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Changes

Lately I have taken on a couple of freelance jobs, one electronic which involved designing and building a non contact counting system for exercise judging, the other project is web based, for this I h...

Video Recording

I have finally found the solution to my camera dilemma, the Canon EOS 500D. [caption id="attachment112" align="alignright" width="187" caption="Kodak Zi6 Pocket Video Camera"][/caption] For a while n...

Database Replication

For the past few months I have been working on a multisite IT project, part of it involves keeping various databases synchronized between different sites. A single master database needs to be pushed o...

The iPod Touch

Last week I received an iPod touch, this is going to form part of my latest project so the University paid for it and I get to use it for a couple of months before the project goes live. I have never...

KISS Media Player + Smoke = Problem

On Friday I was watching a DVD and all of a sudden the image froze and the player became unresponsive, I tried restarting the player but the system got stuck on the boot up process, it was at this poi...

Canon EOS 5D MkII

[caption id="attachment_86" align="alignleft" width="200" caption="Canon EOS 5D MkII"]    [/caption]   Canon recently announced the upcoming release of there new digital SLR, the 5D Mark 2. This soun...

Things to do

I have come up with another thing for my list of things to do before I die; work for the British Antarctic Survey. The British Antarctic Survey or BAS is something I came across a few years ago, I am...

Things to do before I die

Over the past couple of weeks I have come across a number of lists people have made identifying a number of targets people have set for there life, I quite like this idea so I have decided to create o...

Photosynth - 3rd time lucky

I have tried a couple of photosynths inside today and I have got some better results. I photographed the lab I am working along with all of its mess, I took panoramas of the room in the centre and fro...

Photosynth - Attempt 1

  Yesterday I went to a National Trust property called Sissinghurst Castle Gardens, this is an amazing enclosed garden with hundreds of different type of plants where I was able to get a number of dec...