Apr 18 2013

Contact Information

Jim KirbyJim Kirby

Manager, Internet Technologies, Design & Content
CCRI Web Services, Information Technology Department
Instructor, Computer Studies Department

E-Mail: jkirby@ccri.edu

Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/JimKirby9

Office:
Knight Campus

Suite 2073, Room #2077

Office Hours
Days Times
Monday through Friday 10:00 am to 3:00 pm

Please email for an appointment.

Oct 13 2012

Portable Apps Tutorial


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PortableApps.com allows you to take your favorite software with you. A fully open source and free platform, it works on any portable storage device (USB flash drive, iPod, memory card, portable hard drive, etc) as well as local storage and cloud storage options. [Learn more]

To download:

  1. Insert your thumbdrive with at least 440 MB free space available
  2. Open Firefox browser (IMPORTANT: If you don’t use Firefox, the screen shots below and procedures will differ).
  3. Go to http://portableapps.com
  4. Click on the “Download Now – Free” green button
  5. This will bring you to the “Download The PortableApps.com Platform 11.1″ page
  6. Click on the “Download Now” green button
  7. The download should start within a few seconds.  If it does not, click on the “direct link” or try another mirror link. When download initiation is successful, a pop-up window will appear, allowing you to save the setup.exe file.  Click the “Save File” button to start the download.
  8. The “Downloads” pop-up window will appear displaying the download. When the download completes, right-click on the .exe file and select “Open” from the pop-up menu:
  9. This will open the “Open File – Security Warning” window. Click the “Run” button:
  10. When the “Installer Language” pop-up appears, select the language you want to use, then click the “OK” button:
  11. When the PortableApps Installer window appears, click “Next”:
  12. When the Licensing Agreement window appears, select “I Agree”:
  13. In the next window, click the “Browse” button and when the “Browse for Folder” window appears, browse to your flash drive. You might want to “Make a new folder” in the flash drive called, “portableapps” or something similar. When you’ve selected the folder where you want the install to go, click the “OK” button. That will bring you back to the “Choose Install Location” window, where you’ll see the location you selected in the “Destination Folder” field. Also, note the Space required” and “Space available” notation. the 7.o MB required is ONLY for the PortableApps Platform application; you will need a minimum of 440 MB for the 4 programs you will download into the platform during this tutorial. If you have the space required, click the “Install” button. If not, eject the undersized flash drive and insert one with at least 440 MB of free space before proceeding.
  14. You should see the “Installing” window next. When it’s finished, click the “Next” button.
  15. When the “Completing the PortableApps.com Platform Setup” window appears, make sure the “Launch..” check-box is selected, then click, “Finish”:
  16. You might see the PortableApps Platform interface appear for a moment in the lower, right-hand corner. After a few moments, the PortableApp Directory window will appear. Please Note: Due to the restrictions on download speed (2 mbps) in the classrooms and labs, you may need to complete this next step at home. Place a check mark next to: Notepad++, Gimp, Chrome (or Firefox), and OpenOffice. These  apps (plus the PortableApps platform) will require approximately 440 MB of space. Then click the “Next” button to begin the download.
  17. The “Downloading and Installing” window will appear, displaying the progress.
  18. You may get some pop-up licensing agreements for the various programs. Click “I Agree” to continue.
  19. When the installer is finished, you’ll see this pop-up. Click OK.
  20. Look for and click on the PortableApps icon in your Task Bar:
  21. The PortableApps Platform interface should appear in the bottom, right-hand part of your screen with the icons for the apps you selected displayed.  Note that the interface also has a directory structure made up of folders and icons for Apps, Options, Search and Help. Have fun exploring. REMEMBER: Be sure to close any apps you have opened before ejecting the flash drive.

Sep 26 2012

RoboForm Everywhere College Plan

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Take control of your logins and passwords with RoboForm Everywhere, which is completely free for students and professors with a valid college or university email address (normally $19.95/ year).

This isn’t one of those “Free Trial” or “Free Limited-Use” situations. We don’t even ask for your credit card! When you sign up for RoboFormU, you’ll get all the bells and whistles of RoboForm Everywhere, including:

  • Unlimited saved Logins and Passwords
  • Syncing across all of your PCs, Macs and mobile devices
  • The added security of Multifactor Authentication
  • 24/7 Technical Support
  • Unlimited Form Filling
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    … and so much more!

Go to: http://www.roboform.com/college/  to get started.

Please Note: This product is posted here as an FYI only.  CCRI does not support this software.

Aug 23 2015

Web Project A – Best Studying Practices – F15

student studyingUse the web to research the best studying tips for college students.

Visit 5 or more of the suggested sites from your search.

From those sites, pick the top 5 study habits you feel are most effective –they may be ones you’re currently using or ones that you think would be useful.

Use the comments field below to submit your findings.

