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Wednesday, July 29th, 2015
10:43 pm
Week 29; activity!
Which is good because in Week 28, I made no progress toward getting a job other than that I was able to shuffle around Glassdoor and a few other sites to produce leads to entry level dev jobs that I could apply to rapidly with a few clicks. This week, I've noticed there's more than a few listings for work from home dev that I need to investigate.

Mon July 27 - Darby phone screen for HP, I think
Wed July 29 - in-person interview with Regan at Veredes recruiting for iStation, and I'm bac k on the assessment vending machine again
Fri July 31 - in-person interview at 2pm with Tracy Hamilton for HP, but I need the location...
Thursday, July 16th, 2015
5:52 pm
Week 27
July 13 - Contract final word?, (did not) complete Java assessment for iStation
July 14 - First day at contract will be Monday, July 20th; requested to come in early to complete paperwork, prepare office accommodation.
July 15 - Granted early access to contract offices, spent 3.5 hours becoming familiar with office position, coworkers
July 16 - Notified my contract project would be delayed until after others are completed during August. :(
Monday, July 13th, 2015
4:27 am
Week 25 and 26 have done, start Week 27
July 2 - began work proposal for Airside Logix

July 6 - completed work proposal for Airside Logix
July 7 - 1st phone interview with Argo, 1st phone interview with HP
July 8 - 2nd phone interview with Argo, mis-scheduled meeting with WWEX.com
July 9 - ftf interview with Argo

July 13 - Airside Logix final word?, complete Java assessment for iStation
Friday, June 26th, 2015
3:11 am
Week 24 have done
June 22 - Airside Logix: phone interview
June 24 - World Wide Express: phone interview
June 25 - Intel: phone screen for Software Quality Engineer
Wednesday, June 17th, 2015
10:00 pm
more tutorial/course sites
www.sqlcourse.com

www.w3schools.com

Khan Academy

Code Academy
featuring languages
HTML & CSS
JavaScript
jQuery
PHP
Python
Ruby

and APIs
Deezer, Javascript
Wepay_ruby, Ruby
Youtube, Javascript
Wepay_python, Python
Box_api, Ruby
Oauth, Ruby
Soundcloud, Javascript
Mandrill, Javascript
NPR, Python
Dwolla, Python
Sunlight_javascript, Javascript
Easypost, Ruby
Evernote, Ruby
Nhtsa - Learn how to use Python and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's API!, Python
Sunlight_python, Python
Apigee, Javascript
Sendgrid, Ruby
Twitter, Ruby

and Goals
Animate your Name
Website About you
Make your Own Galaxy

and Webdev
Make a Website
Build a recent version of Airbnb's home page and learn the fundamentals of web development in the process.
Make an Interactive Website
Build the Flipboard home page and learn how to add interactivity to your website.
Learn Ruby on Rails
Learn to build web apps with Ruby on Rails 4. By the end of the course, you'll be able to use Ruby on Rails to create your own apps.
Learn AngularJS
Learn to build web apps using AngularJS 1.x. By the end of the course, you'll be able to use AngularJS to create your own apps.
Ruby on Rails: Authentication
Learn how to add sign up, log in, and log out functionality to your Rails apps, as well as how to manage access to specific pages.
Learn the Command Line BETA
Learn how to use the command line to manipulate data and automate tasks.
Friday, June 12th, 2015
11:30 pm
Tuesday, June 9th, 2015
5:14 pm
Week 22 have-dones
I think I am going to start tracking have-dones instead of to-dos for a while.

Assessments and 2nd phone interviews:
May 27 - State Farm
June 5 - Lanyon

Onsite Interviews:
May 22 - Medicalistics
June 9 - AllSec Technolgoies (Irving)
June 10- Lanyon (St Paul Station)
Wednesday, May 20th, 2015
7:44 pm
Week 19
(UTD)
paid up with Bursar(mostly)
graduate - missed a deadline in January, so now looks like August award of degree
qualifying exams - not gonna, pursing work is taking precedence over preparing.

