May 2005 - Posts
Question: So we can blog about IIS7 now?
Answer: Yes, you can blog about IIS 7 -
Sure it can play games but is it a "total entertainment package"? No.
IMHO, they fell short of the mark when they decided to not include PVR capabilities. I want to plug my cable line into the box and let it do everything from simple TV tuning to scheduled recording and playback. Let me throw out that old VCR!! Sure it works with a Media Center PC (as an extender) but that simply is not good enough. I dont want to have to depend on the other machine.
Without that basic need fulfilled the XBox 360 will not be on my shopping list anytime soon. The added value around game play just isnt enough for me to justify the cost, especially when I can play games with my v1 Xbox.
I got it in a few seconds, how long will it take you?
A friend pointed me over to Oracle's anti-terrorist limitations on their software...
"I am not listed on the United States Department of Treasury lists of Specially Designated Nationals, Specially Designated Terrorists, and Specially Designated Narcotic Traffickers, nor am I listed on the United States Department of Commerce Table of Denial Orders."
"I will not use the Programs for, and will not allow the Programs to be used for, any purposes prohibited by United States law, including, without limitation, for the development, design, manufacture or production of nuclear, chemical or biological weapons of mass destruction."
If you fell under one of those categories would you actually check the boxes? Strange.
Image Processing Lab in C#
Image Processing Lab is a simple tool for image processing, which includes different filters and tools to analyze images. It’s easy to develop your own filters and to integrate them with the code or to use the tools in your own application.
The following filters are implemented in the library:
- Color filters (grayscale, sepia, invert, rotate, channel extraction, channel replacing, channel filtering, color filtering, Euclidean color filtering);
- Binarization filters (threshold, threshold with carry, ordered dithering, Bayer dithering, Floyd-Steinberg, Burkes, Jarvis-Judice-Ninke, Sierra, Stevenson-Arce, Stucki dithering methods);
- Mathematical morphology filters (erosion, dilatation, opening, closing);
- Convolution filters (mean, blur, sharpen, edges);
- Two source filters (merge, intersect, add, subtract, difference, move towards);
- Pixellate, Simple skeletonization, Jitter, Shrink;
- Levels linear filter;
- Median filter;
- Resize and Rotate
The KHRONOS PROJECTOR - interactive-art installation
The Khronos Projector is an interactive-art installation allowing people to explore pre-recorded movie content in an entirely new way. A classic video-tape allows a simple control of the reproducing process (stop, backward, forward, and elementary control on the reproduction speed). Modern digital players add little more than the possibility to perform random temporal jumps between image frames. The goal of the Khronos Projector is to go beyond these forms of exclusive temporal control, by giving the user an entirely new dimension to play with: by touching the projection screen, the user is able to send parts of the image forward or backwards in time. By actually touching a deformable projection screen, shaking it or curling it, separate "islands of time" as well as "temporal waves" are created within the visible frame. This is done by interactively reshaping a two-dimensional spatio-temporal surface that "cuts" the spatio-temporal volume of data generated by a movie.
Watch the video they have, its very cool.
If your like me you have a few dozen to a few hundred RSS Feeds subscribed, which you attempt to read daily. My question is, how are you currently organizing them?
I used to simply have them under content categories:
root / News
root / Canadian Blogs
root / Community
root / Co-Workers
I found this approach lacking in that there is a good mix of "higher priority" items which I feel I need to read on a daily basis mixed in with those that I can leave until I have some spare time.
Yesterday I decided to change to this format:
The higher the degree the more important the content is, and I force myself to always keep those read and move down the levels whenever I get the time. I simply took the 10 minutes to organize them into how important I felt the feed is to me.
Do you have a better/different method of organizing and reading? Please share it!
I just wanted to post up a bunch of resources a friend pointed out to me today related to Ruby. I plan on doing some research into Ruby in the next little while and I wanted to save a collection of related links.
Here they are...
Ref Manual: http://www.ruby-lang.org/en/20020107.html
Ruby Itself: http://www.ruby-lang.org/en/20020102.html
http://www.loudthinking.com/arc/000232.html (video presentation downloaded)
Got more? Post them in the feedback below.