Goldsmiths recently switched over to an email system that requires us to login to yet another external web system. So…. Heres a guide to redirect all your mail to your gmail account and how to fix a serious bug which redirects you to the wrong page stopping you from logging in at all.
Firstly start by going to that email you got telling you to login with your new office 365 account:
make sure the password you write in has a number, a capital letter and a special character (%$£&%^£) something like these.
The system will tell you that you need to login with the address YOURCOLLEGEAREA\yourusername.
and example is CAMPUS\asmith019.
you can also login in an email address form which in this example is
to be more precise: yourusername@YOURCOLLEGEAREA.goldsmiths.ac.uk.
You should have got this information in an email.
you can go to goldmail.gold.ac.uk to login IN SAFARI (because chrome has problems for some people) or on a windows machine use internet explorer (this is a redirection bug. You can try and see if clearing your cache helps).
Once you have entered your information and you have logged in to office365 press the ‘see all options button’ shown below:
now click on ‘settings for POP, IMAP, and SMTP access…’ hyperlink in the ‘My Account’ section:
Youll then see this screen:
You want to take down the POP settings which is something like:
ok great so go to your gmail inbox and click on the settings icon then the settings button:
click on the accounts and imports tab.
click on the ‘Add a POP3 mail account you own’ hyperlink:
enter the email address I told you about earlier. that is firstname.lastname@example.org without the CAMPUS\ of course.
You then have to fill in your password as the one you have for your office365 account (CAMPUS\yourusername or the campus.goldsmiths.ac.uk email).
Then copy and paste your POP server which will be something like pod51214.outlook.com.
then put the port which is usually 995 in this case. You may or may not tick ‘leave a copy of retrieved message on the server’ depending on if you plan on EVER logging in to the office365 system again.
I personally like to keep the label incoming messages box ticked.
have your password put in… press next and save the changes. If you did it right you should be able to send your email@example.com a test email and shortly after it will appear in your gmail inbox.
If that is the case… well done you now never have to login to anything other than your gmail account. You genius you.
Now take this coupon to your nearest internetz point:
My name is Joseph Alexander Boston. I am a student at Goldsmiths University Studying Creative Computing.
I am always looking for new projects to adapt and bend around my schedule. I like to take on new challenges and new projects!
I have been using and analysing computing systems since 1996 and am still learning more everyday and engaging myself in every field I can. Once stepping into a new project or task I like to dig deep into the project or task and finish it as fast and efficiently as I possibly can and generate the most quality outcome.
No matter who you are or what your needs are I would be glad to meet you! I love to meet as many people as I can so I can form a network with you and you can form a network with me. A business relationship with me will work both ways!
As a organiser or planner I am quite adept. I keep track of exact times of deadlines and scheduled events.
My R&D in any project is always to the point and well thought out. I will always make sure an idea will work before implementing it.
In conclusion, as an employee, project leader, programmer or when working with budget management I believe I could help your company expand, your wallet expand or just help you fulfill your goal. Below is my educational details, previous and current employment. Also please feel free to check my portfolio pages as there are other projects unmentioned on this page.
Sound Knowledge in IT
• 8 years of experience with CPanel and open-source systems.
• 12 years experience in IT related subjects.
• 6 years of Adobe Package Experience.
• 10 years experience with Microsoft Office packages.
• The ability to learn any new software packages on-the-go and pickup programming languages relatively fast.
• An Android Developer and Android Market member.
Teamwork and a Positive Outlook
• Team work is a key part of my current role, which involves working as part of a small team of Technical Support Advisors, as well as working within the larger site team towards the success of the whole store. I generally move around the departments helping them with small problems they may have. The achievement of any task is what keeps me moving on with my work.
A Commitment to Success
• I work until a solution is found.
• I make sure any other party is happy with the results given.
• Enthusiastic participation in professional development and ongoing workplace learning.
Excellent skills in Business
• Specialist skills in Customer Support.
• I have a good understanding of business productivity and output and am an active learner in all business areas.
