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Monday, November 29, 2004

A little Rasterbation never hurt anyone...


No, this is'nt a new way to play with yourself...

How exactly does it work?

When you upload the image to the server or after it has been downloaded from the web, it is converted to a preview jpeg image. The Flash application running in the browser then loads this preview image and allows you to crop and resize the image.
The Flash application then sends the coordinates, desired paper size and desired size to the server.After you have set the options and the rasterbation begins, you may end up in a queue. Rasterbation uses a lot of memory, hence this conserves server resources and actually reduces the average time users have to wait.
When your turn begins, the server examines the original image (preview image is not used here to ensure maximum quality). The image is divided into squares. Each square maps to a dot in the output. The average brightness and color values of the origin square determine the size (and color if desired) of the output dot - bright area produces a small dot.
Vector representations of the dots are written into a pdf document. When the entire image is processed, your browser is sent to a different page, which will instruct it to download the pdf file.

Go and Rasterbate

Wednesday, November 24, 2004

A Rose for a Rose

('Tis Interactive)
Courtesy of Gaffer

Sunday, November 21, 2004


Click the pics for a larger view....

Looking down on others

I'm actually all over the chart...

(Found while doing a Google Image search for the origins of the word "Hierarchy", although the pic has a link on it to:

Will the fox burn down IE?

"Firefox may represent the first tangible example of open source software coming to the people. Such software, developed collaboratively by programmers who make its source code available for anyone to freely use and change, sprouted to counter the hammerlock of proprietary software from companies like Micro$oft Corp. Until now, it has been largely for computer geeks and corporate technology staffers."

Get the full review here.

Whats a file extension anyway?.exe

Thursday, November 18, 2004

The SETJI Project

You've all heard of SETJI right?
Of course you have...

Great idea... although the SITE could use some re-thinking.

The S.E.T.J.I. Proyect (Search for External Tribe´s Jellicle Intelligence) is based in the diversity of Jellicle Tribes over the Net Universe. It´s first target is to locate as many tribes as possible, being able to set a referal point for them and make a contact possible.
For the purpose the Proyect starts setting a central point (this page, the radio-telescope of Mt. Jellicibo) and asking every Jellicle for support.

Dr. NosrricanDirector - SETJI Proyect - Mt. Jellicibo

Portuguese Anti-Piracy Systems

Aviso Legal

Ai de quem fizer cópias deste DVD para ofertar e/ou comercializar junto de amigos e/ou conhecidos, pois arrisca-se a levar uma valente galheta e/ou um chuto nos dentes. Mesmo representar parte dos sketches num jantar de familia - ou até num almoço, vá lá - dá direito a que a gente vá aí a casa e vos aleije a séria. Sim, porque nós possuímos uma moca de Rio Maior com ponta de aço, que até uma vez no tránsito tivemos uma alteração com um taxista que nos ultrapassa à má fila, ali na zona de Xabregas como quem vai para Marvila, e nós dissemos: "O que é isto, ó fogareiro? Vê lá se quereslevar com esta moca..." E ele: "Ah, e tal, não tenho cá medo de mocas". E aí nós: "Ai, é?" E mostrámos-lhe a moca. E ele: "Eh, lá! Peço desculpa, pois realmente essa moca impõe respeito". Depois, até ficámos amigos, tanto é que nos convidou para uma sardinhada num avançadoque ele tem ali no parque de campismo no Parque de Campismo da Costa da Caparica. Mas nós não fomos.

Bem, considerem-se avisados.

Taken from the Gato Fedorento DVD

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Friday, November 05, 2004

Lost in Translation

You know how it feels to suddenly not have something in your life, that you have become as attached to as your mind?

It feels so... empty...

Why is it that when something is no longer part of our lives, it changes us so drastically?
Changes or lifestyles... our moods... even our feelings towards parts of our lives that are still there...

That should mean that if we had that something back in our lives, we would be correspondingly elated... overjoyed...

But does that really happen?

Thanks the heavens, yes...