Monthly Archives: January 2011

SplashMoney for Android 4.7.6 – What a Disappointment

I had used SplashMoney for Palm for years, and it was a fantastic product. When I got my new HTC EVO Android phone, getting SplashMoney was the first thing I did. Oh, what a disappointment that was. The program crashes, … Continue reading

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HTC EVO Phone

Yesterday I ended up buying a new phone. It was a pretty difficult decision, and I’m not nearly as sure that I made the right decision as when I bought my Palm Treo 755p over three years ago. Initially I … Continue reading

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What Phone to Get?

I really don’t know what phone I should get to replace my trusted Palm Treo 755p. I really think there won’t be a phone that can match its utility. It’s not a flashy phone (my friends call it “the brick”), … Continue reading

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Tricky Computer Repair

I’m finally making some progress on a tricky computer repair I’ve been dealing with in my downtime basically this entire past week. The 10.5-year-old Pentium II computer that I have been using as web and media server in my home … Continue reading

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Review for iConcept Press

I just finished the review of the book chapter I had agreed to do for iConcept Press. It was an interesting survey chapter, written by non-native speakers of English, about a topic I’m familiar with, but on which I am … Continue reading

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Gmail Account Lockdown

Oh great… Account Lockdown: Unusual Activity Detected This account has been locked down due to unusual account activity. It may take up to 24 hours for you to regain access. And all I did was send 86 MB of vacation … Continue reading

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Passed My Defense

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PhD Defense: A Framework for Testing Concurrent Programs

A Framework for Testing Concurrent Programs (Presentation, PowerPoint, PDF) Rice University Department of Computer Science Presents Mathias Ricken Ph.D. Thesis Defense Title: A Framework for Testing Concurrent Programs Date: January 10, 2011 Time: 9 AM Location: Duncan Hall 3076 Abstract: … Continue reading

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Scrum for COMP 402?

I went to a talk on Scrum yesterday, and it was very interesting. Scrum is an agile software engineering methodology, similar to Extreme Programming. It features a list of externally visible features that need to be implemented, the product backlog. … Continue reading

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Is iConcept Press Legitimate? A Review

I received a review invitation for an article to be published in one of iConcept Press‘s journals today. I already wrote about iConcept Press earlier, when I wondered whether it was a vanity press. Considering the cost of publishing there, … Continue reading

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