Thursday, November 27, 2008

Digital Cameras

In the following link, you will find a list of about 90 digital cameras, all with their name, price, and supplier. Among these camera's there is the Canon EOS-1DS Mark III, which costs an outstanding $8000; and if that wasn't a surprise already, before you can even use it the lens still has to be purchased! That may sound unreasonable but among the list are very many reasonable, yet still very stylish cameras. Take for example, the Olympus FE-360, it's affordable at only $129.99. It's slim, has a long-lasting, rechargeable battery, a wide range of shooting modes and much more features. This list also provides a link when clicked on to give more information about a camera you are interested in. I myself really like the Olympus FE-360 because of its slim build and because of how many different features it possesses, the price also helps with why I like it. It also comes in silver, pink, and blue!

Follow the link provided and start taking pictures!

PS: feel free to comment about which camera you are interested in!

Sunday, November 23, 2008


The movie release of Twilight, written by Stephenie Meyer, has been a worldwide phenom among young teenage boys and more so, girls. The story tells of a girl who moves to a small town called Forks, and unexpectedly falls in love with a boy named Edward, whom she later discovers to be a vampire! What happens when the person we're supposed to fear is the person we can't live without? That is the question Bella, the main character, has to deal with throughout the course of the book. The movie and book can be classified under the genre of romantic-thriller. It is a must read book!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Trism for the iPhone: Game Makes Big Dollars

This game created by Steve Demeter closely resembles the mobile puzzle game, "Bejeweled". Apple is allowing customers to develop games and sumbit it to them. This makes it even easier for people who love games and have a knack for developing them to hit it big! I guess playing games pays off... BIG!

For furthur information about this new and popular game follow the provided link:

Tuesday, November 18, 2008


The innovative idea for the "One Laptop Per Child" (OLPC) program was founded by Nicholas Negroponte, to give children in developing countries an educational opportunity that they would never have. Last year, the students of Notre Dame Regional Secondary fundraised to purchase an OLPC XO. They purchased two units, one of which went to a student in a third world country.

On November 17th OLPC will launch their Give One, Get One campaign. There are many ways how everyone can help:

1. Tell 100 friends.
2. Bring your laptop to work or school.

Hopefully, by telling your friends and family about the Give One, Get One campaign, they will want to help. Surprisingly, there are about more than 100,000 members with XOs around the world.

For more updates on One Laptop Per Child, check out the following links:

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Remembrance Day Ceremony

To celebrate Remembrance Day my high school, Notre Dame Regional Secondary in Vancouver, B.C put on a play commemorating the soldiers who died in the war to give us the freedom we have today. Our choir as well as our band also played a huge part in this ceremony singing and playing songs to make the ceremony better. We watched clips and PowerPoint's on key people who were involved in the war effort. Our Remembrance Day ceremony was very touching and I very well enjoyed it. In the image I posted above, the students in the acting class put on the play reenacting key moments in the war.

Visual Basic

In class we started with a new computer language program called Visual Basic. We started learning this new language with a Hello World program. It is here where we learned how to make labels and command buttons for the program. We learned that with a click of the mouse the program will react differently. For example, if we clicked an image a sentance (label) would disappear and if we re-clicked where the sentance was the image would reappear. Having already worked with Turbo Pascal I can say that Visual Basic and Turbo Pascal are very different with coding. To me, Visual Basic is a lot easier to work with.