VectorMagic from Stanford University Artificial Intelligence Laboratory is a pretty interesting tool. You upload a bitmap image, give a few parameters about it, and you get a vectorized version back.
Like probably everybody else, I’ve been quite lazy taking backups. Through the Linus backup philosophy this hasn’t been so bad: my code is in various repositories and my photos are on Flickr. But when a hard drive died on me last year, a bunch of small things were still lost.
Midgard is quite a huge framework, and so caching is needed to keep things efficient. To that effect, MidCOM 2.4 in 2005 added a major feature of caching generated pages until they needed reconstructing.
Amazon’s e-book reader Kindle was launched today, and it looks quite interesting:
Version 0.7.0 of CouchDb was released yesterday. CouchDb is a very interesting object database that powers our Ajatus CRM.
While there is no public release yet, I though to give a heads-up on a project we’re working on with Jerry: Ajatus is a distributed, or peer-to-peer CRM system built on top of CouchDb.
Karma: The total effect of a person’s actions and conduct during the successive phases of his existence, regarded as determining his next incarnation. (wiktionary)
GigaOM has a very interesting article on the new N810 internet tablet, and how it will be relevant for the developing world:
Asgard is the new administrative interface for Midgard we’ve been working on for the 1.9 release. Today its welcome page just got a lot more useful as we added a way of listing recently modified objects of any type and performing mass actions on them:
Inspired by Kore Nordmann’s post Why are you using BBcodes?, Midgard now has integrated support for the HTML Purifier library. From the HTML Purifier site: