September 12, 2003

Sorting animations

September 12, 2003 - Categories: -Uncategorized

From Christine:

This is an interesting site Fanny found that illustrates the sorting
algorithms, including a step-by-step animation! It is a java applet that
displays the sorting algos in java code. You can demo it to your classes
or just send them the link so they could understand sorting better.

Eric is trying to memorize pi

September 12, 2003 - Categories: -Uncategorized

Geek power and all of that.

MimerDesk press release

September 12, 2003 - Categories: emacs

Espoo, Finland — September 11, 2003 — The new stable release of MimerDesk
introduces Type sets for the freedom of choice in pedagogical methodologies,
a better structured and more intuitive user interface and new tools to
further enhance effective collaboration.

MimerDesk takes one step closer towards pedagogical independence in the sense
that it is not limited to specific learning process methodologies, but instead
provides the possibility for the user to create Type sets for different types
of learning processes like Problem Based Learning.

The Project Manager in MimerDesk 2.0 is specifically designed to provide more
efficient manner of carrying out projects asynchronously. This tool is ideal
for group assignments and projects because of its illustrative nature.
The Project Manager includes a dynamic tree structure with unlimited levels of
tasks, participant specific task lists, task dependencies, milestones and
enhanced GANTT charts.

MimerDesk 2.0 also delivers an enhancement to the Calendar in the form of a
new tool, the Meeting Planner. The main objective of this tool is to ease the
process of arranging meetings with three or more people, be it for a school
project or a board meeting. The Meeting Planner is integrated with the
Calendar so that all meetings that are agreed upon are directly sent to the
participants’ Calendars.

MimerDesk 2.0 introduces a more intuitive and easy-to-use structure in
the form of top-level tabs that separate Personal, Groups and Administration
tools to form their own wholes. An individual user and group administrators
can dynamically select the desired set of tools to work with and this freedom
makes the environment more flexible and suitable for different types of
communities, groups and individuals.

As is to be expected, the MimerDesk 2.0 release fixes numerous bugs and
inconsistencies found in previous versions.

MimerDesk is a Free/Open Source web-based collaborative learning and groupwork
environment software. MimerDesk is published under the GNU GPL license
( The license protects the user’s rights
to use, change and distribute the MimerDesk software. The MimerDesk software
can be downloaded from the project website (

Ionstream Oy is the main developer of the MimerDesk environment and has a
long history of expertise in Internet communities, teaching and web-based
collaborative learning. Ionstream Oy is focused on designing, implementing
and delivering customer-specific collaborative learning and groupware

Argh. ;)

“Reasons to Avoid Microsoft”

September 12, 2003 - Categories: -Uncategorized

From the author:

The little icons across the top act as filters. e.g., click the
little school-house icon to see how MS has screwed schools.
Click the little IIS icon to see the IIS-related issues
(which could include holes, monopolistic actions, etc. :^) )

Instructional software design

September 12, 2003 - Categories: -Uncategorized

Jops’s thesis is on Filipino text-to-speech

September 12, 2003 - Categories: geek

j[email protected]
text preprocessing for Filipino text-to-speech synthesis

Removing messages from the postfix mail queue

September 12, 2003 - Categories: -Uncategorized

Helped bronaugh with this problem today.

postsuper -d queue_id

Dr. Garcia needs help with Epson stylus c43sx

September 12, 2003 - Categories: -Uncategorized

He’s having problems compiling CVS source of gimp-print.

TeachingReflections and BlueJ

September 12, 2003 - Categories: -Uncategorized

“Mr. Dee” wrote in with this:

I think BlueJ ( is a good Java teaching
environment. And there’s a simple class diagram feature. They use this
in Meralco foundation btw (and also a broadcast software called NetOp
for the blackboard/guide stuff.)