Archive for date: May 16, 2005

UTARC UX-1 Balloon Launch

May 16, 2005 | Link of the Day | By: Mark VandeWettering

Cool science link of the day: an amateur launch of an amateur balloon to a height fo 52,000 feet. Pretty nifty pictures UTARC UX-1 Balloon Launch

Bay To Breakers

May 16, 2005 | My Projects | By: Mark VandeWettering

Well, according to the Bay To Breakers website, I came in 21,753rd. Carmen came in 21,747th. Yesterday it seemed to be different: we saw 2174 and 2175 which didn’t seem right to us (there were lots of people ahead of us) but maybe their website had a glitch. My official time was around 2:42:21, but […]

Perhaps it is just my aching knees…

May 16, 2005 | Rants and Raves | By: Mark VandeWettering

But I feel a full on rant coming on, brought on by my favorite corporate shill, Robert Scoble. I know, I know, he’s an easy target, but he really brings it on himself with absurd nonsense in defense of Microsoft. My rant today is response to this bit of absurdity which Scoble posted in response […]

Cool video experiment

May 16, 2005 | Link of the Day, My Photos | By: Mark VandeWettering

Video Thing has a cool experiment in shooting panoramic video using a Christmas tree ball mounted on a boom in front of a DV cam. An After Effects plugin turns the resulting reflection into a cylindrical environment video. Very cool. I did some experiments a while ago using this setup, only with still images instead […]

Bizarre Camera Phone Picture

May 16, 2005 | Photos | By: Mark VandeWettering

Well, after I crossed the finish line of the Bay To Breakers yesterday, I snapped the picture on the right. It seems that exercise can cause hideous genetic mutations. Well, no. Actually, it shows that my camera phone is a line transfer rather than a frame transfer ccd device: it scans the image out as […]