• Server & Programming 01.02.2015 Comments Off

    The short answer is that Architectural programming is everything you need to know before you draw. The longer answer is that programming is a process that an Architect leads a client through to identify and articulate what the projects objectives and constraints are now and in the future. This process will involve our asking questions then listening. At the end of the process we will establish the project design objectives a list of your needs, wants, and priorities in written and numerical form. The result will be a detailed work plan that will guide the Planning and Design process. Good, detailed programming is imperative to a successful project.

    The final deliverables of Architectural Programming are a Project Narrative, Program Statement, Adjacencies Diagram, and a Preliminary Budget. The Project Narrative is an overview of the entire project explaining the project scope and goals. It also contains descriptions of each department and functional spaces such as lobbies, meeting rooms, and cafeterias. The Program Statement is an overall numerical summary of the project (spreadsheet) identifying all individual requirements at a departmental level. We suggest that this statement include the following minimum information: existing spaces, proposed new spaces, future expansion, and tabulation of all space requirements including circulation, wall, and mechanical space. The Adjacencies Diagram is a graphically depiction of the spacial relationship of all the program elements to one another. The Preliminary Budget is an opinion of probable cost based on simple square footage cost of similar projects. Using experience from similar past projects we will recommend space needs, in the case of a unique requirement we will specifically study special space needs and adjacencies.

    Recommended Steps in the process
    1.Identify the basic elements and set up a structure for collecting information and making decisions.
    a.Review existing organizational charts and employee

  • Science & Technology 31.01.2015 Comments Off

    Science Fair Engineering Projects

    Human beings have always had the need to move things, build things and adjust the physical characteristics of their environments. Since humanity started gathering in communities and staying rooted in specific geographic areas, these challenges have presented themselves in the daily lives of people. Science fair engineering projects have some of the richest history of any of the subjects covered at these events. The first theories for the subjects addressed by science fair engineering projects date back thousands of years. Some of the greatest minds of history have applied their skills to refining and evolving this particular area of science. Students who choose science fair engineering projects to research are joining these great thinkers in evaluating the needs of humanity.

    There are several subcategories to explore with science fair engineering projects. One of the oldest of these subcategories is civil engineering. Students can demonstrate this ancient science in their science fair engineering projects through presentations about the nature of building structures. We all travel over bridges and go into buildings without much thought about the science involved in their construction. Students who choose science fair engineering projects can demonstrate the underlying mechanical principles utilized for construction and safety. Other students may take the approach of automotive engineering in their science fair engineering projects. These students are the ones who will be interested in robotics and other highly technical fields of study.

    Science fair engineering projects are also likely to include presentations in the area of chemical engineering. These students have an interest in chemistry as it applies to the creation and adjustment of known elements and interactions at the microscopic levels. Additionally, there will be students who demonstrate science fair engineering projects on the relatively new topic of computer engineering. This field is in its infancy

  • Computer & Multimedia 30.01.2015 Comments Off

    As much as youd like to deny it, our lives change when we become overweight. Computer chairs for fat people arent just a gimmick, they are a real necessity. If youve ever had a computer chair break under you, you know exactly what Im talking about. Chances are, if you weigh more than the 200 lbs that average chairs are designed to support, you have been dumped on the floor at least once by an office chair that just didnt hold up properly.

    Fortunately, there really are computer chairs for fat people, designed with wider, heavier bodies in mind. These chairs are created with metal cores to prevent those embarrassing incidents where a leg snaps off and leaves you sprawling on the floor.

    Being overweight is rarely a choice. You may be working very hard to lose weight, but in the meantime, you dont want to be breaking every chair you buy after just a couple of weeks. Thats why you should consider investing in sturdier, stronger computer chairs that will hold up under more weight.

    Not only are computer chairs for fat people built to withstand more weight, they are also built to help you sit in the right posture and to give your body the support it needs. You see, our backs tend to be in pretty bad shape thanks to the extra weight we carry around, so it makes sense that we would need that extra lumbar support. Stay away from chairs that arent ergonomically correct, since they will only mess your back up more.

    Choosing a computer chair shouldnt be rocket science. Look for one that has metal in all the important places and that offers back support. You should also check the weight limit. While some heavy office chairs are designed to hold

  • Server & Programming 30.01.2015 Comments Off

    In todays world, every internet user knows that it is mandatory to have secured servers. You have to ensure for the security of your web servers so that potential hackers do not stand a chance as there will always be someone trying to have unauthorized access. Server security is very important as you do not want unauthorized access to your company information as there are times you may have to put very delicate company resources on the server. To be able to create a safe environment for your online resources, you need to be in the know of the current internet trends so that youre updated on the direction that internet professionals are taking . For this case, you need to know of the latest server security software that can keep hackers at bay whenever they strike.

    You need to have adequate server security if you want to operate online. A common and useful method used by internet professionals in server security is by changing the port of access. Whenever you constantly change your port of access, you get to further secure the data you have stored on the servers. Changing the port of access has also been known to greatly reduce cases of fraud or theft of credit cards.

    Apart from the system that involves changing the port of access, there are other important things that you can do to improve your server security like setting up your server firewall . Hackers are able to switch off the system firewall remotely so ensure that you constantly ensure that the firewall system is always up . There is a phrase is server security called hardening . This term refers to the removal of unnecessary software on the hosting machine so that only the software required for hosting services is left

  • Server & Programming 29.01.2015 Comments Off

    CCP Games developed a massive server cluster to support the thousands of star systems and millions of unique objects that EVE Online, their flagship MMORPG, requires for it’s shared game universe.Their server system is so robust that they schedule a one hour down time every day to run backups, and the system can handle up to 25,000 players (and sometimes more) without collapsing.
    |Despite supporting over 50,000 simultaneous users, the server cluster requires just one hour of downtime a day for maintenance.|Only one hour a day of maintenance is required for this monster server cluster, which is designed to scale to support over 50,000 simultaneous users.|With over 50,000 users logged in at peak times, the server cluster can cope with node failures, hardware crashes, and still keeps on going – with only an hour of maintenance a day.|A daily downtime of an hour a day is all that’s required to keep this giant server cluster running, supporting over 50,000 users at peak times.[/spin]
    Because of the gigantic size of the database that players interact with, EVE Online doesnt lend itself to private server play, and there are no EVE Online private servers.
    Although some might disagree, the player experience actually benefits from a lack of EVE Online private servers.However, the lack of EVE Online private servers benefits players and helps with the game experience.No other game boasts as many simultaneous users in such a large shared universe, and this is the real appeal of EVE Online. Because EVE Online runs on a single cluster, there’s never a choice, like in World of Warcraft, or City of Heroes, to decide which server you’re going to be on based on the server your friends are on.
    You’re either on the Tranquility server (if you use the English language