sepdek October 7, 2017

Everyone loves automation. Automation is conservation of energy; its like the habits we people are into, the habits that seem to be there for all living entities. One great automation option we may enjoy in our everyday work is that provided by the operating systems on our computers to perform tasks for us. One such […]

sepdek July 4, 2017

The following set of shell commands are among the basic steps to setup a Linux-based web server (LAMP=Linux Apache MySQL PHP). The procedure has been tested on an Ubuntu 14.04.05 Trusty Tahr (LTS) installation. Most steps and procedures are based on the tutorial found in DigitalOcean and in the linked pages. In the commands that […]

sepdek October 13, 2016

This post serves as a cheat sheet for differentiation. It just includes the most basic of the rules to be remembered when computing derivatives. First a little reminder on the notation being used in differentiation. Leibniz’s notation for the first derivative of a function f(x) is Newton’s notation for the first derivative of a function […]

sepdek October 12, 2016

There is a really large number of applications in engineering, in which the identification of critical points of a function is crucial for the analysis and modeling of a process or a system. Generally, one may identify three kinds of critical points, that is (a) maxima, (b) minima and (c) saddle or stationary inflection points. […]

sepdek October 9, 2016

A function is a rule that maps each of the elements in a domain to one and only one element in a range. The set of all possible elements in the input is the domain D of a function; the set of all possible elements in the output is the range R of a function. […]

sepdek October 8, 2016

Formally stated, the derivative of a function of the form with k a constant and with respect to an independent variable x, is simply, I find this to be extremely handy in all cases. Consider the simple case in which, In the same way, In a more complex example, In an even more complex example, […]

sepdek October 8, 2016

The thing starts with invariance, conservation and symmetry… Invariant is something that is unchanged by a coordinate transformation. Conserved is something that is unchanged by a process within a given coordinate system. Symmetry could be considered a broader property of some ‘universe’ in which some entity of interest remains the same under a specific operation. […]

sepdek October 8, 2016

In order to be a measure (distance) d must:   In order to be a metric (distance) d has to be a measure and:   …and here is the cheat sheet:  

sepdek June 2, 2016

Strangely, although anyone can add somebody in a Twitter list, Twitter does not offer a simple “Remove me from list X” option. Adding somebody to a list is not controlled by the person being added, at least in the default Twitter setting. Nevertheless there is a way, rather awkward way that is, to remove oneself […]

sepdek July 17, 2015

DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES IN CULTURAL HERITAGE & TOURISM 11 Days equivalent workload to 130 hours (incl. 20 hours essay), 5 ECTS 30 July – 10 August 2015 Delphi, Greece Complete summer school programme. COURSE: Introduction, current state-of-the-art, innovation, trends UNIT: Innovative applications of technology in cultural heritage and trends for future research and development PDF edition […]

sepdek June 20, 2015

Recently I have been experimenting with MIT app inventor 2 on the Web to check the development cycle and production time. It turns out that the platform is extremely productive and offers numerous features for Android app development. In a day I have been able to develop a relatively simple app and in two hours […]

sepdek November 24, 2014

A newly developed remote monitoring app for Android devices has been published on the Google Play store. The application is a miniaturised version, which provides just a few remote measurements served by a data server. The application is heavily based upon the work of Maria Pappou and Christos Zaptses, which have originally developed an arduino-android […]