Monthly Archives: December 2012

Phil 12.31.12

8:00 – 12:00 ESSO

  • Deployed a new version of PPM that seems to be working much better than the old version
  • Backups. Slow, but at least I can get on the server
  • Security training.

12:00 – 4:00 FP

  • Switched over to the HD command-line examples to see what’s actually going on. Code is better commented, and seems to run better. There aren’t any peculiar error messages, at least, and no GLUT.
  • Looking through HelloHapticDevice.
  • Got a copy of the project built with MSVC working (i.e. with stdafx, etc.) I had to move a copy of msvcrtd.lib to the lib folder that was explicitly included. Otherwise, here are screenshots of the various properties (Note the Active(DebugAcademicEdition) configuration at the top of the dialog:



  • And that’s it for 2012.

Dong Shin 12.29.2012

  • PPM bug fixes in Project Status
    • Date Acceptance Received not saving – fixed
    • Obligation and Outlay not showing when it’s $0 – removed for some reason… put it back -fixed
    • retrieve Funding Request data sorted on Description
    • added dataGridDefaultSort to TableAdbDataGrid.mxml

Phil 12.28.12

8:00 – 12:00 ESSO

  • Walked through some bugs with Lenny.
  • Attempted to back up but the connection with PuTTY was way slow. It seems to be a known problem, so I’ll wait until Monday to try again.
  • Helped Brian out with some JavaScript/HTML that handles collapsing tables. The code was not written well to educate.

12:00 – 4:00 FP

  • Got the HLAPI demonstration code compiled, though some things run and some things don’t. I get errors like “Haptics failed to initialize”. Still, “HelloSphere” works, which is enough to get the hang of things.
  • Hmm. Looks like it’s written for OGL 1.x?
  • Still, pretty cool. I’ve got a rotating cube with appropriate forces:

  • Also a teapot. So arbitrary geometry seems fine.
  • Still, I don’t like this:
	// Start a new haptic shape.  Use the feedback buffer to capture OpenGL 
	// geometry for haptic rendering.
	hlBeginShape(HL_SHAPE_FEEDBACK_BUFFER, gSphereShapeId);
  • That does mean OGL 1.x. No feedback buffer in OGL 3.0 or greater. That means this library probably won’t be all that useful.

Phil 12.27.12

8:00 – 12:00 ESSO

  • Backups, plus some coordination with the Pit Crew.
  • Dong’s pass has been renewed.
  • Meetings

12:00 – 4:00 FP

  • Got the power supply for the Phantom
  • Installing drivers from here
    • Following directions here
    • Which requires updating root certificates here


  • Starting on the OpenHaptics Programmer’s Guide. And playing around with the demos a bit.

Phil 12.26.12

8:00 – 4:00 ESSO

  • Backed up the databases on site.
  • Took some training that I didn’t think I needed, but I was on the email list, soooo…
  • Sent an email to Chris and Dave to renew Dong’s pass
  • Went home on account of the weather. So I’m setting up my work environment again. Hopefully it’s not that broken.
  • Huh. My Tomcat instance seems to be missing. Downloading. Installed.
  • Getting the config files and databases from fgmdev.
  • Am now able to compile and run Vis2
  • Can’t get the “new user / no column header” bug to happen.
  • Starting on adding font size to legend and panel titles.

Phil 12.20.12

8:00 – 4:00 ESSO

  • Demo prep all day yesterday and demo this morning.
  • Add ability to change font size in panel and legend
  • Paperwork for white Cliffs. Trying to contact Athena.

Dong Shin 12.20.2012

  • spent past few days to prep for Col. Duke’s demo – went well today.
  • fixed PA not showing correct project status – one month off!

Phil 12.17.12

8:00 – 12:00 ESSO

  • Updated database so alert queries are running correctly.
  • Had a bunch of really odd problems – The date calculation seems not to be running correctly, and the headers are not showing up in AdvancedQueryWidgets for new users, but only for a while. It seems to go away and work properly after adding explicit themes, but not immediately. Need more info.

12:00 – 4:00 FP

  • Finishing paper.

Phil 12.14.12

8:00 – 4:00 ESSO

  • Backups. And everything is *still* working on the production server!
  • Worked some with alerts before going off to a GAO meeting and then a meeting with Jim G. The upshot is closer integration with GAO.
  • Submitted paperwork for school reimbursement before switch to White Cliffs.

Dong Shin 12.14.2012

  • added type column to alerts table
  • reworked alert queries and stored procedures to use new type column – VSSUpdates121412.sql