• Good understanding of the importance of internal relationship management within the project environment.
- Previous Employment and Projects
TESCO’ Technical Support Team [PT] August 2009 – Present
• Explaining the advantages and disadvantages of hundreds of different Electrical Products.
• Simplifying advanced computing principles for explanation to customers.
• Keeping the products visually pleasing.
• Assisting customers with their technical problems making sure they are happy with the results.
• Keeping sales high, lowering returns, lowering number of impulse buyers, creating long term customer relations.
Self Employed [PT] Sept 2004 – Present
Small Business Solutions, PC Repairs, IT Training and Web Support
• Teaching others in the use of computers.
• Repairing Local Computers
• Setup Websites for family, friends and local businesses.
• Worked on deadlines to produce finished results.
• Setup Networks for small businesses
Eltham Back Pain Centre [PT] Sept 2008 – Jan 2009
Web Development and E-commerce Solutions
• Created visually pleasing websites for them.
• Increased their Google page rankings and daily hits
• Making sure they can be found locally via search engines.
Zenos Academy [FT] Sept 2008 – Feb 2009
Trainee IT Support (emulated work environment)
• Qualified for my MCDST
• Qualified for my compTIA A+
• Gained a C&G level 4 qualification
• Worked as a team to produce positive results.
Christmas Magic Ltd. [FT] July-September 2008
• Moving Big Batches of Stock.
• Labelling Batches.
• Counting Stock.
• Packaging Stock
Christmas Magic Ltd. [PT] Sept 2007 – Jan 2008
• Face-to face customer support
• Handling money
• Basic Store Refurbishment
Goldsmiths University of London
London, New Cross. Sep ‘09 – Present
Zenos Academy London
Latimer Road Sep ‘08 – Feb ‘09
CTK Sixth Form College
London Lewisham Sep ’06 – July ‘08
• Computing Foundation Degree (FD)
• Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician
• Microsoft Certified Professional
• compTIA A+ Essentials – PC Maintenance, Preventative Maintenance, Terminology, Networking.
• Level 3 NVQ in IT Professionals and Practitioners – City and Guilds
• Level 3 Advanced Diploma for IT Professionals – City and Guilds
• Advanced Apprenticeship in IT Services & Development – E-skills UK
• GNVQ Qualifications – Graphics and desktop publishing, Presenting Information, Communicating with Multimedia, Design Projects, Handling Information, Information with Communication Technology.
• GCSE Qualifications (A-C) – Double Award: Science, Graphic Products, Art and Design, English, English Literature, Mathematics.
• AS and A-Level Qualifications – Business Studies AS, Art and Design A2, Product Design A2.
I am available 7 days a week via firstname.lastname@example.org
Please feel free to contact me with any Project enquiries or queries you may have.
Jump ‘n’ Tilt is now available for download on the android market.
The process of exporting from .pde to .apk may look like a herculean task especially for beginners such as me. I spent a good amount of time researching this stuff and finally nailed it down. So here goes,
If you have the app you built in processing running on your phone the you probably have all the environment variables set in the PATH. Oh I am using windows 7 and processing 0190 build. To begin with make sure you have keytool, jarsigner, ant etc. commands working from your command prompt. If not then install them, just google for those packages.
You will require OpenSSL as well required to generate your secret key for the application. Installing this is slightly tricky but the easiest way is to install Cygwin and during the installation you can choose to install OpenSSL. After this you will mostly be set to create your .apk.
Step 1: Hit the Export button on Processing’s IDE
Step 2: Goto the /android folder and you will see bin, lib, res etc. (i could not find an apk file kind of freaked out the first time but not to worry all the files needed for creating the .apk are in here)
Step 3: Open command prompt and get to your /android folder
Step 4: Type the following command to generate your secret key that will be required for signing your application:
It will then ask you the following
Enter keystore password:
Re-enter new password:
What is your first and last name?
What is the name of your organizational unit?
What is the name of your organization?
