Thesis code completed

Posted by Jerry Sat, Oct 27 '07

... Or so I hope?! Squashed a ton of bugs, stabilized API being used haphazardly between the RrdTool and Simulation sinks, sort of prettified Weathermap a bit more. Now I'm just left with churning out the rest of the thesis and getting it onto the NICTA testbed...

aesir:~/Projects/meshmon$ svn commit
svn commit:
Sending        html/index.html
Adding         html/overlib.js
Sending        html/weathermap.html
Sending        icons/Safemesh1.png
Sending        src/aodv.py
Sending        src/config.py
Sending        src/gatherers/rrdsink.py
Sending        src/gatherers/simulatesink.py
Sending        src/meshmon.py
Sending        src/nodes.py
Sending        src/plugins/RrdTool.py
Sending        src/plugins/Simulation.py
Sending        src/rendering/rrd.py
Sending        src/rendering/weathermap.py
Sending        src/threads.py
Sending        src/topology.py
Sending        src/webserver.py
Adding         src/wifi.py
Sending        weathermap/Weathermap.class.php
Sending        weathermap/weathermap
Sending        weathermap.conf.template
Transmitting file data .....................
Committed revision 61.
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End of semester anxiety

Posted by Jerry Sun, Oct 14 '07

Simplest way to describe my thoughts on not so far off future: .... (mind-numbing coding) !!#$%#@ (thesis is due) ???? (Future? What future?)

The advanced security project and report is due on Friday. The report shouldn't be that big a problem as the minimum word count is just 5000 words / 20 pages. spent an unproductive day poking around with PyGTK, got a basic GUI up and running with Glade and Python, wired together some signals, and still need to test them in Scratchbox. Left the labs half way while trying to implement the Kismet core, which hopefully I can finish by tomorrow. Afterwards need to work on GPS tracking and some minimum Bluetooth scanning... Guh, it's scary. Thesis? Let's not even go there. NICTA is probably getting ready to outsource the project to prospective summer scholarship students. :P

At least life has been mostly uneventful. A moment of Zen = figuring out how to compose a beautiful lambda construct in Python, while nibbling on a salty pretzel.

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Rails refreshed

Posted by Jerry Sat, Oct 13 '07

I’ve noticed that my Typo blog has been slowing to a crawl these days, simply publishing a post or changing sidebar settings for the template took almost forever; Kexin noticed it when he was testing out comments too. A quick investigation turned out Typo has been hoarding a huge (and I mean almost a gigabyte huge) cache of every single GET/POST to the site, with 99.9% being things like this: (URLs censored to protect the guilty)

/var/www/typo/tmp/cache/META/META/ACTION_PARAM/ www.libcoffee.net/articles/permalink/blog_name=some_random_drug&day=27 &excerpt=http./www.xyz.com/pharmacy_stuff /var/www/typo/tmp/cache/META/META/ACTION_PARAM/ www.libcoffee.net/articles/permalink/blog_name=another_random_drug&day=27 &excerpt=http./www.xyz.com/drugs_and_more_drugs&month=06 &title=untitled#trackbacks ...

Repeated ad naseum for little blue pills, kitchen floor tiles and various unspeakables… no wonder Typo seemed so slow. Anyway, a quick purge of /tmp/cache seems to do the trick. Rails is fast now! (Sort of.) :P

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