I teach 109

I'm Luke, I teach CMPT-109 at Montclair State University and this is my blog.


This lab aims to teach you basic of web design using Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) which is a markup language for organizing content for web consuption. HTML, and it's counterpart CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) are the fundamental building blocks of the world wide web, and are used to build every single site you visit during your day.

Using TexEdit for Webdesign

In order to do the HTML lab and the final project you will need to use a plain text editor. This post describes how to configure TextEdit on a Mac to open HTML documents in plain text mode rather than in the default WYSIWYG mode.

File Comparison Challenge

Can you quickly determine the differences between two documents? This challenge tests your general computer knowledge, problem solving skills and ability to research technology issues.

Does a full hard drive slow down your computer?

Your computer is filled to the brim with vacation photos, music, movies, games and random documents. This must be why it is so slow, right? Wrong. Very, very wrong. While it is true that a hard drive that is about 99% full, may cause some problems, the amount of available storage space on your computer usually does not affect the performance. The primary function of a hard drive is to store and preserve your files. If this very function was being detrimental to the computer performance, it would be a very bad design flaw. So no, the piles upon piles of pictures and mp3s sitting on your hard drive do not slow you down. You gain absolutely nothing by deleting them.

The Difference Engine - A Closeup Picture

The other day I have stumbled onto this amazing close-up picture of the Difference Engine gears and I figured I might as well share it here.
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