Posts with category: technology
- QR Experiments: QR-ized photos • 27 May 2020
This is my 2nd QR Experiments post, also check the first one on QR Roulette!
- QR Experiments: QRoulette • 25 May 2020
I started to do some QR code experiments recently and this is the first result of this: my animated QR code, ‘QR Roulette‘ or QRoulette.
- Statping for website monitoring • 25 Sep 2019
When you run a sh*tload of web sites and APIs, you need to check continuously whether they are still running or not. For public websites you can find quite a lot of freemium or paid SaaS services but, like me,...
- Idea: Extended MRTG format • 13 Oct 2015
Every tech geek has his/her preferred tools and one of mine is without doubt Tobi Oetiker’s MRTG (Multi Router Traffic Grapher), which I’ve used to make pretty trend lines of much more than routers or traffic.
- Wifi in my car: proof of concept • 19 Nov 2013
Some drivers love fancy chrome wheel rims, some add a huge wing spoiler on their car, or fuzzy dice hanging from their rear-view mirror. Me, when I bought my new car, I decided that I wanted a Wifi network in...
- Imagine: a virtual iPhone for everyone • 20 Aug 2009
I was downloading a free iPhone app at noon, and I thought: some of these applications have no good alternative in the browser world. Imagine everyone could start using/buying the Apple iPhone/iPod Touch applications right in their browser. You give...
- Seth’s bandwidth vs synchronicity graph: it’s a start • 05 Aug 2009
Seth Godin came up with a visualisation of ‘means of communication’: bandwidth vs sync(chronicity). He took a number of ‘old’ (postal mail, radio) and ‘new’ (blogs, Youtube and -of course- Twitter) technologies and ranked them on a 2D graph according...
- If Kate Moss and Inspector Morse had a baby • 04 Sep 2007
- Printing an MP3 on A4’s • 19 Mar 2007
Look wat ‘experts’ are still telling in the courtroom:
- Big bazooka: XL Gaming @ Kinepolis • 06 Nov 2006
That 24″ screen not big enough for you? Now you can a rent a movie theatre for a half hour to play Playstation games on the big screen in Kinepolis Brugge.
- HD – 720p, 1080i and 1080p • 27 Sep 2006
After a conversation with Ine on HD formats (1080i vs. 1080p), I researched the topic a bit further. Let me resume some of the things I have learned up till now:
- IBC Amsterdam: bigger, better, faster • 14 Sep 2006
I spent Saturday with Clo at IBC 2006 (Amsterdam), an exhibition about content creation, management and delivery. As boring as that may sound, we did see some neat stuff.
- Mission Impossible III: largest digital release ever • 11 May 2006
Add one more superlative to Paramount’s “Mission: Impossible: III”: it is the largest digital release ever, playing on more than 170 digital cinema screens throughout North America. And all digital preparation and distribution to those screens was handled by Kodak...
- Web-based web development • 22 Mar 2006
Writing code in your browser, it’s coming this way, I tell you! Some indications:
- Digital cinema: movie distribution • 04 Mar 2006
I wrote about digital cinema earlier. I want to focus now on the distribution of movies to theatres.
- Automated initial image tagging: Ojos Inc • 27 Aug 2005
What meta-data do we have for the average digital picture we take:
- Photofeed: image podcasting • 18 Aug 2005
As I said in a previous blog post: it’s not logical that there is no picture podcasting yet, while the content, the devices and the technology are all there. That’s why I decided to lend the ‘loosely coupled’ movement a...
- Digital filmmaking: cheaper movies • 04 Aug 2005
- Digital cinema: one step closer • 31 Jul 2005
Digital Cinema Initiatives, LLC (DCI) – founded in March 2002, as a joint venture of Disney, Fox, MGM, Paramount, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Universal and Warner Bros. Studios – just released its “FINAL OVERALL SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS AND SPECIFICATIONS FOR DIGITAL CINEMA”:...
- Hybrid CD: making it run on Mac and PC • 04 Mar 2005
“Just write it on a CD” can mean a lot of things. There’s the plain audio CD (also ‘IEC 908’ or ‘Red Book‘ standard – 74 minutes of audio), the CD-ROM (or ‘Yellow Book‘ – 700MB of data), the CD-R...
- QuotePlay and portable SMIL • 19 Feb 2005
Matt Round had released QuotePlay, a Flash-based MP3 player for playing specific parts (‘quotes’) of an MP3 sound file. A bit like <blockquote> for sound, and a handy way to cite podcasters.
- CD-to-MP3 ripping speed estimation • 12 Feb 2005
As every sensible car-owner in Brussels, I rip my CDs to MP3 so I can put copies of them in my car. As every self-respecting geek, I have multiple PCs at home. Which brings me to following observation: not all...
- Busy Being Born: the Mac User Interface • 25 Jan 2005
This story illustrates the birth process of the Apple Mac user interface from 1978 to 1982, as told by Andy Hertzfeld. Lots of Polaroids to document the progress. The whole Folklore site is full of early Apple inside stories, for...
- Live traffic info • 16 Dec 2004
Yahoo just announced that they now have live traffic information on their mapping service:
- How do you move a terabyte? • 29 Nov 2004
I recently discovered Brewster Kahle’s speech on the NotCon ’04 podcast about the ambition of The Internet Archive to archive absolutely everything (all books, all movies, all music, …). (There is an excellent transcript on www.hotales.org .) They are currently...