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Friday, October 31, 2003

The Unreliable Dynamic DNS

No-IP.com was not working at Wed. Part of its services fail, hence I couldn't access my server using the name "minghong.no-ip.com". Therefore, I went to DynDNS immediately and sign up for another name "minghong.dyndns.org".

At that night, I installed a third-party dynamic DNS updater called DirectUpdate. It seemed to work properly.

But when I returned to office today (Thu), I could only access the server sometimes, while the other time I got the Error 403 message which said that "Access denied by access control list". There should be some problem in my setting, or between that software and ISP. I tried different setting. It looked ok in my LAN. But people outside my LAN still couldn't access the server.

Now I've installed another client called DynSite. Hope it works. T__T

Wednesday, October 29, 2003

My Rubbish Plotter

I had done the Hilbert Curve. This class is not very troublesome, but the other supported classes are... e.g. Dynamic resizable array. Well, anyway, the plotting was quite good. At least I could recognize them. And the iteration could go to at most 3. In the higher iterations, the plotter was not capable to plot so precisely.

I was also trying to design the new CS logo, but it did not look good... so... I'd rather not to show it... =P

Tuesday, October 28, 2003

Change in FTP Server

I have changed my FTP server from FileZilla to GuildFTPd, which seems to be more advanced and powerful. Try it out at ftp://minghong.no-ip.com, using guest / guest.

Hope everyone can get it my FTP now. '__'

I also opened a Wiki page for the SS project: http://minghong.no-ip.com:8080/OpenWiki/?SeeSS

Monday, October 27, 2003

The Troublesome FTP

My FTP is not working for everyone.... I have a look at www.linksysftp.org. But still... sigh...

Let me reinvestigate it later... u..u

Sunday, October 26, 2003


I've added a statistics page in my Wiki using AWStats. It is easy to setup and run. Now I can know more about my visitors. =P You can view it here. (Yup it is a Perl program, and quite slow too...)

Now is time for some SS research... -__-

P.S. On the AWStats page, I found this interesting comic: Hackles, which remind me of another comic known as Lab Initio. It is about science, mostly chemistry. I used to like it when I was at A-Level.

Long Time No Cycling

Today we had cycling at Taipo to and fro Shatin. I didn't seem to be enough energy. Maybe that was because I didn't have any exercise for a long long time. Nevertheless, the journey was fun.

When we were returning to Taipo, we met Joe Yuen. Of course he was cycling with his girl friend. =P

I got to sleep earlier tonight... Feel so tired... @_@

Saturday, October 25, 2003

OK! I Give Up!

Sigh... I've tried to change the Java server to listen to port 22 directly. It works in the terminal in floor 4. But not in PC using the CSC lab network... T__T

I give it up. The admin is really... so trouble. Now I changed the ports to the default ones (i.e. 5800 and 5900 respectively). Both ports works in CSC. P.S. Port 22 is blocked inside CSC, but not terminals at floor 4.

Thursday, October 23, 2003

Remote Control Is Not So Easy (Under CS Network)...

I've updated the firmware of the linksys router. Now I can redirect the ports like 22 to the blocked ports like 5800. If the CS lab didn't block so much ports, I don't have to do SO much things... =__=

Hope that I can remote control my server using the PC at office in this way.

P.S. I've tested http://minghong.no-ip.com:5800 at one of the terminals at floor 4, and it works! So I'm very pretty sure that the CS lab had blocked the port 5800 and 5900.

Wednesday, October 22, 2003


I've set up the VNC server again using Ultr@VNC. (I was using RealVNC before.) It's suggested by Angus, and it's really better than RealVNC. The Java client is available at http://minghong.no-ip.com:5800.

However, I'm not sure whether CS lab had blocked this port or not. =__=

Tuesday, October 21, 2003


I've done SL's assignment. If interested, you can download the executable and source. I'm so sleepy today... better sleep earlier... 2pm! at most!

An Unexpected Phone Call

I'm extremely tired now... =__= Why? That's because I've just helped my friend SL to do her assignment. It is built with Qt (my favorite n__n)... I've spent about 2.5 hours to do this. Of course, not fully implemented, but most of the Qt things are done. I think she will have no problem implementing the non-Qt logic parts...

Hope she's not looking at this blogger... ha...

Got to sleep earlier tonight... e__e

P.S. My score of DB midterm is 95.5! YEAH!!!

Sunday, October 19, 2003

Nothing Special...

Today I did a quick scan of Vandread Turbulence, and realize it is just a short summary (90 minutes) of Vandread the Second Stage, with some short videos inserted between the chapters (showing girls bathing in spring)... nah... >_<

The SS quiz will be held tomorrow, but I still haven't studied any material yet... YEAH!!! The midterm mark distribution and the top 10 students are released (but I'm not within the top 10 T_T). I got to get the paper from Tony tomorrow.... (somebody willing to remind me? :-P )

Saturday, October 18, 2003

A Baka Visitor

When I entered my Wiki, the contents are all GONE! Then I looked at the Recent Changes, and found that a stupid user had deleted my text in my Wiki... damn*t... so 無聊... And after telling Angus, he deleted my page again... e04 (use your SMart to decode it)...

(speechless... T__T)

Midterm Answer

The midterm answer is posted. Hee... there are several questions that I missed some marks. But afterall it seems to be good. Hope so~ ;-)

Friday, October 17, 2003

Midterm Is Over (well... nearly...)

Yeah~ the midterm is over.. ^^ The questions aren't too hard, but there are some tricky points... luckly I notice them at the last minutes... (and thanks to the guy next to me for giving me such a hint =P)

But still have a stupid quiz next mon... sigh... and need to discuss about the ss discussion topic too... =__=|||

And... what can I do with the plotter / scanner? It is such a rubbish... sigh... GIVE ME MORE PRECISION!!!

