Monthly Archives: January 2008

Electronic Imaging 2008: Megapixels matter

I snap a lot of pictures with the camera in my mobile phone. This is a relatively new thing for me; I own several high quality cameras, and it didn’t occur to me for quite a while that it was … Continue reading

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Electronic Imaging 2008: Digital Image Forensics

Now that Steve has linked to me again, I guess it would be timely to post something from the Electronic Imaging symposium. Let’s start with something fun: digital image forensics. I find this topic really interesting for a few reasons. … Continue reading

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Me Gusta Tacos y Burritos

I’m full. Sated. Happy. Fish tacos, my friends. That’s what has brought me to this wonderful place. Batter-fried fish on corn tortillas with salsa, finely cut cabbage, and some secret ingredient that Rubio’s puts in their “Pesky” tacos. With tortilla … Continue reading

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Privilege survey

As seen at The Clutter Museum: Bold the statements that are true. Father went to college Father finished college (don’t know . . . maybe) Mother went to college Mother finished college (The same year I did, for which we … Continue reading

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A type of addiction

As seen in the comments of Coding Horror’s article Typography: Where Engineers and Designers Meet: Typefaces are the gateway drug of typography. It starts with fonts, then you’ll be hand kerning and eventually you’ll be up all night with grids … Continue reading

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Agile Software Development for Executives

A quick post today containing two links: The Truth about Agile Processes What Do You Wish Your CEO Knew about Agile “Agile” is a family of light-weight, quality-based software development methodologies that have many things going for them. Put over … Continue reading

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The JPEG Family Circus

The discussion in the comments of my recent article about HD Photo (a.k.a. JPEG-XR) got me thinking about all of the different beasts that go by the name “JPEG.” JPEG: What most of us consider to be “JPEG” is just … Continue reading

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Microsoft HD Photo

For my 9-5, I wrangle file formats, making it possible for people to read images into MATLAB and then do something useful with them. I’m always on the look out for what’s new, and there’s always something new. (I only … Continue reading

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