Archive for July, 2007

Room Panorama

Saturday, July 28th, 2007

Used hugin to create this panorama. Some notes:

  • bluriness is my photos, not a hugin artifact.
  • should not use auto-whitening in future panoramas
  • used a fixed exposure (but what good is that if the white balance is changed between pictures?)
  • hugin created pictures need a lot of cropping, or is there a hidden setting somewhere?

switching to a dvorak keyboard

Sunday, July 22nd, 2007

Ok. That wasn’t an easy thing to write. Even with the page with it’s helpful keyboard on top of every page, this sentence was/is still excruciatingly painful to type.

Why am I doing this to my self, you ask? I’ll try to be short:

1. Repetitive strain injury.

2. Supposed to study for a test.

3. Faster (potentially, in my case).

4. Keep people off my computer.

In addition to the link above, see The curse of QWERTY by Jared Diamond.

Network problems

Saturday, July 7th, 2007

I’m having problems editing my posts from within the network – actually this isn’t the only thing that kills my net connection, but it is one of them. I tried having a tcpdump and a continous ping to diagnose, here is what I found:

64 bytes from icmp_seq=131 ttl=64 time=0.852 ms
ping: sendmsg: No buffer space available

the tcpdump didn’t give me anything, except that it kept showing arp request, and maybe mdns something? I tried adding mdns off to /etc/host.conf. Hope to have an update soon.

More Free (your) Phone Stuff

Saturday, July 7th, 2007

The latest post by link to a bunch of openmoko (on youtube) videos that are very funny and enlightening.

Here’s my favorite:

While I was at it since these videos are also on youtube I naturally looked at one of the commenter’s favorite videos and stumbled upon The Klein Group Four including a nerdy love song about Finite Simple Group (of Order Two).