Scary... T__T|||

Ha ha... suddenly I remember something that I didn't mention. At the day when Miss Mong invited us to see her photos, when we were chatting and Dan was showing his wiki, Miss Mong suddenly told us that she remember my nickname is somehow like 綠色牧場王... haaa... THAT was close... How did she know that? ?_?

There is nothing special today. I have to complete writting the lab sheet before the meeting tomorrow (still haven't completed -__-|| )!!!

Wednesday, October 15, 2003

Midterm Is Coming

I've been thinking hardly today about the Rack series... 6__9 Nah... so messy... Hope that I make the things clear tomorrow. Time to have dinner. And I have to do some revisions of the Database course tonight as the midterm is near. ^^:

Tuesday, October 14, 2003

An Ordinary Day

I've brought Vandread Turbulence (ヴァンドレッド 激闘篇) DVD today at the Golden Center. As usual, $40 for movie DVD. ^_^ Haven't brought any anime for such a loooooooooong time. It is too easy to get many anime from mIRC and BitTorrent in these days... The fan-subs are out so quickly that I don't dare to buy any VCD / DVD. =P

We (Dan, Horace and me) were invited by Miss Mong today (after the office hours) to see the photos taken by her. We had been chatting for photography for nearly an hour. I was so sleepy at that time... Haa... Is photography really that interesting? =P

Monday, October 13, 2003

A Sleepy Day

I was so sleepy today. Actually I felt asleep at the SS lecture. Luckily the lecture ended quickly. Yeah~! Hentai florensa posted some cosplay photos at mugenchitai. They are all taken in CityU!!! wtf... r__r... Definately MUST see.

Fight! Fight! Fight!

Reorganized my Wiki content. Look better now? Hope so... I'm trying to put more content inside. But it takes time to do so... So... to be continue... =P My server is still alive! Ha, let's see how many days it can hold...

Sunday, October 12, 2003

Welcome to My Server

Yeah~! I've uploaded all my works to My Workshop. Know what? The server can now host all my webpages in a IBM Thinkpad with Pentium II... And the harddisk is just 3 GB!!! Even worse is that I've split it into 2 partitions... haa... 2GB is for Windows 2000 and 1GB is for the data. Now the C drive is soooooooo full... But still running properly...

I've been trying to move this blogger to my own FTP server. But it doesn't work. I can access the FTP using IE, and can both read and write file to it. For when I use it for Blogger, it just can't publish! WHY?!?! Sigh... I've given up already...

Saturday, October 11, 2003

Wiki Reborn!

Yeah! My Wiki is BACK! I've moved it to my own server. The error message that I encountered was really due to the use the non-English Windows... T__T||| Oh, time to sleep... good night, minna-san... e_e

An Exciting Day

Here come to my most exciting part of the week - the DB lecture. But, oops, the topic changed from query optimization to revision basic stuffs, including the famous B-tree. Well, I admit for the second half of the lecture, I didn't know about that (or just know the names). Therefore, this lecture is still great! The new things I learned includes the different way of joining 2 tables, using: 1) the naive method (block nested loop); 2) the less naive method (index nested loop); 3) merge sort (external sorting); and 4) hash join. Don't be scared by the names. Actually these ideas are quite easy.

Also, thanks to Miss Mong for telling me the English name of "一筆過" - Euler Circuit. It seems that the book "Data Structures & Algorithm Analysis in C++" will be quite useful for my Rack project series (e.g. plotter, scanner, typewritter, fax, etc).

p.s. Just to remind myself, scanner can use RLE (run length encoding) to save space.

Friday, October 10, 2003

The Stupid OpenWiki

Because of the free server is so unstable, I'm trying to setup my own at home. For that I applied minghong.no-ip.com. Apparently it now points to my router. LOL... But then, I found out that OpenWiki doesn't work well on chinese traditional windows... T__T

e.g. I found that this doesn't work: * [http://www.dot.com Dot] It seems when I mixed several formatting element together, it'll cause a "undetermined string constant" error... The line which cause the error is Execute( "Call " & some_string )... Of course the name is not some_string... Well, should I get an English windows just because of that?

p.s. When I post this message, I notice that the Blogger display correct, with image and css which are linked to the ASP server. Does that mean the server is coming back? Or it's just a cache in the proxy server?

Thursday, October 09, 2003

Still Under Maintenance

My Wiki site is still dead. You can have a look at aspfreeserver.com. The web server now requires a login... (What?!)

Seems that it is under maintenance. When will it be completed? -___-|||

Wednesday, October 08, 2003

Dead of Wiki

Oh, my Wiki site is dead... Noooooooooooooooo... (well, more precisely, aspfreeserver.com is dead) Give me back! =__=

(Edited: It is not totally dead, I can now enter the FTP. But for the web server, still...)

And also, Dan has stolen all my image collected (mostly about anime)... Sigh... so greedy... T__T Luckly most of my images reside at my harddrive at home ^^:

Tuesday, October 07, 2003

Blogger Blocked

An ordinary day. Know what? This blogger is inaccessible from the CityU network... What the...?! Sigh...

I'm still waiting for spaceports to grant me more space for uploading my works in My Workshop. Well, then let me type more in my Wiki first. =P

Also, our colleague Frankie had his last day today. We had taken several photos. Hope we can meet in CityU again. '__'

My First Post

^^: I apply Blogger again. Hope I'll really use it this time. By the way, see my Wiki if you enter this blogger directly from minghong.blogspot.com.