Fixing the Sony Vaio Flip's noisy fan

A few years ago I got the 14" Sony Vaio Flip 14 Laptop. It's a great laptop with a lot of functionality, perfect for work, writing notes, and drawing, and really anything you need (except playing games). It has one problem though; the fan sounds like a jet going off.…

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Have you seen McMaster's White Whale?

Have you seen the White Whale? There is an artist going around McMaster campus lately leaving chalk drawings of a White Whale and leaving mysterious notes. This post has been continued here with MORE WHALES! Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Check out the comments below for some great insights,…

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Arrays are easy.

Arrays may seem like a daunting task but fear not... that's what matlab does best. A task I've put off tackling in Python for a long long time.... All you need initially is to understand how for loops work in this bugger. In a language like Python, for loops read…

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MatLab is Still Puzzling but not Quite as Much

I've figured out the issue of the strange ordering. Apparently, listing strings and hitting enter between them doesn't actually mean the program will continue on as if nothing happened. prompt = {'Enter A', 'Enter B', 'Enter C', 'Enter D'); That won't work. That'll give you weird results or just a plain…

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MatLab is Puzzling

Hola. As we know, I'm trying to learn MatLab through a complicated project of mine. Thus far I've managed to successfully translate my musical notation to MIDI numbers. The next step was to create a user interface that allows you to change default settings of the ICP model, if you…

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Making the Tempera Wordpress theme menu faster

Cryout Creations has a wonderful theme called Tempera for Wordpress. It's free to use and full of features and customization. It was with this that I designed the Maple Lab Website, a music cognition research lab in McMaster University looking at perception and acoustics. While I was able to solve…

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Overwatch Review

Overwatch, released May 24th by Blizzard Entertainment. Overwatch is a first-person team-based multiplayer shooter. It's similar to games like Team Fortress 2, but takes a different and unique approach. Rather than playing classes (like sniper, soldier, etc), you choose between 21 different Heroes that can fall into one of four…

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Making game reviews

Around mid summer last year, I got some inspiration to make some shorter-form videos. Rather than the other long, difficult "Science" videos, they were just simple reviews I could make fast. The idea actually came from watching a random game review from a subreddit where people shared their stuff; usually…

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Missing images in previous posts

I've just noticed that it seems images didn't seem to transfer over properly... that's a shame. Especially if I want to change hosts in the future, that could be really problematic... Unfortunately it seems the export feature for Ghost only focuses on the database information, not actual files within the…

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New Hosting on Openshift!

My free trial on Ghost.org ended, so it was time to find a new place to host this blog! The interesting thing about developing in node.js is that there seems to be a lot of free hosting options available! One nice place I found is called Openshift. Their…

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Exploring Ghost Part 1: Figuring the theme out

If Ghost is going to end up being a viable platform for me to run my website with, I'm going to have to tweak it quite a bit to get the style and feel that I want. I had already been prepared to start learning how to build something by…

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