Being a video games tester is one of them childhood dreams as I know, but you have to take it as a real job, as it is a real job. Playing games can be fun and you get to play some amazing games that aren’t scheduled to be out for quite some time. But the only way that you can keep doing it is by following some simple steps.
Get yourself a video games tester job! The first job is always the hardest to get. There are a few sites that a great help and are the ones that helped me get into the industry, though I used all three of these websites to get all the knowledge and biggest list, you don’t necessary need more then one to get started. Check out the website at the bottom of the article.
You will find a bit about them and links to the sites there.
After you have gotten your first assignment, normally a small unknown named game, you are best off playing it as yourself first for at least a hour straight.
This enable you to get a good feel of the game and what its about. Take a rest after that, and think about how you feel about the game, was it good, was it bad, do you remember what happened at the start of the game, etc.
Have a look at the sheet that came with the game (this will have the details of what the developers are looking for you to test) and then play the game once again with that in mind. It might be to look for bugs, it might be to rate the game, or just to go through certain sectors.
Write down all the things you can think about for the game on the subject that you have been assigned to on a blank piece of paper, then write up a draft copy of what your going to put on the sheet, then write it on the sheet as a finished copy.
Everything has been done now, you will need to post the game and the report back to the developers.
Always put in a extra piece of paper with a thank you note, to show you are appreciated of being selected for the job.
In information security , computer virus is a manmade program or piece of code that is loaded onto your computer without your knowledge and runs against your wishes. From behavior computer virus in a way is a similar biological virus which pervasions by inserting itself into living cells. Cell by cell and all organisms (computer) is ridden virus cells.
Without computer viruses there are separated two other types of malicious computer programs – viruses.
As already from this virus type name we can imagine, Trojan horses are programs that pretend to be legitimate software, but actually carry out hidden, harmful functions. Trojans can’t replicate themselves that mean, they can’t expand so fast as other virus types. But often they work together with viruses.
Worms are similar to viruses but do not need a carrier program or document.
Worms simply create exact copies of themselves and use communications between computers, for example e-mail, to spread.There are different types of computer viruses with different influence. Some viruses are fairly harmless or only annoying, but there are viruses that can create inconceivable damages.
Some things what virus can do with computer:
* Slow down e-mail – generating huge e-mail traffic and slowing down servers;
* Steal confidential data – for example, recording user’s keystrokes;
* Use your computer to attack websites;
* Let other user hijack your computer – allowing to connect to your computer and use it for their own purpose;
* Corrupt data – making changes in some documents;
* Delete data – all or only some part data on your HDD;
* Play pranks;
* Damage credibility – forwarding itself from your computer to your friends or even businesspartners;
* Cause embarrassment – for example, replacing one word in all documents with other.
Every year computer viruses activity brings to company several million dollars damages. Year for year this number of damage increase!
A console switch is a piece of hardware that allows several computers in an office to be connected via one central server. Business owners, managers, and IT professionals can then use the console to access all of these computers via remote control using a screen, mouse, and keyboard. Most console switches are designed to allow one user access, while others can allow several people access at the same time.
Purchasing a console switch to suit your businesses’ needs can be challenging, especially if you have no idea how computer equipment works or what you should look for in a console switch. Before you set out to purchase a new switch, you should consider exactly what specifications you need now, as well as those that will need to be considered in the future. Console switchesoffer anywhere from four to sixteen ports, depending on the size of your business. Some offer secure remote access to all computers connected, while others do not. You should understand the benefits of being able to connect to a console server remotely or only accessing it locally, as the difference in cost is something that will need to be factored into the budget. Understanding the cost and the features needed means you will be better equipped to judge which console switch will fill the needs of the network.
Console switches can be purchased online from a wide variety of retailers that offer a decent pricing scheme. Most tech websites that offer console switches for sale offer a comparison service that will allow you to compare several switches you are considering for your network. In addition, these websites usually allow users to post comments about the product, so you can view user feedback for the item regardless of whether it is positive or negative. This is a great way to understand whether a product is worth purchasing, since you can consult previous owners of the device to see if they are happy with the performance. When searching for a console switch, you should look for one with high user ratings within your price range.
