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The Evolution of the Geek

Rarely, if ever, do I step outside of the realm of professional and/or educational resources when blogging on MikeStratton.net. That said, I feel that this blog is highly relevant as most believe that computer guys, those that work in the field of Information Technology and Software, are geeks.

The evolution of the geek has been great, indeed. As far as today’s standards are concerned, being a geek is a great way to make a living! That is of course. if you ...

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Introduction to Logarithms

Video on this page courtesy of The University of Western Australia.

Logarithm Defined:

23 = 8
“The base of 2 raised to the power of 3 gives the number 8.”
“What power of the base 2 gives us the number 8?”

Logarithm Sample Problem:

log3 9 = ?
“What power of 3 produces 9″
In other words, how many times do I have to multiply 3 by itself to produce ...

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University of Illinois at Springfield – Computer Science Program

Acceptance into University of Illinois at Springfield Computer Science Program

If you had told me, 10 years ago, that I would be studying for a degree in computer science I would of laughed and replied that you were crazy. If you would have also told me that I would be studying at one of the best computer science programs in the country, I would have replied that you need to get off the drugs and seek professional help as you are ...

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Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) Model

The Open Systems Interconnection Model

History of the Open Systems Interconnection Model

During the late 1970’s the ISO (http://www.iso.org) developed a theoretical model for networking hardware and software called the Open Systems Interconnection model. The Open Systems Interconnection model was derived, in part, from standards defined within the Advanced Research Projects Agency Network (ARPANET). The OSI model was implemented to address a need to allow multi-vendor interoperability of networking systems; for, the ARPANET was confined to the interconnection of systems within ...

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