The good news is that I got a contract to write an article in which to discuss content-aware resizing (or rather, I got a contract for an article on performance tuning; I’ll use the resizing algorithm as the sample). The bad news is that the profiler I’ll be discussing is native-code only, so it looks […]
Regular readers will not be surprised to hear that I spent the morning working on an implementation of this. Figuring out the “next” seam is simple enough, but coming up with an optimal sequence is going to take more time. Stay tuned… Now, would you be most interested in seeing this implemented in:
Several people have let me know that comments often fail to post / validate. I’m planning on updating to the latest das Blog in a few weeks, after I do some traveling. Until then, I cannot afford to turn off CAPTCHA and I know that not every comment fails. My suggestion (irritating, I know) is to […]
This video of an image manipulation algorithm shown at SIGGRAPH is jaw-dropping. They calculate paths through an image that have low entropy and either delete or interpolate them, creating images that shrink or grow while not distorting the “interesting” elements. (via John Lam) Here’s <a href=”http://www.faculty.idc.ac.il/arik/imret.pdf”” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>the paper from the conference.
I used to frequently attend, talk at, and help organize software development conferences. As a former magazine editor, I couldn’t help but compare the “information bandwidth” (if not the ultimate efficacy) of lectures with magazine articles and books. I concluded that successful one-hour lectures provided about the information of an 1,800-word technical article (which is about […]
Congratulations to my friends (and employers) at BZ Media, which has made the cut for Inc. Magazine’s “5,000 list,” ranking the fastest-growing private companies in the US.
The working groups of the C++0x committee are working hard to complete a major new standard for C++ (there’s a big meeting here in Kona in October). If you’re not intimate with C++, you may be surprised that such an important language has not had a standard threading model and that such a model is a […]
I don’t really follow the discussion about social networking (I guess I’m either a little too old or a little too antisocial to “get” it), but it seems to me that FOAF + OpenID is “ob hack.” It seems to me that all that has to happen is that someone writes a local / smart […]
Looks like the only programming tools for Tilera’s 64-Core CPU is a C compiler, but the day is fast approaching when we’re going to start seeing more and more of these types of tools in the mainstream.