Forgive me for the break in communication. Let’s get right back into it.
In July of last year I purchased the LG Optimus 3D, a mobile phone which comes with dual cameras to take spectroscopic images. I’ve been very happy with the camera and consequently have quite a collection of 3D images. However, there are no easy ways to display the 3D photos online – this is why I created “StereoImage”.
StereoImage is a way to display stereoscopic images on a HTML5 canvas. It works on jps and pns files which are fundementally two jpegs / pngs joined together side by side. Using StereoImage a user can quickly switch between different ways of displaying the images.
See it here:
The different ways to show include:
Horizontal, one on top of the other,
Vertical, side by side,
Show just the left,
Show just the right,
Flick between both images (at variable rate)
Stereoscopic – reduce size with circle eye alignment.
Anaglyph – red and green/blue view (for use with glasses)
The samsung running app (called “Samsung Hope Relay”) is a nice idea. Samsung will donate a pound to charity for every mile you walk, run o4 cycle (and probably anything else under a 20mph…), but it records distance so no point using it in the gym! It is a little buggy though:
But hasnt stopped them giving £200’000 so far. Get it quick before the Olympics and raise a bit of money (and probably loose a few pounds!)
Just a few hours till my Laser eye surgery… and yes I’m a little nervous. It’s been booked for about a month, but I’ve been so busy I’ve not really given it much thought – but as it’s a approached I’ve been thinking about little else.
I’ve gone through all the material they’ve given, and it explains the whole procedure, interjected with: “This horrific thing could happen” (Eeek!) “but it’s quite rare”… It isn’t really a pleasant read, but a couple of days later you start to understand what will happen on the day and become a little more calmer about it (or possibly just forget all the bad stuff) – if you are having the procedure, don’t leave it to the last minute to read it! (more…)
I’ve had a change of name, well the blog has. It is based on the poster which displays the text “Keep calm and Carry On”, this was originally created back in 1939 by the British Government and was intended to raise the morale of the British public in the event of invasion (see wikipedia) in the World War II. The new title is “Keep Calm and Carry On Coding”, it grew from a conversation about these posters one geek filled lunch time. Here’s a little hacked version of the poster based on one from wikimedia (here):
Today’s the day we find out of Britain is the sensible country it believes it to be, or one controlled by unbelievable scare stories. Yes, it’s a referendum, this one about the “Alternative Vote” voting (AV) over the “First past the Post” voting (FPTP).
I’ll be voting yes for AV today because whatever way you look at it, it is Better than the current system. It’s not about which party wants AV or which person doesn’t want FPTP it’s about making the voting system in this country fairer, avoiding wasted votes and voting for the people you want. (more…)
In the last couple of days I’ve been very impressed with how the Amazon Kindle customer support is handled – in fact I’ve been thoroughly surprised at how efficient it is.
I’ve been using my Kindle since September with no problems. One of my first purchases was the Independent newspaper and this gets streamed to the Kindle automatically every morning, when I wake up it’s there waiting for me. That was up until last Thursday when the download become locked in “pending”. (more…)