Blown Away by NaturallySpeaking

Against my better judgment I bought Dragon NaturallySpeaking 9 from Amazon.  Over the years I’ve tried lots of dictation software and have been uniformly disappointed.  The new NaturallySpeaking says that it achieves a high level of accuracy out of the box without extensive user training.  Many people say that “Gee, if you just invest the […]

Learning WPF in 5 Days

I like Karsten Januszweski’s 5-day tutorial on WPF (via <a href=”http://www.knowing.net/ct.ashx?id=efab0325-bace-41c3-b0bf-50441130484f&url=http%3a%2f%2ffeeds.feedburner.com%2f%7er%2fAContinuousLearnersWeblog%2f%7e3%2f10102168%2flearn-wpf-in-5-days.html”” target=_blank rel=”noopener noreferrer”>Steve Pietrek). Instead of writing something himself, he’s structured advice on Internet-available resources (videos, tutorials, etc.) That’s a very helpful way to restructure available content; I feel I should do something similar (if only there was something that I knew…)

Panorama Stitching: A Solved Problem

Everyone’s buzzing about Photosynth, Microsoft’s impressive technology that stitches together photographs and presents them in a 3-D space. However, all that is available today is a video. In the meantime, though, it turns out that automatically stitching together photos to create panoramas appears to be a solved problem. <a href=”http://www.knowing.net/ct.ashx?id=d0920e82-c38f-4d4b-95ef-810e94270b2d&url=http%3a%2f%2fwww.cs.ubc.ca%2f%7embrown%2fautostitch%2fautostitch.html”” target=_blank rel=”noopener noreferrer”>Autostitch is freely […]