Trac authentication on Dreamhost

Simply put, Trac authentication will not work on Dreamhost the way you like if you go with the .htaccess approach. Trac recommends putting the following in your .htaccess of your trac install: AuthType Basic AuthName "Trac" AuthUserFile /somewhere/trac.htpasswd Require valid-user However, dreamhost does not allow you to place any location directive from within your custom .htaccess files. This will result in an "Internal Server Error". Yes very descriptive indeed.

Whats next…

On Monday November, 15 2010 I hit the button on Simon Fraser University's system to graduate. Whats next? Shockingly, the feeling still hasn't yet hit me that I finished my masters in computer science. However, I have moved on. Monday, I picked up a book on objective-c and almost finished reading it now. My short term plan for the next few months is to write a few applications for the iPhone/iPad. I have a potential client that is interested in an iPad application and this will move me towards what I think would be the next big wave - the mobile development sector.

My Senior Supervisor Dr. Jian Pei

I was going to write about my senior supervisor in a summary in my defense. However, to describe a man like Dr. Jian Pei, I really needed to enter a new blog entry. In life, we are not very often blessed to meet people of greatness. As my favorite quote from Isaac Newton states, "If I have seen a little further it is by standing on the shoulders of Giants". This quote really does tell the story about Dr. Pei. This is the story of how I met this great person, Dr. Pei.

Thesis Defense

On November 9th, 2010 at 9 AM I successfully defended my Masters Thesis defense. It was an interesting experience. I was quite nervous but at the same time excited. With 3 days of no sleep, I was wired on something. So probably it was the excitement that finally another key milestone in my life out of the way. I passed with minor revisions. So now all that is left to do is make those revisions, send to Dr. Pei for review and then submit for publishing to the library at which point I can hit that button to apply to graduate. Looking forward to that.