Tuesday, June 26, 2007

grid projectoring!

I was pretty impressed by this new product called Pluribus - presumably from the Latin motto that appears on American currency meaning "From one comes many" (probably also on a counterfeiter's t-shirt). So, it uses a webcam or something to dynamically adjust its configuration to split a single video stream over any number of projectors to make a bigger, better quality image. And apparently you can just plug projectors in and plonk them down anywhere and it'll do the stuff automatically.
Good idea! I'm sure it'll be approximated in open-source form to use your standard webcam, if Pluribus turns out to be expensive...
Here's a nice shot showing the boundaries of each individual projector's display...

Monday, June 04, 2007

the vacuum of "just-finished-college"

It's over. It's over. It's over. Takes a little while to really sink in, but now that I've finished my degree in Computer Applications (and what a truly fun degree it was!) at DCU, I'm free to do all those things I planned to get into during college but never had the time.
But I still haven't really done any of it, except for starting to learn Eiffel. Anyway, I'll have to get cracking before I find a job, or I might never start on it.

Just in case anyone is interested in a (not very)proof-of-concept program where you can train the TD(λ) players against either other temporal difference learners or against random players and view the plays made in a single game, I've put up the windows/linux binaries here.