(car)
Order parts -> replace O2 sensors and left headlamp -> inspect car asap
-> transfer car title by title+30
-> register car by title+30

Not so sensitive:

(enrichment)
SQL server/MySQL
Finish 8-week Android App series
Complete training on powertools at UTDesignworkshop, 3/5 sessions down
-> volunteer for UTDesign Makerspace
-> get 24/7 access
-> electronic gear to troubleshoot Taurus' relays and restore environmental controls
IEEE learning center -> FT, FFT
Simplex Method
functional programming
OpenCV implementation of MLMVN
ASP.net, Report Writing, SQL Server scripting (T-SQL)
Java on Linux platforms
Significant experience using relational database systems (PostgreSQL
stored procedures, triggers, functions
XML/XSLT
- ASP.Net
WCF
- UI/UX
- PHP
- HTML5
- CSS3

- Agency
- WordPress
- Drupal
HTML5, CSS3, JQuery, Angular, SASS/LESS
PL-SQL
Git
SVN
SDLC
Django / PHP / JavaScript / HTML
Python
Sublime Text 3
Basic knowledge in Unix
Basic knowledge in Shell

Basic knowledge in Structured Query Language (SQL)
Basic knowledge in Teradata
Basic knowledge in Oracle
Basic knowledge in Windows
Basic knowledge in Analytical & Problem Solving
Basic knowledge in Job Control Language (JCL)
Basic knowledge in Multiple Virtual Storage (MVS)
Basic knowledge in DB2

(Review)
Django
NodeJs - Express
R
Functional Programming
Sunday, May 10th, 2015
2:43 am
Tail of Week 17
Job Contacts (apps)
Indeed.com
Dell.taleo.com
AdeccoUSA.com
Cook Systems International
UTDallas
chronicleVitae
etc
Saturday, May 9th, 2015
6:50 pm
Late Week 17 - ToDos and not gonnas
(UTD)
graduate - missed a deadline in January, so now looks like August award of degree
qualifying exams - not gonna, pursing work is taking precedence over preparing.

(car)
Awaitng replacement title
Order parts -> replace O2 sensors and left headlamp -> inspect car asap
-> transfer car title by title+30
-> register car by title+30

Not so sensitive:

(enrichment)
SQL server/MySQL
Finish 8-week Android App series, 7 down
Complete training on powertools at UTDesignworkshop, 3/5 sessions down
-> volunteer for UTDesign Makerspace
-> get 24/7 access
-> electronic gear to troubleshoot Taurus' relays and restore environmental controls
IEEE learning center -> FT, FFT
Simplex Method
functional programming
OpenCV implementation of MLMVN
ASP.net, Report Writing, SQL Server scripting (T-SQL)
Java on Linux platforms
Significant experience using relational database systems (PostgreSQL
stored procedures, triggers, functions
XML/XSLT
- ASP.Net
WCF
- UI/UX
- PHP
- HTML5
- CSS3
- Agency
- WordPress
- Drupal
HTML5, CSS3, JQuery, Angular, SASS/LESS
PL-SQL
Git
SVN
SDLC
Django / PHP / JavaScript / HTML

Job Contacts:
- Verity Recruiting
- Robert Half
- State Farm
- UT Southwestern
- Glassdoor
- careerbuilder
- Monster
Saturday, April 25th, 2015
8:04 pm
Late Week 15 ToDo's
(UTD)
graduate - missed a deadline in January, so now looks like August award of degree
qualifying exams - probably not gonna, pursing work is taking precedence over preparing.

(car)
Awaitng replacement title
-> replace O2 sensors and left headlamp -> inspect car asap
-> transfer car title by title+30
-> register car by title+30

Not so sensitive:

(enrichment)
SQL server/MySQL
Finish 8-week Android App series, 5 down
Complete training on powertools at UTDesignworkshop, 3/5 sessions down
-> volunteer for UTDesign Makerspace
-> get 24/7 access
-> electronic gear to troubleshoot Taurus' relays and restore environmental controls
IEEE learning center -> FT, FFT
Simplex Method
functional programming
OpenCV implementation of MLMVN
ASP.net, Report Writing, SQL Server scripting (T-SQL)
Java on Linux platforms
Significant experience using relational database systems (PostgreSQL
stored procedures, triggers, functions
XML/XSLT
- ASP.Net
WCF
- UI/UX
- PHP
- HTML5
- CSS3
- Agency
- WordPress
- Drupal
HTML5, CSS3, JQuery, Angular, SASS/LESS
PL-SQL
Git
SVN
SDLC
Django / PHP / JavaScript / HTML
Thursday, April 9th, 2015
1:48 am
Mid Week 13 ToDos
(UTD)
graduate - missed a deadline in January, so now looks like August award of degree
qualifying exams


