AEC-RSAF Open House Reflection

Question: What are some background information you discovered as part of your planning for the visit?


I discovered that the RSAF open house was roughly the size of

NINE FOOTBALL FIELDS!!

jon stewart daily show boom mind blown mindblown

On a more serious note, I actually found out that it has been five whole years since the RSAF had an open house; since 2011 and that there would be “aircraft arming demonstrations, aerial displays , static exhibitions, performances by the army’s Red Lions Parachute Team, aircraft rides and more”(ChannelNewsAsia). They definitely did not disappoint, we had such a wonderful time there.

IMG_9189[1]

Question: Discuss in your opinion, some of the key issues related to this visit. 

One of the main problems, in my opinion, is the safety of the people in National Service(NS). I am 100% sure that injuries there is like catching a flu, it’s very common. I believe the well-being of the servicemen may not be as “safe and secured” as they promote it to be. It does not have to be limited to the RSAF, the NS in general. There are even stories of fatalities there. To be more accurate, over 80 fatalities confirmed from 1968-2012. This blog shows a full list of the deaths of NS men. Here is an interview of a poor mother who lost her son because of NS.

If the video is too small, click on the FB icon to go to the actual page.


Question: After this visit, what do you see as your role/responsibility as an individual to the community?

I strongly believe my responsibility as an individual is, to make sure that I am fit and mentally prepared for NS. If I can’t get myself to overcome challenges, there’s no point in going there. It will not be easy, it never will be, but I have to push through it and work hard so I will be ready to serve the country.


Sources:

 

Boom Animated GIF[online]. Available from: http://giphy.com/gifs/jon-stewart-the-daily-show-5aLrlDiJPMPFS [Accessed 26 May 2016]

Channel News Asia, 2012. A Mother’s Heartache. [online] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/ChannelNewsAsia/videos/10151137948822934/ [Accessed 26 May 2016]

MediaCorp News Group, 2016. RSAF Open House returns after five-year absence[online]. Available from: http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/rsaf-open-house-returns/2793534.html [Accessed 26 May 2016].

Singapore Government, 2016. Living the Thrill and Excitement at RSAF Open House 2016.[online] Available from: http://www.mindef.gov.sg/imindef/press_room/official_releases/nr/2016/may/18may16_nr.html [Accessed 26 May 2016]

National Service NS Singapore Deaths.[online] Available from: http://nationalservicenssingaporedeaths.blogspot.sg/2014/07/list-of-deaths-fatalities-caused-by.html [Accessed 26 May 2016]

 

 

DMIT-Overview of WordPress

What are the functions of the principal components?

Linux

The Linux operating system provides the platform for secure and reliable operation of the web server. Access to the file system is governed by file permissions and enforced by the operating system. The operating system also provides interfaces to the networks and enforces process and user security.

Apache

When a user requests a page or content from the web server, Apache receives the HTTP Request and interprets the contents. For example, Apache will determine whether a file extension has been supplies as part of the Request. If so it will determine whether the requested resource is a static items, e.g. a simple web page stored as an HTML file, or whether the requested item relates to an application, e.g. a PHP file. Depending on the complexity of the requested item, Apache may be required to locate and respond with a number of resources, e.g. the basic HTML file, CSS files, Javascript, images and other media like MP3 audio files of SWF video files. Apache determines where to locate the content based on the path specified in the HTTP Request and the file paths identified in the HTML content.

PHP

Increasingly users expect to be provided wuth dynamic content, which may be influenced by time, current events, the user’s location or personalisation. With these more complex websites, static HTML pages are largely replaced by applications. One of the most popular scripting languages is PHP and there are a wide range of applications available including content management systems (CMS) like Joomla!, forums, bulletin boards, shopping carts, etc.

For a dynamic site, the Apache web server is configured to recognise when a script needs to be run, this may be through a combination of file extensions and default settings. For example, if a website’s home page is requested and the server has PHP installed, Apache will seek an index.php file in the root directory if there is no index.html file in the website root directory. It is this mechanism which is used to initialise applications like Joomla! The PHP scripts will be used to store and retrieve information and to render the HTML page layouts for transmission back to the user’s browser by the Apache web server.

MySQL

Typically a PHP website will also use a MySQL database to store content and configuration information. It is possibel to build sites where the contents are storeed in flat text files, but the use of relational databses like MySQL gives greater flexibility. The interaction between the Apache webserver and the MySQL database is handled by PHP.


