Saturday, December 22, 2007

Hand writing

So Which handwriting below looks more like mine / describes me well? I am going to make a background with 'my hand writing' and I have no free way of creating my hand writing in to a font. Thus I have narrowed it down to these 4 fonts. What do you think?

P.S. if you know of a different font that works better let me know! Thanks!

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Random Quote:

"I don't have standards, they just hold me back.."

Servers up

Finally! the servers are done software is fully installed and everything :: knock on wood :: is operational. Now all I have to do is find out what I will be logging and start thinking up how to do this, and how to visualize it... let the fun begin

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Servers are Mainly done!!

Finally I am done with these servers… for the most part. All the software is installed and most of it is configured for what we need. I am not going to list off everything that is installed on each computer, however it is rather extensive. There are 3 machines, 1 machine took a while because it was the first, and I did some things that I had never been done before (https, subversion, finding and installing a wiki). The second machine went very fast, because I just had to repeat the steps of the 1st machine. Lastly was the third machine. This gave me a bit of trouble because I had to find some different RPMs (installs) for different programs (MySql, java, flash…) which turned out to be a bit of a pain in the butt. Then getting MySql to co-operate with PHP was a big annoyance, however we finally figured it out.
Now I am just customizing the one machine then going to port all the information across the other three machines, snap shot them, then call it a night.
After this I am going to begin research on various visualizations research, and checking on different ways to log various amounts of data. Still not sure what I am logging, however I have been promised I will know before weeks end.

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Random Side Note 1

For those of you who know me at all you know that i am not a very serious person. This being said I am going to try to come up with random side notes as much as I can to bring some sense of humor to this blog.

Random Side note number 1:

Reason Number 429 why Facial hair is amazing: the moisture in your breath makes random icicles in your mustache / beard / (in my case) chin beard.

I just finished digging out my car from a major snowfall, and about ten minutes in I realized that I had quite a number of icicles in my mustache and my chin beard was frozen. This was humorous because I looked down to make sure there was no ice on the ground, and stabbed myself in the chest. It didn't hurt at all; I just thought this was funny.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Beginning of the Server

So today is the day that I begin the project. Right now I get to setup 3 different servers, 1 for production, and two for Development. Hopefully, everything goes well. All three servers are essentially have the same setup, just a typical LAMP server with a few different CMS’s on it. More to come after the break on how the installations go!

Sunday, December 9, 2007

Hello World

This is the first of many posts to come. Right now it is my plan to put up at least one post every other day describing what I am doing for my Masters Capstone.

A little about myself. My name is Andrew Luly, I was born back in 1984 (do the math). I am currently a Second year Grad student at the Rochester Institute of Technology. I am in the IT masters program, focusing in Multimedia, Database, and Web Technologies. I originally came here with thoughts of Networking and Web Design, however after a few classes I realized the error of my ways.

My main languages are AS2, AS3, PHP(4 and 5), and web ‘languages’ (html, Javascript, CSS). I know others however I have not used them in a long time so they are not worth mentioning. I enjoy PHP because it is soooo lose (as far as data types and such) thus making it very powerful. AS2 was one of the first languages I went in depth and became proficient. AS3 is like AS2, however since it is strongly typed you can do lots of things better and faster. Not to mention you can use it with Flex which is my new best friend.

I have also done a fair amount of work with Oracle 10g, and MySQL, including installation, light admin work, and performance and tuning.

So, with that being said, I give you my Masters Capstone blog, and I encourage comments / questions / random facts / and any awesomeness that you might have to give!