Thursday, August 30, 2007

Seam Carving

Inspired by the following youtube video, I've been playing with implementing their seam carving in java. Its a pretty fun little problem. I've got it calculating importance and finding a path now, I just have to streamline it a little more so I can actually remove the path I find and find another one quickly, then I'll actually be able to resize images! Here's what I have so far (with a little help from this ):
And the inspiration:


Just noticed a new version of mumbles is out. It's god's gift to notifications. Check it here:

Its nice because it looks good on my composited desktop, and because it now can recieve notifications over the network using the growl protocol. So I use irssi at home and it sends my laptop notifications from channels over my vpn connection whenever my laptop is online. Oh, the joys of linux. I love it when stuff just works.

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Just wanted to see how picasa webs embedding works, and show off some photos from our recent vacation to alaska