Singapore Poly Website


Reflection

1.Explain why user could not see your blog at Task B?

The blog has not been published yet

2.Explain the difference among Save as a draft, preview and publish.

Save as a draft means that you will save your work and progress and continue your work at a later date. Preview means you will see how your blog looks like to the public users. Publish means to officially post your blog for the public to see.

3.What is the URL to your post?

https://p1637074.wordpress.com/2016/05/16/overview-of-wordpress/

4.Referring to the figure below, Where is your Post stored?

My Post is being stored in “My SQL

5.What is the HTML syntax for hyperlink? List three properties for hyperlink.

The HTML syntax for hyperlink is <a href=”example.com”>.

  • Target: Gets or sets the target window or frame in which to display the Web page content linked to when theHyperLink control is clicked.
  • Target Name: Gets or sets the name of a target window or frame for the Hyperlink.
  • Command:  Gets or sets a command to associate with the hyperlink.

 

 

 

Sources:

Giphy,2015. Neil Patrick Harris Animated GIF [photograph]. Available from: http://giphy.com/gifs/taking-back-sunday-john-nolan-straylight-run-6XFmhISI66Mp2 [Accessed 25 May 2016]

Microsoft, Hyper Link Properties, 2016 [online]. Available from: https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/system.windows.documents.hyperlink_properties(v=vs.110).aspx [Accessed 25 May 2016]

What Do I Know About Money?

 What I know about Money Management

 What I want to know about Money Management

 What I’ve learned about Money Management

 Save any leftovers every week for the next week
  •  How often do I need to save?
  • How can I balance ‘WANT’ and ‘NEED’?
  •  Planning how you spend and save your money is very important
  • Don’t borrow from loans that you cannot pay
  • Spend money on what you need before spending money on what you want

DMIT PROJECT

1.What does URL stand for?

A Uniform Resource Locator(URL) is basically an address designed to let computers “talk” to one another quickly. Every address is put together in the same way so that when one machine communicates with another one, it can recognize each part of the address in the same way each time it gets a message. If every message comes in the same form, the receiving machine can anticipate it in that form and act on it more quickly.

2.What is the default scheme for URL?

  • Give every site a unique address to detect their location
  • Serve as a protocol to detect the location of addresses
  • Help data to be transmitted across the net

Help us to access the documents , images , information across the net.
Before the URl address could actually be access , it must first went through the internet server provider. An example of URL is http://wordpress.com the http stand for hypertext transfer protocol which is very important as it help us to secure our data that is being transferred through the wide network to our server provider . As well as , when hackers intercept our password, they will have many real difficulties deciphering our password as it is protect by a special code for example : “my password is cookies but it will be changed to milk when it was being send through down the server so that when the hacker intercept it they cannot decipher the code easily.

3.Here are some examples of URL:

When you use the Web or send an e-mail message, you use a domain name to do it. For example, the Uniform Resource Locator (URL) “http://www.howstuffworks.com” contains the domain name howstuffworks.com. So does this e-mail address: example@howstuffworks.com. Every time you use a domain name, you use the Internet’s DNS servers to translate the human-readable domain name into the machine-readable IP address.

 

4.Where is the information stored?

I believe the information is being stored at My SQL after referring to the figure.

5.List all the jargons with brief descriptions that  you have learnt

Medical Jargons:

  • Agonal – Term to signify a major, negative change in a patient’s condition
  • BP – Medical shorthand for blood pressure
  • FX – Medical jargon meaning bone fracture
  • JT – A joint
  • NPO – A patient should not take anything by mouth
  • IM – Intramuscular
  • K – The elemental symbol for potassium

 

Reference List:

Anon, 21 April 2013, What is the default scheme for URL? Engineering and Technology Blog. Available from: https://p1349290.wordpress.com/2013/04/21/what-is-the-default-scheme-of-url/ [Accessed 6 May 2016]

Tech-FAQ, 2015. What Does URL Stand For? [online]. Available from: http://www.tech-faq.com/what-does-url-stand-for.html [Accessed 6 May 2016]

Tyson, J., 2001. How Internet Infrastructure Works [online]. Available from: http://computer.howstuffworks.com/internet/basics/internet-infrastructure7.html [Accessed 6 May 2016]

YourDictionary, (n.d). Examples of Jargon [online]. Available from http://examples.yourdictionary.com/examples-of-jargon.html [Accessed 6 May 2016]