Author Archives: David Evans

XMOS development

Last week I was given an XMOS startKIT. It is based on a multicore microcontroller and includes a bit of I/O. Looks nifty. Some noise to follow.

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Xilinx Vivado 2014.2 on Xubuntu 14.04

Lately I’ve been playing with the Xilinx Zynq 7000 FPGA/ARM platform, using the Digilent Zybo development board. The ability to design some hardware and then write a device driver for it (in my case for Linux) without excessive faff is … Continue reading

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Semi-automated, semi-secure marking

Given the wad of marking I have, I wanted to automate at least some parts of the task. Furthermore, I wanted to run submissions such that they couldn’t do much damage (caused as much by student error as maliciousness). Here … Continue reading

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Computer Forensic Investigation timetables for fall 2013

Hola! Here are timetables for CFI for the fall 2013 semester. Enjoy!

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DEBS: the final day

This is the last day of DEBS! As you can tell, my descriptions are getting more and more terse andthis is likely to continue; apologies. Concentrating through physical discomfort is no fun. Modernizing Legacy Systems with Event-Driven Architecture and Complex … Continue reading

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Tuesday DEBS

Tuesday! I have/had a severe mechanical eye pain issue, so wasn’t paying attention during the keynote. This is a shame as it seemed interesting. The Grand Challenge session contained a summary of the challenge (that consisted of running queries … Continue reading

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DEBS Day 1

Hola! The keynote, Rise of the Velocity Pipeline, by Roger Barga of Microsoft, talked about the use of event-based analytics in business. In many ways it wasn’t very surprising, talking about the increase in the number of connected devices and so on. … Continue reading

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At the DEBS conference

I am at the 7th ACM International Conference on Distributed Event-Based Systems in Arlington, Texas. On Sunday morning I attended the tutorial entitled Stream Processing Optimizations, by Scott Schneider and Martin Hirzel, IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center and Buğra Gedik, Computer Engineering … Continue reading

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PS2 Linux kit video mode

I was cursing a lot before finding the answer to this. The “runtime environment” for PS2 Linux tends to boot showing VGA video. To make it do NTSC, hold Select-R1; PAL Select-R2. For the X server: For NTSC type: startx … Continue reading

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Interesting stuff of late

Wow, it seems like I have been dead since November! What have I been up to? Marking: Those who took Networks and Security, 5CC515, in fall 2012 know what this is all about. Never again (and that will help students … Continue reading

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