Improve Your Evening Ritual for a Better Night’s Sleep

For all of my followers this is just a quick update. Here is an article that gives suggestions on how to get a better nights sleep. This article is to also let you know that I have a lot if content coming to you in yhe near future. Improve Your Evening Ritual for a Better Night’s Sleep [Sleep] – http://pulse.me/s/bCKgL Disclaimer: this is not my article just a link

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How to Blog without an Internet Connection

Now many of us know how to blog however not very many people know how to blog when there is no Internet connection available. Throughout a year or so of blogging I have found a very good and clever way of blogging. It is really quite simple and it allows for a lot of improvising. My current setup includes wherever I am and an old Laptop. When I blog, as I am doing now, I am usually out in nature and in a location other than the basement of my house where I spend the majority of my time. I have chosen an old laptop that does not have an Internet connection or a hard drive. I just write up the blog posts and then when I have access to the Internet I upload it to this blog witch is hosted by wordpress.com.  As with all setups this does have its drawback because of the lack of instant uploads. However I never instant upload any of my blogs. I also set them to either post at 7:00 am or 5:00 pm whichever one suits my fancy at that time.

I feel that this setup allows me to blog to my full potential because it takes away all of the distraction that so commonly plague bloggers. Out in Mother Nature where there is no Twitter, Facebook, or YouTube to distract one’s self.  Out here I found that I can express myself more freely and better deliver the content that is deserved by you, my viewer.

Predictions for WWDC 2012

WWDC 2012

 In three hours Apple will have their WWDC keynote at 10 AM MST in San Francisco, California. While people will be attending the keynote, many more will be watching it live and even more will download it or stream it after the event is over. Apple is expected to release and announce many things during this keynote

Mountain Lion

Mac OS 10.8 or known as Mountain Lion is expected to be released a few weeks after the keynote. Currently Mountain Lion is in developers preview and everybody expects to be released this summer. Mountain Lion is bringing many of the iPad features to the Mac. Some of these include: Game Center, Notes, Notifications, and Messages. These apps that have been on the iPhone and iPad since the very beginning are now coming to the Mac. With these you will be able to sync your devices together and your productivity will increase.  Also included with Mountain Lion is AirPlay Mirroring which will allow you to stream your computers desktop to a TV that has an Apple TV connected to it. Many other companies have tried and failed to get this kind of setup to work. Now you no longer have to plug your computer into the TV to view your favorite slideshow or many other things.

Macs

Also at this keynote many people are expecting Apple to upgrade their computers. With the introduction of the Sandybridge processor from Intel all of Apple’s computers with the exception of the Mac Pro. On the subject of the Mac Pro, many people are wondering if it will still be available. The Mac Pro has not had a refreshed model since 2010.  The Macbook line of computers are expected to get retina displays just like the iPad and iPhone 4 and 4s. Many people are also hoping that the Thunderbolt and iMac displays also get the retina display however this is a little more farfetched because the size of both are just so huge.

iOS 6

iOS 6 is also supposed to be announced and probably released a few weeks after or in October. This mainly depends on whether or not a new iOS device is announced.  iOS 6 is projected to have many new features.  The first one is iMaps. Over the past couple of months Apple has acquired three different mapping services. Currently iOS uses Google maps, but with growing tensions between the two companies it looks as if Apple is going to branch out into the mapping department.  In iOS 5 Apple brought Twitter integration into iOS and in iOS 6 they are expected to bring Facebook integration into iOS.  Another one is Siri for iPad. Currently Siri is only available for the iPhone 4s so it would seem natural if the iPad would also get it. Another rumor surrounding Siri is that she would be able to open apps and do much more with voice dictation making it more of a true feature and less of a gimmick.

iPhone

Ever since the iPhone 4 was released there has been plenteously of speculation of the iPhone 5. However last October when Apple did not release the iPhone 5, but rather the iPhone 4s, iPhone 5 rumors skyrocketed.  Even in the last few months the Internet has exploded with new designs and concepts with what the new iPhone is going to look like. One of the biggest rumors is that the new iPhone will have a larger display. For those of you who do not know the iPhone’s screen has not been changed since it was first introduced in 2007. Many of the other rumors are betters specs and a better rear and front facing camera.  The new iPhone is also supposed to have a metal back which result in the lack of shattered iPhone backs that is prevalent among iPhone 4 and 4s owners.

