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ImagineCup 2006 registration opens…



I wrote about the ImagineCup 2006 some days ago – and this time the news is that the registration opened it’s doors.


Source: ImagineCup 2006 Registration

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Blinkenlights reloaded

Surprisingly Blinkenlights is back for our viewing and gambling pleasure. If you are in Berlin these days, make sure you’ll take a look.



(it’s the building in the upper middle…which is used as a big b/w screen)


Source 1: http://www.berlin.de/webcams/.bin/index.php
Source 2: http://www.blinkenlights.de/

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Microsoft Imagine Cup 2006 – it’s in india this time…



Imagine a world where “technology helps us to live healthier lives”


As last year there will be an international competition and a national competition. The categories in the international competition would be:




  • algorithm



    • prices:



      • 1st: $ 8000,-


      • 2nd: $ 4000,-


      • 3rd: $ 3000,-


    • rounds:



      • Round 1 – Complete online quiz


      • Round 2 – Complete take home challenge


      • Round 3 – Onsite 24hr WW Algorithm Finals


    • timetable:



      • Nov 1, 2005 Registration Opens


      • Jan 30, 2006 Registrations Closes – Competition begins


      • Feb 6, 2006 Round One Begins


      • Mar 15, 2006 Round One Closes


      • April 1, 2006 2nd Round finalists announced


      • April 5, 2006 2nd Round Begins


      • May 8, 2006 2nd Round Closes


      • May 22, 2006 6 Worldwide finalists announced


  • short film




    • prices:



      • 1st: $ 8000,-


      • 2nd: $ 4000,-


      • 3rd: $ 3000,-



    • rounds:



      • Round 1 – Abstract, digital storyboard


      • Round 2 – Film, and written film description


      • Round 3 – Onsite 24hr WW Finals Short Film competition


    • timetable:



      • Nov 1, 2005 Registration Opens


      • Feb 1, 2006 Abstract/storyboard submission window opens


      • Mar 1, 2006 Abstract/storyboard submission window closes


      • Mar 13, 2006 Community voting begins


      • Mar 24, 2006 Community voting closes


      • April 1, 2006 2nd Round finalists announced


      • April 5, 2006 2nd Round design submission begins


      • May 8, 2006 2nd Round design submission closes


      • May 22, 2006 Worldwide finalists announced (6 teams move on)


  • information technology (IT)




    • prices:



      • 1st: $ 8000,-


      • 2nd: $ 4000,-


      • 3rd: $ 3000,-

    • rounds:

      • Round 1 – Complete online quiz
      • Round 2 – Complete business cases

    • timetable:

      • Nov 1, 2005 Registration Opens
      • Jan 30, 2006 Registrations Closes – Competition begins
      • Feb 6, 2006 Round One Begins
      • Mar 15, 2006 Round One Closes
      • April 1, 2006 2nd Round finalists announced
      • April 5, 2006 2nd Round Begins
      • May 8, 2006 2nd Round Closes
      • May 22, 2006 6 Worldwide finalists announced

  • visual gaming

    • prices:


      • 1st: $ 8000,-


      • 2nd: $ 4000,-


      • 3rd: $ 3000,-


    • rounds:



      • Round 1 Upload round 1 DLL


      • Round 2 Upload round 2 DLL


      • Round 3 24 hr onsite worldwide finals competition


      • details relased to those competitors who achieve this status


    • timetable:



      • Nov 1, 2005 Registration Opens/ Round One Begins


      • Mar 15, 2006 Registration Closes/ Round One Closes


      • April 1, 2006 2nd Round finalists officially announced (however qualification for 2nd round will be shared with competitors as they do or do not achieve the minimum mark for advancing)


      • April 5, 2006 2nd Round Begins


      • May 8, 2006 2nd Round Closes


      • May 22, 2006 12 Worldwide finalists announced


  • interface designer



    • prices:



      • 1st: $ 8000,-


      • 2nd: $ 4000,-


      • 3rd: $ 3000,-


    • rounds:



      • Round 1: Abstract must be less than 250 words, in English. Storyboard must be less than 25 MB, using .xpr file format as source files and should run inside of a presentation framework such as HTML, PPT, etc.