Console switches can be found online either as new, used, or refurbished units. Refurbished units are slightly less expensive than new units since they have been factory reconditioned and still offer a limited warranty. Used switches are the least expensive of the three, though these usually come with no warranty and may not last as long as one would hope. Purchasing used electronics is always a gamble and considering the price of console switches, it is a pretty big gamble. Always consider the wear and tear as well as the age of the used switch before you commit to purchase, since if you have to replace it shortly after purchasing, you really have not saved any money.
Imagine if your vehicle broke down on the side of the highway, and your auto technician could dial in to your ride and repair the engine right where you sat. That is one of the features of a secure consoleserver. No need to send out information technology (IT) technicians on those profit eating road trips. No need to run home from a business trip to pull the office network out of the recycle bin. Remote access to you personal, the corporate, or even your client’s network has revolutionized the industry. Increased efficiency and reduced out of service time have proven this type of server to be a necessary component of any network.
A secure console server makes long-distance management and troubleshooting as easy or better than being on location. For one, the client does not have to wait for IT to arrive and save the day. Limited down time keeps the supported systems running, the client making money, and ultimately renewing contracts for the IT teams who have capitalized on this must have technology.
Rather than being another frustrating piece of equipment to configure and support through bugs and glitches, newer secure consoles offer easy setup, simple configuration, and quick menus to access peripherals directly. Even when the network under consideration has gone down, remote access can be connected directly with this server through out-of-band contact even through a dial-in modem. Installation and maintenance costs reduce dramatically by having system-wide modem access like this. The compact device saves local storage space, hardly taking up a footprint among the racks of hardware an on site data system might require and taking the place of multiple other devices. The IT department can connect this server to dozens of peripherals and access data through multiple server platforms, switches, routers, UPS’s, PBX’s, and even many proprietary devices connecting via serial ports. Some setups are so simple they can be up and running on a system in less than a quarter of an hour.
Strong encryption makes the secure console server maintain the safety of the connected data and devices. With user name and password configuration, certain approved users can be allowed access to select portions of a network or peripheral system while being denied from retrieving certain data or reviewing files in other locations. Authentication maintains protection for both management and users on the system. Administrators may review the compiled event records to see where a system began its breakdown. Some servers like this will send a notification e-mail through a network or a backup modem connection. Connection can be through USB, serial port, a web-based GUI, or with included connectivity software configurations. For any system, a server like this becomes a must have item.
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For some reason or another we all have issues with putting stuff on our computers. Many of us add more and more stuff the more that we get interested in. It is human nature to explore our world and wonder about topics and research things. Many of us get into trends and our computers suffer from it. For example, some people will go through a video game phase. For months you may play either online games or go buy games beat them and buy more games. All of this is what can harm your computer and make it slow. Yes we all agree that a computer is suppose to be a machine that works for you but what happens when it slows down so much that you cannot take it anymore. What do we do? Do we just not follow human nature and not research things within our world? Or maybe we should just stop trying new things? I think many of us all know that this cannot be done and that is a freedom as a human being.
Our computers get slow for a couple of reasons.
The first is that we do install so much stuff on them that it takes up all the room our computer has. This really makes things difficult especially when it comes to large games with high graphics. All of these types of programs need a lot of ram and hard drive space and when you compile two or three of these games on one computer system, space gets limited.
The second reason that our computers get slow is because we tend no never take anything off of the computer. Think about how many times you consistently load software onto your computer. Think about all the updates that you load on your computer for existing programs. As computer users we rarely sit down take the time and say OK what don’t I need on this computer? We tend to only do this when we have come into problems or received error messages.
The third reason our computers get slow is mainly due to lack of computer maintenance.
People do not seen to ever think of maintaining a computer like you would a car. We look at a computer as a machine and as a tool for us but for some reason people don’t see a computer as a piece of equipment that needs regular maintenance. Well it is and we have many tools that you need to use on a normal basis to help keep your computer running at tip top condition.