My Thoughts

While all of these sound amazing and really cool I have found a few problems with all of these things being done. The first one is that this is a lot of content and change for one Keynote.  I believe that the Macs will all get updates and that Mac OS 10.8 will be released.  As for iOS 6 I do not know. Unless they release a new iPhone, I really doubt that iOS 6 will be announced and it will most certainly not be released until October. Of course if the new iPhone is released (which would make a lot of iPhone 4s costumers very unhappy) then I would expect iOS 6 to be announced and maybe even possibly released.

IPv6

What if the Internet ran out of room?
In fact, it’s already happening.

Vint Cerf, Chief Internet Evangelist at Google, and a founding father of the Internet, discusses the next version of the Internet, IPv6, and why we need it.

Why is the internet running out of room?

Just as phones use a system of phone numbers in order to place calls, every Internet-connected device gets a unique number known as an “IP address” that connects it to the global online network.

The problem is that the current Internet addressing system, IPv4, only has room for about 4 billion addresses — not nearly enough for the world’s people, let alone the devices that are online today and those that will be in the future: computers, phones, TVs, watches, fridges, cars, and so on. More than 4 billion devices already share addresses. As IPv4 runs out of free addresses, everyone will need to share.

IPv6 Graph

How are we making space to grow?

Clearly the internet needs more IP addresses. How many more, exactly? Well, how about 340 trillion (or, 340,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000)? That’s how many addresses the internet’s new “piping,” IPv6, can handle. That’s a number big enough to give everyone on Earth their own list of billions of IP addresses. Big enough, in other words, to offer the Internet virtually infinite room to grow, from now into the foreseeable future.

When is the transition happening?

At Google we believe IPv6 is essential to the continued health and growth of the Internet and that by allowing all devices to talk to each other directly, IPv6 enables new innovative services. Replacing the Internet’s plumbing will take some time, but the transition has begun. World IPv6 Launch on June 6, 2012, marks the start of a coordinated rollout by major websites and Internet service and equipment providers.

You do not need to do anything to prepare, but if you’re interested in learning more and supporting IPv6, check out a few frequently asked questions.

9 Things That Will Disappear In Our Lifetime

 Interesting to note and very true too…..Whether these changes are good or bad depends in part on how we adapt to them. But, ready or not, here they come …..

1. The Post Office: Get ready to imagine a world without the post office. They are so deeply in financial trouble that there is probably no way to sustain it long term. Email, Fed Ex, and UPS have just about wiped out the minimum revenue needed to keep the post office alive. Most of your mail every day is junk mail and bills.

2. The Check: Britain is already laying the groundwork to do away with check by 2018. It costs the financial system billions of dollars a year to process checks. Plastic cards and online transactions will lead to the eventual demise of the check. This plays right into the death of the post office. If you never paid your bills by mail and never received them by mail, the post office would absolutely go out of business.

3. The Newspaper: The younger generation simply doesn’t read the newspaper. They certainly don’t subscribe to a daily delivered print edition. That may go the way of the milkman and the laundry man. As for reading the paper online, get ready to pay for it. The rise in mobile Internet devices and e-readers has caused all the newspaper and magazine publishers to form an alliance. They have met with Apple, Amazon, and the major cell phone companies to develop a model for paid subscription services. 

4. The Book: You say you will never give up the physical book that you hold in your hand and turn the literal pages. I said the same thing about downloading music from iTunes. I wanted my hard copy CD. But I quickly changed my mind when I discovered that I could get albums for half the price without ever leaving home to get the latest music. The same thing will happen with books. You can browse a bookstore online and even read a preview chapter before you buy. And the price is less than half that of a real book. And think of the convenience! Once you start flicking your fingers on the screen instead of the book, you find that you are lost in the story, can’t wait to see what happens next, and you forget that you’re holding a gadget instead of a book.

