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Time Series Twitter

June 12th, 2012 · 1 Comment

Recently my friend Josh Hammer has been sending a TON of tweets.  He is a staunch Republican and Mitt Romney supporter.  If you want to read every news story through the GOP lens, subscribe to his Twitter feed.  He is effectively a GOP Twitter bot. In the past couple of weeks, his tweeting began to […]

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Tags: Javascript · Miscellanious · Twitter

Convert Quicktime Screencasts with FFmpeg

July 27th, 2010 · No Comments

I was trying to convert a Quicktime screencast (saved as .mov) to a format my professor could more readily use. For those who don’t know, FFmpeg is an amazing tool with a wide range of applications, including converting between video formats and ripping audio from a video. Anyway, this took me a little to get […]

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Tags: Miscellanious

Hilbert Curve with the Canvas element

October 1st, 2009 · No Comments

For my discrete math course (CPS 102) this semester, I had to create a space-filling curve for one of my homework assignments. I decided to take this as an opportunity to play with HTML5’s canvas element since I’ve yet to had a legitimate use for it in any programming yet. I think it came out […]

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Image Aliasing of Plane Propellers in Photos and Video

July 23rd, 2009 · 13 Comments

Recently, while flying between Durham and New York, I decided to take a picture of the propeller during take off.  I don’t know what prompted to me to do this, but when I pointed my iPhone camera at the propeller out my window I noticed very odd pattens.  I took multiple pictures throughout the flight […]

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Tags: iPhone · Math · Miscellanious

Duke LDAP on the iPhone

July 19th, 2009 · No Comments

I got an e-mail this morning from someone who saw my post on Twitter about using LDAP on the iPhone here at Duke.  The person said they followed the tutorial but couldn’t quite get it to work.  So I figured it may be useful to post a few quick instructions on setting it up.  As […]

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Tags: Duke · iPhone · Miscellanious