𝚃𝚑𝚎 𝚝𝚒𝚖𝚎𝚜 𝚘𝚏 𝚘𝚞𝚛 𝚕𝚒𝚟𝚎𝚜.
That Chicago skyline’s unforgettable
Ⓒ 𝙰𝚙𝚛𝚒𝚕 𝟸𝟶𝟷𝟽
Navy Pier, Chicago
Ⓒ 𝙰𝚙𝚛𝚒𝚕 𝟸𝟶𝟷𝟽
Marina Towers, Chicago
Ⓒ 𝙰𝚙𝚛𝚒𝚕 𝟸𝟶𝟷𝟽
I feel in love in this city.
Ⓒ 𝙰𝚙𝚛𝚒𝚕 𝟸𝟶𝟷𝟽
Ⓒ 𝙰𝚙𝚛𝚒𝚕 𝟸𝟶𝟷𝟽.
Eyyyyyy I still live ya’ll
I love buff girls tbh
Someone misses #highschoolmusical
#crazy #cousin #iris #dreu #boptothetop
Don’t be #pabebegirl
#happybirthday #anne #dreu
Chris Brown ft Bryson Tiller - UP (Dreu)
These two weeks have been tough. Stacy and I had to crunch out a lot of information for the SURF ( Summer Undergrad Research Fest at UMBC) poster. I was given access to the actual Fieldtrip website, which means more data, but also means that my previous codes from the vlogs won’t be as useful. These two weeks and the upcoming weeks, I will have to dedicate a lot of time into analyzing the website.
Also, the abstract for our SURF Poster is due on July 22; however, my mentor and I still don’t have firm grasp of what exactly we can take away from the information we had. But leave it to the great minds of Stacy and Wayne to turn my codes and analysis into a great/interesting finding.
Attached are the rough drafts and final drafts of my abstract that was turned into SURF!
As we begin to wrap up the Gait Sensor study, my job is to normalize the data gathered from all 5 sensor devices. Although I believed this to be a simple task, the various sensors and their respective ways of formatting and outputting data has in fact proven me wrong. Something as simple as outputting data timestamps as duration versus epoch time can make a huge difference.
Beside my annoyance with epoch timestamps, I also began drafting my Abstract for SURF - UMBC submission. Oddly enough, the task I thought would be the most difficult turned out to be the least stressful.
My previous experience with writing paper abstracts comes from the multiple English Literature courses I have taken. In those classes it was super difficult to condense ideas that spanned more than 10 pages of writing into 300 words or less. So in all honesty I thought the SURF Abstract would be just as chaotic. I was wrong. Although I had to condense an entire study into a quick paragraph, the method for study write-up that my mentor Dr. Mentis suggested proved to be super efficient and made writing the Abstract a breeze.
Dr. Mentis instructed us to write a paragraph detailing every step of the study process as we were experiencing it. In other words simultaneously writing and conducting the study. So by the time it came to write the paper, everything was already written and in need of only editing.
With that process in mind I was able to quickly pull together all the necessary paragraphs that the team and I had already written and combined and tailored them for the perfect abstract.
As soon as it is completely done I will be posting it in the next weekly post.
I worked on the the pointer script for the AUI. It’s mostly been writing and revision. The goal was to have the pointer pulse when the user is idle. I wrote a idle-time detector and replaced the pointer with a css element. The pointer would then change colors and pulse when the user was idle. I have had…problems with the webkit animations. I would fix 90% percent of it, but attempts to get the last 10% would open a new issue that I could fix 90% percent of, and so on. It is all very Zeno’s paradox.
It was getting frustrating and I was getting burnt out, so yesterday I took a minute to reconsider the requested criteria. I made something new in a few hours. When I sent it to one of my mentors, they liked it. They then requested an extra pointer using the previous css element that had been giving me grief. I think I’m going to move forward with the pointer I made but keep working on the other one on the side.
Hello! Last week, my Summer of Dreu officially started, but this has been the week in which work has begun in earnest! Here’s the play-by-play, day-by-day:
Wednesday: Learned my specific roles in the project! Today was the first “team meeting” for the AUI project. I spoke with Abdullah Ali (), who coded the plug in, and he has some ideas for me. I can work with HTML/CSS or PHP and WEKA. HTML/CSS is what I know more of but the PHP/ backend interfacing is what I would like to know more about. However, I want to come away from this summer having made a contribution. He’s gone now and I’ll see him on Monday, which is when I’ll present my questions.
Thursday: Worked on PHP and annotated the plug-in code so I could understand it. Clearly, I’m going to have to learn more about browser software, because I’m still a little (a lot) confused. Had a good talk with Imani and Stacy about the importance of negotiation in jobs.
Friday: Today was an out of office day! One of my roommates and I went to DC to work the booth at the Maker Faire. We went a little early so we could walk around and tour before. So fun, but so hot, and so many sunburns. The Maker Faire was so much more than I anticipated. Many of the booths were very visually impressive; the displays were set up to wow the audience and demonstrate tech prowess. Compared to those, our booth was simple. We had a few markers, some brightly colored grips, doodling paper, and some tactile graphs. But the simplicity and non-intrusiveness was the whole point. The booth showcased Assistive Tech design at UMBC. There were GripFabs, which are 3D printed grips and handles that are easily attached to utensils to help those with motor problems. The software that models the grips was designed by a DREU student, actually. The other section, the tactile graphs, help the visually impaired. They offer a way to render otherwise visual information, like graphs of equations, or star maps. The user inputs an equation and it is 3D printed out about an hour later.
While we were at the booth a man came up and asked what we could do to make Assistive Tech models more prevalent on websites like thingiverse. I said incentivize it, Veeha said raise awareness. In hindsight I think it’s a combination of the two.