5. The Land Line Telephone: Unless you have a large family and make a lot of local calls, you don’t need it anymore. Most people keep it simply because they’ve always had it. But you are paying double charges for that extra service. All the cell phone companies will let you call customers using the same cell provider for no charge against your minutes.

6. Music: This is one of the saddest parts of the change story. The music industry is dying a slow death. Not just because of illegal downloading. It’s the lack of innovative new music being given a chance to get to the people who would like to hear it. Greed and corruption is the problem. The record labels and the radio conglomerates are simply self-destructing. Over 40% of the music purchased today is “catalog items,” meaning traditional music that the public is familiar with. Older established artists. This is also true on the live concert circuit. To explore this fascinating and disturbing topic further, check out the book, “Appetite for Self-Destruction” by Steve Knopper, and the video documentary, “Before the Music Dies.”

7. Television: Revenues to the networks are down dramatically. Not just because of the economy. People are watching TV and movies streamed from their computers. And they’re playing games and doing lots of other things that take up the time that used to be spent watching TV. Prime time shows have degenerated down to lower than the lowest common denominator. Cable rates are skyrocketing and commercials run about every 4 minutes and 30 seconds. I say good riddance to most of it. It’s time for the cable companies to be put out of our misery. Let the people choose what they want to watch online and through Netflix.

8. The “Things” That You Own: Many of the very possessions that we used to own are still in our lives, but we may not actually own them in the future. They may simply reside in “the cloud.” Today your computer has a hard drive and you store your pictures, music, movies, and documents. Your software is on a CD or DVD, and you can always re-install it if need be. But all of that is changing. Apple, Microsoft, and Google are all finishing up their latest “cloud services”. That means that when you turn on a computer, the Internet will be built into the operating system. So, Windows, Google, and the Mac OS will be tied straight into the Internet. If you click an icon, it will open something in the Internet cloud. If you save something, it will be saved to the cloud. And you may pay a monthly subscription fee to the cloud provider. In this virtual world, you can access your music or your books, or your whatever from any laptop or handheld device. That’s the good news. But, will you actually own any of this “stuff” or will it all be able to disappear at any moment in a big “Poof?” Will most of the things in our lives be disposable and whimsical? It makes you want to run to the closet and pull out that photo album, grab a book from the shelf, or open up a CD case and pull out the insert.

9. Privacy: If there ever was a concept that we can look back on nostalgically, it would be privacy. That’s gone. It’s been gone for a long time anyway. There are cameras on the street, in most of the buildings, and even built into your computer and cell phone. But you can be sure that 24/7, “They” know who you are and where you are, right down to the GPS coordinates, and the Google Street View. If you buy something, your habit is put into a zillion profiles, and your ads will change to reflect those habits. “They” will try to get you to buy something else. Again and again.

Freewrite #2

Here I am again doing another free write. They are not that bad. I really like that they let me reflect and just write down whatever is on my mind. The only things that I do not like about them are that you have to write it down and that takes time. It also hurts your hand. Well it is official I am going to the 8 and 10 o clock class times for APUSH tomorrow so I can do my presentation. I wish that it was with my normal class however I am not too picky and a least I don’t have to do it on Friday. I will also have more time if I need it, however I would because I am going to keep my presentation short and to the point so my fellow classmates do not get bored. We did like 4 today in history and the first two were really boring. So when it get home I need to type this up so i can read it later and i need to do my history project on the future of energy,. I think that it is a really fascinating topic. I can’t wait to dig deeper into the whole thing so I can learn lots and do lots. I was watching a video about the future and I really ho9pe that technology comes out in the future. When I type this up I will put the video below. Well looks like I am almost done. I only have two more days of my junior year of high school and then I will be a senior. So excited WWWDC or the place that apple unveils their products is on June 11. I am so glad that after they refresh the line up my family will get a new Apple computer. No more windows computers that die in a few years

Here is the Video: