Showing posts with label computers. Show all posts
Showing posts with label computers. Show all posts

Data Privacy Day - January 28

Data Privacy Day is an international holiday that falls every year on January 28th. The purpose of Data Privacy Day (called "Data Protection Day" in Europe) is to raise awareness and promote best practices for data privacy protection.
Data Privacy Day is "celebrated" in the United States, Canada, and 27 other European countries.

The Data Privacy Day Educational Initiative is focused on raising awareness among businesses and users, of the importance of protecting the privacy of their personal information online, especially in the context of social networks.
In addition to events and activities that encourage awareness raising, we are also promoting the development of technological tools that protect the personally identifiable information people enter online.

It's today to stop and think about how you can protect your privacy online so that your personal data is not exposed to anyone and take steps such as changing your privacy setting on social networks, clearing cookies from your computer that will prevent you from tracking online, avoiding filling out personal information on sites that ask you to do so. Justifiable reason and more.

International Shareware Day - Second Saturday in December

What would we do without the programmers and software engineers? What would our world look like? Almost everything we use in the 21st century is powered by some kind of computer chip that runs on a computer program that one or more computer programmers spent whole days and nights programming it and making sure it works well.
Remember the days when car windows were manual and non-electric? And what would our life look like without a microwave or an innovative food processor? Remember that in order to see what programs are on TV we had to buy a newspaper? Almost every little thing in our lives involves the use of computer software.
The quiet heroes of our generation are computer programmers. Although they are anonymous and we are not aware of them, they spend hours and hours in front of their computers, looking at screens full of literature and our letters mean nothing but to them a lot.
Software sharing day, Shareware, is a day dedicated to all those responsible for software that makes our lives easier and more comfortable.


History of shareware
The first software that was freeware was PC-Talk, a communication program created by Andrew Flogelman in 1982. Then came the first collaborative software called PC-Write, which was a word processing tool created by Bob Wallace in 1983. He released it for use The public and because he did not demand money for it, he could not get rich from it, which is a shame, because the production of this software led to the development of lots of wonderful software like virus protection software, audio and video file players and much more.
Because it is difficult to make a living from collaborative software, many projects are abandoned instead of updated, because after all, even programmers have to eat and pay rent and if they fail to make a living from the software they develop, they cannot continue.

The purpose of International Software Sharing Day
International Shareware Day was created to remind us, users of shared software, the value we have gained from using the programs, which we have often downloaded for free, and to encourage us to transfer payment to the writers. We all want to download software for free and are not willing to pay even a few dollars. Is this justified? When you are in a restaurant you pay the bill for the food you ordered and give a tip to the waiters generously and without batting an eyelid, so why not pay the person who developed the software that saved your computer from a malicious virus? Or someone who lets you watch videos or listen to your favorite music? We must remember not to take anything for granted, because we need a lot more of it, a lot more software that will surprise us and we will not understand how we have managed without them so far, we need to be updated on the software we already use because everything changes so fast. For this they need to make a living, and just as we support everyone who gives us a service we are happy with, they deserve it too!


Computer Security Day - November 30

Computer security is a very important consideration when working with computers, the Internet or in fact any other electronic device. The world of the Internet is like a jungle and many dangers lurk in it. Viruses, worms, spyware, Trojan horses, password and personal information such as credit cards and bank accounts thieves are not uncommon and almost everyone who surfs the Internet has encountered at least one of them once, if not more. And anyone who has not encountered it probably is simply aware of that.


Computer Security Day was first introduced in 1988 to help raise awareness of computer security issues. The purpose of this day is to remind people about the importance of securing computers connected to the network and teaching them how to protect their computers and information.

This annual event takes place around the world on November 30th, although some organizations mark this day on the next business day if it falls on a weekend.

Use Computer Security Day to make sure that your passwords are updated regularly, that your personal information is safe and secure, and that your computer systems are protected.


November 30 is also Saint Andrew's Day in Scotland

Internet Day - October 29

 Could you live one day without the Internet? Funny that we once lived without him and got along very well (at least we believed we would get along) and today we are not able to get along without him even one day. We need the internet for work, school, getting along on the roads, communicating with each other, playing and even for falling in love. There are countless things we owe the internet for!

The internet is everywhere. In computers, in smart cameras that follow us, in our TV, in phones and tablets and even in smart watches.

Internet Day is meant to celebrate the peak of computing and communication technology that has burst into our lives in the last decades of the last century and has since evolved until we became addicted.