      • Round 2: Website or other self installing/running interactive interface design using .xpr source files


    • timetable:



      • Nov 1, 2005 Registration Opens


      • Feb 1, 2006 Abstract/storyboard submission window opens


      • Mar 1, 2006 Abstract/storyboard submission window closes


      • Mar 13, 2006 Community voting begins


      • Mar 24, 2006 Community voting closes


      • April 1, 2006 2nd Round finalists announced


      • April 5, 2006 2nd Round design submission begins


      • May 8, 2006 2nd Round design submission closes


      • May 22, 2006 Worldwide finalists announced (6 teams move on)

and the categorie of the national competition:




  • software design



    • teams up to 4 people


    • Rounds:



      • pre-round 1: Proposal (Deadline: end of january)

      • pre-round 2: Development of the project (Deadline: end of april)


    • at least one mobile device and one web service is used along with .NET 2.0


    • pre-rounds end on 05.05.2006


    • national prices:



      • 1st: trip to the international finals in india + chance to win there


      • 2nd: tba.


      • 3rd: tba.


    • international prices:



      • 1st: $25,000


      • 2nd: $15,000


      • 3rd: $10,000

Subscribe here:



Source: http://www.thespoke.net

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we proudly present: Technology-Ninja.



I would like to thank Tim for his awesome work. This gifted guy is working on the final version of the official Technology-Ninja.


Source: Mumblebeast, Tims website

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photocase relaunched

One of my favourite photo websites is Photocase. And some days ago they relaunched it:



with some…problems 😉

But finally they made it: It’s now photocase.com.

If you don’t know photocase, try this article. (sorry in german)

Source: http://www.photocase.com

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FeM Startup-Video…


This is the video we’ll show before the actual presentation starts…



Thx to ElGono

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How many polygon people fit on one racetrack?

Bizzare tried it… how many spectators/persons could you place beside the race track in a racing game like Project Gotham 3? – They got more than 35.000 people on one track… awesome!



Source 1: computergamesandvideo

Source 2: Bizzare

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to be honest…we don’t have an explanation

Who said that we are not communicative?



This is an error message a colleague got when he tried to start the Microsoft Max Beta:

“Microsoft® Codename Max is not like any other product. That’s because it’s not a product—it’s your opportunity to try an exciting new user experience from Microsoft. Today Max lets you make lists of your photos and turn them into beautiful slide shows to share with your family and friends. Tomorrow…who knows?”



Source: http://www.microsoft.com/max/

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strange picture resizing when you have a high-DPI display


At the moment I am working on a Dell Latitude D800 notebook which is equiped with one of those nifty 1080i widescreen displays. That means: 1920×1080 in a 15 inch TFT display.


I got the machine preconfigured – and noticed that the Internet Explorer resizes every picture – Firefox doesn’t:



You can clearly see the difference


So I searched and found the solution for the problem: It looks like someone set the DPI Settings in the Display Settings to 125% – which caused Internet Explorer to resize every picture by 25%… what a stupid behaviour…If I would like to let Windows resize anything it would be the font size… not the size of the pictures that cannot be resized without quality loss:


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What Stardock does on Windows Vista and how XAML and Avalon is involved…

Everyone should have heard about the official name of the upcoming Windows version: Windows Vista. And if you’re a frequent reader of this website you probably know about Stardock – a company which makes some really cool applications to ensure my personal productivity. But this article is not about the old apps it’s about the new ones.

And there are some really interesting apps coming up the next weeks especially for the Windows Vista Beta 1 which is going to be released on the first days of august.



“Windows Vista may be the most extensible version of Windows yet. With its rich new set of APIs that allow users to create unique applications quickly and that the interface has been moved away from GDI (the old drawing method) to a whole presentation system that makes use of 3D hardware acceleration, developers will be able to make Longhorn shine very so brightly.

Stardock’s goal on Windows Vista will be much the same as it was on Windows XP — to enhance and expand the feature set of the OS. The difference this time is that Microsoft is giving us a lot more tools to play with.”

“In Windows Vista, our goal will be have DesktopX generate XAML code and hence, on a Avalon-enabled system to make use of everything Avalon has to offer.”

“We hope to make DesktopX one of the premiere Avalon/XAML authoring environments.”

“We are also working in conjunction with TweakXP on a program called TweakVista. TweakVista will let Windows Vista users tweak the heck out of their new OS.”

So as you can see: Really cool things are going on for us desktop modding fans. And I am sure that some eyecandy always is good. My opinion is that eyecandy often raises the productivity more than you would expect…just try it.

Source: Stardock & Windows Vista

Source: TweakVista

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make your own button

hmm… found it on Annik Ruben’s great website… and because I don’t want to loose this great URL … here it is:



Source: http://www.lucazappa.com/brilliantMaker/buttonImage.php

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ADAC Driver Training Movie…playing with iMovie HD

I played a little bit with iMovie HD … hmm … I wouldn’t call the results bad…

Click to view the movie (21 Mb)

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“Fischerhütte” Livestream

What would a real party be without the live-stream. Audio and Video for your pleasure.



click the picture.

You’ll need Winamp 5 with installed VP3 Video codec. Enjoy! The stream will be online irregularly this week. So check from time to time.

Source: Stream

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more stuff out of where the good music is

After the panoramic views now the “fotostory”.




On the Road.


This way!



So it’s supposed to be a party here?



OBEY! We’re getting closer to the nerd core as I call it.



Ladies and Gentleman: The Hackcenter!



The Uplink!…taped to the window…



Party!



This is a shot of the software the VJs are using to create the astounding visual effects everywhere in the party hall.



A sample of the results.



noisy party.



drum&bass with dj jerome

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“Fischerhütte” party presented by skurreal reply2all

This is the first bunch of pictures I’ve taken tonight at the party. It’s aweseome to see such a big hall enlightened and full of people. Even more impressive: the great music and video installations. Party on!



please excuse the noisy pictures…it’s just my A400.

Source: http://www.skureal.de/

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video cutting for iswision

Because namenlos is managing the media storage array we had to visit the video cutting room. There were some teams cutting their videos and I was impressed by the number of G5s available there…


Namenlos dealing with problems, well…nothing more to say 😉


count them!


AVID

You can watch the ISWISION broadcasts via live-stream or even better: Live at in the audience in MKR 102.

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how to remove EXIF informations

I got my hands on some very great pictures of the universities campus. But in order to make them publicy available I was asked to remove the EXIF information from all the images.


So I searched for a tool that could to this fast. And I found JHead. It’s a fast and easy usable command line application that can modify, extract and in my case remove EXIF information.


Source: http://www.sentex.net/~mwandel/jhead/

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Pixologic ZBrush – high polygon modeler

I knew ZBrush for some time, although I am not using it I am frequently asked where to get this program or even how it’s name is. So I put it on here to find it in the future.

“ZBrush 2 is a huge leap forward in speed, performance and technology. Modeling, texturing and painting features have all benefitted from unprecedented code enhancements. New tools and options provide even more versatility in all areas, boosting the artist’s productivity and streamlining workflow in surprising ways.

Z2 is fast. It boasts handsomely optimized code innovations, combined with unique features, providing more power to create models with unparalleled detailing capabilities. Even medium- to high-resolution models respond instantly to sculpting actions, constantly rendered and shaded in real time.

Building on the freedom to sculpt high-frequency details with ease, Z2 offers revolutionary new modeling, surfacing and texturing techniques, while intuitive controls focus these powerful resources on the creation process.”

The results are astounding. In just minutes you can create impressive high polygon meshes.

Source: http://pixologic.com/home/home.shtml

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things I like in Adobe Photoshop CS2

There are several things in CS2 that are really cool. But it’s the little things that makes the whole experience… this for example:


When an action takes longer Photoshop displays the progress bar beneath the Dockicon.


Finally a font sample…gone the times when you had to remember the names 😉

to be continued…

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blend it baby!

