I’ve been a big fan of my Casio EXILIM Pro EX-F1 mainly because it takes fantastic high speed (300-1200 frames per second) video.
It makes for some interesting movies at a minimum. Coupled with my Mac Pro, recently upgraded with SSDs and 16GB of RAM, I can really take advantage of the slow motion video.
September At The Zoo from Rich Thompson on Vimeo.
Thanksgiving traditions are awesome. For example, we throw rolls at each other.
Thanksgiving Rolls from Rich Thompson on Vimeo.
This is for my wife, probably only she would understand:
Then again, maybe not
Over at TechnicBricks there is a fascinating post that does a great job of visually explaining the Killough Platform to the uninitiated. As you know I am a big fan of holonomic drive robots and if you are new to the concept, they do a great job of explaining the theory without over complicating the discussion.
Ever since I saw the treadmill desk at Book of Joe, I have wanted to set my office up with a treadmill. In preparation for a big computer parts yard sale at my house, I decided after cleaning out my office that there was more than enough room to incorporate the treadmill. So here it is:
More pics after the jump.
Computer sentience is so close now. Ten years until the singularity.
This commercial had me laughing all day.
[quote]“I met a man on the bus today. I shook his hand.
He’ll never see his family again.”[/quote]
One of the things I missed when I moved from Linux to Mac OSX was the ability to display Flickr photo feeds as the background of my monitor desktop. Dave Winer fixed part of the equation for me by setting up FlickrFan which allowed me to grab Flickr feeds and bring them to my computer. Assigning the pictures for use as a screen saver or archiving is trivial but what I really wanted was to have the pictures displayed as my desktop background while I worked. Here is how I did it:
Once you have setup the screen saver you want in the Mac System Preferences you need to create two small scripts. The first script called RunScreenSaver (or whatever you wish) contains this simple code.
/Contents/MacOS/ScreenSaverEngine -background &>/dev/null & echo $!
Make sure the /System/…/ScreenSaverEngine path is all one line above. WordPress wants to break it apart for formatting reasons.
The second script called KillScreenSaver (or whatever you wish) contains this simple code.
Be sure to make both script files executable by typing this in your terminal.app:
chmod a+x RunScreenSaver
chmod a+x KillScreenSaver
Or you can simply download both scripts.
When you want the background running, run the first script by double clicking it in the finder and when you want to stop the background run the second script by double clicking it in the finder. Of course, you can also run each script from the terminal.app:
Dave Winer over at Scripting News did a quick video of this effect:
I created a Summerboard theme around the Star Trek LCARS interface. This theme is based on the original iPhone theme by Kevin Rohrman (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The iCARS theme includes a wallpaper you can put in /Library/Wallpaper to set the lock screen. This theme requires that you load and order your applications very specifically. You must read the details after the jump or you will not get this theme to look like anything but a jumbled mess.
The First Screen
I created a Summerboard theme around David Lanham’s free Somatic Icon Set available at the Iconfactory. The Somatic Summerboard Theme can be downloaded and used on your iPod Touch or iPhone. There are 93 application icons in the theme plus 73 extra icons and 5 wallpapers: