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Unit of Learning 13 (Purushottam Panta)

(Activity 1)(Creation of Animation and Video) Answer:

  • Web content at Animoto:

Animoto.com

OR

http://animoto.com/play/X2ryt4QAjJhJPR93JwBuJA

  • Web Content at Toufee:

http://pro.toufee.com/cgi2/movie.pl?id=3668

  • Sprout builder

http://seed.sproutbuilder.com/_wBq1dPEBO9nG2nq

(Activity 2)(Computer Screen Scraping) Answer:

  • Using Jing :

http://www.screencast.com/users/system01/playlists/Screencasting%20(Purushottam)/

(Activity 3) Answer:

My comment on “Video to support LU12” is on:

http://seesmic.com/videos/aZIctbHksc


(Activity 4) Answer:

MY Voicethread is on:

http://voicethread.com/share/124585/

I have commented on the video at:

http://voicethread.com/share/117203/

May 4, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Unit of Learning 12

(Activity 1) Answer:

HI-Definition video on Microsoft website:

(1) 720p

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/musicandvideo/hdvideo/magicofflight.aspx

(2) 1080p

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/musicandvideo/hdvideo/coralreef.aspx

HI-Definition video on Apple website:

http://www.apple.com/quicktime/guide/hd/mammoth_red2.html

(Activity 2) Answer:

I used my webcam to record the audio and video. I used the program “You cam” to record voice and video at the same time.

Now I have uploaded the video in the following location:

http://www.youtube.com/v/iOPmpwfyyHE

(Activity 3) Answer:

My Live recording in ustream.tv is at:

http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/375069

(Activity 4) Answer:

http://www.wiziq.com/member-profile/31269-Purushottam-Panta

(Activity 5) Answer:

My sign in ID in seesmic is: system01

April 26, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Unit of Learning 11 (Purushottam Panta)

(QNo1) Answer:

(a) Website http://www.virtualparks.org

My favorite panoramic view is at:

http://www.virtualparks.org/scenes/ZNcQpKgkII0RQsuoiWuE5JQ.html

(b) Website: http://panoramas.dk/

My favorite panoramic view is at:

http://panoramas.dk/fullscreen2/full22.html

(QNo2) Answer:

My slide in slideshare (Only slide without slidecasting)

http://www.slideshare.net/system01/social-bookmarking-purushottam-panta-363129

(QNo3) Answer:

METHOD USED FOR SLIDECASTING:

I have created the soundfiles by using the a tts software tool “text recorder” found on:

http://www.sparetimegizmos.com/Software/TextRecorder.htm

It let me save the sound file in .wav format and then I converted the wav file into mp3 format using a software “SmartAudioConverter Pro”. Now I have uploaded my mp3 sound file into the website:

http://www.archive.org/index.php

at the web page:

http://www.archive.org/details/soc_bkmarking

The actual location of the mp3 file is at: http://ia360939.us.archive.org/3/items/soc_bkmarking/SocialBookmarking.mp3

Now I have created the slidecast on the my slide saved on slideshare and linked to the sound file at the location at archive.org mentioned above. Finally, I am done with slidecasting with some synchronization works.

SLIDECASTING LOCATION:

My slidecasting location is at:
http://www.slideshare.net/system01/social-bookmarking-purushottam-panta-363634/1/yes

April 20, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | 3 Comments

Unit of Learning 10:

Task#3: Software Tools

Audio Processing Tools:

http://audacity.sourceforge.net

http://www.izotope.com/products/audio/rx

http://www.crazyboomerang.com

http://www.avsmedia.com/AudioTools

http://www.tvtom.pl/krzysiekm/www/analog

http://fixounet.free.fr/avidemux/

http://clipnabber.com/

http://www.viddler.com/

http://joox.net/

http://www.podbean.com/

Video Processing Tools:

http://www.soft3k.com/AVD-Video-Processor-p994.htm

http://www.mathworks.com/applications/imageprocessing/index.html?s_cid=adw_videopro_cat1

http://www.alphatecltd.com

http://betterwindowssoftware.com/products-83712.html

Photo Editing

http://snipshot.com/

http://www.picnik.com/

http://www.twins-solutions.com/

Online storage:

https://www.mediamax.com/home/storage.aspx

http://www.myphotoalbum.com

http://www.wilife.com/Products/Platinum/Online-Storage.aspx

http://www.xdrive.com

http://secure.box.net/landing1

Flash based animation tools:

http://www.mix-fx.com

http://www.adobe.com/products/flash

http://www.koolmoves.com

http://www.verticalmoon.com

http://www.anim-fx.com

Real-time communication tools:

www.MeetMeNow.com

www.Skype.com

http://messenger.yahoo.com

http://e-messenger.net

http://www.ivisit.com

http://get.live.com/messenger

StumbleUpon: http://pmpanta.stumbleupon.com/

Delicious: http://del.icio.us/system01

Task#2: Word Processors

http://wordprocessor.wetpaint.com/page/Word+Processor+Comparison+Article

Task#1: Social Networking Software

http://www.scribd.com/doc/2533488/socialnetworkingsoftware

April 13, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Unit of Learning 9 (Purushottam Panta)

