Safe For Seneca

The course is over, and I’m happy to say that the whole experiment of taking a course while teaching at the same time was a success in every way that I hoped for. I learned a lot about a new field (Android app programming). Though I could have theoretically picked it up myself at any …

Continue reading DPS924 Part10: Final notes

Interesting. Last week I was saying how I have to force myself to do more work than required, this week I have the opposite worry :) We got a lab last week that was really hard. I quickly realised that during the lab and tried my best to finish it without distractions, but didn’t manage …

Continue reading DPS924 Part7: Hard work

Years ago I worked hard on creating an easy to use Audio CD ripper. I started from an abandoned project (Asunder) and brought it a long way, it’s now one of the favourite CD rippers on Linux. I got some interesting news about the project recently. Raphael Guyot has ported Asunder to ARM! Why on …

Continue reading Asunder for ARM

It’s been a while since I’ve been a student, and apparently in the meantime I’ve become a bit complacent. My successes went to my head a too much, had a slight negative impact on my attitude. What I’m talking about today is the work ethic required to be a successful student. But before I talk …

Continue reading DPS924 Part6: Keeping up

Prof: “How many people bought the book?” Everyone else (including me): … total scilence … It’s been a while since I bought a textbook. The last time must have been back when I was getting my master’s degree. Before that when I was a BSD student at Seneca. I always bought the textbook for each …

Continue reading DPS924 Part5: Textbooks

Ooh, for a second I thought I would be forced into using OWA for reading my email! How horrible. There are no instructions on the ITS Services site, and the instructions I found in another student’s post didn’t work. Turns out they are mostly correct but not 100%, here’s what works for me: IMAP: pod51018.outlook.com:143 …

Continue reading DPS924 Part3: Setting up myseneca email using IMAP/SMTP and Thunderbird

Had my first lecture yesterday. What an experience! I was absolutely sure that it won’t be much like when I was an actual student at Seneca, but it turns out I was wrong. Turns out I felt exactly the same way as I did when I was a student. It’s hard to describe that feeling. …

Continue reading DPS924 Part2: First lecture