The first letters ever transmitted across the Internet, which included only two computers, were "L" and "O". This is all the media they managed to transfer before the network crashed, and they had to reboot it to fix it. It happened on October 29, 1969 when Leonard Kleinrock of the University of California at Los Angeles and Charlie Klein of Stanford University tried to broadcast the word LOGIN.

The term Internet is an abbreviation of the term "Interconnected Networks", which describes a group of computer networks connected to each other.

Initially, the Internet was an initiative of the US Department of Defense. But due to international pressure, the United States was forced in the early 1990s to relinquish its control of the Internet. Today the Internet is run primarily by a number of international bodies made up of representatives from all over the world including academics, government, commerce and private citizens.

Each state can apply its laws to bodies and individuals operating in it online. Some countries like China, Syria and Iran are using this ability to restrict their citizens' access to the network.

In North Korea the Internet is allowed to be used only with special permission, and is used mainly for government purposes and by foreigners. As you can imagine, very few people are allowed to use the World Wide Web.

Most people and institutions use online services that are provided for free through an intranet (a private computer communications network, used for the internal activities of an organization that operates on Internet technology, to which access is only allowed within users within the organization) known as Kwangmyong.

How to celebrate Internet Day?

Keep using the internet as you like and owe, just dedicate some thoughts to the contribution it has made to our lives and to the one that once did not exist. Do not take the expensive internet for granted and whenever you get upset that you do not have Wi-Fi reception or the internet is slow, remember that it once was not at all. We would communicate with each other only through talking on the phone or face to face, sending letters in the mail that would arrive after weeks and developing our photos in print and arranging in an album.

October 29th is Wall Street Crash of 1929- Black Tuesday

Steve Jobs Day- October 16th

In October 2011, California Governor Jerry Brown stated that the 16th, the day Stanford University held a memorial service for Steve Jobs, would be a memorial day for him every year.

It was so sad to say goodbye to a huge man like Steve Jobs, the founder of Apple, who brought such dramatic innovations to our world: iPhone, iPod, iPad, Mac, MacBook and more. Could you imagine how our lives would look without all this?

Jobs died at the age of 56 after a long struggle with pancreatic cancer, and he kept his private life jealously for himself, but there are a few details leaked to the Internet that many people do not know:

1. He was adopted: Jobs was born on 24 February 1955 in San Francisco. His biological parents were Joan Carroll Scheib and Abdul Fatah Jendali, an immigrant from Syria. Both were 23 and unmarried and wanted to continue their studies at the university. They gave Steve the adoption of Paul and Clara Gubs, a couple who could not bring children to the world that raised him magnificently. Paul Jobs was a mechanic who dropped out of school and Clara Jobs was an accountant.

2. He was determined and obstinate from an early age: Jobs was a very mischievous boy (he remembers from childhood how to put bombs and drop snakes in third grade). Only in the middle of the middle school did he relax a bit. When he was 11, he refused to go to his school, The Mountain View, claiming it was too wild for him. His parents had no choice but to move to a school.

3. He has a biological sister whom he tracked down only in adulthood: Ten months after giving their son for adoption, Joan and Abdul Fatah married. They had a daughter named Mona and after five years they divorced. The biological mother of Jobs remarried and raised the daughter with her new husband. Her sister is Mona Simpson, a writer who wrote a bestseller called Anywhere But Here (she dedicated it to her brother Steve). Mona and Steve did not meet until Steve was 27, but after they met they became very good friends.

4. He has a daughter who at first did not recognize her: In 1978, when Apple released her first computer Lisa, a baby girl was born to his ex girlfriend, Chris-Ann Brennan. The baby was also named Lisa. Jobs insisted that the name Lisa was given to the computer because it was "Local Integrated Software Architecture" and denied being Lisa's father. When Jobs' career took off, Chris-Ann and her baby daughter lived from hand to mouth. Finally he admitted his paternity and took Lisa to live with him when she was in her teens. He sent her to Harvard University where she graduated in 2000. Lisa Brennan-Jobs is now a successful reporter for Vogue magazine and O, the Oprah Winfrey magazine.

5. Steve's wife, Lorraine Powell Jobs is something special: Jobs met his wife at Stanford University, where he lectured a class. They married in a Buddhist Zen ceremony at Yosemite National Park in 1991 and had three children: a son and two daughters. Like Steve, Lorraine is also a vegetarian. Lorraine is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania with an MBA in Finance from Stanford University. She sits in many directors, in the arts, in women's rights, and in educational organizations.

Steve Jobs        24/02 /1955-05/10/2011

October 16 is also Boss's day and World Food Day

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