This is my stash of various odd & ends. Some of it is interesting, some of it is crap. Some of it is ideas that I thought were good at the time but not anymore. Some of it is throwaway research. Some of it may not even be mine. Perhaps you can find some good morsels here.
An Overview of XSL
This is a presentation I gave on XSL for my text databases course in 2001.
It gives my impressions about the state of XSL at that time.
Human-Readable Data Formats
In the User Interfaces course I took in 2001, I had to take the material
from class and apply them to a different UI topic. I decided to look at
human-readable data formats. I presented my results in the form of a
"picture book." It's sort of lame, and it might not make too much sense if
you haven't taken the course, but it's hard to find information on this
topic elsewhere, so you might find it useful.
This is what I've been working on for the past little while
Mousing Around--mouse finger puppets
Every once in a while, I go on an arts & crafts binge. One of my
creations is a bunch of silly mouse finger puppets.
Tilings of Arbitrary Triangle Meshes
Yeah, I don't even know what I was thinking here. I must have spent tens
of hours sitting around drawing little triangles trying to figure out how
this stuff worked.
For a course project, I volunteered to make a X3D model viewer to a mobile
device. Instead of porting an existing implementation, I decided to write
one from scratch. X3Dl is the result.
Pictures of EPFL
A friend of mine was demanding that I take some pictures of EPFL, so
here are some pictures I took documenting my walk to my office.
Secure Position Vefirication in
I took a course on Ad Hoc Networks at EPFL in 2004/2005, and it felt good
since I was able to reexplore some of the topics I had looked at two years
earlier as a Masters student at Waterloo. I'm not really all that
knowledgeable about security, but I was able to tweak some existing
research for my course project. As part of the course, I also had to give
a little presentation (with notes) about my
course project. I would have put it up earlier, but my project referenced
unpublished research from researchers at EPFL, but it's been a year now,
so I don't think anyone would mind.
Automatic Deployment Set
For my first year doctoral school project at EPFL, my supervisor
encouraged me to take a look at the growing systems field of configuration
management. I tried tinkering around a bit with a toy problem, and the
results were somewhat underwhelming, so I decided to go look elsewhere for
inspiration. Basically, I was looking for a way to automatically replicate
a machine "configuration" from a developer's box to a server box. I also
had to give a presentation (notes) on my research.
When I was in Switzerland, I really wanted to make some cheesecake, but
I didn't have access to an oven, so I tried steaming some cheesecakes,
and it worked reasonably well (for a guy who doesn't have an oven and
really wants cheesecake).