Wednesday, November 26, 2008


The One Laptop per Child association (OLPC XO) is a project launched by MIT Media Lab.  Their mission is to create laptops which could revolutionize the way children around the world learn.  It was made to be distributed to children in third world countries for the price of $100.  It uses a Linux operating sytems and has flash memory, but does not contain a hard drive.  To aid in the development of the OLPC XO they have launched the "Give One Get One" (G1G1) program. Generally, when someone purchases a OLPC XO another one will be sent to a developing country.  Currently five nations have commited to buying this laptop for their school children.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Remembrance Day

Remembrance Day was celebrated at Notre Dame Regional Secondary Vancouver BC in respect to the veterans who have helped reshape the world we live in today. Students fabricated plays illustrating how much effort Canadians have put in the war. There were also video clips depicting what really happened in the second world war. Altogether, the assembly turned out well and was a day to remember.

Visual Basic

Last week, I started to work with a program called Visual Basic.  It is a program which uses underlying code, which is similar to Turbo Pascal, to create a various amounts applications.  But, unlike Turbo Pascal, it uses more graphical features such as labels and commands.  The first program I created was "Hello World," and I will continue working on Visual Basics for the next few days.