I do commend her for recognizing that there are two types of Americans, U.S. Americans, and non U.S. Americans. I guess what she was trying to say is that we should help each other. And after you finish laughing, I hope you see that it's the message that counts... eesh!
I've been busy this summer working on a few commercial projects, and a few research related projects at Ryerson University, the dept. of Computer Science, so my posts have been a bit rushed. By rushed I mean not at all, or consisted of a place holder from xkcd.com
I wrapped up a video project for Athletes Video. A golf swing analysis application From the success of the site, I see golfers REALLY like that sort of thing. Check it out here (login: 'demo'). I'm working on a second one which is looking to be a first of it's kind (as far as I can see).
The Computational Intelligence Initiative lab at Ryerson has been keeping me pretty busy. That's what happens when you like what you do and the people you work with. It's hard to leave work behind. There's several things on the go, so here's a list of just a few:
ryePod - an Automated Mulit-Agent and Information Syndication
I mentioned this in more detail before,
but now I have this fancy pic and poster.
3D Node Simulator (snappier name pending)
This application visually represents the current state of a network or a multi-agent system, tracks and records the progressive stages:
Ryerson's Women In Engineering (WIE)
The latest project to wrap up is part of WIE, where we had the opportunity to mentor three very talented and intelligent engineers-to-be from grade 11. We worked on several projects, one of which is presented here, and won 3rd place in the competition which followed the 6 week program. Nika, Nilanthy, and Susan did a great job, and were a pleasure to work with.
An honorable mention of a project which completed this summer that is not my own. Jeff Hardy and Cloves Carneiro Jr., with Hampton Catlin, published a Rails book, Beginning Rails: From Novice to Professional from Apress. From reading the TOC the book sounds well through out, but I'll picking a copy up for the lab. With the increase in web development our students our asking for, and the great implementation Rails has done implementing MVC, this will be a great addition to our texts for students. And Jeff is a great developer, who will teach me a thing or two.
One last thing. Apparently my nerd score is 89/100... a bit higher then I thought it would be, but oh well... life goes on.
Bart Gajderowicz is a Toronto Web Developer, student, research assistant, djambe player, beer drinker, and all around good bloke. He works mostly in Ruby on Rails, wished his British accent was better, and talks about himself in the 3rd person when appropriate &&/|| funny.