Courses I have taken in Waterloo as Computer Engineering major, and some comments.

I just wanted to comment on every single course I’ve taken so far in Computer Engineering. I’ve been asked by some people – a few in high school coming into ECE, and a few friends not in ECE, regarding how I feel about my university career. Note that the ECE curriculum has drastically changed since 2010,… Continue reading Courses I have taken in Waterloo as Computer Engineering major, and some comments.

reddirect: selectively disable reddit toolbar

Update 2: This is not for Chrome extension “Reddit companion”, but rather for the old iframe-based reddit toolbar still used in short redd.it URLs. Update: Release 0.2 is available.  Chrome’s auto-update should handle it, but if it fails, please try installing again from the new link. It fixes an issue that allowed blank lines in… Continue reading reddirect: selectively disable reddit toolbar

Workaround for UL30 (UL30A-A2 and others) brightness keys in Ubuntu 10.04 (Lucid)

EDIT (2011-05-11): this should also work for 11.04. With some models of Asus ul30 family (mine is ul30a-a2), brightness hotkeys don’t work properly in Lucid.  They change the brightness somewhat randomly, also sometimes causing ACPI to “freeze”. The actual bug is here: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/+bug/543294 The (temporary) workaround, originally from here: Edit /etc/default/grub as root Find, and… Continue reading Workaround for UL30 (UL30A-A2 and others) brightness keys in Ubuntu 10.04 (Lucid)

Proper forwarding and filtering from UWaterloo engmail to gmail

Warning: Engmail may fail to forward items on time, in extreme cases, taking up to 2-3 days or even completely fail to forward at all.  Do not rely on this to manage your school email – I am not responsible for missed e-mails because you failed to check the actual UW account through getmail. Log… Continue reading Proper forwarding and filtering from UWaterloo engmail to gmail

Getting uw-secure to work with Ubuntu 10.04 (Lucid)

Right click on wireless icon, Edit Connections. Click on Wireless tab. Find uw-secure, click on Edit. Fill in the following information: Security: WPA & WPA2 Enterprise Authentication: Protected EAP (PEAP) PEAP version: Automatic Username,Password: Your UWDir username, password If you can’t use uw-secure for some reason, uw-wireless is OK too. One caveat is that you… Continue reading Getting uw-secure to work with Ubuntu 10.04 (Lucid)