Thursday, September 30, 2010
Monday, September 27, 2010
Friday, September 17, 2010
Massive Essay done....not massive actually...1500 words.....big for me though. give me a break im an art student gee
Friday, September 3, 2010
These days everyone wants the latest technological marvel. The newest smart phone or the best laptop, your portable electronic devices define you as much as does your clothes or choice of deodorant.
But, when you think about it, going beyond the fashion statement so obviously made by these pieces of plastic, what are we really paying lots….and lots, of money for? What do we get out of it? Connectivity, and information, and the ever more seamless access to the two. Devices are gearing towards more and more intuitive connection between user and device, trying to blur the line between them. A perfect device would be one we don’t even know we are using. Such a thing almost exists. At TED India in 2009, one of the Technology, Entertainment, Design conferences, Pranav Mistry revealed his brainchild known as Sixth Sense Technology. Imagine you’re on holiday in some distant country; you want to take a picture of something? Just make the classic framing gesture with your thumbs and forefingers and it’s done. Want to know what that sign says? The English translation appears beneath it and you’re on your way. You’re in a coffee shop with your travelling companions and want to decide what to do next, so a map of the local area with points of interest appears on the table, you flick through the weather reports, touch a landmark and more information appears before you.
All this and more is possible with Sixth Sense. All you have is a small projector and camera hanging from your neck or on your hat. The camera recognises your gestures and your surroundings, and the projector gives you the information you desire, from your “desktop”, now available anywhere, to anything you can imagine.
sadly i read this out at a fast pace and it went for 1:30 so I have to trim it.
Sunday, May 30, 2010
Wednesday, May 5, 2010
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
CSS is an extremely useful form of web page formatting.
Monday, April 19, 2010
Friday, April 16, 2010
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
But really, I've been thinking of how useful one would be in my personal Uni life, as I don't need a laptop but could use something to keep my notes, timetables, tasks, projects, not to mention playing fun ass games during vis101 lectures if they got too boring. I thought the iPad would fill this niche nicely.
But aside from the usual Apple bashing a Mac user (such as myself) comes across on a daily basis, there were many qualms about the iPad which carried weight for me;
Lack of flash support, a sad truth, but undoubtedly someone out there will make an app fixing this, if apple itself doesn't release an update with flash support.
Lack of a headphone jack. A comeplete lie, it has one.
Lack of USB support, only half true. Although the iPad itself does not have a USB port, the dock with which it connects to other computers connects to the ipads built in 30-pin socket, which in turn connects to the host computers USB port. And if that isn't to your taste, then the good old 30-pin socket to USB port adapter should do just fine.
Those were my major problems with it, with minor ones been the lack of a built in camera, or iSight, etc etc.
So after making an in depth investigation into the iPad on the apple site, looking over its many features, I am now even more sure that it is a piece of technology that I not only want, but actually could make great use of.
Sorry for the lack of a picture this time, I'm posting off of my girlfriends laptop, so no great lol folder :(
"Hate not the weak or stupid, they are products of their history, not of choice."
Monday, April 5, 2010
Well it's been interesting, I'll say that.
Sunday, April 4, 2010
I have to talk to my RA, as my room, which resides above the hot water system....the gas hot water system, and if I leave the window open all day, which I do like doing, what with the limited amount of fresh air in New Res and all, my room ends up smelling of nothing but gas, which I am not privy to falling asleep in. Hopefully it's just a superficial leak that can be fixed, instead of normal running, meaning it won't change.
Thursday, April 1, 2010
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Wow, so much to do. Good thing I already did it when I was bored one day.......
anyway my del.icio.us acount:
and my Flickr:
An interesting site, which at first glance appears to me as useless and pointless, but have read into it more I can see how it would be useful, what with being able to have all your links with you where ever you go. Usually I would remember all the URL's that I use on a regular basis, but I'm sure that is not fail safe.
A site for the uploading and sharing of images and video. Not one of a kind, but as with everything brings it's own flare to the scene, in this case NOT LETTING ME UPLOAD ANYTHING FOR SOME REASON!!!! Anyway it could be because I'm on a MAC or something....anyway I'll sort it out im Sure.
"If knowledge can create problems, it is not through ignorance that we can solve them. "
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Don't Do It!