(Task N 1) Solution:

Features on Google Calendar, My office on Facebook, ZOHO Project, Yugma:

Google Calendar:

We can create our own calendar in a google calendar tool and can include our daily, monthly or weekly routine on it. We can set an automatic alert in every time assigned work. The calendar has a feature to share certain or full calendar with other people. We can view other’s shared calendar also. Now as a project management, we can manage time to work in group comparing the calendars of all the members at a time. Now its really a great idea for time management in a group. Compare the schedule of the members in the calendar and then assign the work accordingly.

My office on Facebook:

My office application on facebook is mainly to create, manage the project(s) and make a smooth collaboration with project members. We can create project from the “Create Project” option shown at the right top corner of the page. Similarly we can join or leave any particular project.

We can search and browse a number of projects created by others from different locations. Every activity would display in “My office dashboard” page.

We have a number of different tools to collaborate in a particular project once we join on it.

ZOHO Project:

ZOHO Project is also a project management tool with the help of on. We have a main dash board to get information of every task we did in the project. We can list a number of tasks and milestones to do in order to complete the project. In the calendar section, the tasks and milestones, meeting and conference to be attend are listed.

In the same way we can upload a new document or spreadsheet in a particular project.

A very common collaboration tool “Forum” has made ZOHO Project tool an interactive.

In addition ZOHO Project contains a timesheet and a reports tool which shows the contribution of the member in the project.

Yugma:

Desktop Sharing & Collaboration:

Share your computer screen in real-time so that everyone sees what you see – regardless of the application, software or operating system you are using. With this powerful Yugma feature, you can accomplish any task you can in a traditional meeting.

Skype Integration:

The Yugma Skype edition is a skype extra that builds upon skype’s offering by adding real time collaboration and desktop sharing functionality.

Free Teleconferencing:

When you are meeting with larger groups, our teleconferencing service is a convenient way to facilitate voice communication.

Presentation Tools:

The powerful whiteboard feature that allows you to instantly and interactively brainstorm during a Yugma session. Yugma also has annotation tools allow you to draw lines, shapes, and freehand in order to highlight what you are presenting to others. You can save your whiteboard diagrams and annotations in standard JPEG format for later use.

Shared File Space:

The 100 MB of web storage space to post files so that you can easily share project or team documents that can be downloaded by clients or colleagues at any time is provided by yugma.

Session Recording, Playback, and Webcast:

Premium Session Hosts and Attendees can record Yugma sessions using the Record and Playback feature. Save the file directly to your computer for later playback in Yugma’s cross-platform viewer or upload to the Yugma website. We can upload up to 200MB of recorded sessions to the Yugma website. We can use the Recording Manager tool to get the URLs for your recordings, share your recording via email with others, or delete recordings when no longer needed.

Yes, I have feel that it is very useful for group collaboration in a project management.

(Task N 2) Solution:

My Flicker account public photos are at:

http://www.flickr.com/gp/11984460@N05/723dsj

My Picasa web’s public photos are at:

http://picasaweb.google.com/system01

My edited images are on the location:

http://www.freewebs.com/ppanta

http://system01.googlepages.com/

(In google page, find the link of the Photo 1 and Photo 2 at the bottom of the page)

April 6, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Unit of Learning 8 (Purushottam Panta)

     (QNo. 1) Solution:

    

        Comparison of MS Word 2003/2007, Google Docs, Zoho Writer, & Wiki Program:

 

           Zoho Writer link:

          http://writer.zoho.com/public/system01/Unit-of-Learning-8-(Group-3)/

                           or

          http://system01.wiki.zoho.com/

 

          Wetpaint link:

     http://infotech3.wetpaint.com/page/Unit+of+Learning+8+%28Engr6923s08g3%29

 

 

     (QNo. 2,3,4,5,6) Solution:

 

Facebook:

 

Common features are:-          Add/remove/invite friends-          Update own profile-          Collaboration through groups, events, personal message, chat, group message, Different types of Wall-          Monitor the recent activities of the persons in the friend list (We may hide own activity too).-          Intelligent friend searching capability in the website.-          A number of entertainment features such as Ilike, Mygifts, Optical illusion of the day.-          Capability to write/edit a note in simple text format and share with friends.-          A number of useful Applications can be added in the profile.-          The simple and User friendly interface and the well organized information are the key of facebook.

