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Bridge the Gap (IT190 Unit 3 Assignment)

During my time as a computer user from 1996, I have used almost every web browser to this date. Internet Explorer and Netscape Navigator were the two big web browsers. From my experience, Navigator ran way faster than Microsoft’s Internet Explorer. Once Navigator was purchased by AOL in 1998, I noticed a lack of updates over the next 4 years. Around 2002, Mozilla’s Firefox was released (Wkipedia, 2017). Finally, there was a web browser that worked again. In 2008, Google got into the browser game. In 2009, I started to use Google Chrome and abandoned Mozilla’s Firefox and Microsoft’s Internet Explorer. Another web browser to hit the market from 2003 was Apple’s Safari. I only used Safari during their 2007-2012 run on Windows (Wikipedia, 2017).  For more information about the history of web browsers, goto: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_the_web_browser.

From: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/8/81/Usage_share_of_alternative_web_browsers_%28Source_StatCounter%29.svg/1024px-Usage_share_of_alternative_web_browsers_%28Source_StatCounter%29.svg.png

Over the years, there have been multiple ways of communication.  Social networking, Email, Wikis and Blogs, Podcasts and Webcasts, and Streaming Media are all examples of the innovative ways we now communicate. Socials Networking are sites like Twitter, Facebook, Google Plus, Instagram, and MySpace. Of the five mentioned Social Networks, each are different in their own ways. Twitter is mostly used as a microblogging format. Twitter gives out information immediately. Facebook is meant for people to share photos, but it started out as a way for people to meet their fellow classmates. Google Plus and MySpace are a combination of both Twitter and Facebook. Instagram started out as a way to post pictures, but evolved into a short video and pictures. Instagram was purchased by Facebook in 2012 (Rusli, 2012)  Email started between 1990 and 1995 (Moore, 2014). This became a way for people to send letter electronically. Wikis and Blogs are also ways to communicate. Wikis are websites that can be edited by visitors. Blogs, also known as web logs, are a more of a journalist sites. In other words, users cannot edit the post only the author of the post. Podcasts and Webcasts are audio or video forms of communication. Podcasts are only audio, but Webcasts, also known as Vidcasts, are video only. Webcasters are mostly known as Youtubers these days. Streaming Media examples are Spotify and Amazon Music. Both are great services, but I personally use Amazon Music with my Amazon Prime membership. For more information, please check out the follow site: http://public.wsu.edu/~campbelld/engl402/social.htm.

From: http://orig11.deviantart.net/d74c/f/2014/253/e/3/social_longshadow_icons_by_aha_soft_icons-d7ynkqo.png

Mobile Commerce and Electronic Commerce have changed the ways we all shop online (Jen, 2017). Mobile Commerce, also known as M-Commerce, is a service in which the consumer purchases products with their mobile device. Electronic Commerce, also known as E-Commerce, is a service where the consumer purchases products on the internet with their computer.  A great site to check out for more information is https://www.simicart.com/blog/differences-between-e-commerce-and-m-commerce/.

From: http://www.picserver.org/images/highway/phrases/e-commerce.jpg

References

Jen. (2017, May 8). 11 Key Differences Between E-Commerce and M-Commerce. Retrieved from Simicart M-Commerce Blog: https://www.simicart.com/blog/differences-between-e-commerce-and-m-commerce/

Moore, C. (2014, May 8). When did email start to become popularly used in the US? Retrieved from Quora: https://www.quora.com/When-did-email-start-to-become-popularly-used-in-the-US

Rusli, E. M. (2012, April 9). Facebook Buys Instagram for $1 Billion. Retrieved from New York Times: https://dealbook.nytimes.com/2012/04/09/facebook-buys-instagram-for-1-billion/

Wikipedia. (2017, June 24). Safari (Web Browser). Retrieved from Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Safari_(web_browser)

Wkipedia. (2017, June 25). Firefox. Retrieved from Wkipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mozilla

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Green Day “Still Breathing”

I’m like a child looking off in the horizon
I’m like an ambulance that’s turning on the sirens
Oh, I’m still alive
I’m like a soldier coming home for the first time
I dodged a bullet and I walked across a landmine
Oh, I’m still alive

Am I bleeding?
Am I bleeding from the storm?
Just shine a light into the wreckage
So far away, away

‘Cause I’m still breathing
‘Cause I’m still breathing on my own
My head’s above the rain and roses
Making my way away
‘Cause I’m still breathing
‘Cause I’m still breathing on my own
My head’s above the rain and roses
Making my way away
My way to you

