Web Design: GIMP Checklist

Here is a quick checklist to make sure you have everything in for Assignment 06. For this assignment:

Put your First name, Last Initial, and Period on EVERY graphic.
Upload a .ZIP file with ONLY gallery web pages and .JPG images.
Link your gallery, with .JPG files, to your personal homepage.
Cite sources used for each image in the gallery.
Complete the Survey found as part of the gallery web pages.
**DO NOT turn in .XCF files for any reason. Keep them in your backup please.** ๐Ÿ™‚

Happy Thanksgiving Week


I hope you all have a great Thanksgiving on Thursday. Have you ever wondered about the first Thanksgiving meal? Here is the menu:

  • Cornbread – admired by both the English and Native Americans
  • English Cheese Pie – cheese was important to the English
  • Venison – five deer were brought by the Native Americans
  • Wild Turkey – Native Americans and English alike enjoyed this meal
  • Garlic and Onions – staples of the diet
  • Pumpkin Pudding – there wasn’t pumpkin pie at the time
  • Indian Pudding – can be served as a warm or cold dessert

Sub Today: Sick Daughter (again)

It feels like only a month ago that my daughter was sick (actually it was less than a month ago). Last night, when we got home, she had a 103.6 temperature again. So I am on “watch the sick daughter duty” again today. Check below for info on your class. I will be back tomorrow (Thursday).


When I get back, we’ll have to do the path tool and other demos. When you have finished Assignment 6 part 01, continue on to Assignment 06 Part 02 (as best you can). To do part 02 well, you need two things. First you need the GRID enabled (View –> Show Grid, View –> Snap To Grid). Once you have the grid, it will make it easier to make exact shapes with sides placed where you want (Squares, Triangles, etc.). To create shapes, you will need to use the path tool. Two tutorials found HERE and HERE will help you get started. Do the best you can until I get back tomorrow ๐Ÿ™‚


Finish up recursion today. Tomorrow, we start with Lesson 10 (String Functions). Any of you that are willing can always start early (this assignment has 3 parts) and/or read the section of Assignment 10 about Object Reference variables. We will do a PowerPoint tomorrow that is pretty long, so please be ready for it.


Please continue with Assignment 08. Don’t forget to try my version if you have any questions on how it works. If you need to look up how any functions work, use the official PHP site. Notice the function lookup at the top right of the main page.


Continue on with the Mad Lib program. Many of you will get it working in the next day or two. I will be back to help on Thursday.

Visual Basic Express

Visual Basic Express

Microsoft has released a free version of Visual Basic called “Visual Basic Express”. It is based on Visual Basic 2005. While I suggest keeping your install of Visual Basic 6 for class, some of you might want to play with this version, if interested. It can be downloaded HERE.ร‚ย  I wish our school computers supported it ๐Ÿ™‚

AP Java, ICT Lesson 06

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For this assignment, do the following:

  • Read the JavaDoc discussion found here (login required).
  • Test JavaDocs by creating docs for the PizzaParlor class.
  • Only do Lab Assignment 6.2 (RegularPolygon)
  • Create JavaDocs for your RegularPolygon class. This will require you to comment the class extensively.

Turn in RegularPolygon class with tester and sample runs. Turn in both JavaDocs folders you created. All of this should be put in a .ZIP file and uploaded.

NOTE:ร‚ย  There was a bug in the installer that I gave you to use at home.ร‚ย  The JavaDoc path was wrong.ร‚ย  To use JavaDocs at home, you will need to edit your PATH Environment Variable.ร‚ย  This is found at Start –> Settings –> Control Panel –> System –> Advanced –> Environment Variables.ร‚ย  Edit the path to include:


and remove the reference to jdk1.4.2 (or whatever) in the path.

Sub Today, 10-18-2006

Hello, I will be gone all day today. My daughter is sick, so I will be sitting with her at home. Hopefully, I will grade some of your assignments while I sit at home. If you are done early, you may browse, but remember, no downloads, video, chat, etc! Be kind to our guest the sub please…
JAVA: Continue with ICT L05. Matt West, quiz tomorrow lunch.
VISUAL BASIC: Continue with AS04.
ADVANCED WEB: Continue with AS05.
WEB DESIGN: Quiz Thursday on Advanced Links. Finish AS04 by end of Thursday.

Web Design only… here is a checklist to make sure you finished everything for AS04:

AS01, AS02, and AS03 are on your web site.
No last names ANYWHERE on your site.
AS04 has been fixed so everything works
AS04 has been UPLOADED as a .ZIP file to edhsonline.org
AS04 has been put on your personal web site.

Sub Tomorrow

Sick Kid

My daughter is sick, and most likely, I will be home watching her tomorrow (Wednesday, 10-17-2006). Please look for a post here with information on what you should be doing while I am gone. If you have any questions… today would be the day to ask them ๐Ÿ™‚

Need Help? Missing A Quiz?


Mr. Eliot’s lab (Room 506) is open at lunch on MONDAY and THURSDAY each week. There may be occasional days where I can’t make it, but most of the time, if you come by at lunch on these days, I will be here.

If you want to come in after school instead, set up an appointment with me, and I will be there. I am not in my classroom in the mornings, that’s when I work on teacher computers ๐Ÿ™‚

Web Design Graphics

Some helpful links for Assignment 03. WARNING: these are Off Site links… if you find any objectionable material, please let me know. Don’t click on any ADS!!

AP Java Installer CDs Now Available

AP Java students only…

Over the weekend, I created installer CDs for each of you. These CDs install Textpad (unregistered shareware) and Java 5 on Windows 2000 or Windows XP Machines. Also, Karel Robot, Marine Biology Case Study, ICT APCS Library, Chn Utilities, Lejos, and ObjectDraw are installed. These are Java libraries that we will use throughout the year.

I make no guarantees regarding this software, use at your own risk. However, I have test installed it on XP and Windows 2000 machines, and it works fine. Also, if any problems result, you can use ADD/REMOVE PROGRAMS to uninstall it.

See Mr. Eliot for a CDROM…