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HD – 720p, 1080i and 1080p

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: Real HD and HD-ready HD or ‘high definition’ as… Continue Reading →

IBC Amsterdam: bigger, better, faster

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. HARDWARE First of all, IBC is a paradise for hardware freaks…. Continue Reading →

Murphy-Forret: 1-0

Statistically improbable, but there you have it: both my machines (Laptop – Windows XP, Desktop – Windows 2003) are swiftly breaking down at the same time. The following things all happened in the last week: DESKTOP: Upgraded to iTunes 6.0.4… Continue Reading →

Web-based web development

Writing code in your browser, it’s coming this way, I tell you! Some indications: my own WikiRAD article (July 2005) Playing around with PHP and wikis at the same time made me think on how web-based editing and compiling would… Continue Reading →

Biometric spielerei: Applied Minds

Reading this article on Applied Minds sure brings back memories: Co-founder Danny Hillis escorts me down a hallway that dead-ends into an old-fashioned red phone booth. The phone rings. He places receiver to ear. “The blue moon jumps over the… Continue Reading →

Hybrid CD: making it run on Mac and PC

“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… Continue Reading →

Busy Being Born: the Mac User Interface

from folklore.org 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… Continue Reading →

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