In this article, we are going to present computer programing and discover how it may be applied to command the way your computer operates. Generally, computer beginners aren’t concerned in controlling the computer, new computer users are commonly concerned in learning more about how it all works. Nevertheless they may be surprised to learn that computer programing increases computer knowledge as a whole and it can assist to decrease the fearfulness and intimidation associated with using a new computer.
Computer programing is creating a succession of commands that enable the computer to do some actions. The people who program computers (called Computer Programers) use a programing language to communicate with a computer. You might have heard of some of these languages in the past such as Visual Basic, C++, or Fortran.
There are hundreds of other programing language and neither one is best than the other. Just about all of them are capable of executing the same tasks and accomplishing the same goals. A programer chooses one language by a simple preference.
Each of these languages differ by the way they communicate with a computer, the commands that they abide by are very specific. Not a single command of one language can be exchanged with the commands or language of another. But all of them can be used to control a computer.
At present it would be impossible to teach you how to program any language in a single article or lesson. But we can still introduce you to some of programing’s most basic concepts – starting with the commands. Commands are the instructions that a computer conforms to perform an action. To make them work inside of a program, programers assign commands to objects like buttons for example.
The commands in a program are pretty worthless unless they have some data to pursue so programers either give the programs some information to work with (list of names or numbers for example) or they make the program generate it’s own data.
Occasionally, the data comes from an outside source like the Internet or the computer that the program resides. The data that a program receives is called input and data that the program generates is called output.
Other times, the data is unknown. If the program were working with a simple algebra equation like, “x + 5 = y,” the variables “x” and “y” would be unidentified pieces of data. Or if a program were to calculate a date “x” days from now, the variable “x” would be an unidentified piece of data until we tell the program what “x” is. In programming, it’s sometimes required to work with unidentified pieces of data.
That’s when conditions are convenient,conditions allow a program to execute an action based on the event of a previous command. Using this type of command, we could instruct a program to do one thing if the “x” variable in our latter example turned out to be 9 days, and then do different thing if the variable turned out to be 31 days.
Commands, data, variables, and conditions help build the most simple programs and there are certainly more components of any programming language. But when they’re typed into a programing language and compiled to create an executable file (a file ending with the .exe extension), they turn into a software application.
As we mentioned earlier, you can use a programing language to control your computer. By using simple commands, you can program your computer to perform mathematical tasks, fill out web forms, compose an email message and send it off, or any number of other things. If you’re interested, you may find Visual Basic one of the most easiest computer programing languages to learn. Visual Basic is an object-oriented programing language and it automatically codes much of a program the minute a programmer drags a button onto a screen.
To start, I’ll mention that I own all three consoles- an Xbox 360 Pro (20GB), the PlayStation 3, and a Nintendo Wii. I like all 3 of them. The last addition was the PS3 Consoles.
I received this as a gift for Christmas.
I think the console is a great piece of hardware, and overall, I love it.
What I think is great about the console:
-Controllers. The controllers are lighter, rumble capable, and motion sensitive (vs. the 360). They come with rechargeable batteries and have great range.
The R2/L2 buttons have improved design (trigger style) over the PS2.
-Hardware. The Ps3 Consoles doesn’t have a huge power brick and is much quieter than my 360. While I’ve been through 7 Xboxes (first died within 30 days of getting it), I have had no issues whatsoever with the PS3 Consoles. Bluetooth is great and wireless is convenient, a feature Microsoft charges 0 for. Capacitive “buttons” on the console looks sleek. The included hard drive is great. Sony also trusts you to put in your own, larger capacity hard drive, a convenience that doesn’t tie you to any HD manufacturer and doesn’t void your warranty.
-Blu-Ray. Now that it’s won the format war, the Ps3 Consoles is a smartbuy for Blu-Ray alone. Yes, they’re starting to come out with 0 Blu-Ray players. I’ve never had a profile or firmware issue with any Blu-Ray disk on my PS3 Consoles, it has 1080P HDMI, ethernet AND wireless for BD live, and storage space for enhanced features. Oh, and it doesn’t take a long time to boot like some Blu-Ray players. I could be satisfied with my PS3 Consoles purchase for just this feature alone.
