Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Roasting Marshmallows

    For the past few periods in science, we have been trying to roast a marshmallow without the use of electricity or fire. Many different methods have been tested, and the strategy that has had the most success is concentrating sunlight using a magnifying glass. This has proven effective by burning a marshmallow in a mere 5 minutes. 

    I hope that we discover more interesting things as we end our Grade 7 school year.

Friday, April 29, 2016


Hello everybody(probably Mrs Bumstead because my blog has basically no traffic)!

    After about 3 months of periodic work on my passion project, I have finished it and presented it to the class! My presentation was on information security, which is essentially security on the internet. In my speech, I explained numerous techniques for attacking and being the attacker, since it's easier to understand how to prevent something if you know what you are preventing.

    After journeying into the depths of unknown internet territory, I have come back unscathed and ready for more. It will be important to revisit information security and extend my knowledge to the outer rim. I am ready to learn more.

- Matthews

Monday, April 18, 2016

Passion Project

    I am now finished my passion project on information security. I have learned about how to protect myself against attackers with malicious intent. I have also learned White Hat Hacking. That means hacking with good intentions in mind. e.g. DDoSing or taking down an offensive website. Black Hat Hacking, however, is hacking with bad intentions. e.g. Deleting files from a website, hacking a bank. I have learned a lot about protection in the digital world and the potential dangers in the cloud.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

R.I.P. Steve 2015-2016

Unfortunately Steve has passed away due to technical failures. I will try to save him from permanent death. Nothing however, is guaranteed. :(

Monday, October 12, 2015

Animal Adaptations

    For one of our assignments in science, we had to create a hybrid animal with multiple behavioral and physical adaptations. I wonder if i should use my digital drawing with my mouse (below) or draw one with pencil...

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Steve 1.0

Steve 1.0 with basic functions such as, Read that and What time is it.

Monday, September 28, 2015

Steve Update!

Steve, the personal assistant I am working on, will also be a part of my Passion Project! Stay tuned for updates!