Thru Earth Position

Assalamualaikum everyone,People in US usually said that "China is halfway around the world", which means that, (given that the earth is round) if you want to point where where is China, you would point it straight underground. I wonder, what about other part of the world? Do North pole also go down? How far down? So I made an app for it called "Thru Earth Position".Why "Thru Earth Position"? The answer is mainly because I can't figure out a better name. It was originally an augmented reality experiment Read more [...]
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What’s special about IIUM?

This article was never finished. I publish it in relation to this article, because it shows the environment of IIUM. Some part of this post was cut and some part was added to better reflect the changes.Assalamualaikum everyone. One of the most read article from this blog is the Past, Present and Future of IIUM. In that article which is actually an assignment for one of my class, I wrote about what I think about IIUM. Two years has passed and I've just ended my final studying semester from IIUM. Read more [...]
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Review of IIUM

Assalamualaikum everyone,It has been about 3 month since I left IIUM (International Islamic University Malaysia). Technically, I'm still a student because I have not graduated yet, but my time in IIUM is practically over. So I figure I want to make a review of IIUM as a follow up to a popular article in this blog which is The Past, Present and Future of IIUM .I've tried to make this article a few time actually, starting before Ramadhan. But, I never got to finish it. I went so much into details, Read more [...]
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How to make a quick and dirty custom Ubuntu-based ISO

Assalamualaikum guys, Last year, for the first IIUM Code Jam, I made a custom made Ubuntu-based linux ISO so that all team are using the same/similar environment. For this year, the contest will be using a different contest system, so I need to change it a bit. I only have one problem, I forgot how to.So I made this post to remind myself when I forgot about it in the future, or other people, on how to make a quick and dirty custom ubuntu live ISO. The key here is 'quick and dirty'. That means, I'm Read more [...]
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ACM ICPC Singapore Regional 2015

Assalamualaikum everyone. So, last week, me together with IIUM ICPC Regional Team went to Singapore to participate in the ACM ICPC Singapore Regional competition. In light of that, we were thinking of making a blog post as a documentation for the event. The strategy for making the blog post is that, each member will author their own point of view and we'll combine them later. So this is my point of view. By the way, mine is more like a series of pictures rather than a long article. So expect some Read more [...]
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Paris Attack, november 2015

Assalamualaikum everyone. How are you. Just now, my Facebook friends shared news about what happen in Paris. Another attack happened. Ah great (sarcastically)... Another attack... That is among my first sigh. Of course, I googled to make sure that the news is true. Unfortunately it is. Here comes the headache. Some may not realize this, but every time such attack happen, Muslim will be a victim. Hundreds of non-muslim died in Paris. But because of this, when thousands of Muslim dies, deep inside Read more [...]
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PROMED 2012 Questions and Answer

Assalamualaikum everyone. A couple of weeks ago, I got a copy of PROMED 2012 questions and dataset. I'm not exactly sure what is PROMED, but it seems that it is like ACM ICPC national level, but not the official national level for Malaysia. Anyway, I got hold of it, and after some time, I manage to answer them all. Generally, I would put this kind of problem analysis in . However, considering that this have almost nothing to do with IIUM, I don't think it is proper for me to Read more [...]
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IIUM Schedule V7

Assalamualaikum everyone. Something amazing happened in the past few days. I actually have some spare time. And in those spare time, I've manage to update the IIUM Schedule suite of tools with some fixes. For Automatic IIUM Schedule Formatter, the changes are mostly internal and therefore the changes are not so visible. Actually I made the changes several month ago, but for most people, nothing changed. The SemiAutomatic IIUM Schedule Maker one the other hand, have one fix and its an important Read more [...]
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Fedora 21

Problems with it:I don't understand a thing about its manual partitioning.This is the main thing why I did not install fedora in the first place. I don't know how. It does not have a decent GUI package manager. No, the gnome software one will not do. I'm talking about synaptic or aptitude or at least like yast. I want to be able to easily see which package is available, not just software.Tips: 'yum search' do what you expect it to do.The gnome software hangs. If it hang but give progress, I'll be Read more [...]
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Rails-Devise-Warden Token Authentication + Android’s Volley

Hi, recently I'm trying to make an android app that uses a rails server. I used to code REST server before, but that is for javascript apps. Not android. And now that I'm trying to do so, I found a problem. Whenever the devise authenticate_user! failed and it throw 401 to the android app, Volley complain that some form of challenge key is missing. It work fine with a browser and it responded with an error in json form. This is the normal Devise behavior, which seems to also have support for api server. Read more [...]
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