Category Archives: General

COSI Logo

Some of you may have seen the rough logo I whipped up in Inkscape for COSI, and it's been more popular than I imagined. So in reply to Max's email about watching COSI copyright use, I made this little (ugly) page which basically is me giving the COSI logo away to the public domain, to do whatever they want to with it. I got a very official email from the Creative Commons stating that "Jacob Ian Torrey dedicated to the public domain the work "COSI Logo."". I'm just very glad that this is one less thing some big company is going to steal, or sue over (not that they would anyways). I'm rather sick of patent trolls, and lawsuits, so I'm going to start giving quite a bit of IP away, where it should go.

 

                         Peace and chow,

                                          Ranok 

Next Semester Lineup

After much aprehension because my enrollment period was so late (today at 8:30AM),  I was able to get into all of my classes:

  • CS444 Operating Systems
  • CS445 Compiler Construction
  • CS457 Computer and Network Security
  • CS458 Formal Methods of Program Verification
  • MA239 Elementary Linear Algebra
  • PY151 Introduction to Psychology

Well, I'm really excited for the semester to come, and I'm glad I was able to get into the classes I wanted to.

 

                 Peace and chow,

                        Ranok

Welcome to my new blog

Howdy folks,

    I've switched over to a more lightweight blog-only system, as the Drupal installation was too heavy, and was getting overrun by spam bots. This system should filter those out, and be easier to maintain, meaning that I might actually spend time writing, rather than administering.

    On another note, I'm currently in Atlanta, GA attending a conference about the CMS which Clarkson recently purchased and will start using soon: Hannon Hill Cascade Server, it has some pretty neat features, but I'm still not sure how much effort will be required to move the existing site of around 6,000 pages into a CMS. Hopefully this process will give us a chance to make things slimer and easier to use. It will also (once the transfer is completed) take some of the strain off the web team in terms of updating content, as that can be put in the hands of the content contributers. I'm learning quite a bit, and enjoying the change of pace (and weather, it's a toasty 89F here).

      Well that's about it, I'm rather tired as the plane got delayed for about 4.5 hours in JFK, so I think I'll sign off here, and go take a nice relaxing soak in the Jacuzzi before heading off to bed.

 

                             Peace and chow,

                                    Ranok