Great Computer Programs

This weekend I found a great program when I upgraded to the latest stable version of Debian, Inkscape. It is a vector based drawing program similar to Corel Draw and Adobe Illustrator. It is available for both Linux and Windows. I'm planning on using it next year instead of Corel Draw 9 and our Beginner and Advanced Computer Applications class is planning on teaching Gimp. It's beginning to look like the open source community is becoming a truly viable option. I've always supported it but look at the alternatives.

What is 100%?

The following message was forwarded to me by a former Algebra student of mine and I thought that I would share it with everyone.

What Does It Mean To Be 100% from a strictly mathematical viewpoint?
What Equals 100%? What does it mean to give MORE than 100%?
Ever wonder about those people who say they are giving more than 100%?
We have all been in situations where someone wants you to give over 100%. How about achieving 101%?
What equals 100% in life?

Iditarod Game

Here is an interesting game that my wife found while researching for a bulleting board on the Iditarod race. Mush! The Iditarod Game

Quizdom Suggestions

Have you ever used the quizdom audience response system. They are great. Here are a couple of things that they could do to improve they system.

  • Add a + symbol so that you can enter equations for the fill in/completion question types.
  • Increase the size of the fill in option beyond 10 characters.
  • Add the advertized feature of displaying the graph on the teacher's remote.
  • Add the a feature where the student's name will show up on the teacher's remote when they have a question.
  • Improve the slide editor.

Wink: a useful utility.

Wink is a great little utility to make demonstrations about computer programs but it has other uses also. I used wink the other day to record the server load of our new terminal server. I set wink to capture 1 screen per minute and the refresh rate on the server load graph so that it would not refresh the whole graph in less than a minute. This way I could get a visualization of what the server load was like. Another great thing about wink is that it is free for personal or business use and works on both Linux and Windows.

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