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Category Archives: Freeform

perpendicular parallel parking

Puzzle It is a fun (and rarely appreciated) moment when basic math and engineering can help one solve a non-technical problem.  Recently, I witnessed such an occasion where a non-standard solution was the only one that would work.  Warning: This is a geeky post, but hopefully entertaining nonetheless. Here's a visualization of the problem... Namely, […]

normalize flash playback speed using ffmpeg

Video is a great way to demo a new system or option.  As a world, we're moving to the availability of high-speed connections just about everywhere, but we're not there yet.  That means that you probably want to crunch down a 30M high-quality video you just generated into something more tolerable, like 5-7M.  I've found […]

zenphoto movie and ffmpeg tricks

Discussion Recently, I switched from gallery2 to zenphoto for a few reasons, which are of course biased by my experience with these packages. The development tends towards straight-forward and simple approaches; this tends to break apart more as legacy things are carried forward, which I feel might be the problem with gallery Nice set of […]

uselog demo with jquery

With a focus on interactive video search for a thesis topic, having a dynamic environment is critical.  Within my lab and in my own research, a web-based environment has been the platform of choice.  This way we don't have to worry about specific operating systems, compiling with the right set of binaries, and dealing with […]

NJ Transit Mobile Scheduler

Not everyone has the funds or interest in browsing the somewhat slower internet connections you experience on on cell phones, so there are quite a few mobile-texting applications that have sprung up. Of course, this implies that you can send a quick SMS message from your phone, but in my opinion this action is much […]