Through the Quartz Composer work of Memo Akten:
I found this site:
Which included a link to this:
And this interactive sunset:
I'm over my head but I'm making progress. And they couldn't make it easier - tinker toy programming. Or Legos, for the under-50 set.
State of emergency in Guatemala due to the heavy rains.
Thanks to Elaine Schele for the link.
I found a busy litlle hive of Quartz hackers working on just what I want to play with for dome projection. This and Paul Bourke's work should do it, if I can come up to speed.
The Kineme site has a wealth of Quartz plugins and patches. Christopher Wright of Kineme has posted tutorials on Vimeo. Here's the first that you'd need to use his Quartz plugins
From a link in that thread, this music-controlled graphics test is interesting:
And as a side note - a realtime video manipulation program for the Mac (company based in Troy, New York)
We had a glimpse of this tool in Chicago this summer.
Narcotraffickers are extorting and kidnapping travellers across the border into Mexico.
Their version of Wikipedia.
Here are some knol-writing How-to's:
One of the best uses for the iPhone that I've found is storing and studying video tutorials. You will have to let the videos on the page below stream until completed, and you will need Quicktime Pro, but they are easily saved and loaded onto an iPhone or iPod.
Fascinating interviews with the Wall-E team give insights into their working methods and custom tools. The tool article dates back a few years but describes a simple and elegant collaborative system they devised for The Incredibles.
Good, detailed report on one family's installation of solar panels and the results obtained.
Part of my Canada research. Includes the Canadia 2056 unofficial podcast.
Solar thermal rush to acquire land in the southwest.
Why I am scheming now.
Andrew Sansum, tier one manager at RAL, said its connection with CERN is about 1,000 times faster than the download speeds on a home broadband connection.
It may be less than two decades before commercial networks catch up: "Video and other media services are going to push the speed of consumer network connections up as the demand is going to be huge," Sansum said. "We were at today's speed of about 10Mbps about 10 to 15 years ago, so you could take that as a precedent for how long it will take for the commercial networks to catch up with us today."
Opening the APIs for a sytem to monitor energy-producing systems like solar panels.
Go south of the Lacandon forest, past the Lacantun river, past the Marques de Comillas, and cross the east-west running border into Guatemala - you arrive at Ixcan. This area is now receiving foreign investment to convert to African palm oil plantations. So the conversion of rainforest to small homesteaders' plts to cattle ranches takes the next step - to biodiesel.
Good source for tutorials and utilities.
Good source of images for viewing, experimenting.
The Inter-American Development Bank has given US$30 million to Guatemala for use in rural development projects and for the protection of archaeological sites in southern Peten.
With 0ver 700 kilos of cocaine captured in 2007, 2000 in 2008. The photo above shows the back of the colonel who showed me the landing strips and crashed narcotraffickers' planes in 2006.
A "high performance exchange point in New York City" that I need to know more about. A presentation on Cinegrid at the Fulldome Summit led me to MAN LAN as the closest point that we might use to join in a high speed network of domes. Ask me about it in 2012.
Good tip from Dock James in the Fulldome list. Looking for a way to increase FOV past 120 degrees to 180 or more.
You'll need to interpolate the seat from the photo (good luck) and the end details are a bit tricky, but it can be done with these online instructions - an origami canoe.
I may have posted this before, but I met Hue at the Domefest in Chicago this week and saw more of her amazing work. I think I am ready now to start learning something new.
And when I am really ready, I'll take the first step.
Where does Hue work?