Due by 3:45 on Thursday, Sept. 10, 2015. At this time comments will be locked.

Aug 23 2015

Web Project B – Star Trek F15

Star Trek Earpiecebluetooth headsetScience fiction meets science fact?

Many of our modern devices were envisioned by famous science fiction writers, such as Gene Roddenberry.  Use the Internet to research some of the Star Trek technologies that do exist today. Use the comments field bellow to write 1 to 3 paragraphs about at least 3 of them.

You may NOT use the headset pictured here as one of your examples.

Comments must be submitted no later than 3:45 p.m. on Thursday, September 17 2014.

Aug 23 2015

Web Project C – Cloud Computing – F15

  • Go to the “Cloud” section of zdnet.com: http://www.zdnet.com/topic-cloud/Cloud Computing
  • Choose any one of the articles there that you find interesting.
  • Write one or two paragraphs in the comments section below about how the ZDNet.com article relates to something in the Visualizing Technology textbook.
  • Be sure to mention which VT article your ZDNet.com article compliments and what type of person would be interested in the content of your article.
Be sure to cite your source using APA style

Reference List: Electronic Sources (Web Publications)

Please note: There are no spaces used with brackets in APA. When possible, include the year, month, and date in references. If the month and date are not available, use the year of publication.

Article From an Online Periodical

Online articles follow the same guidelines for printed articles. Include all information the online host makes available, including an issue number in parentheses.

Format:

Author, A. A., & Author, B. B. (Date of publication). Title of article. Title of Online Periodical, volume number(issue number if available). Retrieved from http://www.someaddress.com/full/url/

Example:

Bernstein, M. (2002). 10 tips on writing the living Web. A List Apart: For People Who Make Websites, 149. Retrieved from http://www.alistapart.com/articles/writeliving

Read more at Purdue Online Writing Lab: https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/10/

 

Must be submitted by 3:45 p.m. on Thurs., Sept. 24, 2015.

Comments will be posted after that time.

 

Aug 23 2015

Web Project D – File Management -F15

web research

  • Go to the “File Storage Hardware” section of zdnet.com: http://www.zdnet.com/search?q=file%20storage%20hardware&o=0&d=4
  • Choose any one of the articles there that you find interesting. DO NOT CHOOSE AN ARTICLE RELATED TO CLOUD COMPUTING.
  • Write one or two paragraphs in the comments section below about how the ZDNet.com article relates to an article in the Visualizing Technology textbook, chapter 3, File Management.
  • Be sure to mention which VT article your ZDNet.com article compliments and what type of person would be interested in the content of your article.
Be sure to cite your source using APA style

Reference List: Electronic Sources (Web Publications)

Please note: There are no spaces used with brackets in APA. When possible, include the year, month, and date in references. If the month and date are not available, use the year of publication.

Article From an Online Periodical

Online articles follow the same guidelines for printed articles. Include all information the online host makes available, including an issue number in parentheses.

Format:

Author, A. A., & Author, B. B. (Date of publication). Title of article. Title of Online Periodical, volume number(issue number if available). Retrieved from http://www.someaddress.com/full/url/

Example:

Bernstein, M. (2002). 10 tips on writing the living Web. A List Apart: For People Who Make Websites, 149. Retrieved from http://www.alistapart.com/articles/writeliving

Read more at Purdue Online Writing Lab: https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/10/

Project must be posted by 4:00 p.m. Thurs., Oct. 1, 2015

Aug 23 2015

Web Project E: Hardware – F15

Computer Hardware

  • Go to the “Hardware” section of zdnet.com: http://www.zdnet.com/topic-hardware/
  • Choose any one of the articles there that you find interesting, that also relates to an article in VT, chapter 4: Hardware.
  • Write one or two paragraphs in the comments section below about how the ZDNet.com article relates to an article in the Visualizing Technology textbook, chapter 4, Hardware.
  • Be sure to mention which VT article your ZDNet.com article compliments and what type of person would be interested in the content of your article.
Be sure to cite your source using APA style

Reference List: Electronic Sources (Web Publications)

Please note: There are no spaces used with brackets in APA. When possible, include the year, month, and date in references. If the month and date are not available, use the year of publication.

Article From an Online Periodical

Online articles follow the same guidelines for printed articles. Include all information the online host makes available, including an issue number in parentheses.

Format:

Author, A. A., & Author, B. B. (Date of publication). Title of article. Title of Online Periodical, volume number(issue number if available). Retrieved from http://www.someaddress.com/full/url/

Example:

Bernstein, M. (2002). 10 tips on writing the living Web. A List Apart: For People Who Make Websites, 149. Retrieved from http://www.alistapart.com/articles/writeliving

Read more at Purdue Online Writing Lab: https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/10/

Project must be posted by 4:00 p.m. Thursday, October 8, 2015

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