Through the section “Impact of the Internet I learned about the how the internet has revolutionized our society with it. The internet is a significant part of Globalization which has completely changed how the citizens of the Earth can interact. This can be represented in both the economic markets that the Internet has created as well as the exchange of ideas that the internet allows. At the end of this section I took the Quiz that would review that concepts learned throughout this Week.
Learned about the history of the Internet and the reason it was created. As well as it’s limitations. Throughout this section I learned about the original computers and the DARPA project, the earliest form of Internet. And about how the TCP protocol’s in the 70’s were the foundation for what the computer scientist Tim-Berners-Lee who would develop the World Wide Web.
Some limitations that have been discussed include the IPv4 address which currently has a limited capacity in the amount of websites that could be created. The creation of IPv6 allowed for many more websites to be created as it uses 128 bytes as opposed to 32 bit IPv4 system.
Completed the “What is Networking” Section of the Week.
Throughout this section I learned about the functions of IP addresses, the DNS, the TCP and Networking hardware such as fiber optic cables. Learning about the protocols and Hardware has given me a better understanding of how information is transmitted via the Web.
While this wasn’t a problem I had while working on my main project it was something I struggled with for the first 2 weeks.
Last year I worked on a micro keypad that could be used for a variety of functions such as macros and hotkeys. During this time both my laptop and keypad stopped functioning properly, the laptop stuck on a boot up loop and the keypad not having power properly flow through it. It was quite possible that the two were related.
During this time I used resources such as a google and youtube to try to find solutions to the startup error 0xc000021a
During this time I used practically every solution I could from videos such as https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9kDVpmVRpy4
Nothing had worked from system restores failing, start up repairs not completing and command prompt error checks not fixing the issue.
It took me about two days to find out that lenovo had a internal drive that functioned like a usb boot up that would allow me to restore the computer to the proper settings. This fix while simple was not something I had found through youtube and google, instead it was looking through every option I could for a fix on the computer.
During any downtime that I may have it’s important to have mini projects to keep myself busy, some ideas for mini projects include
Learning a coding language from codeacademy
Creating a project such as the Self-Watering planter
Power-Bank for Smart phones
These projects would be useful for times where Im unable to access my main project for any reason.
Through the use of google labs I learned how to access a virtual machine, during this assignment I was required to create a folder using the virtual machine.
I learned how to use a virtual machine with the Google Cloud Console and how to interact with the virtual machine. In this assignment I was to connect to the virtual machine and then create a folder. This was done by using the mkdir command.