Bridging The Gap

In 1969, the first successful message was sent from UCLA to Stanford University using ARPANET (Advanced Research Projects Agency Network). Later that year two more locations were added, one at UC Santa Barbara and the other at the University of Utah. This was the beginning of what is now known as the internet.

In 1990, Tim Berners-Lee wrote the first web browser on a NeXT computer, called World Wide Web. Between 1990 and 1995 there were many other browsers being built, but in 1995 Microsoft released the Windows 95 operating system, which included a Web browser called Internet Explorer. According to an article written by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols on March 26, 2015, on http://www.zdnet.com/ Google Chrome is the number 1 web browser used in the US. Internet Explorer came in second.

There are mSocialNetworkany methods for communication on the internet now. Social networking is probably the #1 way to communicate today. Sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram are just a few ways people around the world communicate with each other on the internet. These sites were formed in order to connect people and share their interests.

Email became very popular in the mid 90’s. AOL was one of the first email providers in 1995. There are still people who use @AOL.com for their email AOLaddresses, my wife being one of them.

Blogs and Wikis are ways information and opinions are expressed. Blogs are written by anyone. They can be written about any topic and are usually the views of the person writing the blog. Wikis are a website that allow anyone to add information to the page. The information on Wiki pages are not always correct, so it is not advised to take the information as fact.

Podcast and webcasts are more ways to express information. A podcast is an audio or video file that can be downloaded from a website to a media device to listen or watch. A webcast is the broadcasting of news or entertainment over the web.

Streaming media refers to the way media is delivered. There are several different media players. If you have ever listened to music or watched a movie or video on YouTube then you have streamed media. Streaming media has become very popular, almost all the major networks have ways to stream TV shows and movies from their websites.shopping-cart

E-commerce is the buying and selling of goods or services over the internet through computers and laptops. M-commerce is also the buying and selling of goods and services, but over mobile devices like phones and tablets. M-commerce is becoming more popular with the development of smartphones and the access to the web from mobile devices.

Back At It…

Well it’s been about two years since I have posted to this blog. In that time my wife and I have had another baby, Vivienne Beverly Mae. She is the most amazing little girl I could ever ask for. She loves to dance, and we are learning the ABC’s. Jack is now 4 about to be 5 in September. He started pre school last year and loves it and is doing very good.

I am going back to school doing the IT program at Kaplan University. So far I like it and am doing pretty good. Not too sure yet what I want to specialize in but I am really liking the web design class I am in right now.

So for now this will be it but I will try to keep updating the blog regularly. If you keep up with my posts thank you and hope to hear from you sometime.

New Galaxy S4 phone

Been enjoying my new Samsung Galaxy S4 for the last few hours… We were due for an upgrade in about a week, but I called Verizon and they let us upgrade early… So while at Sam’s Club they had an AMAZING deal on the S4… any new contract, upgrade or add a line and the S4 is only $99… couldn’t pass that up… the wife and I both got the S4 and I looking forward playing with the phone for the next few days!!!

According to Brad

This is my first blog… I am new to the whole “blog” community, so not real sure what I am doing. My blogs will be about my experiences in my life and the things that are important to me. My wife and I are expecting our 2nd child at the end of August. I am excited and scared at the same time, more excited than anything tho. For those who decide to read my blogs and follow me, I will post questions, ask for your opinion and give you mine on topics and events that are important… According to Brad

Dodgers Shutout Cubs And Break Franchise Record With 13 Straight Road Wins

GO DODGERS!!!

CBS Los Angeles

CHICAGO (AP) Chris Capuano scattered six hits over 6 1-3 innings and the Los Angeles Dodgers set a team record with their 13th straight road win, 3-0 over the Chicago Cubs on Saturday.

The Dodgers, who haven’t lost on the road since July 6 in San Francisco, eclipsed the 1924 mark set by the Brooklyn Robins.

Carl Crawford broke open a 1-0 game by driving in two runs with a single in the sixth inning. Jerry Hairston Jr. singled in the first run in the third for NL West-leading Los Angeles, which is 13-2 since the All-Star break and has won 30 of its last 37 overall.

Capuano (4-6) came up with his second straight strong start and third in his last four. He struck out five and walked only one before four Dodgers relievers closed it out.

Kenley Jansen pitched a perfect ninth to earn his 16th save in…

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