Using Photographs to Enhance Video

Using Photographs to Enhance Videos of a Static Scene.

Wow.

Via Daring Fireball.

Why do that? Really?

I have been searching for cheaper ways to buy textbooks (it’s crazy to pay $120 for a text, IMHO). I’ve chanced across www.textbookexchange.com.au. Let’s examine the workflow when trying to find a book there.

  1. Visit the site.
  2. Type in the name of the book or author.
  3. Press “Search”
  4. Be redirected to a login page.
  5. Have to type in the name again because you were redirected back to the home page, rather than your search results.

I mean, seriously. It’s not that hard to keep some handle on state and redirect to the search results.

If I hadn’t saved so much money buying my books this way I wouldn’t use their stupid site!

From the Xcode-Users list...

How do you pronounce XIB?

I’d say it as ZIB. You know, like xylophone?

Compiler Construction, or Game Development?

As a class, we have the choice of what the focus of one of my topics this semester is going to be.

I’m voting for Compiler Construction. Even though we’ll be doing it in Java (ugh!), it is something I was disappointed to find wasn’t otherwise offered.

If you need convincing, read Stevey’s Blog Rants: Rich Programmer Food.

Now, if only I can convince the rest of the class!

Testing Modified ecto-Twitter addon.

As the man says…

Creating a new Avatar.

Can you tell I’m procrastinating?

I’ve spent the last little while using Acorn to create a new Avatar. Here are some ideas.

manga_matt_dot.png

manga_matt.png

manga_matt_pont.png

Matt_vectorized_pont2.png

Matt_vectorized_dot.png

#1 Fix for Twitterific

It annoys me that when I click off the Twitterrific window, it doesn’t auto-hide. There doesn’t seem to be a setting to make this happen.

Luckily, you can fix this with a quick edit to the MainMenu.nib file.

(This requires you have InterfaceBuilder, and therefore the developer tools installed.)

View the contents of the Twitterrific.app package, and navigate to the Resources/English.lproj directory, and open up MainMenu.nib. Find the Tweet Window, and change it’s properties to “Hide on Deactivate”.

Save the nib, and restart Twitterrific. Bingo, clicking off the window auto-hides.

Twitter

I registered for Twitter ages ago, but only recently started actually using it all of the time.

http://twitter.com/schinckel

XCode 3.1 and "Availability"

You can’t have a class with the name “Availability” in a project built with XCode 3.1.

You can with XCode 3.0, but CFNetwork, and I assume a heap of other classes use a class called “Availability” to define if objects are available in a particular version of the OS.

Adding Extra MIME-types to WordPress.

(Site Admin) → Options → Mime types

File Extension/Associated mime-type.

Add mime-type »