Saturday, October 31, 2009
For those of you who are still very much in love with your IPhone, I don't recommend you to watch this video as you might end up betraying your loyalty to the Apple and opening your heart to a new lover.
Unless you are fully prepared for a long love affair, be warned that It will not be a one-off.
Saturday, September 26, 2009
Although it's way pricey on a tight student budget, I believe the extensive definition of such complex topic is worth every penny. I got hold of it for a couple of hours only, but I'm still very much impressed by it.
|Behavioral Modeling for Embedded Systems|
By Luis Gomes, Joao M. Fernandes
Link to the book on Amazon
|Cognitive Systems and the Extended Mind|
By Robert D. Rupert
Link to the book on Amazon
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
|Effective Team Leadership for Engineers|
By Pat Wellington and Niall Foster
Link to the book on IET
|ARM System Developer's Guide: Designing and Optimizing System Software|
By Andrew Sloss, Dominic Symes, Chris Wright
Link to the book on Amazon
|Modular Java: Creating Flexible Applications with OSGi and Spring|
By Craig Walls
Link to the book on Amazon
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Wednesday, June 03, 2009
Tuesday, June 02, 2009
He then called James Gosling the founder of JAVA programming language and Scott McNealy the former president of Sun Microsystems up on stage. It was so fascinating to see these three geniuses together, who have undoubtedly changed the way the world evolves.
The sessions I'm attending today at 8:30 am-10:30 pm are:
- The Real-Time Java™ Platform Programming Challenge: Taming Timing Troubles
- Mobile Service Architecture 2: Introducing New Features in Mobile Devices
- Real Time: Understanding the Trade-Offs Between Determinism and Throughput
- The Java™ 2 Platform, Micro Edition Mobile Information Device Profile 3.0 (MIDP 3.0)
- Building Real-Time Systems for the Real World
- Java Card™ 3 Platform: A Platform for Embedded Systems
- Asynchronous I/O Tricks and Tips
- Step-by-Step Development of an Application for the Java Card™ 3.0 Platform
- Electronic Health Records (EHR) on Java Card™ 3.0 Technology-Based Devices
- Inside the Sun Java™ Real-Time System
- Integrating Java Card™ 3.0 Technology into the Desktop Environment
Monday, June 01, 2009
Saturday, May 16, 2009
Friday, April 10, 2009
Thursday, March 19, 2009
Monday, February 23, 2009
Sunday, February 15, 2009
Last week I attended a workshop organised by the Austrian research centres on behalf of the SANY consortium at the Austria's national weather service agency (ZAMG) in Vienna.
OpenGIS® Standards and Specifications are technical documents that detail interfaces or encodings. Software developers use these documents to build support for the interfaces or encodings into their products and services. These specifications are the main "products" of the Open Geospatial Consortium and have been developed by the membership to address specific interoperability challenges. Ideally, when specifications are implemented by two different software engineers working independently, the resulting components plug and play, that is they work together without further debugging.
In an Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc. (OGC) initiative called Sensor Web Enablement (SWE), members of the OGC are building a unique and revolutionary framework of open standards for exploiting Web-connected sensors and sensor systems of all types: flood gauges, air pollution monitors, stress gauges on bridges, mobile heart monitors, Webcams, satellite-borne earth imaging devices and countless other sensors and sensor systems.
The models, encodings, and services of the SWE architecture enable implementation of interoperable and scalable service-oriented networks of heterogeneous sensor systems and client applications. In much the same way that Hyper Text Markup Language (HTML) and Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) standards enabled the exchange of any type of information on the Web,the OGC’s SWE initiative is focused on developing standards to enable the discovery, exchange, and processing of sensor observations, as well as the tasking of sensor systems. The functionality that OCG has targeted within a sensor web includes:
- Discovery of sensor systems, observations, and observation processes that meet an application’s or user’s immediate needs;
- Determination of a sensor’s capabilities and quality of measurements;
- Access to sensor parameters that automatically allow software to process and geo-locate observations;
- Retrieval of real-time or time-series observations and coverages in standard encodings
- Tasking of sensors to acquire observations of interest;
- Subscription to and publishing of alerts to be issued by sensors or sensor services based upon certain criteria.
