Gabriel's Journals

December 13, 2009

  • This week we decided to meet on Thursday.
  • I have finished up making my LiveCD, including testing our current port of Storytelling Alice on it. Just a few tweaks remain to get it in a more usable form.
  • I will be linking up with Billy to help him out with resolving the runtime errors he has been getting in order to finish the Storytelling Alice to Alice 2.2 port.
  • This was our last meeting for the semester.
November 30, 2009

  • Had our usual meeting today to catch up on what everyone worked on over the break and prior.
  • For the moment we have decided to put our original port of Storytelling Alice on the LiveCD as our port of Alice 2.2 is still in the works. This week I will meet with Dr. Gardner to do this.
  • Also, Scott and Michelle will be trying to convert their lessons to LaTeX. I have some experience with it and will be helping them do so.
November 23, 2009

  • Thanksgiving break, no meeting...
November 17, 2009

  • Dr. Feng and Dr. Gardner are away this week, but the other CREU students and I still decided to meet.
  • For the time being I have completed my LiveCD and will help Billy, Michelle, and Scott with their work.
  • The plan is to have Storytelling Alice and the lessons we have created on the LiveCD to be used in teaching programming.
November 11, 2009

  • The Debian boot issues persist and therefore I have decided to focus on the Arch Linux LiveCD.
  • Due to another appointment I missed the meeting on Monday, so Billy and I met today to discuss our progress.
  • I have begun helping Billy with running Storytelling Alice on Linux and I may have found a possible solution. Hopefully next week we can incorporate his new port in my LiveCD.
November 02, 2009

  • This past week I successfully created an Arch Linux LiveCD.
  • In creating new Debian LiveCDs, I have run into an issue booting and will have to debug the issue.
  • For next week, I shall try to get working environments with Storytelling Alice running from the LiveCDs.
  • Also, I will be looking into reducing the size of the images, stripping out what is unnecessary.
October 26, 2009

  • Last week I was able to produce a LiveCD using Debian and began creating one for Arch Linux.
  • The Debian LiveCD does not yet contain Storytelling Alice, so this week I will be creating a LiveCD with the software and also complete the Arch Linux one.
  • When Billy finishes his port, I will put it in my LiveCDs so we can test those environments.
October 21, 2009

  • Last week we published the site's new journal system.
  • I provided Dr. Tilevich's graduate student working on J-Orchestra with our Linux port of Storytelling Alice so that he may test it.
  • I discovered that my test machine's hard drive is failing, so I had to back up the contents and will have to find a replacement.
  • As I am waiting on the new version of J-Orchestra, for the coming week I will be looking into delivery methods for Storytelling Alice. Specifically, I am to create small LiveCD images with Storytelling Alice preloaded.
October 12, 2009

  • This past week I set up a virtual machine to run Storytelling Alice in using J-Orchestra.
  • I ran into issues as J-Orchestra was designed to be used with an old version of Java.
  • I talked to its creator, Dr. Tilevich, and met with one of his graduate students that is working on a new version. For now I will provide him with our Linux port so that he may test running it using J-Orchestra.
  • Last week I worked on the site and have nearly finalized it. It will hopefully be going up in a few days.
October 05, 2009

  • This past week I briefly looked over lesson 3 and gave a bit of feedback.
  • I continued working with Billy and Scott on the new site.
  • My literature review for power-aware virtualization is complete and I plan to meet with Dr. Feng this week to discuss my findings.
  • I have set up an environment to test Storytelling Alice running in a VM and partitioned with J-Orchestra. I will be getting our code and testing the setup this week.
September 28, 2009

  • Continued making updates of the new journal system for web site.
  • Looked over Lesson 2 that Michelle finished and gave some comments and critique.
  • Having met with David, determined that we should be able to use J-Orchestra to partition Storytelling Alice. This allow us to run the graphic rendering code on clients so as to avoid sending graphics over the network.
  • This upcoming week I will be trying to get Storytelling Alice working with J-Orchestra.
  • Also, I shall hopefully complete the literature review I have been working on for power-aware virtualization.
September 21, 2009

  • Briefly discussed my progress in reading several papers dealing with power-aware virtualization.
  • Talked about possibly using J-Orchestra for Storytelling Alice.
  • We discovered that FlatPress would not be a simple install, so we will continue updating the web site with our code.
  • For the next week, I will be meeting up with David, who best knows the code of Storytelling Alice here.
  • Also, I am to write summaries of the papers I read, outlining their strengths and weaknesses.
September 14, 2009

  • Second meeting with everyone. Meetings to regularly occur on Mondays for now.
  • Began reading up on power-aware Xen.
September 07, 2009

  • The first official meeting of the semester with Billy, Michelle, Scott, and Dr. Feng.
  • We met to go over what responsibilities each of us would have this semester and the work we were to do for the following week.
  • Began reaquainting myself with the work we did last semester.