Senior Design Project

In order to graduate from the Engineering program at San Diego State University, each student needs to complete a senior design project with a team of between 6 to 10 students. The group that I’m apart of is working on building a system to localize nodes in a wireless sensor network (WSN). We do this ...

Setting background color of SWT buttons in Windows not supported

Just wasted a while to figure this out only to find out that it’s not supported because it’s not supported in the Windows native widget.

xorg.conf for Ubuntu Gutsy tribe 5 on IBM Thinkpad t43 2668-75U 1

This is the xorg.conf file as generated from the Live CD. # xorg.conf (xorg X Window System server configuration file) # # This file was generated by dexconf, the Debian X Configuration tool, using # values from the debconf database. # # Edit this file with caution, and see the xorg.conf manual page. # (Type ...

Students, Sponsors: Beware of Pacific Nautilus 1

This is rant. You’ve been warned. This will hopefully be the last time I ever mention Pacific Nautilus on this blog. Also this is my personal opinion and may or may not be representative of the San Diego City College Robotics Engineering Club and its members. For background read my last post. It looks like ...

2007 Autonomous Underwater Vehicle Competition

Update: We actually placed 9th out of 27 teams. There was an error in the tabulation of the final scores stating we placed 11th. This will soon be changed on the competition website. This year I and some friends from San Diego City College Robotics Engineering Club took part in the AUV Competition here in ...

Top 30 Django Tutorials and Articles 32

As a response to the Top 30 Ruby on Rails Tutorials, I’ve compiled a list of the top 30 Django tutorials and articles. These links are in addition to the great documentation on the Django project site. For those who don’t know, Django is a Python web development framework that makes development super fast. The ...

Setting Up Tomcat 5 on Ubuntu 6.06 40

I had mentioned that I’d post a quick how-to on setting up Tomcat 5 on Ubuntu Dapper. So here it is and lucky for me it’s VERY easy. Translations: castellano First a quick overview of what we are going to do: 1. install software 2. change 1 line in a configuration file. 3. start the ...

Sleep Deprivation and Being a Loser 1

On Sunday I installed Ubuntu 6.06 (Dapper) at Sprachenatelier Berlin e.V. a small language school in Friedrichshain. It took all night and I’m still not finished. Someone had installed a Tomcat server that was serving a custom jsp app. Having never installed tomcat nor having ever developed Java Server Pages and only finding out about ...

Mysql, JDBC and relationships in Openoffice.org 2.0.x 1

By default when attempting to create a relationship by way of Tools > Relationships… in OpenOffice you’ll get an error that relationships are not supported. However this is not true if you are using the InnoDB tables. In order to enable relations you need to add overrideSupportsIntegrityEnhancementFacility=true to your connection string. So where do I ...

Father of the WWW on Net Neutrality

Tim Berners-Lee, the inventor of the World Wide Web, has a short journal entry and also a video of his take on Net Neutrality. He is just one of many people who support Net Neutrality. In my last entry on the subject I quoted Scott Cleland of NetCompetition.org, an opponent of network neutrality. He listed ...