Posted on: Wed, 05/30/2007 - 16:03 By: dae

Finally, I have submitted an article to IEEE Trans. on Robotics. Hope that good news arrive soon.

Proceed to the next article.

In Search for a Font

Posted on: Tue, 05/15/2007 - 14:50 By: dae

As a computer engineer, you are more or less frequent yourself with programming, or at least something very close to programming and since we are not at the point where natural language can serve as a courier of our need to the computer yet, typing in a program, source code, HTML, etc. is still our de facto modus operandi. In programming, or more to say, typing a program, we do love our code tidy, we wish things to be aligned properly, i.e., we always stick with monospace font.

Mini-HOWTO: Thai Language Support for LaTeX in Windows, using MiKTeX 2.5 (and 2.6 and 2.7)

Posted on: Thu, 05/03/2007 - 15:40 By: dae

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  • MikTeX 2.6 I have tried this also on MiKTeX 2.6 and everything works just fine, except that some files have to be put on different directory, see the bottom of the article
  • MikTeX 2.7 I also tried this on MikTeX 2.7 and the step is still the same as 2.6.
  • I also added a figure roughly showing what you have to do, exclude the modification to the existing miktex file.

[img_assist|nid=2044|title=MikTeX Thai Font Installation Guide|desc=|link=node|align=left|width=640|height=415]

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Introduction to LaTeX

Posted on: Thu, 04/26/2007 - 13:49 By: dae

In this section, I will describe LaTeX especially what is LaTeX, what it can do, its strength and weakness. I will not bother give the introduction on using LaTeX, since there are many good introduction already available. Check "Not So Short Introduction to LaTeX2e". for a good starting place in using LaTeX.

LaTeX is a document preparation system. It is used to produce a document just like what exactly MS Word does, only nicer, simpler and more exquisite.

Using Thai LaTeX in Windows

Posted on: Thu, 04/26/2007 - 13:09 By: dae

In this series of article, I will describe a use of LaTeX as a document preparation platform for Thai document in Win32 (WinXP) environment.

There are numerous reason why one should use LaTeX: free (both gratis and libre), easy, content-oriented, etc. However, my particular reason is that it resembles programming and fits more perfectly to my style. Typing math is also much less painful, if not joyous.

What does Ph.D. mean

Posted on: Tue, 04/03/2007 - 19:30 By: dae

Doctor of Philosophy? -- that's the canonical meaning. Permanent Head Damage? -- that's a good one. But the one I came across many months ago and believe that it is very interesting is this quotation from Rondam Ramblings' "Top ten geek business myths".

The only thing a Ph.D. means is that you're not a moron, and you're willing to put up with the bullshit it takes to slog your way through a Ph.D. program somewhere.

Please check out the full article.

Mind Bogglingly Large

Posted on: Fri, 03/09/2007 - 10:37 By: dae

Space is big. Really big. You just won't believe how vastly hugely mind-bogglingly big it is. I mean, you may think it's a long way down the road to the chemist, but that's just peanuts to space.

-- from The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, by Douglas Adams

A few days ago I was asked, how likely the hash function used in eMule would collide. Well, eMule use 128-bit MD4 which could have 2^128 distinct value. So, how big is 2^128?

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