Archive for April, 2011

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A Nice Idea

Friday, April 29th, 2011

I woke up this morning, lying in bed, and I sat wondering how I wanted to spend my summer. Mostly I want to do research in various areas, which I’ve talked about in previous posts. I also slightly considered a Youtube channel, but decided it wasn’t that great of an idea. But today I think […]

Possible Summer Goal – Construct Robot

Sunday, April 17th, 2011

I’ve been hard pressed to determine how I want to spend my summer. I thought about doing Physics research, but I decided I wanted to take some time and research some things on my own. That brings me to everything I’ve been wanting to study and learn. I have a huge pile of books here […]

ARToolkit – A Neat Computer Vision Tool

Monday, April 11th, 2011

Computer Vision allows some really neat things.  ARToolkit is a computer vision library created by Hirokazu Kato used for tracking a surface and placing an animated model on top of it.  It looks really neat.  This summer I’ll be researching more into it and playing around with it.  What you do program a surface into […]

The State Of Our Economy

Saturday, April 9th, 2011

You’ll find an excellent piece in Vanity Fair written by Nobel laureate economist Joseph Stiglitiz entitled Of the 1%, by the 1%, for the 1%.  I’d like to post several excerpts here today. It’s no use pretending that what has obviously happened has not in fact happened. The upper 1 percent of Americans are now […]

Bertrand Russell’s Autobiography

Thursday, April 7th, 2011

I recently finished reading Bertrand Russell’s autobiography.   I can remember picking it off my shelf many times and reading the preface, thinking to myself, “This has to be good.” What I have Lived For … Three passions, simple but overwhelmingly strong, have governed my life: the longing for love, the search for knowledge, and unbearable […]

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