2017 03-23

New Technology

According to the article, “F-35 program head pressed on Trump call as fighter cost ‘on track’ to fall 15 percent,” written by Jeff Daniels of CNBC, the price of this new fighter is on track to reach an estimated 80 million dollars per aircraft by 2019. This being lower than previously thought will save the US military budget millions of dollars. The reason for the staggering price of the aircraft is because the fighter has unique specifications which make it an absolute battle space nightmare. The F-35 is equipped with 360 degree pilot view due to high resolution cameras placed throughout the fighter, jamming abilities and the ability to avoid radar detection. These aircraft are vital to the US military and can provide a huge advantage to our military. With the price reduction it’s a win win for both the manufacturer, Lockheed Martin and the US military.


With the F-35 potentially being the most dominant fighter in the air it’s a pleasant surprise that the price has been reduced. This technology is vital to the military and to its operations. The current F-18 Super Hornets, which are made by Boeing, will be obsolete once these new F-35’s take their place. The F-18’s have been very useful to the US and have provided many years of service. With the good name they made for themselves it will be a real treat to see how the far superior F-35 will go.




Daniels, Jeff. “F-35 program head pressed on Trump call as fighter cost ‘on track’ to fall 15 percent.” CNBC. CNBC LLC, 17 Feb. 2017. Web. 23 Mar. 2017.


How to Upload Files Into WP File Manager

Step 1- Click on the important links in CS120 canvas.








Step 2- Click on the link to BMCC’s wordpress account.










Step 3- Click log in on the bottom right of the screen.











Step 4- Click log in with google (Always log in with google).








Step 5- Click WP File Manager on the left hand side menu.






Step 6- Click upload files in the toolbar. You can also right click inside the white box with the folders and select upload files from there.






Step 7- Select one of the two options. The option I selected for this tutorial was upload files.






Step 8- Select the files that you want and then they will be uploaded into your file manager.


2017 01-31

Loan Comparison

-Comparison between a 15 and 30 Year Loan-

The difference between a 15 and 30 Year Loan is quite great when you look at total cost. However, there are short and long term benefits to both options. For example, the 15 Year Loan can be paid off in 180 months compared to the 30 Year Loan which takes twice as long.


A short term benefit of the 30 year loan is the lower monthly payment. At the same 4.7% APR as our 15 year loan the monthly payment is $777.96 compared to the 15 year coming in at $1,162.88 per month. This makes the 30 year better for people who have less income or just want a low monthly payment. The 30 year option saved money in the short term but in the long term ends up costing the investee more money over time due to interest.


The 15 Year loan is the go to loan if you want to pay less money over time. Being that this type of loan gets paid off quicker than the 30 year makes it the money saver and thus is a better long term investment. With the 15 year loan coming in at almost $60,000 in interest compared to the 30 year with a staggering $130,000 this evidence backs up my claim.



Link to Spreadsheet

2017 01-30


Grepolis vs Halo Wars

-Grepolis The Browser Game Set in Antiquity-

“Grepolis,” is an online multiplayer browser game who’s data is stored in an online cloudGa. The owner of Grepolis, Innogames, was founded in 2007 and is located in Hamburg, Germany. Grepolis is a real time strategy game that is based in Ancient Greek times. The purpose of the game is to build cities and conquer other players in the game. Grepolis is easily accessible as it can be played on an internet browser, iOS and Google Play.


In my experience with Grepolis I have enjoyed the competitiveness of the game. Strategy games are great fun and Grepolis is no exception, while Grepolis allows you to play alongside friends it also allows you to play against them in an attempt to take over their cities. My friends and family have formed alliances and battled within them to see who the best strategists are.As a strategy game I would rate Grepolis as an 8/10 overall.

Snipping practice

-Halo Wars-

Halo Wars is an online multiplayer game who’s information is stored inside a hard drive, solid state drive, etc. Halo Wars is owned my Microsoft Game Studios and was developed my Microsoft owned Ensemble Studios. Halo Wars is a real time strategy which throws players against each other in a battle of wits as each side chooses their faction and how to build their army. Based off of the successful Halo franchise, Halo Wars features two factions, The United Nations Space Command and The Covenant to choose from while including three leaders to choose from each faction. Halo Wars is an exclusive game to the Xbox 360, Xbox One and PC.


Halo Wars is a highly competitive RTS in which players clash in a high intensity atmosphere. While playing, communication is very important so the game pushes player interaction to add to the experience. As a player for about a year I really enjoyed the time I spent in the game. I felt as if each individual game was a whole new adventure and that was exciting. I would easily give Halo Wars a 9/10 overall for strategy games.


2017 01-19

Amazing Facts About Oregon

  • Oregon is the Only State to have two separate designs on it’s flag.
  • Oregon has the most ghost towns out of any state
  • Oregon’s Hells Canyon is the deepest river gorge in North America
  • Oregon is the Only state to have a state nut
  • Oregon’s Crater Lake is the deepest lake in the United States

“Oregon State Facts.” Oregon State Facts – 50States.com. Digital Properties, LLC, 2017. Web. 18 Jan. 2017. <http://www.50states.com/facts/oregon.htm>


My Three Favorite Books

1. “The Hobbit”- Author: J.R.R. Tolkien- Published on September 21st, 1937

I love adventure books that take me out of reality and puts me into a whole different world. “The Hobbit” does that my taking me to middle earth where exciting events take place.


2. “Hatchet”- Author: Gary Paulson- Published on September 30th, 1987

Survival books are probably my favorite type of book. Whether it be an older book like Hatchet or a newer novel like “The Hunger Games” they are very exciting. Hatchet is one of my favorite books because I read it when I was very young and I enjoyed following the main character Brian on his unfortunate but interesting story.


3. “The Maze Runner”- Author: James Dashner- Published on October 6, 2009

The first of a thrilling series of books, “The Maze Runner” is an adventure/survival/mystery that is so so so much fun to read. I would recommend this book to anyone who is looking for a good read.