What is the name of your City or Locality?
What is the name of your State or Province?
What is the two-letter country code for this unit?
Is CN=name , OU=name, O=name, L=blah, ST=PA, C=US correct?
Generating 2,048 bit RSA key pair and self-signed certificate (SHA1withRSA) with a validity of 10,000 days
for: CN=name, OU=name, O=name, L=blah, ST=PA, C=US
Enter key password for
(RETURN if same as keystore password):
Re-enter new password:
This creates a
Step 5: Now we create the .apk file which is unsigned. So type in the following:
Total time: 12 seconds
You should get this in your console if the build is successful.
Step 6: You can now see in your bin folder the .apk file named as
Step 7: Now you will need to sign this with your secret key in order to release it on the android market. So here goes, (you can choose to copy the keystore file into your bin folder and execute the following command (too lazy to type too many characters) or keep it where it is.
Then you will get a bunch of statements such as
Enter Passphrase for keystore:
Step 7: We are almost done! So we need to verify the previous step i.e. we need to make sure that jarsigner has signed the app correctly.
So execute the following:
You should get JAR VERIFIED else something maybe wrong.
Step 8: Now to create your signed and distributable .apk file
Verifying alignment of
50 META-INF/MANIFEST.MF (OK – compressed)
973 META-INF/ALIAS.SF (OK – compressed)
1958 META-INF/ALIAS.RSA (OK – compressed)
3094 assets/ComicSansMS-25.vlw (OK – compressed)
23456 assets/CurlzMT-150.vlw (OK – compressed)
205025 assets/SegoePrint-60.vlw (OK – compressed)
7002884 res/drawable/icon.png (OK)
7005452 res/layout/main.xml (OK – compressed)
7005745 AndroidManifest.xml (OK – compressed)
7006548 resources.arsc (OK)
7007504 res/drawable-hdpi/icon.png (OK)
7011152 classes.dex (OK – compressed)
Hurray we are all set. Now you can happily distribute you android app built using processing to your friends! You may not able to
run it on Samsung Captivate unrooted phone as it does not permit non-market app installation (ofcourse they can install it once you release it to market)
Hate that X-|
I hope this helps as I have learned a lot in the last few weeks and soon I should be releasing a game in the market :) so wait for it.
In this tutorial we cover the basics of 3d rendering in processing and animated
the material for this tutorial is at this address:
This is so cool! Looks like technology is moving one step further…. Im sure the guy is so thrilled to have a new arm too!… must be feeling so happy to have his hand back and to be able to move and stretch.
Welcome to jaboston.com, my online portfolio.
I am currently a student on the goldsmiths creative computing course and this is some of the material which I have created in my time at Goldsmiths.
Please feel free to explore the wonders of my work using the tabs at the side or above.
Get In touch!
- Playing Fritzing and arduino. 2 push buttons and 2 LEDs with a basic arduino script.
- I dont want to use office365 thanks goldsmiths.
- How to create an Android application and submit it to the market pdf guide.
- Xtreme Simon – A multiplatform Memory/Concentration game!
- Processing Tutorial 7 – Android accelerometer and you
- Long cat the game
- Processing Tutorial 6 – Android Processing Basics and 3D texturing
- Biography and Contact Information
- OpenFrameworks Research
- Jump ‘n’ tilt
- E1 Android App
- creating a signed app using the processing export
- Installing and Compiling Ant
- Processing Tutorial 5 – Basic 3D
- Processing Tutorial 4 – lets create something useful
- Processing Tutorial 3 – Using Methods
- Worlds first Bionic arm
- Processing Tutorial 2 – Basic Shapes
- Processing Tutorial 1 – Getting to know Processing
- Sounds generative walls.
- ROK Android App
- Blob the Defender Alpha v0.0001
- Dance Projection Lights.
- Cong Box v1. Another example of sound interacting with shape generation.
- I dreamt in code… is this normal? better keeping a notepad and pen next to my bed.
- A World Of Creation