Ever since I write HTML in a simple HTML Text Editor I was searching a Tool to blend and manipulate Color-codes. Now there’s a simple HTML page that does this fore you. Just pick the start- and end-color…and blend it…



Source: http://www.meyerweb.com/eric/tools/color-blend/

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playing with the SONY HDR-FX1E

FeM e.V. bought one Sony HDR-FX1E. Beside the amazing specification that camera has it’s really fun to play with these … I don’t want to call them gadget … with these cameras. B-)






And some juicy facts:

“3 x 1/3in CCD with 1.12 Mpixels (1.07 Mpixels effective); HDV 1,080i recording (1,440 x 1,080 at 50 interlaced fields per second); DV recording; 16:9 DV recording; 16-bit and 12-bit PCM audio recording; f/1.6-2.8 lens with 12x optical zoom (4.5 – 54 mm, 35 mm equivalent 32.5 – 390 mm); optical image stabiliser and full-range autofocus; DV in/out; HDV in/out; S-video in/out; composite AV in/out; component A/V in/out; lens filter diameter, 72mm; 0.3in/252,000-pixel colour LCD viewfinder with dioptre adjuster; 3.5in/251,000-pixel colour LCD fully adjustable view panel.”

Source: Review of Sony HDR-FX1E

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did you ever search a font? WhatTheFont?!!!

Did you ever search a font? I am searching the correct font several times a week. It’s everytime like this: I’ve got a picture with text in it. And I would like to add some more text to the picture. But this is impossible if you don’t know which font was used in the picture. Then I start the fontbook and compare the font in the picture to my fonts on the computer…this takes time… And now I found the solution for this time problem. It’s called “WhatTheFont?!“. You throw a picture into this search engine and you get font samples and names that are close to your reference font. Priceless!



Source: http://www.myfonts.com/WhatTheFont/

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ABSOLUT NONSENSE

Since I really don’t get it what Tino from nyblog wants to tell the world with his strange pictures…I made one on my own…


Source: nyblog

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fun with websites… rotate’em!

Hehe…this is fun. If you have an IE6 handy you could try this website. It all starts with a google search…and you get nearly everything rotated from that point 😉

Schrankmonster for example:

Source: http://blog.outer-court.com/rotated/

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HDTV…you don’t have enough cpu power…

It’s great that more and more movies are broadcasted in HDTV. But it’s disappointing how much CPU power you need to get smooth video playback. Especially when it’s MPEG4 and not MPEG2.

This graph shows it: a 2.8 Ghz Pentium 4 is not really enough to handle high quality MPEG4 compressed HDTV. Almost 50 percent CPU usage when playing a 720p movie… don’t expect 1080i/p to run fluently…. this sucks.

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Xyle scope CSS Analyse- and Authoring

There are not many great CSS Editors. But there seems to be a new one that is really cool. Xyle scope. Because I will need a good CSS Authoring Tool in the near future this is quite helpful.



“Einer der Gründe, warum ich Websites teilweise auf Firefox entwickele, ist der Live-CSS-Editor der Web Developer Toolbar. Ein geniales Ding, wenn auch ziemlich hässlich und manchmal ein bisschen buggy. Xyle Scope ist gewissermaßen die extrem aufgebohrte, native OS X-Variante dieser Grundidee.


Xyle ist jedoch keine Safari-Erweiterung, sondern eine Standalone-Applikation, die auf dem Apple WebKit basiert und Seiten somit genauso rendert wie Safari. Hinzu kommt jedoch eine Seitenleiste, in der man sich allerlei CSS- und HTML-Strukturen anzeigen lassen kann. Dabei ist es egal, wo sich die Seite befindet, ob auf dem eigenen Rechner oder irgendwo im Web.”


Source 1: http://www.praegnanz.de/weblog/598/xyle-scope-daumen-hoch
Source 2: http://www.culturedcode.com/xyle/

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effecTV at work

As written before here are some pictures of the effecTV setup in action. It’s quite


“EffecTV is a real-time video effector. You can watch TV or video through amazing effectors.”





he is amazed!



the master-control panel of effecTV


Source 1: http://effectv.sourceforge.net/
Source 2: http://www.skureal.de/?id=reply2all

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dynebolic 1.4.1 codename LUMUMBA

I am proud to announce that there’s a new version of dynebolic. Well it’s there since march 15th… but better now then never

dyne.org productions proudly present:

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8 8 8 8 8′ `8 8oooo8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 ‘
8 8 8 8 8 8 8. 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 .
`YooP’ `YooP8 8 8 `Yooo’ 88 `YooP’ `YooP’ 8 8 `YooP’
:…..::….8 ..::..:…..:..::…..::…..:..:..:…..:
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:::::::::…:::::: version 1.4.1 :: codename LUMUMBA :::



Dynebolic is the linux distribution that is used by the reply2all Team of FeM e.V. for interactive video installations based on effecTV.