(car)
replaced blower motor relay
Awaitng replacement title
-> inspect car asap
-> transfer car title by title+30
-> register car by title+30

Not so sensitive:

(enrichment)
SQL server/MySQL
Finish 8-week Android App series, 3 down
Complete training on powertools at UTDesignworkshop, 2/5 sessions down
-> volunteer for  UTDesign Makerspace
-> get 24/7 access
-> electronic gear to troubleshoot Taurus' relays and restore environmental controls
IEEE learning center -> FT, FFT
Simplex Method
functional programming
OpenCV implementation of MLMVN
Monday, March 23rd, 2015
4:08 am
ToDo Progress, beginning Week 11
Ice days pushed my final final back to Monday, March 2, and it was another week of anxiety until getting the marks on March 9; A- in AI! Week of March 16 was spring break.

(UTD)
-> take AI make-up final by Fen 27
graduate
qualifying exams


(car)
Awaitng replacement title
-> inspect car asap

-> transfer car title by title+30
-> register car by title+30

Not so sensitive:

(enrichment)
SQL server/MySQL

Finish 8-week Android App series, 1 down
Complete training on powertools at UTDesignworkshop
-> volunteer for  UTDesign Makerspace
-> get 24/7 access
-> electronic gear to troubleshoot Taurus' relays and restore environmental controls
IEEE learning center -> FT, FFT
Simplex Method
functional programming
OpenCV implementation of MLMVN
Wednesday, February 25th, 2015
7:09 pm
Midway through Week 7
(UTD)
perl coding
-> complete AI project by Feb 25
tutor review for AI make-up final

-> take AI make-up final by Fen 27
qualifying exams

-> graduate

(car)
Awaitng replacement title
-> inspect car asap

-> transfer car title by title+30
-> register car by title+30

Not so sensitive:

(enrichment)
Pathway to Internship workshops (Big Data, 3 down of 6)
IEEE learning center -> FT, FFT
Simplex Method
logic programming
functional programming
OpenCV implementation of MLMVN

Fortunately, my health has improved considerably since I last posted. Thanks to changing my eating habits and getting a body pillow to keep my sleeping on my side, I've been sleeping better at night, more wake during the day, and have lost weight. I'm putting off pursuit of a PhD for now in favor of holding a respectable job in the area working as a computer professional...as soon as I can get one.

Two days to go until I get that final final out of the way!
Thursday, February 5th, 2015
4:35 pm
ToDo Progress, Week 4
Time Sensitive:

(UTD)
perl coding
-> graphics
-> logic programming

-> complete AI project by Feb 25
tutor review for AI make-up final
-> take AI make-up final by Fen 27
late admit for Spring
-> enroll in BIS 3190 Library Research

qualifying exams

-> graduate

(car)
Awaitng replacement title
-> inspect car asap

-> transfer car title by title+30
-> register car by title+30

Not so sensitive:

(enrichment)
Pathway to Internship workshops (Big Data, 3 down of 6)
IEEE learning center -> FT, FFT
Simplex Method
logic programming
functional programming
android app (texts backed up by mail)
OpenCV implementation of MLMVN
STEM outreach


tcpip, it looks like I've missed the deadline for Aug 2015 starts at RMIT, and possibly missed it for 2015-2016 year altogether. There is something that says "June intake", but I am not sure what that woud be. I have also not located a source of funding likely to close the AUS$58K gap for cost of attendance (about US$45K for those playing at home).

Hmm,  where can I find such support?
Monday, January 12th, 2015
5:42 pm
ToDo Progress, beginning of Week 1
So not enjoying an ugly chest cold, and am aghast to discover this semseter's parking sticker at UTD is $50 more than one of part time semsters at TC used to, back in the day ($161 vs $111 for three credit hours including all fees)!


tcpip, are there any CS doctoral programs down there that have some reasonably gentle qualifying exams?