 

Ning:

 

Common Features:-          We can create a social network and invite people to join to the network such as Dr. Alam created a social network “infotechtools” and we all the students Engr6923 are the members of this network.-          Or, one can join to the social network in ning with someone’s invitation to join to the netowrk.-          We can create a customized page as “My Page” and make the page equipped with a number of tools.-          We can create a group in the network and share the information within group.-          We can post our discussion message in the whole network or in the group and view the topics of the discussion, other’s message.-          So, I found it as an advance tool to share information. The technique to be together virtually in a group, network is the efficient way of discussion or any information exchange.

 

Linkedin:

 

The common features are:Common Features:  -          It is more similar to the facebook network. We can add / remove peoples in the different network of this website.-          There is a feature to complete the profile in percent basis. The website has ranked different percentage partition for different profile statements. For example, the work experience of the company (listed in this website) completes around 15% of the profile.-          We can create groups for different people network like we used to do in facebook. Or, we can join the group of our wish.-          We can post message in the group. Write message to a particular person or see the message in own inbox from others.-          Furthermore, We can import the contacts from our different email address such as hotmail, yahoo, gmail, aol and add the proples in this network.

 

Pownce:

 

Common features in this network:-          We have a capability to keep a number of relavent proples in a single set. Its like the group tool in the facebook or linkedln networks.-          We can post a message from a Link(URL) or from a file in the disk or write directly in the Pownce editor. This message can be sent to public (all peoples in the network) or for a particular person as a private message or to a set of group.-          We can import contacts from different networks and email address books such as facebook, digg, gmail, hotmail, aol.

 

Stumble:

 

The common features in this network:-          We can connect a number of peoples (friends) via this network and share the information so, it is also a social network. We may import the contacts from different mail address to our stumble account. Furthermore we can post a blog, edit / delete own blog. We can randomly visit the stumblers (user’s profile) in a single click at the “Visit another stumbler” botton at the right side of our page.-          Another interesting thing with this website is we can ramdomly visit those websites on our interest (We can chose topic of our interest such as “software engineering”, “Shopping”, “Open Source” etc.)-          There exists a recent popular websites, video listed in the website depending upon recently rated by the StumbleUpon users.-          We can download a Stumble application that would be embedded with the browser and appears a stumble button at the browser menu bar which lets us access the website conveniently.

 

Friendfeed:

 

The common features in this network:-          It is also a social network for the peoples to get together. We can add a number of services such as RSS, facebook, googletalk, Pownce, twitter, you tube, account profiles to this network instead of creating a bulk profile in this website. I think it is smart idea to direct to the prifiles in different other websites instead of creating on it.-          We can post a message to the people in our subscription list and read the message from those peoples.-          We can mainly share the links, videos.-          Our every blog posts in different blog websites can notiy from RSS feeding of that blog address.-          The activities (such as bookmarking in del.icio.us or posting a blog)  in different website are listed in friendfeed once we added from The service section. 

In conclusion, I would prefer to use Facebook because of the following reasons:

(1)   I am already locked in with facebook network, I have almost all the friends in facebook but not in other networks. So I can be in touch with almost all the friends only via facebook. Sometimes I use hi5 network also because my almost all the friends are in hi5 also but hi5 network is somewhat vulnerable and not much flexibility in customizing the tools.

(2)   The next reason is the simple and user-friendly interface of the facebook that is really easy to access and find the information. Moreover it is more customizable (We can add/remove different applications on it as our wish)

 

Linkedin Profile:

http://www.linkedin.com/in/system01

 

Pownce Profile:

http://pownce.com/system01/

 

Friendfeed Profile:

http://friendfeed.com/system01

 

Delicious Profile:

http://del.icio.us/system01

 

Digg Profile:

http://digg.com/users/system01

 

Stumbbleupon Profile:

http://pmpanta.stumbleupon.com/

 

My group (Engr6923s08):

http://infotech3.wetpaint.com

 

Other Profiles:

http://system01.wiki.zoho.com/

http://system01.wetpaint.com/

http://www.freewebs.com/pmpanta

http://infotechtools.ning.com/profile/pmpanta

http://engr6923s08g3.proboards46.com

http://system01.googlepages.com

http://pmpanta.wordpress.com

 

 

 

Image and Video, voice editing, Flash animation:

There are two kinds of computer graphics – raster (composed of pixels) and vector (composed of paths). Raster images are more commonly called bitmap images.

