Automated initial image tagging: Ojos Inc

What meta-data do we have for the average digital picture we take:


Photofeed: image podcasting

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 hand.


Digital filmmaking: cheaper movies


Guitar fretboard generator: name that fret


Just added a new on-line tool to the FORRET TOOLS collection:
the guitar fretboard generator, that allows one to quickly see which frets on which strings are which notes. I needed it because I started playing my 5-string bass again and I get all stressed out when someone asks me to quickly play that G# on the 4th string (6th fret, actually).


Digital cinema: one step closer

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”:


Moroccan Blue Leads Top Fashion Colors (RGB)

Moroccan Blue topped the list of colors at New York Fashion Week’s Fall 2005 collections, according to Pantone, Inc., the global authority on color and provider of professional color standards for the design industries.
Each season, Pantone surveys designers showing at New York Fashion Week and collects feedback on prominent collection colors, color inspiration, color philosophy and each designer’s signature shades. This information is used to create the PANTONE Fashion Color Report.
The top 10 most directional women’s ready-to-wear colors for Fall 2005 (along with printing values) are
(converted by me to RGB):


Bentzon Brotherhood: Rapper’s New Delight

A couple of weeks ago, at a party in Maastricht, I heard a new version of Rapper’s Delight (Sugarhill Gang), a 15-minute funky jazz version with a kick-ass bass. I went to the DJ booth and turned my head at 45RPM so I could read the name of the artist: “Bentzon“. Back home, some elementary Googling later:


GEZOCHT: medewerkers voor brussel.blogt.be


(post in dutch)


Idea: RSS with images - picture podcasting


There is something weird: after the audio-only iPods came the iPods with images, but there are no iPods for videos (yet). However, we already have video podcasts, but there are to my knowledge hardly any picture podcasts? Why did we skip that medium? The hardware is there, the content is there.


Stevie Wonder's new fuss

Barry (played by Jack Black): Rob, top five musical crimes perpetuated by Stevie Wonder in the ’80s and ’90s. Go. Sub-question: is it in fact unfair to criticize a formerly great artist for his latter-day sins, is it better to burn out or fade away?
(from imdb.com)