Source 1: http://www.dynebolic.org
Source 2: http://effectv.sourceforge.net/
Source 3: http://www.skureal.de/?id=reply2all

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Gravit – simulated galaxies

I love colorful pictures… especially when they are generated by computers…


“Gravit is a gravity simulator which runs under Linux, Windows and Mac OS X. It’s released under the GNU General Public License which makes it free. It uses simple newtonian physics using the Barnes-Hut N-body algorithm. Although the main goal of Gravit is to be as accurate as possible, it also creates beautiful looking gravity patterns. It records the history of each particle so it can animate and display a path of its travels. At any stage you can rotate your view in 3D and zoom in and out. Gravit uses OpenGL with SDL, SDL_ttf and SDL_image.”




Source: http://gravit.slowchop.com/

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OBEY THE GIANT – Propaganda engineering.

it’s quite been a time since I noticed this campaign. And I don’t want to keep it back from you:



The Obey campaign can be explained as an experiment in Phenamenology. The first aim of Phenomenalogy is to reawaken a sense of wonder about one’s environment. The Obey campaign attempts to stimulate curiosity and bring people to question both the campaign and their relationship with their surroundings. Because people are not used to seeing advertisments or propaganda for which the motive is not obvious, frequent and novel encounters with Obey propaganda provoke thought and possible frustration, nevertheless revitalizing the viewer’s perception and attention to detail.


The Medium is the message.


elGono told me that there two Icon Sets available…groovy:



click to download



Source 1: http://www.obeygiant.com
Source 2: The Icons

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Update: Longhorn gets new fonts

On Channel9 the Cleartype team posted a 16 minute movie about the new longhorn fonts and Cleartype itself…


“What is the one thing looked at more than anything else on your computer?

Fonts!

You never think of them, right? Well, that’s by design: good fonts aren’t noticed for the most part but they are important in how usable your computer is and how easy it is to use for a long period of time and how productive you’ll be on it.

The
Cleartype team, which makes both fonts as well as the technology to display them better on your screen, were hanging out in the hall the other day so we turned on our camera and started talking.”



Source 1: Longhorn gets new fonts
Source 2: http://channel9.msdn.com/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=54974

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wobble wobble wobble

w00t…seems like they have a lot of fun with the openGL effects for the upcoming gnome Windowmanager 😉


“The wobbly window effect is mildly addictive. Kristian hasn’t gotten much work done since he wrote it. He (and now I) spends all day moving windows around and watching them settle. This video shows off the motion a little better. It also demonstrates Luminocity’s live workspace switcher (aka pager) which updates in synch with the screen. We were surprised by how much more tangible windows felt when they gave a little (i.e. less than in this video) as you moved them (like a real world object). Of course, we turned the effect on “high” for this demo so it’d be very visible.”



Source: http://www.gnome.org/~seth/blog//xshots

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Longhorn is going to get new fonts

There are some new fonts to come with longhorn. That’s great because the new fonts where designed to ensure great display and print quality.


In the typoforum there’s a great article on this subject. Don’t miss it.



Source 1: praegnanz.de
Source 2: typoforum

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fuck the policy

today I had a quite frustrating encounter with something called “policy”…


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retouching the planet

What do you think Colorization would be? – Well take a picture, a greyscale one for instance and dye it. When you do this manually it’s a pain-in-the-ass. As far as i know there’s no working automatic solution for this problem. But there is this research project:


“Colorization is a computer-assisted process of adding color to a monochrome image or movie. The process typically involves segmenting images into regions and tracking these regions across image sequences. Neither of these tasks can be performed reliably in practice; consequently, colorization requires considerable user intervention and remains a tedious, time-consuming, and expensive task.