-Software. Love Sony or hate them, Sony has some great exclusives on the PS3 Consoles. MGS4 and Ratchet & Clank are particularly great.
-PlayStation Network is free, store is easy to use.
What are my gripes?
-Xbox Live may be a paid service, but it’s also much more fully featured. I’ve never seen a cheater on Xbox Live since 360 launch, while I’ve seen numerous instances on the PSN. Xbox Live is also much better integrated throughout the console (you can have a party on one game, decide to switch to another, and not lose anything). Sony will get closer over time, but Xbox Live is a far superior service. I would pay an equal amount to get a similarly developed online service on the PS3 Consoles.
-Why does almost every game require some sort of install? MGS4 is particularly annoying about this, with installs in between each chapter (these installs are shorter but still annoying) and it quickly eats up your hard drive space.
-An infared port costs almost nothing, is the same black as the console, and requires very little standby power. Sony’s decision to not include one is mind boggling. Sure, the Blu-Ray remote works great (Bluetooth), but a lot of people (myself included) can’t use a universal remote. Even if you get an adapter (USB to Infared), the PS3 Consoles doesn’t power the USB ports in standby, so there is no way to turn the console on with the remote (you have to leave a DualShock on, wasting the batteries).
-Speaking of no power for USB in standby, this is another mind boggling thing for me. Why can I only charge my controllers while the console is ON? I’m often tethered to the console due to a need to charge. Some 3rd party accessories can solve this- I bought the PS3 Consoles Charge Base 2 from Nyko- and it works well, charging the controllers quickly and leaving them looking neat- but buying a 3rd party accessory shouldn’t be necessary.
-Why isn’t the Blu-Ray remote included with the console if the ability to play Blu-Ray disks is such a big selling point?
-The PS3 Consoles only comes with a composite (yellow/white/red), non-HD connector. Why isn’t an HDMI cable included? Monoprice.com sells the cables for cheap, but unless you order it before the Ps3 Consoles, you won’t have it in time, and for the it costs to give buyers an HD cable in the box…the Xbox 360 includes component AND HDMI cables in the box, so Sony doesn’t have a valid excuse in my book.
-The controllers are nice, but the nonremovable battery limits your ability to swap in a spare or even replace the battery as it wears out.
Overall, I love the console. I have some criticism, but I think the purchase was very much worth it.
-Get the Charge Base I mentioned earlier. It works well and is faster and more convenient than using the USB cables.
-Check with your credit card issuers. Gold Mastercards, Visa Signature cards, and almost all American Express cards come with free extended warranty service. Mastercard & Visa will double the Sony warranty to 2 years, and Amex will do so as well. If you’re wondering if you have it, call your card issuer and ask if you have this benefit. American Express also offers accidental damage coverage- up to ,000 per incident, max ,000 per year for accidental damage, loss, or theft- for NO CHARGE. Just save your receipt with the statement, and if it breaks after the first year, you call the card issuer.
-Get a good surge protector. Save the receipt in the box. Almost all good surge protectors come with a lifetime guarantee. If the console dies due to a surge, they will pay the cost or give you a new replacement console. Put all the reciepts for any connected equpiment in the box too. I bought a Belkin 7 outlet protector- ,000 equipment guarantee.
-Buy Blu-Ray disks online (especially from Amazon), it’s MUCH cheaper than buying them at retail stores.
When various kinds of software products are developed then not only the executable files and the source code are developed but also various kinds of documents such as users’ manual, software requirements specification (SRS) documents, design documents, test documents, installation manual, etc are also developed as part of any software engineering process. All these documents are a vital part of good software development practice. Good documents are very useful and server the following purposes:
• Good documents enhance understandability and maintainability of a software product. They reduce the effort and time required for maintenance.
• Use documents help the users in effectively using the system.