I’m like a junkie tying off for the last time
I’m like a loser that’s betting on his last dime
Oh, I’m still alive
I’m like a son that was raised without a father
I’m like a mother barely keeping it together
Oh, I’m still alive

Am I bleeding?
Am I bleeding from the storm?
Just shine a light into the wreckage
So far away, away

‘Cause I’m still breathing
‘Cause I’m still breathing on my own
My head’s above the rain and roses
Making my way away
‘Cause I’m still breathing
‘Cause I’m still breathing on my own
My head’s above the rain and roses
Making my way, away, away…

As I walked out on the ledge
Are you scared to death to live?
I’ve been running all my life
Just to find a home that’s for the restless
And the truth that’s in the message
Making my way, away, away

‘Cause I’m still breathing
‘Cause I’m still breathing on my own
My head’s above the rain and roses
Making my way away
‘Cause I’m still breathing
‘Cause I’m still breathing on my own
My head’s above the rain and roses
Making my way, away
‘Cause I’m still breathing (My way to you)
‘Cause I’m still breathing on my own (My way to you)
My head’s above the rain and roses
Making my way, away
My way to you

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List of Royal Rumble Entrants and Eliminations 2017

Entrants –

1. Big Cass eliminated by Braun Strowman
2. Chris Jericho eliminated by Roman Reigns
3. Kalisto eliminated by Braun Strowman
4. Mojo Rawley eliminated by Braun Strowman
5. Jack Gallagher eliminated by Mark Henry
6. Mark Henry eliminated by Braun Strowman
7. Braun Strowman eliminated by Baron Corbin
8. Sami Zayn eliminated by The Undertaker
9. Big Show eliminated by Braun Strowman
10. Tye Dillinger eliminated by Braun Strowman
11. James Ellsworth eliminated by Braun Strowman
12. Dean Ambrose eliminated by Brock Lesnar
13. Baron Corbin eliminated by The Undertaker
14. Kofi Kingston eliminated by Sheamus and Cesaro
15. The Miz eliminated by The Undertaker
16. Sheamus eliminated by Chris Jericho
17. Big E eliminated by Sheamus and Cesaro
18. Rusev eliminated by Goldberg
19. Cesaro eliminated by Chris Jericho
20. Xavier Woods eliminated by Sheamus and Cesaro
21. Bray Wyatt eliminated by Roman Reigns
22. Apollo Crews eliminated by Luke Harper
23. Randy Orton (winner)
24. Dolph Ziggler eliminated by Brock Lesnar
25. Luke Harper eliminated by Goldberg
26. Brock Lesnar eliminated by Goldberg
27. Enzo Amore eliminated by Brock Lesnar
28. Bill Goldberg eliminated by The Undertaker
29. The Undertaker eliminated by Roman Reigns
30. Roman Reigns eliminated by Randy Orton

Eliminations –

1. Jack Gallagher (by Mark Henry)
2. Mojo Rawley (by Braun Strowman)
3. Big Cass (by Braun Strowman)
4. Kalisto (by Braun Strowman)
5. Mark Henry (by Braun Strowman)
6. Big Show (by Braun Strowman)
7. James Ellsworth (by Braun Strowman)
8. Tye Dillinger (by Braun Strowman)
9. Braun Strowman (by Baron Corbin)
10. Kofi Kingston (by Sheamus and Cesaro)
11. Xavier Woods (by Sheamus and Cesaro)
12. Big E (by Sheamus and Cesaro)
13. Sheamus (by Chris Jericho)
14. Cesaro (by Chris Jericho)
15. Apollo Crews (by Luke Harper)
16. Dean Ambrose (by Brock Lesnar)
17. Dolph Ziggler (by Brock Lesnar)
18. Enzo Amore (by Brock Lesnar)
19. Brock Lesnar (by Goldberg)
20. Rusev (by Goldberg)
21. Baron Corbin (by The Undertaker)
22. Luke Harper (by Goldberg)
23. Goldberg (by The Undertaker)
24. The Miz (by The Undertaker)
25. Sami Zayn (by The Undertaker)
26. The Undertaker (by Roman Reigns)
27. Chris Jericho (by Roman Reigns)
28. Bray Wyatt (by Roman Reigns)
29. Roman Reigns (by Randy Orton)

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Chevelle – “Take Out the Gunman”

Chevelle’s “Take Out the Gunman” is from their album La Gárgola which was released on April 1st, 2014.  The single was released on February 3rd, 2014.  The lyrics are really powerful.

