline toward each other

2. What is an Intelligent Transportation System?

The promise of vehicles communicating with each other and with the road, coupled with advancements in transportation infrastructure, has planners, technocrats and futurists creating an Intelligent Transportation System.

3. What does this mean? “The idea of ITS, at its most basic, is to connect every vehicle in a network of transportation users that instantly tracks and shares information.

What this means for the average commuter is quicker drive times by the way of more efficient traffic patterns and planned out routes created for you in real time.

4. What does it matter how much money different countries spend on “ITS research and development?”

They get better technology and more information.

5. What does “RFID” stand for?

Radio Frequency Identification system

6. What happens when we “put RFID chips on buses and subways?”

Put RFID chips on buses and subways, and the ramifications for mass transit are immense.

7. What happens “when vehicles connect with a larger transportation network?”

When vehicles connect with a larger transportation network, you get the possibility of redirecting vehicles by creating alternate routes when traffic or crashes occur and potentially change the timing of signals to meet changing conditions.

8. What will happen when “cars will be able to talk with one another to help avoid accidents and warn drivers of impending dangers from other vehicles before they happen?”

Fewer accidents.

9. What do you think roads and highways will look like when cars and roads can all share information about routes and accidents? Describe the roads and highways of the future.

Less traffic, fewer accidents and more people driving safely. People wouldn’t use their phones while driving which makes it safer.

Search engines 2-18-10

February 18, 2010

I searched Iphone


I mostly found a bunch of ads, not information about it, but mostly things to buy for it, news information and Wikipedia stuff. Not a lot of links.


I found a lot more links. It had adds, and information like apple reviews and news.


Less information than google. A engaget blog, more ads, and it even had a website if you wanted to sell your iphone.


It gave me ATT and T mobile websites, some from apple and sweet deals.

I still enjoy Google better.

Illustrator page 2-17-10

February 17, 2010

Lesson 4 Illustrator

February 10, 2010


Yeah nobody told me that maybe the pages were going backwards, well that might of helped me out. Well this is the hardest thing I have ever done in my life, as I put everything together here. I learned how to angle and twist and rotate things in a specific shape. I made a star which was my pride and joy, and learned how to copy a surf board and make letters more distorted. wow the transparency was hard so I couldn’t do it to save my life. well I hate doing this, oh and I helped tania and we couldnt do it

Illustrator Lesson 3

February 3, 2010


Well that was a lovely pencil I just made. I learned how to make shapes and find how to place a ruler on the screen. I made rectangles and figured out how to make it a specific width and length, the rounded rectangles as well and I used the polygon tool, which was really confusing, but managed to make a triangle. The Pencil can, which I don’t really know what that is, was the most difficult. I learned how to use the live paint bucket and how to make a cylinder with only a circle and the elipse tool. Voila

Whatever I made another thing as well, but it was already made for me, anyway I learned how to cut out things from other things and how to trace them. I used live trace and I cut out the snowboard guy and ungrouped him from the white paper. I congratulate myself.

Illustrator Lesson 2

February 2, 2010


In lesson 2 in the first part of it when it messes with the airplane it gives you many ways to select. I learned how to select many objects, not that I didn’t really knew how to do that from Flash and Photoshop lessons. Then I learned how to use the magic wand and how to group things to select them. In the flower project I practiced how to group objects and move them around. I also learned how to choose specific points that I can move, with the direct selection tool. In the Frenchfries picture I learned how to align words and points. How to select objects to change colors, and hide things.

BCIS Illustrator Lesson 1

February 2, 2010


Chapter one in the Illustrator talks about using different previews, like the outline preview, the pixel preview and the overprint preview. It also showed us how to zoom in and out and how to zoom in in a specific subject. It showed us how to use different tools, like the select tools. I learned to resize the panels, making them easier to see and I also learned to set up my workspace. The hand tool also helps you move things around. That’s all I learned in this lesson. Amazing

Questions 1-29-10

February 1, 2010

1. What is a DVD?

DVD stands for Digital Versatile Disc. DVD is essentially a bigger, faster CD that can hold cinema-like video, better-than-CD audio, and computer data

2. How does a microprocessor work?

A microprocessor executes a collection of machine instructions that tell the processor what to do.

3. What does LCD mean ?

LCD means Liquid Crystal Display

4. How does the internet work?

The backbone of the Internet consists of a powerful set of telephone lines including T3 lines, capable of transferring data at a very fast rate of about 45 megabytes per second. The lines link metropolitan cities and include national access points or feeds

5. Is graffiti art? defines graffiti as markings, as initials, slogans, or drawings, written, spray-painted, or sketched on a sidewalk, wall of a building or public restroom. It comes from the singular, Italian word “graffito,” meaning “an ancient drawing or writing scratched on a wall or other surface.

6. What is a yellow dog?

Yellow Dog Linux is an open source Linux operating system for home, office, server, and cluster users.

7. What is a blue dog?

Bluedog is a software development and systems integration firm building agile IT solutions for government agencies, non-government organizations, and commercial concerns. Our offices are in suburban Washington, DC and Dublin, Ireland, and we maintain data centers in the U.S. and E.U.

8. How does planting trees help the environment?

Trees are like the lungs of the planet. They breathe in carbon dioxide and breathe out oxygen. Additionally, they provide habitat for birds and other wildlife.

9. What is bamboo?

bamboos are, indeed, classified as woody, evergreen,perennial grasses

10. What is MLA format?

Stands for Modern Language Association, an essay format

11.What is Adobe Illustrator?

Adobe® Illustrator® CS4 software is a comprehensive vector graphics environment with new transparency in gradients and multiple artboards that invite you to explore more efficient ways to design.

12. What is the difference between a vector and a raster graphic?

Vector graphics are composed of paths.

Rasters are composed of pixels

13. Who are you?

Somebody in Peru