Back from Faculty Talk

Posted on: Sun, 11/02/2008 - 12:49 By: dae
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In our faculty, there is an informal discussion regarding faculty on every last Friday of the month. The dean put much priority on this talk such that he will join every time his schedule allows him so. For this particular month, he officially call every relatively new faculty to join a seminar trip. (FYI, relatively new is anyone who joins the faculty less than 10 years ago.) The trip was good, in both official aspect and recreational aspect. Several interesting topics were discussed in the seminar also many topics of useful information are shared.

Skin changed

Posted on: Wed, 10/22/2008 - 18:24 By: dae
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I Just change the theme to Sky. To my surprise, Sky is highly customizable. A user is allowed to change the default font, font size, alignment, width of the theme. That is exactly what I want from a theme. Now, the only problem is that I believe that the skin is a little bit sober. Will try to change that soon.

OpenVPN on Ubuntu

Posted on: Tue, 09/30/2008 - 15:42 By: dae
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Once again I have to build up a machine for OpenVPN. I have previously wrote articles about this but when I follow those instruction it still does not work. But first, let us talk about what I want to achieved. I just simply want to set up a road warrior configuration, i.e., I would like to have a machine, from any place, to securely access all the resource within our laboratory. This is not possible via public interface because the firewall rules block most of the port. Besides, it is not secure.

Finally I might be able to buy a cheaper phone

Posted on: Tue, 09/23/2008 - 15:38 By: dae
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One of my key requirements for a phone is that it must be able to set an alarm based on specific day of week. For example, I should be able to set up an alarm such that it reminds me at 15:50 on every workday (Mon. -- Fri.). The reason behind this is that in the period of last several years, I spent most of my time at Chulalongkorn University which forbid me to park a car inside the campus. This is understandable because the space is very limited. The alternative choice would be that I have to park at roadside.

First ICE class

Posted on: Sat, 09/20/2008 - 00:09 By: dae
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Today is my first chance to lecture for an ICE students (the international course). It turned out to be a very good one!!! Much better than I expected, the students were very involved with the class. They responded to most of my questions. They were willing to come in front of the class and did some assignment I placed upon them. To the very most of my surprise, they even ask that I should keep teaching well beyond the end of the class.

My First Lecturer Day

Posted on: Tue, 09/16/2008 - 18:12 By: dae
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Today I have just signed a contract with Dept. of Computer Engineering. Now, I am officially a full time lecturer at Chulalongkorn University. My former adviser came and said to me that he once heard a following quote.

You are considered being successful in your academic career when your grand student got her Ph.D.

Recovered

Posted on: Fri, 08/22/2008 - 18:05 By: dae
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The HDD of our server is broken and I almost lost all my data. The failing drive is the OS drive, not the data drive and ,yes, I set up raid5 on my server but I forgot to put MySQL data directory (/var/lib/mysql) into the raid array (still keeping it on the OS Drive).

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