Raster: A bitmap image uses a grid of individual pixels where each pixel can be a different color or shade. Bitmaps are composed of pixels. Common bitmap file extensions include: .jpg, .gif, .png, .tff, and .bmp.

Popular raster-based digital image editors include Adobe Photoshop, Picasa, GIMP, Corel Photo-Paint, Paint Shop Pro, Paint.NET and Tux Paint.

  • Adobe Photoshop: I use Adobe Photoshop for image editing. It has got numerous options for image editing. I think it is one of the best image editing tool available these days. Adobe Photoshop is little complicated to use. I’ve been using it for the past three years but I still don’t know a lot of things in it. It has got good features to do almost every kind of editing. Common features are Stamp, Rubber, Lasso, Airbrush, Eyedropper, Linear gradient, Paint bucket, Sharpen, Burn, Blur, Dodge, Hand tool Type tool, Navigator, Image resize, Adjust brightness/contrast, color balance, Layers, Filters.
  • Picasa: I have used picasa as well but I didn’t find it very interesting. Its easy to use though. It can be used to organize pictures by creating different albums and sharing it online. Common features are crop, red eye reduction, fixing color , contrast n brightness. Its free to use.
  • GIMP: I have not used GIMP before. It looks like a powerful image editing tool. I have to play around little more to explore it. Common features of GIMP are crop, image resize, adjust color, sharpen, burn, blur, dodge. Its free to use.

Vector graphics use mathematical relationships between points and the paths connecting them to describe an image. Vector graphics are composed of paths. popular vector graphics formats are .eps, pdf, .wmf, .svg or .vml.

Popular vector-based image editors include CorelDRAW, Xara Xtreme, Adobe Illustrator, Macromedia Freehand and Macromedia Flash.

  • CorelDRAW: It is a complex tool. It is good for tackling creative graphics and design projects. Precision tools help you turn your creative ideas into professional results from distinctive logos and signs, to striking marketing materials and eye-catching web graphics.
  • Xara Xtreme: it’s a vector editing alternative to Adobe’s dominant Illustrator. One thing we particularly like about Xara is the live solid object scaling and dragging. Its a good tool for photorealistic vector painting. Live Effects is the standout illustration feature. This will let you edit an object (including vector drawings), even after you have applied an effect to it. Transparency tool in particular is fast and easy to use.
  • Adobe Illustrator: This is another good vector image editing tool. It has tight integration with Adobe flash. Some of its features are live color, eraser tool, crop area tool, isolation mode, symbols for flash.

Online Image editors are as follows:

 I like Adobe photoshop because it has very simple interface with a complex tools. It has a number of flexibility including change of the file format and extension. I prefer Adobe flash to make dynamic pictures and add actionscripts. I am not much familiar with video editing software however i am just familiar with “movie maker” software that comes with windows OS.

 

March 25, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | 4 Comments

Learning 7 Purushottam Panta

Client Server Architecture and HTML Basics:
The world wide web is based on the client-server technology where the client
requests to the server for service and the server authenticates, picks the service,
load the necessary database from database server and provides the appropriate
server to the client.
We can see the exchange of information in between client browser and the server by
installing an application in firefox browser called “Live http headers”.
Basically, the interpreter in the client browser understands the
hypertext markup language (html) documents. So the URL of the client browser
locates the html documents and executes by browser’s interpreter and it is
readable by human. However, there are far more advanced technologies including
the server running programs those gives the more flexibility in this client –
server (Web) architecture. Whatever I have mentioned here is very basic concept.
The URL is nothing more than just the address of the server and the particular
page or application. So, there exists unique address for the server to be point
out by the client browser. However there may be a number of alias directories
(or even nested directory structure) in the same server.The protocol is the set
of rule defined to communicate client and server. For example http, ftp,
telnet, gopher are the protocols (80, 21, 23 are the corresponding port numbers
used by http, ftp and telnet respectively.).
Let’s see the basic
architecture of the HTML page:
(I have described
the structure within the comment <!– …–>)
<html>
<!— the main identity of the html page that starts from html tag–>
<head><!—Header part of the document which may include the external link of the style sheet (css), javascript, vbscript OR, the program javascript, vbscript, cascading
style sheet definition itself. It also include a title tag. –>
<title> The text here appears at the topmost bar of the web browser</title>
</head>
<body>
<!— the main content of the webpage lies Inside the body tag. It may contain
the table or any layer with “div”, any form element, any embedded scripting or
any embedded server programming (using jsp, php,…) or any database querry and
so on. Every element that is going to be render in the web browser has a number
of properties. For example the table object has border color, background, font
size, color, properties that we can modify accordingly. I am going to show a
table architecture here.– >
<table border=1px, bgcolor = red, width=200px, height= 100px, cellspacing=1px, cellpadding=0px>
<!—These table properties can also be defined in a separate style sheet and link to this table specifying a unique ID or Class. — >
<tr><!—The start of the first row in the table. –>
<th><!–This is the definition of the header of the column (or row) the first column
(or row). It appears in a slight bold font than the other table data automatically.–>
</th>
</tr>
<tr> <!—this is the next row — >
<td>
<!—it contains the data of the table — >
</td>
</tr>
</table>
<p>In the same way we can include a number of different objects and styles inside the body of the HTML pageIn addition there are a number of flexibility with the new advancement in html as xhtml.</p>
</body><!—This close the body of the html page — >
</html><!— it is the indication of the end of the HTML code in this page — >
Google Collaboration tools:
Google provides a set of tools at the web site title=”http://sites.google.com/&#8221; mce_href=”http://sites.google.com/”>http://sites.google.com/ at no charge to users that facilitate group collaboration and communication within google framework.
Social Networks:
Since few years the social networks are very popular. The social network collects the peple with some similarities. For example from a particular society, particular school or country or the people having the same idea and thoughts and so on.The social network is so now very popular in a company,school, community.Some of the social networks are: Facebook, Hi5, Myspace, Orcut.

