I’ve got a few prototypes of content-aware image resizing running and the results are interesting, perhaps primarily because the algorithm works so well that usually you say “eh, what’s the big deal?” Unless there are faces in the photo, but more on that later… Coincidentally, I ordered some prints to send to my in-laws yesterday […]
I’ve never played Halo nor Halo 2. I’ve now played the first level (“Groundfall” or somesuch) of Halo 3. Gotta’ tell you: my initial impression is that it’s not as entrancing as Gears of War or Call of Duty. The cutscenes make absolutely no sense to a newbie, the level design was nothing special (oh, […]
Excel 2007: The problem is that the 3rd column contains =a2*b2 … (the first 500 numbers for 2^32 pass, though…) 13 5041.154 100000 26 2520.577 100000 49 1337.449 100000 52 1260.288 100000 81 809.0741 100000 87 753.2759 100000 93 704.6774 100000 98 668.7245 100000 104 630.1442 100000 107 612.4766 100000 115 569.8696 100000 117 […]
casey chesnut has been <a href=”http://www.mperfect.net/blog/browse.aspx%3fbid%3d633261847266875000″” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>playing around with augmented reality for the UMPC. I think he’s going strictly for a technology demo, but the physical tags he’s constructed seem to be about the right size for a conference badge. That’d be kind of cool — hold up your UMPC in a crowd […]
Intel’s announced the availability of a prototype C++ compiler implementing Software Transactional Memory, one of the central topics of this brilliant <a href=”http://www.knowing.net/ct.ashx%3fid%3df405eb51-5e89-4e9d-864f-529914e78017%26url%3dhttp%253a%252f%252fwww.dotnetrocks.com%252f”” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>.NET Rocks show. That’s exciting, although I suspect that on just two cores STM will be disappointing.
I love this idea: a magnifying glass with a built-in expert system for identifying bugs. That’s a nice combination of form and function. My thrill was clouded upon reading the that it only identifies “more than 50 real live bugs;” if you’re going to do the hardware and firmware for this, it ought to be […]
I’m not one of those people for whom the task of composition is a somewhat mechanical extension of increasingly detailed outlines. Nonetheless, research consumes between 80-90% of the time I spend on a technical article (note I said time and not effort — subjectively, writing text is two or three times harder than writing C++. […]
Some d00d named Leppie has written a <a href=”http://xacc.wordpress.com/”” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>Lisp for the DLR [via Jason Bock]
Alan Zeichick deserves a fortune in Amazon referral fees for <a href=”http://www.amazon.com/Cables-Go-35507-Connector-Cable/dp/B000JG3WBY”” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>this: iPod connector to RCA plugs.