Looking up at the top of my browser I seem to have quite a few tabs open. About a third of theme have been open for a few weeks, another third have only been open since yesterday and the other third only open since this morning.
I’ve got some interesting content open (well I think it’s interesting) so I thought I’d get it down in a blog post. Sort of like a brain dump but instead of dumping the stuff out of my brain I’m dumping the stuff that’s currently open in my Chrome web browser.
- http://fengoffice.com/web/index.php (not the actual address since it’s privately hosted on my server)
I use Feng office to keep track of projects, the tasks I’m doing on those projects and tracking the time I’m spending (I’m running an old version called opengoo)
How nanotechnology works. Enough said.
Making a thermographic camera with a pan and tilt bracket, some servos, webcam, laser, infra red thermometer
Turning a webcam (no extra parts) into a microscope
Server side compiling of LESS
A stack overflow post on passing variables into a LESS stylesheet
Using WordPress functions in a stylesheet – I’m looking into passing variables between a client side LESS file and the WordPress backend.
My companies website - I’m currently redesigning the site (not a full redesign but re-coding using LESS and creating our control panel)
D3.js playground – I’m just getting started with D3.js and SVG so it’s nice to have a window open where I can try things easily
Some pretty easy to understand tutorials on using D3.js to create animations and transitions.
A whole load of other tutorials and resources for D3.js
Manipulating data with D3.js
- http://www.mathworks.co.uk/products/image/ (not sure if this will be any use for my needs but I have it open so here it is)
Image processing toolbox. – I’m trying to find a solution for detecting shapes in an image so that I can automate the creation of a UK map made of individual circles each with a radius of about 20px. I currently have a single PNG graphic of the whole map but I need to translate that into an array of x, y and radius values for each dot so that I can make an interactive version of that map in D3.js.
Reading and writing images and video with OpenCV. – related to the one above, OpenCV seems like the best way to detect circles in an image/video and the first step is actually opening an image to process.
A Ruby wrapper to OpenCV. – I don’t want to go anywhere near C++ so hopefully I can do what I need in Ruby. Otherwise there is Python I suppose.
A couple of stack overflow posts on using OpenCV to detect circles. They aren’t using the Ruby wrapper but should give some pointers.
A blog post about the importance of the PHP opcode cache. – I haven’t got round to reading this but it might have some interesting stats.
A live map of ships as they travel around the sea (uses AIS data) – I sit here in Southport pointing towards the Irish sea nearly all day and with that site I can see exactly what boat is out on the horizon, the direction it’s going, it’s speed, destination, where it’s been, even where it went yesterday!