Last week was 0.

Time Sensitive:

(UTD)
perl coding
-> graphics
-> logic programming
-> complete AI project by Jan 28
tutor review for AI make-up final
-> take AI make-up final by Jan 30
late admit for Spring
-> enroll in BIS 3190 Library Research
qualifying exams

speak to grad studies dean
-> graduate
report bus lapses

(car)
repair R brakelight asap
-> inspect car asap
-> transfer car title by Feb 3
-> register car by Feb 3
apartent parking sticker
utd parking sticker


Not so sensitive:

(enrichment)
Pathway to Internship workshops (Big Data, 1 of 6)
IEEE learning center -> FT, FFT
Simplex Method
logic programming
functional programming
android app (texts backed up by mail)
OpenCV implementation of MLMVN
STEM outreach

(teaching)
volunteer with gradeschool workshops
-> teach grade school workshops
-> teach intermediate/all ages workshops
-> Mathnasium
PhD program

(work)
find job
Mathnasium
Career Center
UTD employment
PhD program
Wednesday, January 7th, 2015
6:56 pm
ToDo List 2015 Edition
Time Sensitive:

(UTD)
perl coding
-> graphics
-> logic programming
-> complete AI project by Jan 28
tutor review for AI make-up final
-> take AI make-up final by Jan 30
late admit for Spring
-> enroll in BIS 3190 Library Research
qualifying exams
speak to grad studies dean
-> graduate
report bus lapses

(car)
repair R brakelight asap
-> inspect car asap
-> transfer car title by Feb 3
-> register car by Feb 3
apartent parking sticker
utd parking sticker

Not so sensitive:

(enrichment)
Pathway to Internship workshops
IEEE learning center -> FT, FFT
Simplex Method
logic programming
functional programming
android app (texts backed up by mail)
OpenCV implementation of MLMVN
STEM outreach

(teaching)
volunteer with gradeschool workshops
-> teach gradeschool workshops
-> teach intermediate/all ages workshops
-> Mathnasium
PhD program

(work)
find job
Mathnasium
Career Center
UTD employment
PhD program


Just a few things, to be amended as time advances
Saturday, August 24th, 2013
7:52 pm
Where Before I Was But The Learner-
I've now reached the lofty plane (18 graduate hours) where the State of Texas allows me to be an instructor of record for STEM courses taken by actual, degree seeking college students. My unending gratitude to exemplar LJ friends anaka and tcpip.


To those on various forums who have complained that I lecture instead of conversing, I'm afraid your worst fears are confirmed:

Sunday, July 15th, 2012
6:17 pm
Thursday, January 19th, 2012
5:45 am
Slooowly working, but it's working!
After removing the final arithmetic error, my program Rohan is producing correct results both on the GPU and the CPU, and evaluates a 9x36x1 neural network in 220 microseconds on a single thread. This, however, is very slow, as the 10,000 sample learning set takes a total of 2.2 seconds to complete, while the CPU can do it as quickly as 0.67 seconds (all numbers from my home machine).

So, I am currently working on making multiple threads go at once. This is not as simple as making copies of everything, as each learning sample involves 10 values expressed as a double and a double complex each (24 bytes x 10 x 10,000 ~= 2.4 MB), and the 10x36 + 37= 397 weights are double complexes (16 bytes x 400 = 6400 bytes which is no biggie but it adds up) .  With about 1000 MB ram on the card, the "multiply and conquer" method would support at most 40 simultaneous evaluations; the x40 speedup would yield a total evaluation time of .05 seconds.

I believe that a better approach is to treat these as textures, so that all threads can share the same 2.4 MB of learning values "textures", and the 6400 bytes of weights can be both shared as textures for reading, then altered individually for backpropagating.

I'd also like to note here for posterity that in building the Boost.org binary libraries for Visual C++ 2008, the file that controls static and dynamic linked versions is boostcpp.jam in the $BOOST_ROOT directory, specifically the section where "self.minimal-properties-win" is defined.

Current Mood: accomplished
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