Space Apps Challenge Seattle – My First Hackathon

This past weekend I went to my first hackathon (Space Apps Challenge) with a friend of mine from school. The competition was put on by NASA and we were tasked with solving a problem from one of their prompts using some of NASA’s data. In this post I’ll give a timeline of the events from…

End-of-Quarter Update

Spring quarter is wrapping up this week and, believe it or not, classes have either finished or just cooled down for the most part. It was a pretty good quarter overall; I had good group partners for both classes in which I had groups, and my Discrete Math teacher’s seemingly odd grading system ended up…

Vaal Calc First Release

There was a new update to the game Path of Exile which required me to update my program VaalCalc, so I decided to put some more work into the UI and release it to the public. It wasn’t huge, just a reddit post on /r/pathofexile, but it gained some traction and the thread got ~14,000…

Crude JavaScript Filter for ‘select’ HTML list

This function was written for my group project in my User Interface Design course. I needed a way to live search through a group of <option> elements and this is what I came up with. Keep in mind, I have never formally learned JS, so some or most of this may not be best practice,…

Update on School Projects and Upcoming Tests

Discrete Math – Counting Test I’m writing this on my break from studying for my upcoming Discrete Math test on counting basics, which I’m currently feeling pretty good about. Counting isn’t hard, and I understand why each bijection is being used in most scenarios, so that’s good. The only thing I am worried about is…

Project Euler | Problem 4 (Palindrome Product) Solution

As a part of my Discrete math class this quarter, my teacher has assigned us a few of the problems from Project Euler. If you are unfamiliar with this project, it is a “series of challenging mathematical/computer programming problems that will require more than just mathematical insights to solve.” Being a much bigger fan of…

First Lab for User Interface Design Class

So apparently this class was not designed with the assumption that everyone knew HTML and CSS, because our first project was basic to the point of boredom. We just had to design a little informational page about our pet. At one point in the development process I accidentally deleted all my HTML, or more specifically,…

Android » Interacting with Other Apps

These are the notes I took on the key points discussed in the Interact with Other Apps guide. We will mostly focus on the different uses of activity Intent. This guide has 3 sub-sections: Sending the User to Another App Getting a Result from an Activity Allowing Other Apps to Start Your Activity Sending the…