Setting up your own VPN server with OpenVPN in Azure

I recently learned how to set up my own VPN server, and in this article I share those learnings. The server I set up is an OpenVPN Access Server. All the resources are provisioned from Microsoft Azure’s Portal UI. I chose Azure to host these resources because it is the cloud platform I am most…

What is cloud?

I want to talk about cloud. Everyone seems to have heard about it, but not everyone understand what it means. In my opinion, the essence of cloud is resource aggregation, and the two pillars making it possible are the ability to coordinate large-scale resources, and the division of resource’s ownership and usage.

ScribeX: deliverable and report

After working on ScribeX throughout the semester, and focusing my energy on this project in the past two weeks, I have finished the deliverable (web app) and report of this project. You can find my report on this project here – and please do! It is a good report 😛

I see your OCR and raise you more Machine Learning

Since school started in September, my time and energy has been mostly devoted to it. I have been dedicated to write codes for assignments rather than “cooler” projects. But this is about to change. Yesterday my project proposal for COMP 400, a course titled Honours Project in Computer Science at McGill, got approved by my supervisor, Prof….

Dr.Spider is here!

I have been spending the past week and half working on my new project, Dr.Spider. This is a Java web application used to detect invalid links in a website. Here is a live demo.

Introducing EllerySearch

  I have been curious about the way search engines crawl the internet. Recently, I revisited materials on this topic covered in my Intro to CS course at McGill. With the spirit of learn by doing, I went to get my hand dirty and made a lightweight search engine that crawls a certain website. You can…

How to build a personal website (2)

  In the last post, I briefly talked about how to reserve a domain name and set up hosting service for your personal website. In this post, I will review the templates I used in creating static and dynamic WordPress websites.

How to build a personal website

  Having a personal website is exciting, but setting it up sure is intimidating to beginners: Where and how to get a domain name? How to set up hosting server? Do I have to use WordPress (because so many people are using it)? How to put my contents online? How much SEO do I need? I will…