Archive for the 'Geek' Category

Sahara KMZ

Saturday, November 18th, 2006

Back from Sahara, I finally gathered some landmarks for Google Earth showing where we’ve been. It’s useless, of course it is but I’m addicted to this software, you know…
Click here for the KMZ file!

Sahara HDR

Saturday, November 18th, 2006

Last week I was in the Sahara desert. Taking pictures in such a place is a good opportunity to use HDR (see this previous post) since landscapes look very flat and only composed of sky and ground (two homogeneous and well separated regions).
Here are the results (taken from my photograpy blog). Pictures look weird and […]


Tuesday, October 3rd, 2006

HDR (High Dynamic Range): everybody is talking about that, isn’t it ? So, what is it?
Imagine, you are in front of a beautiful landscape with a cloudy sky. You take your brand new digital camera. You shoot. When coming back home you look at your picture and… Two situations generally occur:

the sky is white and […]

Eternal Sunset

Thursday, August 3rd, 2006

Since I’m awake very early today (or late?) I’m taking the opportunity to present a website I discovered: Eternal Sunset.
The idea is to provide live images from the webcam closest from a sunset, wherever it is mounted on Earth. People can add their own cameras to the database so that anybody can watch an infinitely […]

Atlas Gloves

Tuesday, August 1st, 2006

The guys at Atlas Gloves just released their DIY hand gesture for Google Earth. They are not the first team to propose a “Minority Report”-like interface using hand gesture recognition. Anyway they deliver their binary and source codes as well as a description for building your own markers. And it works! And you can try […]

3-D Desktop

Friday, July 7th, 2006

My couz’ (do not search in an english dictionnary, it isn’t even french…) is working on a 3-D desktop for Windows (XP), something like Xgl. I might not explain it clearly, the way it’s done is a projection of textures on 3-D objects (with DirectX rendering). Textures of course are windows contents. In order to […]

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