• Good documents help in effectively handling the manpower turnover problem. Even when an engineer leaves the organization, and a new engineer comes in, he can build up the required knowledge easily.
• Production of good documents helps the manager in effectively tracking the progress of the project.
The project manager knows that measurable progress is achieved if a piece of work is done and the required documents have been produced and reviewed.
Different types of software documents can broadly be classified into the following:
• Internal documentation
• External documentation
Internal documentation is the code comprehension features provided as part of the source code itself. Internal documentation is provided through appropriate module headers and comments embedded in the source code. Internal documentation is also provided through the useful variable names, module and function headers, code indentation, code structuring, use of enumerated types and constant identifiers, use of user-defined data types, etc.
Careful experiments suggest that out of all types of internal documentation meaningful variable names is most useful in understanding the code. This is of course in contrast to the common expectation that code commenting would be the most useful. The research finding is obviously true when comments are written without thought. For example, the following style of code commenting does not in any way help in understanding the code.
a = 10; /* a made 10 */
But even when code is carefully commented, meaningful variable names still are more helpful in understanding a piece of code. Good software development organizations usually ensure good internal documentation by appropriately formulating their coding standards and coding guidelines.
External documentation is provided through various types of supporting documents such as users’ manual, software requirements specification document, design document, test documents, etc. A systematic software development style ensures that all these documents are produced in an orderly fashion.
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The term music technology actually refers to the devices, techniques, styles, or effects which music artists use to enhance or even create a musical piece. One of the most common application of music technology is the music editing software that a lot of music artists use so that they may be able to arrange their songs easily.
Other may also use special effects which may contribute to the improvement of the song being created. A lot of musical genres such as techno use this kind of music technology in enhancing the outcome of a single music. Almost all of the techno songs nowadays are produced using computer editing software or computer-generated sounds or special effects.
This only shows that the technology itself is a broad field and is not only limited to one particular field.
Everything is possible with technology as long as you know how to use it properly. If you want to further your knowledge with music technology, you may find a university which offers this particular type of course. There are actually numerous universities nowadays which offer a course in music technology. The scope in the course music technology is not only limited to the music industry that we know today because it may also tackle programming, acoustic science, and music theories.
Music technology is actually a combination of two different fields namely music and technology. With this reason, it is just right that a student of someone who wants to know more about music technology itself should be knowledgeable of both music and technology.
This is to ensure that he will be able to cope with the challenges that he might encounter along the way.
If you are the type of person who knows a lot when it comes to computers and you also love music, then you should consider music technology as a viable career for you.
Online games have in fact emerged as the indelible attraction for chiefly the young generation around the world. A larger section of these online gamers happen to be the teenagers. Playing online games have become akin to breathing in oxygen to your heart. The different varieties of online games present them as top draws to the emphatic gamers all over the world. It is hard to cut through the spell.
Online games come to you in different forms and flavors. As a matter of fact, the games are designed for keeping in view the varying nature of human mind. Human mind has a complex frame. No one can predict what a mind desires. The taste of a mind varies in an unprecedented way. That is why the makers of the game have put a lot of importance and effort to present the online games in a varied and diverse range.
You can have the taste of almost all the flavors which make life so colorful.
There are puzzle games, action games, console games, sports games, massive multiplayer games, funny games, flash games, racing games, retro games, room escapes, word games, arcade games, board games, card games, addicting games etc. These games can add a new wave of excitement to your gaming habit.
The online games get more interactive and impressive with the use of the console game system. Console game system is well equipped to fabricate a much better and enhanced video display signal. Console gaming systems work like a cool miracle with games like play station, Nintendo game cube, Xbox etc. with the well planned use of these specialized electronic piece of equipment you can easily expect that the gaming capacity of any online game that you are engaged in at the moment would be enhanced to a great extent.
It will be like an ultimate gaming experience for you. They are like the soul mates of your gaming habit.
Because of the console game system and their highly equipped functions, it has been much easier for the gamers as well as the online game service providers to establish a much better grip on the game and thereby turning it into a non stop excitement extravaganza.
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