Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Rainbow Boys going on vacation

We will be back August 11.

Monday, July 27, 2009

3rd attempt at the sketchpad

I kinda think it looks many nice.

Awesome Building Projection

More...

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Most Idiotic Stunt Known to Mankind

Jump is at 2 min.

There, I Fixed It

Another nice picture blog.
Hot Water
Ahhh, Air Conditioning
Plug Fail
Fixed Sunroof

WE'RE ALL DOOMED

The Mexican Swine Flu has come to Utrecht!

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Bug flight patterns

Long exposure shot of bugs flying under a streetlamp.

My first and second attempt to work with a sketchpad

I'm quite happy with it. It's all made with just using the sketchpad. I've been using it as a mouse replacement for the moment. This is my second attempt:

Friday, July 24, 2009

Tic-tac-toe

Thursday, July 23, 2009

My First Canoe Journey, Sweden

Whale Sharks in an Aquarium!

Ingenious ink calender

This simple but nice idea from designer Oscar Diaz works with the capilair working of ink spreading across paper. This way it collors the days of the month.
Would be suprissing if it is close to accurate.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

A Rational Environmentalist!

From TED: Stewart Brand proclaims 4 environmental 'heresies' The man who helped usher in the environmental movement in the 1960s and '70s has been rethinking his positions on cities, nuclear power, genetic modification and geo-engineering.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Improvements in Prosthetic Arms

It seems that war often drives medical innovation.
Amazing to see the interface between technology and the human body improving. The Singularity is near! Related to this post about a prosthetic arm.

God asks for sacrifice

Pimp's previous post was of Mitchell and Webb who have a lot of great sketches. Here's another one.
More clips...

shirt designs for 2009

here is a sample of the t-shirt design. If I'm not mistaken Wiggles was going to find shirts for us. So it might be best if he'd also get em printed. edit- It looks weird when I upload it to blogger. Check your mail for the real pictures. annom edit: Here are the 2009 shirts, and here the 2008 shirts.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Vegetarians, from the other point of view

Sunday, July 19, 2009

BBC Exposes Psychics

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Apollo Landing Sites Finally Imaged

LROC NAC image showing the Apollo 14 lunar module (LM Antares) and the Apollo Lunar Surface Experiment Package (ALSEP). Note the astronaut tracks between the two artifacts.
This is the first time the Apollo landing sites were imaged since the missions themselves. However, the lunar conspiracy theorists will probably claim these pictures were faked. These pictures are not even the highest resolution LRO can provide, future observation will have twice this much detail. More pictures...

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Twisted Claymation

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

New technique to make shaky cam videos stable

The kind of shaky handheld footage that is a hallmark of home movies has become popular with Hollywood directors in recent years. But new software means that handheld cameras need no longer give wobbly results.

Computer scientists at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and software giant Adobe have developed a technique that mixes 3D reconstruction with optical illusion to turn distinctive wobble of handheld camera footage into the smooth glide of a Hollywood tracking shot.
Warped thinking

The process starts using off-the-shelf software called Voodoo Camera Tracker that can reconstruct a camera's path through 3D space from a video sequence.

Using that as a reference, the software then tries to distort each frame to create the way things would have looked were the camera to have been on that perfect, smooth path. Rather like a fun house mirror, different regions of each frame are warped by different amounts.

Full Article...
Pretty cool stuff, could improve a lot of shaky cam YouTube videos.

Monday, July 13, 2009

European Anthem

I didn't know Europe had an anthem. It is the "Ode to Joy" by Beethoven. Unlike most anthems it is without lyrics because Europe has no one language, though the original German lyrics are sometimes sung.
With German lyrics

Friday, July 10, 2009

rainbowboys shirt design 2009

how about this?

Thursday, July 09, 2009

Got my new lens

I just got my new Sigma 17-70 2.8-4.5 macro yesterday. Haven't got a real good spin with it yet, but here is some nice bokeh:

Sunday, July 05, 2009

One damn hot day in the garden

Friday, July 03, 2009

Our Garden 60 min after Sunset

Our Garden 15min after Sunset

Multiple images, long exposure times ranging from 1/10 sec - 1 sec, stitched with autostitch, no explicit HDR work, only autostitch.

Thursday, July 02, 2009

Cloud Busting Volcano from ISS

A fortuitous orbit of the International Space Station allowed the astronauts this striking view of Sarychev Volcano (Kuril Islands, northeast of Japan) in an early stage of eruption on June 12, 2009. More...
It appears that it is not a video but a computer animation of the series of photos that was shot from the ISS. Here is another one, not made by NASA: