Falasol Timbre 1.2

(codename: in your phase)

Falasol 1.2 is out. After UI revolution finally there is time for new features to shine. And there is performance improvement as well :)

Side-by-side UI comparison (click for full sizes):

Falasol 1.1

Falasol 1.1

Falasol 1.2 screenshot

Falasol 1.2

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Smart typing for game consoles

My recent research on how to improve the text typing experience on gaming consoles.

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Art Nouveau Win8 logo

Inspired by the Win8 logo premiere I made my own design :)

Art Nouveau Win8 logo

Art Nouveau Win8 logo


Kinect reality distortions


Saint Kinect

I bought kinect last weekend (right after releasing the official api) and I’m really amazed by its possibilities. New ideas keeps popping up each day, so stay tuned for more vids :)


Trippy Inverter

Have you ever experienced this strange feeling when watching photos that you took last night during all-night-long acid trip? Suddenly you realize that the Eskimo you were talking to for couple hours is just a toilet seat. And the amazing cocktail you were sipping consists mostly of herbal shampoo with vodka and glass cleaner. I know how it feels like. But fear not – it’s just the logical part of your brain trying to trick you. This app will help you release psychedelia hidden in the photos and show everyone how it REALLY was. Stay away from “Trippy Inverter“!

This is a quick Windows Phone 7 application for image processing. Whole project took 1 day, half of which was setting up the dev environment. Main goal was to figure out the WP7 release process & collect stats – in case I’d like to make a more serious app.

You can also check that out from various download sites.

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The Phantom of the Project

Those happy times, future was bright
Great presentations, sounds of applause
Lively discussions, everyone’s right
Drawing diagrams was so much fun

Now you are screwed with shitty design
Layers of crap with ain’t no plan
Frickin’ solution that just won’t scale
Countless regressions and no one care


Quick line segmentation

From the Equation OCR front line…


Splitting up handwritten calculations into single lines.

Algorithm description:

First map all the strokes on the y-axis. Then travel along the axis and record the the ink density (number of strokes underneath). Remember local maximums. If the density falls below a certain percentage (tolerance) of a last local maximum – insert a break line.

C# code:

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TED talk: The 4 ways sound affects us

A TED talk presenting 4 ways sound affects people. Really interesting and much in the spirit of the post I wrote some time ago.

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Win7 Math recognition

…you can look but you better not touch

Recently I’ve started working on a new project with my friend, so development of Falasol will be slower for a while. But fear not – I’m not going to give up on that. Falasol is my long term plan and what you can see so far is just a little part of it. I expect to get back to it next year. Meanwhile I’ll be occasionally posting stories from EqOCR development. You probably guessed that it will have something to do with equations & math – that is correct.

blackboard sexy

It was back at school when I discovered the charm of equations

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Bit Bang

Darling, would you merge your code with mine?
Your recurrence overflows my mind!

Let’s go crazy without breakpoints
Strings like yours is all that geek wants

Check my bigint, in a while…
We’ll have private double func

In library
At run time
Let’s join threads and override
With your 0 and my 1
We’ll ignite a great bit bang!