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HTML5 and the Web

I am an unabashed partisan of the Web — its architecture, culture, and
content. I’m proud to have played a very small part in shaping bits of the
machinery and having contributed probably too many words to that content
But as for HTML5? It’s a good enough thing to the extent
it turns out to work. But nothing terribly important depends on it.

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Sketch2Photo: Internet Image Montage on Vimeo

We present a system that composes a realistic picture from a simple
freehand sketch annotated with text labels. The composed picture
is generated by seamlessly stitching several photographs in agreement
with the sketch and text labels; these are found by searching
the Internet. Although online image search generates many inappropriate
results, our system is able to automatically select suitable
photographs to generate a high quality composition, using a filtering
scheme to exclude undesirable images. We also provide a novel
image blending algorithm to allow seamless image composition.
Each blending result is given a numeric score, allowing us to find
an optimal combination of discovered images. Experimental results
show the method is very successful; we also evaluate our system using
the results from two user studies.

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The Golden Triangle


Transito Golden Triangle
Originally uploaded by dardilrocks.

I heard something this past week that stuck with me all the way to the weekend. To the life of me, I can’t remember who said it but at least I remember what was said:

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Official Google Blog: Introducing the Google Chrome OS

Google Chrome OS is an open source, lightweight operating system that will initially be targeted at netbooks. Later this year we will open-source its code, and netbooks running Google Chrome OS will be available for consumers in the second half of 2010. Because we're already talking to partners about the project, and we'll soon be working with the open source community, we wanted to share our vision now so everyone understands what we are trying to achieve.

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