In this paper we present a simple colorization method that requires neither precise image segmentation, nor accurate region tracking. Our method is based on a simple premise: neighboring pixels in space-time that have similar intensities should have similar colors. We formalize this premise using a quadratic cost function and obtain an optimization problem that can be solved efficiently using standard techniques. In our approach an artist only needs to annotate the image with a few color scribbles, and the indicated colors are automatically propagated in both space and time to produce a fully colorized image or sequence. We demonstrate that high quality colorizations of stills and movie clips may be obtained from a relatively modest amount of user input. “


What does that mean? – Well this algorithm automatically creates from this:



that:



Isn’t this awesome? The biggest problem is that it’s just a research project – it’s implemented in Matlab and not available as stand-alone software…too bad. Because it even works with movies.


For more information take a look at their website.


Source 1: Dinge, Zeugs und Sachen
Source 2: Paper: Colorization Using Optimization

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Drawing

first: I’m very bad in drawing… but I had to test it… B-)



So by the way: I noticed that the quality of the drawings I made on my PDA are not that bad (as you can see for yourself)… maybe I can copy this guy a little bit.

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Beauty

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Transparency


inspired from this picture…:



I made my own version:



hey it’s a 1 Minute Job… so don’t say anything please. I’ll make a better one, promise.


Update:



Source: http://apple.weblogsinc.com/entry/1234000387037406

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Wallpaper anyone? Welcome the Web Part Customs!

Iam working on some sort of campaign-draft at the moment. See it as a side product of my work…



1280×1024
1600×1200


made with CorelDraw and Adobe Photoshop

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Charlotte Mosaics

I played with MacOSaiX…





Great App… 😉


Quite impressive results … and I honestly just hit the start button 😉


Source: http://homepage.mac.com/knarf/MacOSaiX/

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DEVELOPIA


Developia is an online Community focused on Game Development. Alexander Krug and Mathias Kanitz talked about their project and how the Microsoft Student Partners could possibly take part in it.



Source: http://www.softgames.de/developia/

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Charlotte Roche Fan-Art

Suzy – a Fan of Charlotte Roche and obviously a Photoshop-Pro – sent me this Pictures to qualify for an autograph card of Charlotte. Enjoy the pictures, and Suzy: Enjoy the autograph card. 😉



i really like this one 😉





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how to pronounce schrankmonster


well that should do it (its awful to get the phonetic spelling done)

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I do need a TFT for the Mac mini

Almost everything is fine with the Mac mini – but there is just one thing that really annoys me: the poor VGA Quality. I’ve tried with several Displays – but the results where dissatisfying. On one Belinea 19″ CRT it was even unusable. At the moment I attached the mini to my Belinea 108025 CRT – it works but it is far away from being perfect. On Engadget and in the Apple Support Forum they say it’s the mini´s analog output that is not as good as it should be. Some others think it’s the DVI-VGA Adapter that screws the VGA signal.


So I started to look around for a TFT Display. Because it’s technically senseless to use the Mac mini with any resolution higher than 1280×1024 my choice would be a 17″ TFT. My favourite at the moment is the Samsung SyncMaster 701T. Because it has VGA and DVI and a great cost/performance ratio (600:1, 300 cd/m², 12ms).


What do you think? A Buy or a No-Buy?



Source 1: http://monitor.samsung.de/article.asp?artid=9FF6F8BB-C4D6-4762-A4FC-2D8C644E0314&show=specs
Source 2: http://www.engadget.com/entry/1234000760034794
Source 3: http://www.123macmini.com/news/story/22.html

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der Versuch einer Suchmaschine OCR beizubringen…


Im Moment entwickeln wir wieder an unserer Suchmaschine “TFSNA2” weiter: Und so kam es das ich mich einmal mit den zur Verfügung stehenden Opensource OCR Programmen/Bibliotheken beschäftigt habe. Vorweg das Ergebniss: ein Trauerspiel.


Das einzige Projekt das ich gefunden habe, welches noch nicht eingestellt worden ist, bzw. überhaupt etwas vorzuweisen hat ist JOCR/GOCR.



