Gaming Our Lives

As you know gaming makes life of a lot of people happier nowadays. But I should point out pros and cons of gaming.

You might consider gaming as a type of entertainment. Lots of people spend their free time driving, flying, killing, creating and what not escaping the reality. Games can be educational, funny, they can teach skills such as strategic thinking, interpretative analysis and problem solving.

However, gaming can be very addictive and make children become accustomed to violence. Furthermore, as you can see around you video games have negative effects on children and distract them from school homework and doing sports.

To sum up, it is up to you to decide whether you play video games or not, if you want to use gaming as a kind of entertainment or to avoid danger of it. Choose what you love, as to me I devote my free time to education, sport, family and friends.

  • (from “MIIT: Mary's Incredible InfoTech”, short reviews by Mary Zhukova)

Job Application in a Dream

The other day I had a dream. No wonder! I have been studying the best way to apply for an IT job. So in my dream I was writing a letter of application.

Cannes 130174
Avenue Beausejour, 8
25.11.2027

Marine Chevaleyre
82 Parfois Street 
Paris 237820

Dear Marine Chevaleyre,

I am writing to apply for the position of web developer which was advertised at itworld.com.

After I degreed from Computer Science and Web developing, University of Nice, I completed a course in computer hardware, science and networking at the Cybernetics College in Antibes. Two years ago I did a course on web design at the University pf Strasbourg: HTML, Java and Space Communications between global web sites.Then I got online diploma in the best web-based technology for business (www.elearnbusiness.com).

For the May 2025 – December 2026 I worked as IT consultant at an IT company, specialising in e-commerce and IT strategies of creating business and artificial intelligence. 

Since January 2027 I have been working as Part-time Web developer at www.itspacesites.com; responsible for updating the site and planning website layouts and navigation. 

I have social, organisational skills and good communication skills. I can speak French, English, Russian and Ukrainian.

I really enjoy working on the Web and I want to be a part of your IT world.

In my free time I like doing web surfing, listening to music, doing sports, reading books in paper and travelling to distant picturesque places.

I enclose a curriculum vitae and samples of my work. 

I will be available for an interview at any time.

I look forward  to hearing from you!

Yours faithfully,
Maria  Zhukova

  • (from “MIIT: Mary's Incredible InfoTech”, short reviews by Mary Zhukova)

My Experience with Computers

First I met a computer at the age of seven. It was a laptop running Windows XP. I knew nothing about these magical IT devices and about the Internet at all!

My first computer game was a language learning multimedia one. As far as  remember it was EuroTalk 15 languages. I used it to expand my English vocabulary.

It’s been a long time since my first cyber experience.  Now I am a happy owner of an Apple iMac and still learning everything about computers & coding with the best teacher in the world. 

In the future I want to work in this area and take part in creating the wonderful digital age!

  • (from “MIIT: Mary's Incredible InfoTech”, short reviews by Mary Zhukova)

Successful Coding

Earlier I wrote about making a perfect website and it is time to share what I have learned about creating a program. I believe this is a marvellous example of successful workflow.

  • Make a flowchart of the program.
  • Write instructions in a programming language.
  • Compile the program.
  • Test and debug the problem.
  • Prepare documentation.
  • (from “MIIT: Mary's Incredible InfoTech”, short reviews by Mary Zhukova)

Seven Lucky Steps To Your Website

I will tell you how to create the website of your dreams. It is not so difficult as you think. Just let your mind generate new ideas and may your arms type on & on.

  • Have an idea.
  • Decide the content and structure for the website.
  • Write text and choose pictures.
  • Link related pages to each other using hyperlinks.
  • Publish posts.
  • Keep the website updated.
  • Look for new ideas.

The way I follow these rules can  be seen all over my website.

Good Luck!

P. S. Don’t forget to improve your skills gradually!

 

  • (from “MIIT: Mary's Incredible InfoTech”, short reviews by Mary Zhukova)

Subjects of My Life

Universal of Mine

I am just sitting at the table right now, drinking my coffee and thinking about courses that I should choose when I go to the university.

