Saturday, February 25, 2012

Ugh... :(

For nearly the first time in 2 years, I've been sick over the past few days with a sore throat, nasty cough, and recently snot-filled nose. Be aware that it'll be a few days at least before I get around to replying to any emails or bug reports, on top of my growing todo list of (small) deadlines in the coming days.

Ugh... I hate getting sick.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Search Engines and "Personalised Results" - Our self biasing blinders?

In the modern day world, search engines are beginning to play an increasingly important role in our lives as they often determine what we get around to seeing, but more importantly, what we don't get to see.

Eli Pariser discusses this issue in the TED Talk video below:

This issue was also highlighted by Bruce Tognazzini in an article from July 2010:

Christchurch - One Year On

In a few minutes to the day, one year has passed since the devastating 6.3 February 22 earthquake struck Christchurch at 12:51pm, forever changing the face of this city.

Everyone has a story of where they were when the quake struck; what they were doing, who they were with, what happened. Through the media, we've heard countless stories of those who were trapped, injured, or died as a result of those moments of violent shaking.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Lego Minifigs

Recently I had a pair of Lego Minifigures loaned to me. Naturally, this was a perfect excuse to play with my camera (though it'd have been better if I'd gotten around to doing this earlier, instead of just before returning them) ;)

Sunday, February 19, 2012

PyGTK - DrawingArea, Notebook Tabs, and Deadlocks

Despite my previous rant on GTK, I still need to finish up some work with this toolkit. For example, today we'll briefly discuss yet another example of the bugginess of this toolkit: random deadlocks and "crash by assertions".

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Gtk Rant

I've thoroughly had it with Gtk and PyGtk.

Before starting work on a project that was using and needed to be delivered in PyGtk, I was still under the illusion that perhaps Gtk (and its Python port) may still yet be the best of the toolkits out there, just that I'd never really dealt with it for anything before. But now that I have used it extensively, I have to conclude that this is not the case.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

What's in a number

2012-21... hmm...

Monday, February 13, 2012

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Starry Night

Pure. Awesome.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Pose Sculpting Feedback Update

It's been a few days since I posted the announcement, so today I've just set up a Google Docs-based survey which should be easier and faster to fill out. So, take a look and help contribute to science!

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Animators Wanted - "Pose Sculpt" Alpha Testing

Over the past few weeks, I've been busily working on developing a set of new tools aimed at improving the ways that we can pose our rigs. Today I can finally announce that Pose Sculpting is now finally here and ready for an initial round of alpha testing out in the field!

Pose Sculpting Demo 1 from Joshua Leung on Vimeo.

So, calling for alpha testers, and importantly, feedback!