Above is a very brief introduction to OGC and SWE derived from Opengeospatial website.
SANY-IP has developed a Sensor Service Architecture (SensorSA) with OGC SWE services used within which allows building of complete Environmental Monitoring Networks (EMNs) from standard-compliant components.
The intention of the workshop was to teach the participants which SensorSA-compliant software components are available, and how to configure and deploy them. This is part of the research in my PhD studies which will later be required for further implementation.
During the workshop I met many scientists and researchers using OGC's SWE for different European projects with various applications aimed at monitoring water quality and level, Earthquake, Weather, fire and etc.
Thursday, February 05, 2009
Well, If I was in his position I would have said what I meant was 'DEEP RECESSION'. It makes even more sense.
Thursday, January 29, 2009
Choose 'Solaris' from the drop-down list.
Choose x86 from the second box unless you have a Sparc system. Click on 'Agree and install now' and then 'save file'. Here I saved the file on my 'Desktop'.
What you just downloaded is a zipped folder with .bz2 extension. You need to right click on the zipped file and then choose 'Extract Here'. Now your files are extracted into a folder with the same name on your desktop. There are two files in that folder and we are interested in 'libflashplayer.so'.
Then go on the Terminal. login as super-user: type SU and then enter your root password if there is any. In this stage you have to copy the file (libflashplayer.so) into the plugins folder of your Firefox.
/export/home/tiger/Desktop/flash_player_solaris _r151_x86/libflashplayer.so /usr/lib/firefox/plugins/
Opera is also available for OpenSolaris.
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
ZFS is a new file system developed by Sun Microsystems providing a fundamentally new approach to data management . Whatever the situation, with ZFS you can always roll back to previous versions of your data or in other words 'restore' it.
With ZFS not only do you always have automatic backups but also it provides higher level of security. These are not the only features, there is a number of additional advantages which are becoming more evident to many big vendors but is out of the scope of this post.
Nowadays an ever increasing number of companies are turning to Sun Microsystems to help them achieve more reliable storage solutions and higher security.
Apart from this fantastic storage solution, Sun provides a powerful tool called 'Dtrace' which can be used on MySql to estimate or monitor the execution times of the query parsing or even to determine whether query uses query catch or not.
Tonight, Martin Brown amazed everyone by his fantastic presentation on MySql, ZFS and DTrace at Sun's customer briefing centre in London.
I Loved it..Geeks were speechless!!..and guess what?..the whole presentation was run on MAC rather than Solaris to prove full compatibility.
Thursday, January 22, 2009
After completing the registration process I was given a license number which apparently is valid till August 09. It's a relatively large image file (2.5 GB) which needs to be recorded onto a DVD.
But surely there is no operating system safer, smoother, faster and more reliable than OpenSolaris by Sun Microsystems. Not because I work for Sun, Nope, because it really is reliable and nothing makes me feel better more than assurance.
Haven't you noticed the paradox??
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
- Scientists say data from satellites and weather stations indicate a warming of about 0.6C over the last 50 years.
- The continent of Antarctica is warming up in step with the rest of the world, according to a new analysis.
- Meanwhile, scientists in Antarctica say a major ice shelf is about to break away from the continent.
- The Wilkins Ice Shelf is said to be "hanging by a thread" from the Antarctic Peninsula, the strip of land pointing from the white continent towards the southern tip of South America.
- A BAS team currently on site is reporting that the Wilkins shelf, about 15,000 sq km in area, is probably about to break free.
- "It really could go at any minute, and I wouldn't be at all surprised if the final cracks started to appear very soon," said BAS's David Vaughan.
- Last year, scientists from the UK Met Office used climate models to attribute trends at the poles, and concluded that human emissions of greenhouse gases were largely responsible for the observed warming.
- A much bigger question is whether the new analysis of Antarctic warming heralds any major melting in the West Antarctic ice sheet, which could lead to big changes in sea level and global impacts.
Source :BBC News