Group web page

http://sites.google.com/a/student.ysu.edu/phanisgoogle/Home

Professional web page

http://system01.googlepages.com

Personal web page

http://www.freewebs.com/pmpanta/index.htm

Facebook web page

http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=49110397

March 7, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | 5 Comments

My Introduction

Hello, Let me introduce myself, I am Purushottam Panta from Nepal. Currently I am doing MS(Mathematics and Computer Science) from Youngstown State University, Youngstown, Ohio.

February 29, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Blog

Usenet, Some Commercial online service (Genie, Bix, CompuServe, email list), BBS (Bulletin Board Systems) were very popular before Web blogging. Now blog is very popular medium of digital communication since around 2004. To write entries in, add or maintain the materials on the website refers to the web blog. So it’s a means of digital communication to disseminate one’s idea, opinions to the public. Another way, blog is the content of the entries (Simple text or may be multimedia) in website that can be updated (Add, Delete, modify) and view by the blog owner and can be read and commented by all the visitors of his / her blog.Web design is a process of conceptualization, planning, modeling, and execution of electronic media content in the Internet with the help of Markup Language such as HTML, DHTML, XHTML, WML XML,…Web 2.0 is a trend in World Wide Web (WWW) and web design for web based communities and hosted services (Social Networking Websites, Blogs,…) which aims to facilitate creativity, collaboration and sharing among users. So it’s a business revolution in the internet platform. Web 2.0 is a knowledge-oriented environment where human interactions generate content that is published, managed and used through network (example: Internet) application.So Blogs takes a vital part in Web 2.0 and in the present revolutionary world.  We can efficiently keep track of the blogs by subscribing RSS (Rich Site Summaries Or Really Simple Syndication) feed (such as Sage reader) and get notified in each update. 

MY BLOG IS ON:

      http://www.pmpanta.wordpress.com

 OPML:

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<?xml version=”1.0″ encoding=”UTF-8″?>    <opml version=”1.0″>          <head><title>Sage OPML Export</title></head>          <body>                    <outline text=”Sage Feeds”><outline type=”rss” text=”http://pmpanta.wordpress.com/&#8221; title=”http://pmpanta.wordpress.com/&#8221; xmlUrl=”http://pmpanta.wordpress.com/”/&gt;                   <outline type=”rss” text=”BBC News | News Front Page | World Edition” title=”BBC News | News Front Page | World Edition” xmlUrl=”http://news.bbc.co.uk/rss/newsonline_world_edition/front_page/rss091.xml”/&gt;                    <outline type=”rss” text=”Yahoo! News: Sports News” title=”Yahoo! News: Sports News” xmlUrl=”http://rss.news.yahoo.com/rss/sports”/&gt;                   <outline type=”rss” text=”Sage Blog” title=”Sage Blog” xmlUrl=”http://sage.mozdev.org/rss.xml”/&gt;                    <outline type=”rss” text=”Purushottam Panta’s Web Blog” title=”Purushottam Panta’s Web Blog” xmlUrl=”http://pmpanta.wordpress.com/feed/”/></outline&gt;           </body>          </opml>—————————————————

February 29, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | 1 Comment

   

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