 

Awoke when the light
Hit me right in the temple
Felt something cold
Touch my toes as it passed

Might not be the face you’d expect
But he’s clearly insane
Got me pegged in the back

Just need a bit of luck
Get ’em up
Point the gun at the eyes
Or at the knees, had to shoot, had to fight
Gonna take out the gunman

Bit of luck
Get ’em up
Made to run for our lives
Take out the knees, had to choose, had to fight
Gonna take out the gunman

Eyes huge, so little left if something
Cracks and clues, he’s crazy as a straw
Why denied, does no one care or nothing?
How, you ask, I ever last so long

Cuz I, I went blind, a blinding riot
He’s regretting every word
Those empty lies
One more tonight, a blinding riot
As I summon every nerve

Just need a bit of luck
Get ’em up
Point the gun at the eyes
Or at the knees, had to shoot, had to fight
Gonna take out the gunman

Bit of luck
Get ’em up
Made to run for our lives
Take out the knees, had to choose, had to fight
Gonna take out the gunman
Gonna take out the gunman
Gonna take out the gunman

Gonna take out
Gonna take out
Gonna take out
Gonna take out

Just need a bit of luck
Get ’em up
Point the gun at the eyes
Or at the knees, had to shoot, had to fight
Gonna take out the gunman

Bit of luck
Get ’em up
Made to run for our lives
I’m so amazed at the way we televise
Gonna take out the gunman
Gonna take out the gunman
Gonna take out the gunman
Gonna take out the gunman

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Grandstream GXP2140 and more

Here is an issue I ran into using my Grandstream GXP2140.  I used the “Otherwise” and that fixed the “ghost” calls.

Grandstream Devices:

The options available will depend on the model of your phone.

Under Settings -> Advanced Settings check for an option to “Disable Direct IP Calls”
Under Profile/Account set Check SIP User ID for incoming INVITE to Yes.
Otherwise please open Account x -> SIP Settings -> Security Settings and set the option Accept Incoming SIP from Proxy Only to Yes.

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WWE Talent Salaries from 2012

This article was orginally posted on http://www.ringsideaction.com/2012/10/wwe-talent-salaries/.  When I the website went down, I wanted the article to live forever on my blog.  Enjoy!

 

This should make for some interesting Saturday night reading. This was posted on the Wrestling Observer Message Board. It’s the current contract and salary info for most active members of the WWE roster. Some are expected and some are pretty shocking (Khali being one). Let us know what you think of this:

These figures are rounded up from the original figures we received. These figures do not include, PPV or appearance bonuses, nor do they include the merchandise cut that each performer receives. Some performers receive an additional percentage added to their merchandise cut, if they are a high merchandise seller, and these are noted.

Note 1: It would appear that WWE’s standard contract lengths are 1 year, 3 year, 5 year, 7 year and 10 year.
Note 2: Some performers are offered a higher merchandise royalties percentage for taking a smaller downside. These figures were not made available to us.
Note 3: The executive office and “legends” contracts were not made available to us. These contracts operate on a different system entirely.
Note 4: The Undertaker is believed to be on a per-appearance contract, in which he is paid an agreed upon rate (a long with the typical PPV bonus if he wrestlers) for each appearance he makes for the company. Undertaker of course, still receives his merchandise royalties, etc, but isn’t on a downside contract. Undertaker is not on a legends contact, which means he cannot make appearances for independent promotions.

Male Wrestlers

Alberto Del Rio: $675,000 downside/first class travel – 3 year contract
Big Show: $1,050,000 downside/allocated a personal touring bus/first class travel arrangements paid for, when bus travel is not an option – 10 year contract
Brodus Clay: $170,000 downside – 2 year contract
Christian: $595,000 downside/first class travel – 3 year contract
CM Punk: $1,220,500 downside/allocated a personal touring bus/first class travel arrangements paid for, when bus travel is not an option/receives an additional 3.25% bonus for high merchandise sales – 7 year contract
Cody Rhodes: $494,500 downside – 3 year contract
Daniel Bryan: $620,470 downside – 3 year contract
Darren Young: $80,145 downside – 3 year contract
Dolph Ziggler: $540,230 downside – 3 year contract
Jack Swagger: $319,000 downside – 3 year contract
Jinder Mahal: $75,000 downside – 3 year contract
John Cena: $2,750,000 downside/first class travel and accommodation/receives an additional 6.25% bonus for high merchandise sales – 10 year contract
Kane: $905,000 downside/first class travel and accommodation – 5 year contract
Kofi Kingston: $254,200 downside – 3 year contract
Mark Henry: $877,000 downside/first class travel – 10 year contract
Randy Orton: $1,600,500 downside/allocated a personal touring bus/first class travel arrangements paid for, when bus travel is not an option/receives an additional 2.2% bonus for high merchandise sales – 10 year contract
Rey Mysterio: $985,000 downside/first class travel arrangements/receives an additional 4% bonus for high merchandise sales – 5 year contract
Sheamus: $1,000,000 downside/first class travel arrangements – 7 year contract
Tensai: $520,000 downside – 3 year contract
The Great Khali: $974,000 downside – 5 year contract
The Miz: $712,000 downside/first class travel – 5 year contract
Zack Ryder: $135,050 downside/receives an additional 1.5% bonus for high merchandise sales – 3 year contract

