Recently, Facebook, a social networking site for students added a feature that showed brief happenings around facebook occuring with your friends. Many people are against this for privacy reasons. People do not seem to realize that this information is already available. Even if it is not available on Facebook, information can be obtained from different […]
This weekend, I went with a friend to spend some time fishing and hanging out around a fire. A few other friends and a large portion of his family and his fiance came as well. Being an eagle scout, I was rather confused when his mom said we were eating boy scouts. That turned out […]
A rather strange phrase was brought up in class today, "raped apes." It was in reference to a reading for rhetoric of science. The engineers described were build a computer system that needed to be faster than something. It seems they chose "raped apes" as something that is fast for comparison. I wouldn’t want to […]
Yesterday was the first day of the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology school year. It is my fourth year, though I will not be graduating this year. So far things are going well. I have all of my homework done with plenty of time to spare. I am taking courses in linear algebra, Web-based information systems, […]
Ulrich Drepper is a large contributor to glibc. I came across his Website recently and it had some great papers on safe C programming and optimizing C/C++ programs. I recommend reading those papers: http://people.redhat.com/~drepper.
Two years ago, I helped my school organize a World Wide Web conference entitled WWW@10: The Dream and the Reality. During that conference, I met several Web pioneers including Robert Caillau, Ted Nelson, and more. While that experience was great, more would come. Robert Caillau, Professor Pickett, and I were walking across campus from Hatfield […]
The work I do right now at Rose-Hulman Ventures for Elastic Image involves the use of OpenCV, an open source computer vision library. Earlier this summer we updated from OpenCV 0.9.5 to OpenCV 0.9.7. However, portions of our software quit working after the update. We recently downgraded to 0.9.5 again until we can figure out […]
In my work for the summer, the software simultaneously captures three images of an object with a grid printed on it. The three images are used to build a three-dimensional model of the object. There is information added to this as well, but it is related to the process that is unique to the company […]
This is yet another blogging attempt. I have tried several times before, but I never blog consistently enough for my blog to be of any value. Anyhow this entry starts yet another attempt.