What does it take to get Fiber to the Home?

Fiber optic internet is the newest form of residential cable that is run either to your local distribution cabinet or to your house. Because the maximum bandwidth that can be put down a fiber cable it enables greater speeds along greater distances thanks to its physical properties (light). A fiber optic cable can in some cases be used at 10Gbit/s but for residential its more likely 1Gbit/s or less. Many ISPs will allow you to take advantage of fiber optic but limit the speeds for a reduction in price. How Long Does it Take to Install Fiber? Fiber optic cable… Continue reading What does it take to get Fiber to the Home?

Tracking My Position all the Time

I have a long standing interest in monitoring my daily doings, I previously thought about putting a GPS tracker in my car, a good idea for both tracking my position and also checking to see if it has gone walkies (is stolen). I decided against doing this a while ago due to exams and lack of time to set the whole thing up. But I did decide to have a crack at this idea later with my phone. The way I chose to go about this power hungry task was to use an app like IFTTT to record my position… Continue reading Tracking My Position all the Time

Woodmansy, Beverley UK Weather Current Temperature and Humidity

Hey Thanks for checking out my project, or discovering it organically! Whats the weather? This page shows the output of my outdoor box DHT22 Temperature sensor, powered by two 100w solar panels it can sometimes run out of power, especially late at night on miserable days. The data is updated in 15-minute intervals based on three samples. The data is monitored and transmitted from an esp8266 to my web-server, which is then logged in a google spreadsheet and then published here, only the last 500 entries are kept in the chart, which makes the whole chart 15 hours long. The… Continue reading Woodmansy, Beverley UK Weather Current Temperature and Humidity

Access Control in Daily IT Organisation Tasks

Many Businesses use IT to manage their accounts, documents and decision-making. It is, therefore important that Access Control be implemented in Organisations to prevent unwanted modification or prying eyes from being able to commit computer crimes, such as the ones outlined in the Computer Misuse Act. Using Access Control can prevent these people and operational staff from being able to modify information that otherwise is not their place to edit. Some common implementations of Access Control could be limiting the information available to a customer about Transaction Processing Systems or Management Information Systems not allowing Managers access to manufacturer prices.… Continue reading Access Control in Daily IT Organisation Tasks

Garbage in Garbage Out Data

When you signup for a website. You enter your information (or data). You don’t always get it right and could miss a box or spell your own credentials wrong (garbage), this data in an ICT system is very important that it is minimised. There are numerous ways that this can be accomplished. Data must be correct In order to have an accurate IT solution, your data must be correct, otherwise users may find your solution hard to use. It is important that you minimise GIGO through thorough data validation. Garbage in Garbage Out   When you enter data into an ICT… Continue reading Garbage in Garbage Out Data

Advantages and Disadvantages of Types of Processing data

When data is processed there are multiple methods of processing data, there are several types that all have individual Advantages and Disadvantages. Batch, Interactive and Transaction Processing Batch Processing Batch Processing is when data is processed in ‘batches’ (groups)   Advantages Batches mean that the process does not require human interaction, this allows the system to be automated and means that it can be left running for multiple sessions at a time, that could potentially last a long time, This type of process can also allow for custom processing ‘jobs’. Which means that the data can be suited to fit the needs of… Continue reading Advantages and Disadvantages of Types of Processing data

Data, Information and it’s Differences

Data itself is valueless, however when provided with context, it becomes valued, a database contains lots of raw information, and therefore it would be extremely hard to interpret anything from it, for example here is a table from a database: Yes Blue 5 100 No Without context, its information means nothing, it could mean anything. It is abstract, however when combined with some context, it becomes useful and can be useful. Andrew has completed his homework Yes Andrew’s school house color Blue Andrew’s last test score 5 Andrew’s highest test score 100 Andrew is real No Now that we have… Continue reading Data, Information and it’s Differences