Archive for ‘Youtube’ Category
Posted on 09:42, July 19th, 2010 by Many Ayromlou
Well looks like someone had a lot of time on their hands in Taiwan. Really funny though, specially the final solution to the antennagate problem.
Posted on 20:44, August 25th, 2009 by Many Ayromlou
Does YouTube freeze on you every 10 seconds or so when you’re watching video. If you’re using Firefox 2.0+ then it’s most likely because of the session restore save process kicking in. This happens because the session restore is by default set to save all open tabs every 10 seconds. This is especially noticeable/annoying if you happen to have a lot of tabs open at once. Here is a quickfix…..
By opening about:config in your Firefox address bar, then typing browser.sessionstore.interval in the filter box, you’ll see a value of 10000, which is in milliseconds (Meaning your session is saved every 10 seconds.) Try changing this to 300000 (three hundred thousand millisecond = 5 minutes). That’s it, problem fixed…..If you’re paranoid and want more frequent saves try something like 120000 which is 2 minutes.
Posted on 11:16, May 6th, 2009 by Many Ayromlou
Great video showing a bizarre and novel way of creating a gesture based interface. You literally touch nothing….Air…..and the interface does the rest. Pretty interesting project. According to Justin Schunick of the team at Northeastern University, the interface uses an array of copper electrodes to sense a certain change in the electric field created by the device. The black material covering the electrodes shows how the interface can be hidden beneath surfaces to create a completely invisible interface. It is simple black felt you can buy at any fabric store. The total cost of this prototype was around $60.00 USD.
They created custom software to communicate with the microcontroller running the show with C++. This enables the use of the device as a new type of XYZ computer mouse. Think nintendo wii controller without the controller — or minority report without the gloves. This can potentially be revolutionary as far as HCI goes.
Posted on 11:49, August 14th, 2008 by Many Ayromlou
If you’ve ever come across the email gateways of most social sites, you know that — in order to protect you and your account — they produce some very forgettable email addresses. I’m talking about those special email addresses you can setup where for example you can Email a picture to, which will automatically be posted to your flickr stream.
Well here is a easy way to use Google mail’s filter function to create easy to remember gmail addresses that would inturn forward your precious postings to the appropriate social site.
Now any picture attachment sent to firstname.lastname@example.org will automagically get rerouted to your flickr publishing Email. You can do this for all your services and that way standardize/centralize your publishing Email addresses.
Posted on 16:05, May 21st, 2008 by Many Ayromlou
Tim Robins’ Keynote speech at NAB (National Association of Broadcasters). I missed this event at this years NAB, but I think it’s very much worth a listen. Tim really lays it out nicely. Complete in three parts in order.
Posted on 10:47, May 21st, 2008 by Many Ayromlou
ROTFL….Next….Metallica doing “Say you say me” to the video of “Enter Sandman”……hehehehe
Posted on 12:19, December 17th, 2007 by Many Ayromlou
If you like to see some of the most prolific Engineers and Scientists of our time talk about how we got to where we are in computers, head over to the Computer History Museum Channel on You Tube. Oh, and if you’re ever in Northern California somewhere, take a side trip to Mountain View and visit the Museum in person, I did.
Posted on 16:55, November 25th, 2007 by Many Ayromlou
Great tutorial video by Johnny Lee from Carnegie Mellon University showing how using an IR LED array and some reflective tape, you can track fingers in thin air using the Wii Remote. Great alternative to those FTIR (Frustrated Total Internal Reflection) tables.