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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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Kinect reality distortions

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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 :)

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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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Morning time-bomb

Winter wake up plan

Morning time-bomb

Morning time-bomb

This setup was on my mind since I was a kid. But it was recently when I found the missing device to make it happen. Couldn’t believe when I saw it on the shelf at my usual shopping market: THE POWER STRIP TIMER.

So here it is: my geek’s dream wake-up scenario!

  1. Evening
    • Set-up the turntable with an LP to be played in the morning
      Can be classical Vivaldi’s Four seasons, jazzy Amy Winehouse, Sabaton‘s battle-metal, chilled out Air, Fink Flooyd‘s psychedelia, dark vibes of Black Sabbath or what have you…
    • Start a quiet playlist from the laptop for good night via surrounding 5.1 speaker system
      Before falling asleep I usually have some wine & read a book in bed for a while. It’s nice to have something playing in the background. Happened few times that a song was able to ‘incept’ a cool dream :)
  2. When sleeping

    The scheduled task on the laptop stops the lullaby music around 1.30 – 2 o’clock. REM sleep phase is better with as little outside stimulus as possible.

  3. Morning

    7.30 – power cord timer kicks in

    • Sun-imitating lamp gently warms up
    • Vinyl gets a spin – for an extra kick the turntable is connected directly to amplifier =:]
    • After soaking up the music for a couple of minutes ain’t nothing gonna break my stride!

The LP usually finish about the time I leave. Automatic timer turns-off the lamp & turntable few minutes after.

How cool is that! :D

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Falasol is 1 year old

Yes, it has been 1 year since first release of Falasol. Time to stop for a second and take a look around: where it all has begun, how far has it gone by now and – what’s most exciting – where it’s heading.

Audio Engineering – research & innovate

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Worth seeing: 2 music documentaries

Recently I came upon two amazing documentaries. Both rock-related, but quite in a different manner ;) …read more >>

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Loudness war

During my audio research I came across the topic of Loudness war. …read more >>

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