Divas

Alicia Fox: $72,520 downside – 3 year contract
AJ Lee: $104,300 downside – 3 year contract
Beth Phoenix: $112,500 downside/first class travel – 3 year contract
Eve: $109,475 downside/first class travel – 5 year contract
Layla: $86,450 downside – 3 year contract
Natalya: $74,410 downside – 3 year contract

Announcers

Booker T: $477,375 downside/first class travel and accommodation – 3 year contract
Jerry Lawler: $500,000 downside/first class travel and accommodation/allowed to make independent appearances – 5 year contract
Matt Striker: $164,000 downside – 3 year contract
Michael Cole: $549,000 downside/first class travel and accommodation – 5 year contract

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Why it is hard to leave my family behind

I once left my wife and daughter by themselves for 2 full days. Left on a Thursday and returned on a Sunday. It was 2 really hard days. On Wednesday, I left for Seattle and I will not return until Monday. This will be 4 full days away from them, plus our son. I will try to enjoy myself. I look forward to seeing them soon. I had a good talk with Heather. I have been just there while she does all the work plus her job plus her schooling. Until she pointed out my issues, I did not see it. I will do more to make her happy and put our little family first before work and play. I know it will be a tough adjustment for me. I k
now it will take a few weeks. I know now I NEED to do this. I will enjoy hanging out in Seattle and I will have fun, but Monday cannot come soon enough.

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List of Royal Rumble Entrants and Eliminations 2015

Order of Entrants:

1) The Miz
2) R-Truth
3) Bubba Dudley
4) Luke Harper
5) Bray Wyatt
6) Curtis Axel (replaced by Erick Rowan)
7) The Boogeyman
8) Sin Cara
9) Zack Ryder
10) Daniel Bryan
11) Fandango
12) Tyson Kidd
13) Stardust
14) Diamond Dallas Page
15) Rusev
16) Goldust
17) Kofi Kingston
18) Adam Rose
19) Roman Reigns
20) Big E
21) Damien Sandow
22) Jack Swagger
23) Ryback
24) Kane
25) Dean Ambrose
26) Titus O’Neil
27) Bad News Barrett
28) Cesaro
29) Big Show
30) Dolph Ziggler

Order of Eliminations:

1) The Miz by Bubba Dudley
2) R-Truth by Bubba Dudley
3) Bubba Ray Dudley by Bray Wyatt
4) Erick Rowan by Bray Wyatt
5) Luke Harper by Bray Wyatt
6) The Boogeyman by Bray Wyatt
7) Sin Cara by Bray Wyatt
8) Zack Ryder by Bray Wyatt
9) Tyson Kidd by Daniel Bryan
10) Diamond Dallas Page by Rusev
11) Fandango by Rusev
12) Daniel Bryan by Bray Wyatt
13) Adam Rose by Rusev
14) Kofi Kingston by Rusev
15) Goldust by Roman Reigns
16) Stardust by Roman Reigns
17) Damien Mizdow by Rusev
18) Titus O’Neil by Roman Reigns & Dean Ambrose
19) Big E by Rusev
20) Ryback by Big Show & Kane
21) Jack Swagger by Big Show & Kane
22) Bad News Barrett by Dolph Ziggler
23) Cesaro by Dolph Ziggler
24) Dolph Ziggler by Kane
25) Bray Wyatt by Big Show
26) Dean Ambrose by Big Show & Kane
27) Big Show by Roman Reigns
28) Kane by Roman Reigns
29) Rusev by Roman Reigns

Winner: Roman Reigns