LM2

19 July 2013

This week, I’ve been focusing to work on codes at LM2, which is now at beta! yeah! It is now available at http://kenrick95.org/lm2/. Currently, it can operate well and do its basic function: sharing ideas in competitive programming problems. The only thing that is not working yet is the point system (and maybe the forgot password thing, I have no idea why)

I did this project because I find it difficult for peoples to share their own problems at online judge. Now, everyone can share it, but I’m afraid that it will full of spam, so I make it available for people who requested the rights.

Today, I state that this project has come to another hiatus. I’ll be moving on to another independent project that may make me gain more knowledge to build LM2 project better. Although in hiatus, it may be updated if there were bug reports or I am in mood to continue the project.

I’m thinking of doing an extension at MediaWiki software that utilizes ideone API and did the functionalities of submitting & grading answers. Let’s see if I can make it.

Busy week

10 July 2013

This half-week has been a busy week.

On Monday, I did coding (almost) full-time, from morning till night. The results? My LM2 project is almost as functional as the first LM project. I haven’t implemented “Forgot password”, “Edit password”, “news”-things, “comments/discussions via Disqus”, “manage user”, and “delete/ban user” features. Looks like quite a lot, but I will try to finish them by 20 July. Go! Go! Go!

My progress on Kingdom Hearts 2 FM+ has been slow down by the increasing LM2 coding spirit. Now, I have completed Agrabah and will revisit Halloween/Christmas Town.

This week too I have encounter wmflabs and got an idea to host my POTD selection tool there. It was complicated: not just upload things like normal web hosting services. Instead, it was connect to their server via shell (which was another program on my Windows machine, called putty and winscp). I got help from a guy working at WMF because I contacted him via email about my problem. The problem was just recently resolved because I reached out WikimediaLabs IRC channel and a guy called “Petrb” helped me figure out what is the problem. Now it was all up and running at tools.wmflabs.org/idwiki-gpu

Today, I went out to hang out with my friends (Leonard, Golfin, Edward, Lenny, Roselyn, Vicky and Jessica) at Sun Plaza. It may be our last time hanging out together, maybe the next ones will be called reunion.

On entertainment, I have re-watched Detective Conan Movie 6: The Phantom of Baker Streets, which have a good story but quite bad at the clarity of the images, maybe because it was produced long time ago.

Overall, this half-week was very fun.

New things

2 July 2013

Recently I have started many new things. I’m now re-reading all Detective Conan comic books, currently on Volume 36. I also re-play Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix+, currently on Hollow Bastion after defeating 1,000 heartless. I also started a new course on edx.org, it was CS169.1x: Software as a Service by BerkeleyX. I also managed to play Simcity 4: Rush Hour on my laptop.

Unfortunately, because of those new business, I have to drop my course on Creative Programming offered by Goldsmiths on coursera.org. Also, LM2 development seemed to stuck (again), this time because of my laziness. Let’s continue it next week after I have completed Intro to Psychology.

 

Holiday progress

6 June 2013

On 1 June 2013, I got my report card and National Examination results. I got the 6th rank in my class. The results of National Exam was fairly good, the average was 9.00. My Indonesian language score was the worst from the others: 76.00, I don’t know why, but that’s it and I don’t mind it.

3 June 2013 was the photo session with Mr. Johnson and his students. We travelled to Hillpark Sibolangit (beside Greenhill). First when we arrived there, it was cloudy then it showered lightly. In the afternoon, the weather was very clear and hot but near evening it became cloudy and rained lightly. We took photos in many spots including the entrance gate, the interior of the building, and the merry-go-round attraction. We had our lunch at Sehati, Bandar Baru. After we went back to Medan, we had our dinner at Bakmi Guangzhou, Polonia before went back to our meeting point at Johnson Bimbel. At night when we arrived at Johnson Bimbel, it was raining heavily.

5 June 2013, in the afternoon, I, Peter, Golfin, Charlie, and Tommy went to GOR Veteran to play badminton. This time was quite crowded. It was very tiring after we played.

This week is the 5th week of my Introduction to Psychology course at coursera; also my second week of First-Year Composition 2.0. Overall I’m doing well but I must manage my time to do all the activities there.

My project of LM2 seemed to be halted for a while. The side-project, LM2C, which was LM2 but written in CodeIgniter framework had a design change: I implemented Twitter Bootstrap there. I’m concerned about POTD selection at Indonesian Wikipedia and I’m starting a new small project to facilitate the selection process.