Visited the Wales last weeks as part of a birthday surprise, having forgotten my Canon DSLR, I thought I would try out some Panoramic shots using the Camera app in Android ICS of my Sensation.
Software seemed to work rather nicely, except for two rather irritating effects:
‘ghosting’: where a object moves and two slightly overlapping versions of that object gets captured.
‘Duplicate people’: Where a person walks around you as you pan, leaving multiple versions of that person all across your photo. HINT: detection and removal of duplicates would be nice – but hard to implement.
Anyhow, I split the panoramic views into sections just in case you were wondering where in Wales they was taken:
Vale of Glamorgan golf club (near Hensol):
A very very green lush golf club, oddly very few golfers.
Apart from the far and few golfers in stripes, the view is mostly empty!
Logo’s of each Faction Militia
I have been looking into trying the Faction Warfare part of Eve online, having played in Nullsec alliance for a while now).
Considering how the only rewards are loyalty points and faction standing increases, I wanted to understand how I can pay for the PVP of FW.
As most people will have noticed the FW LP Store isn’t really very competitive compared to non FW Mission runner LP Stores (or even 0.0 ratting for that matter).
That is on first look…. but if you dig deeper, you will notice that the prices depend on what ‘tier’ your faction is currently at system wise…
The higher the tier, the more of a discount you will get in the FW LP store.
Tier 1 = prices are set 400% higher
Tier2 = 200% higher
Tier 3 = old prices (this is what mission runner would pay)
Tier 4 = 50% discount off
Tier 5 = 75% discount
As the minmatar faction is mostly at Tier 4, sometimes even Tier 5, a 50% or 75% discount makes for some very cheap faction ships…
Wonder if I can get a Macherial cheap?
PS Glossary of terms:
FW – Faction Warfare
LP – Loyalty points
PVP – Player vs Player
EVE – Total addiction and loss of a RL social life!
RL – Real life
…and all was quiet in the Nullsec belt… except for the occasional missile explosion!
Yes, a solitary young pilot was finding out that Space can be a very lonely place.
Luckily early Xmas presents from the great ‘CCP in the sky’ cheered him up somewhat.
The familar site of a "Drake" missile boat probably "ratting" on his lonesome out in Null.*
* Image attributed to CrazyKinux (from Flikr)
Animated gifs seem to be making a come back..
Heres two that made me laugh:
Loads more at Movie Moron.
Doesnt look like much from packaging, but it does its job well.
You’ve all seen em: those hideous plastic universal car holders with ‘Sucker’s that stick to your Car windscreen leaving the tell tail ‘circle’ on the glass saying ‘I probably have a Sat nav hidden in my car, break in’!
Six ideas of how this little critter can grab a hold...
Well, Ive found a rather unusual alternative to those sucker based holders. Its called the ‘Spider podium’ and it is based on the idea of a spider with bendy legs that can crawl and hold onto things in your car (or more like that ‘face sucking’ alien out the the film ‘Alien’ that holds onto their poor prey for dear life). Read more
So this is a very quick review about a little util called ‘Screebl’ that fixes my pet peeve with Android… screen timeout: You need to set it to a low value because the screen takes up soo much of the battery power, but then the phone keeps locking when you are reading emails, browsing the web or otherwise using the phone!
Screebl fixes this in a rather obvious way – that is only obvious now that they tell you ;-)
I recently got a laptop running Windows 7 Home premium and wanted to do as bit of file copying between my mac mini and win7 over local network.
Only to find that Windows 7 out of the box doesnt see macs (even when Samba sharing is turned on in mac network prefs).
Alittle digging brought up a solution which is shown below, but wait it doesnt work on home premium…
A colleague gave me this little Android toy today… apparently he’s called ‘hexcode’ due to the design. Nice. Thanx.
The IPad is a great device and there are many things you can do with it. I was not that sure that apple was onto such a game changer other than for ebook reading, but the iPad has definitely opened up the tablet Market. Hell, pundits are even calling 2011 “the year of the tablet” due to the shear number of competitor tablets being announced!
But I still find most of my use to be for ebook reading using the great iBook app by apple.
Yesterday I noticed another great feature of the ibook app: “audio book style reading of any book”.