 In my list there should be Data Design,  Management of Creative Projects and Prototyping Interactive Technologies.

But I don’t want to be a narrow specialist, so I would choose one or two more minor subjects apart of my major. Multimedia is everywhere now. So you must be at home with art & design.

          That’s why I feel like taking up some courses related to these areas. I want to learn lots of stuff to be good at my job and obtain specific skills. For example “Communication and graphic design” and “Journalism, PR, media and publishing”.

I hope my schedule will allow me to start practise on my own, maybe it’s gonna be a kind of freelance. It will help me realise.

  • (from “MIIT: Mary's Incredible InfoTech”, short reviews by Mary Zhukova)

DTP Know-how Sharing

High School
Antibes, France 
13th July 2019

Dear Miriam,

I am writing to inform you about DTP publication. I want to tell you about every step that i have learnt. it’s thrilling indeed, ’cause you save your time by following these simple steps.

Firstly, you should decide the basic form of the document. To create the DTP document, you begin by selecting a template or by specifying the settings of a new document. The next stop is to type the text directly or to import it from a program like Word or WordPerfect.

When the text has been edited, you should import the pictures and use precise tools to position, scale, crop and rotate all the items. Once the file is composed and saved, you have to prepare it for printing, which involves verifying the colour specification, creating a Postscript or PDF file, exporting the file in HTML format for the Web, checking proofs, etc.

The last step for you is to take the files to a service bureau, which will print the publication.

I hope you enjoy my information. I look forward to hearing from you.

Yours faithfully,

Maria Zhukova, student from Antibes

  • (from “MIIT: Mary's Incredible InfoTech”, short reviews by Mary Zhukova)

3D(ream) Modelling

Graphics and Design

For successful modelling everyone should remember these 4 steps. They will help you to realize your ideas in a best way.

Wireframe

is a way to design a 3d object at the structural level. 

solid modeling

 is the use of software to create a virtual three-dimensional model of some physical object.

Texturing

is the process of applying images to 3D objects so that they appear more realistic.

Rendering

 is the automatic process of generating a  photorealistic or non-photorealistic image from a 2D or 3D model by means of computer programs.

Now I know well which 4 steps I should follow.

  • (from “MIIT: Mary's Incredible InfoTech”, short reviews by Mary Zhukova)

Printer of Dreams

I believe all of us gave a thought once in a while about a gadget of their dream. I did. So, I will tell you about a printer of my dreams.  

I think, it should print everything I want in what time I want. Pictures, documents, web pages, photos. A printer of mine can hear me also. For example, if I work at my computer, I shouldn’t go to it and press the button or if I am lying on the sofa, I can say to it something and it will print it out

It would be fantastic if the printer could recycle the paper. Maybe it will use plastic paper to save trees

To sum up, it should be small, so I could put it on the little shelf. It should have no wires to save place in my room too.

(from “Mastories”, short stories by Mary Zhukova)

iMac of my dream

I was thinking about doing something new for quite a while. Finally, I decided to take up Computer design. But to do this I needed a new computer.

Initially I chose iMac pro. Why? Because I got used to my old friend iMac and I cannot imaging shifting to another type of working stations.

I checked out the Internet and found out that they released the new iMac packed with the most powerful graphics and processors ever in this brand, along with the most advanced storage, memory, and I/O.  As for its appearance — all this powerful hardware is kept behind a breath-taking Retina 5K display in a sleek, all-in-one design.

Computer design means not only coding, but rendering, 3d modeling, etc. Thus your working station must be extra powerful. That is where iMac Pro is ready to turn your biggest ideas into your greatest work. iMac Pro has the power and flexibility to balance multicore processing with single-thread performance. Which means you can render images, edit up to 8K video, manipulate photos, create real-time audio effects, or compile apps — all at lightning speed.

It is often an issue where to save and keep all your projects. With iMac pro there is no such a problem as you have at your disposal up to 4TB of SSD storage letting you work on large 4K and HD projects regardless of codec.

Having read all this info, and after watching reviews I should say that I can’t wait to work on it!

(from “Mastories”, short stories by Mary Zhukova)