I’ve been working on rebuilding my web site as a portfolio, in WordPress, for at least a year now, and I’ve finally managed to finish the project and go live with it! Previously, I had a number of articles and some software hosted under a DokuWiki installation on this domain. I also had a blog running […]
A few weeks ago I bought a Toshiba Satellite T235D at MicroCenter, intending to remove Windows and install Ubuntu Linux on it. That didn’t work out and I ended up returning it and paying the restocking fee. After that debacle, I wanted to buy a computer that just works with Ubuntu, out of the box. […]
In this article I will describe how I setup a central repository to store my configuration files and shell scripts, and a quick process to bring new computers into the system and continue propagating configuration changes as I make them. To use the centralized repository approach, you need to have an account on a file/shell […]
Have you ever sent an email or an IM to the wrong person? Have you ever sent the wrong attachment? I’m not the first person to think about and write about this problem online, but let me tell you one of my strategies that can help contain the scope of the damage: Do everything you can […]
I’m going away on vacation this week. (Yay!) Where I will be staying, supposedly they have free Internet access, but you can’t always count on that. Just the same, I’d like to be able to bring some personal projects with me in case I feel inspired. If I do get motivated to work on these […]
Two significant events happened with my Comcast information services this week: I got a letter to call them to arrange an unnessesary upgrade to my TV equipment, and without any notification I was aware of, they made changes to the Internet service that broke my company’s VPN connection software.
There is a lot of text out there. More and more often these days, that text is avaiable only in electronic form. If you have something big to read, you might want to convert those bits to printed paper. But maybe the printer is too far away, you might be a dedicated environmentalist, or maybe your cat […]
About six weeks ago I made two life-changing decisions: to migrate my office desktop PC from Ubuntu Linux to Windows 7; and to start this blog. Rebuilding my desktop proved to be an easier task to finish, being motivated by the need for a working computer on my desk, but of course it wasn’t without […]
Here is my term paper from my Introduction to Folklore class this term. It’s about my grandmother’s pysanky, which is the Ukrainian art of decorating Easter eggs. I got an A on it! Woo hoo!
This paper presents a computer algorithm for predicting the arrival times of public fixed-route buses at their stops, based on real-time observations of the vehicles’ geographic positions. It is the product of my research in the GeoGraphics Laboratory at Bridgewater State College over the summer of 2001, with a grant from the Bridgewater Undergraduate Research […]