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3D models from videos

The idea of “expert-in-the-loop” software algorithms has always intrigued me. There are some things that computers do very well, and some things they do very poorly (or are very difficult and complex for computers to do). Vision, especially in three dimensions, is one of those things that computers have a …

Ubuntu server setup: LAMP+LDAP+SVN+Trac+MoinMoin

I have wanted to rebuild a particular server at work for ages now, but just haven’t had the time. It is a relatively well-utilized server, with many students and student teams relying on it for daily use. With Ubuntu Hoary not really being supported anymore (actual end-of-life was October 31st, …

Ubuntu LDAP authentication goodness

I just made a modification to the Ubuntu Wiki regarding Ubuntu LDAP server and client. Matt Oquist has written some scripts that automate making a Samba+LDAP server and client. It works well on Ubuntu (for me). With this you get near instant LDAP server and client with full domain controller …

Names of blogging tools for Mac

Wow, there seems to be a big lack of good blogging tools for Mac that are not for pay. There is a TextMate plugin, MarsEdit, and a few other tools that are for pay. Then there are a few no-name tools, a Java one (ugh), and some that just plain …

Okay, Journler blog integration is so-so

Okay, so Journler’s blog integration kinda just sucks. The interaction is just not too obvious — you can go and edit a simple blog entry by itself, or you can create a “journal entry” (whatever that really means) and select “blog” and it gets posted. Oh well. Time to go …