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  • Mark Asiddao 2:39 pm on May 23, 2017 Permalink | Reply

    CS 650: At last we part ways 

    Which topic/s in class made an impact to you? Why?

    • The first topic for me was the most impactful, because I never really knew that complex numbers can visually be represented in a 2-dimensional (or possibly 3-dimensional) space. Also, it was the first time I’ve encountered the lesson.

    If you can summarize this course in one word or sentence, what would it be?

    • Application-learning!

    What would be your parting message to the class?
    Hello there 🙂
    First of all, I probably am the most excited person in the whole class that CS 130 has finally come to an end (believe me, it took me 2.5 years) but at the same time, I fear as well for the upcoming CS 131 :))
    Sir Paul made the class fun to learn (while adjusting the pace of the course to best fit how fast we all learn and comprehend topics), something that I really don’t see much in many CS courses. Some lower-batch students fail to see real-world applications of Computer Science concepts, making them demotivated in pursuing what’s left the course has to offer. I believe Sir Paul best fits what a good teacher is, not just an instructor following university standards. I really hope to see Sir Paul teaching after earning his masters degree.
    As for everyone in the class, I’m sure we’re all thankful for this CS 130 🙂

    Thanks for a wonderful sem!

  • Mark Asiddao 3:20 pm on February 17, 2017 Permalink | Reply

    Vectors in Cartography 

    Cartography is the Science of Mapmaking.

    In what ways can mapmaking, you say, be related to vectors?

    In Math 55, topography has been one of the applications of vector fields. In the real world, maps and computer science are very much related as vertices and weighted edges.

    Check this Google Street map of UP Diliman for example:


    There you will see streets with arrows to indicate one-way streets. Some are unlabeled, to indicate that they go both ways.

    Street maps aside, a much wider application in Cartography is for seafarers, for them to know the ocean currents. Similar to vector fields in winds in relation to the weather, these maps are used around the 14th to 17th centuries during the exploration of the world.

    Fun fact: If anyone has taken Kas 1, one might know that the route back to Mexico from the Philippines was discovered by the Spanish friar Andres de Urdaneta, thus opening the route of the Manila Galleon Trade. Sailors from Mexico travel west to reach the Philippines, and in order for one to go back, one must sail North towards Japan then east back to Mexico.



  • Mark Asiddao 11:21 am on February 17, 2017 Permalink | Reply


    What’s your name?
    Hi. I’m Mark Asiddao, commonly known as “Asi”. Let’s be friends~ jk

    What were your thoughts when you enrolled in this course?
    noooooo…oooomygod sir Paul

    How comfortable are you with math?
    3 Years ago I finished Math 55. Musta naman math ko? I’m like TT

    What’s your dominant feeling right now?

  • Mark Asiddao 11:14 am on February 14, 2017 Permalink | Reply

    Symmetry in Tesselation 


    “A tessellation of a flat surface is the tiling of a plane using one or more geometric shapes, called tiles, with no overlaps and no gaps. In mathematics, tessellations can be generalized to higher dimensions and a variety of geometries.” – Wiki definition

    Marian Mendez' Tessellating puppies

    Marian Mendez’ Tessellating puppies

    To view more of these, you may visit http://www.deviantart.com/tag/tessellation 🙂

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