“GOCR is an OCR (Optical Character Recognition) program, developed under the GNU Public License. It converts scanned images of text back to text files. Joerg Schulenburg started the program, and now leads a team of developers.
GOCR can be used with different front-ends, which makes it very easy to port to different OSes and architectures. It can open many different image formats, and its quality have been improving in a daily basis.”


Um GOCR zu testen hab ich einfach mal ein “repräsentatives” Dokument aus der akuellen Suchmaschinen-Datenbank ausgewählt, ein eingescannter Vorlesungsskript bzw. die Quellenliste davon.


Aber Bilder sagen mehr als tausend Worte. GOCR hat über den -v Parameter die Möglichkeit diverse Informationen über den OCR-Vorgang auszugeben… unter anderem werden auch Bilder ausgegeben welche den OCR-Vorgang etwas veranschaulichen sollen:



Das ist das Ausgangsmaterial…ein Ausschnitt davon…



ein “verbose”-Bild von 3




Das nicht wirklich rühmliche Ergebniss


Immerhin ist beim Ergebniss eine entfernte Verwandtschaft zum Ausgangsmaterial festzustellen. Natürlich habe ich nicht damit gerechnet das solche Dinge wie Umlaute funktioniert… aber ich will mal nicht zuviel meckern: Das ganze ist schon recht beeindruckend und ich hätte nicht damit gerechnet das da überhaupt irgendwas herauskommt.


Jedenfalls ist das ganze nicht für unsere Zwecke zu gebrauchen. Nun muss evaluiert werden welche kommerzielle Lösungen brauchbar integriert werden können… momentan schauen wir mal bei ScanSoft Omnipage … zumindest gibts dort gegen klingende Münze auch ein SDK…


Quelle 1: http://jocr.sourceforge.net/index.html
Quelle 2: http://www.tfsna.de

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neues Spielzeug: Canon Powershot A400

Ich benötige ja schon seit einiger Zeit eine Digitalkamera, und nun hab ich mir endlich mal eine geholt: Sozusagen rechtzeitig zur CeBIT. Nach einigem überlegen was es denn so in dem von mir angepeiltem Preissegment (~150 Euro) gibt, hab ich mir die Canon Powershot A400 geholt…



Ich hab bisher nur eine handvoll Fotos in meiner Bude hier gemacht, unter schlechtesten Lichtverhältnissen… und bin soweit zufrieden:




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Emiliana macht Werbung


…und zwar für ein Projekt von Andreas und mir… genaueres folgt bald

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Charlotte Roche Wallpaper


Jolly hat mir das zugeschickt – und es is wirklich ziemlich cool !

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aufgetaucht: mein erstes Panorama

ich bin momentan dabei meinen Fileserver aufzuräumen…und in den hunderten Gigabyte an Krams findet sich das ein oder andere Bildchen.


Und das hier ist ein solches. Am “Samstag, 7. August 1999, 00:39:40” entstanden, zeigt es mein damaliges Zimmerchen… klein aber fein – und vollgestopft mit Krams… wer genau hinsieht kann ne Perserkatze entdecken 🙂



draufklicken für gross


Achja, die Kamera war ein Sony Hi8 Camcorder… hehe

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Panorama-Software


Ab und zu werd ich gefragt mit welcher Software die Panoramas denn gemacht werden. Hier mal ein Artikel über die verwendete Panorama Software.


Ich selbst verwende am liebsten Ulead Cool 360. Das Programm ist abgrundtief hässlich, dafür ist es aber verdammt schnell und die Ergebnisse sind, wenn man Glück hat, richtig gut.



Namenlos hat für sein Winter-Panorama die OpenSource Software Hugin verwendet. Das Ergebnis ist ja auch wirklich super – ich weiss aber da (noch) nichts über Geschwindigkeit und Bedienkomfort.


“With hugin you can assemble a mosiac of photographs into a complete immersive panorama, stitch any series of overlapping pictures and much more.”



Quelle 1: http://hugin.sourceforge.net/
Quelle 2: http://www.ulead.com/store/cool360/runme.htm

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