searching @ tastypopsicle.com
I've decided to open up the weblog archive. At one point is was closed off except to registered members due to an incident, However, that company has since closed its doors so they can just eat it. Use the search to find something that youmight be looking for. Maybe you'll find it.
weblog archive : may 2004
Capturing and Optimizing Screenshots for Print
But he shared what a lot of us wish we knew over at graphicPUSH (a new site that I am adding to my "i like to read"). The best way to do it is to create a vector graphic. You follow the same steps that you would to create a raster graphic (grab the screenshot and open it up in Photoshop). The short of it is that you need to turn it into a 24-bit bitmap. From there you open the image in Flash and then go to Modify > Bitmap > Trace Bitmap. I won't get into all the details because the tutorial at graphicPUSH is spot-on and it deserves the respect for bringing this to our attention. Now, I just need to get Flash on my PC. Or, I suppose, just do the screenshots on the PC and then bring them over to the G4 and go from there. Anyway, big thanks to Cameron Moll and graphicPUSH for making life easier.
Up until last week, I thought I knew the answer to that questionójust knock up the dpi to 300 in Photoshop, convert to CMYK, and resize as needed.
Blogging from the Hampton Inn - Gurnee, IL
Blogging from the Double Tree - Colo Springs, CO
A 40-ton steel girder dropped from a freeway overpass construction site into morning traffic on Saturday, crushing one car and killing all three people inside. The 100-foot-long girder sagged across three lanes of Interstate 70 west of Denver, shearing off the top of an SUV that was carrying a man, a woman and a young girl, said State Patrol Master Trooper Ron Watkins. No other vehicles were involved in the accident, which occurred shortly after 10 a.m., Watkins said. The site is 10 miles west of downtown Denver. The girder collapsed after temporary braces holding it in place gave way, state Department of Transportation spokeswoman Stacy Stegman said. Authorities had not determined why, she said. U.S. Rep. Bob Beauprez said investigators were looking into the possibility of ''criminal tampering.'' Jefferson County sheriff's spokesman Jim Shires confirmed deputies were investigating but added, ''We are not suspecting criminal activity took place.'' A caller to radio station KOA described seeing a blue Dodge SUV cut in half. ''The front, from the driver's seat forward, is about 200 feet down the road from the other part that's under the girder,'' the caller told KOA. The station did not identify the caller. The girder was put up Tuesday as crews were adding a lane to a bridge carrying Colorado 470 over I-70, Stegman said. Each end of the girder rested on a concrete pillar, and it had been attached to the existing bridge with five evenly spaced braces, she said. The ends of the beam still rested on the pillars Saturday, but the middle drooped over the highway. The crushed remains of the car were underneath. ''This is about as bad as it gets,'' State Patrol Capt. Jim Wolfinbarger said. Gov. Bill Owens visited the scene Saturday and offered condolences to the family of the unidentified victims. ''I'd say I'm sorry. This is a horrible tragedy, one that you wouldn't want to have happen to anybody, and we're going to do everything we can to learn from it so it doesn't happen again,'' he said. Traffic on I-70, the main route from Denver west over the Rocky Mountains, was stopped in the eastbound lanes and moving slowly in the westbound lanes after the accident.
The music that I'm groovin' to is - hotel lobby muzak - blahhh
Blogging from the Colorado Springs Airport (CSO)
Hell yea: Robot Origami
The mention actually comes from a story in the publication New Scientist called "Dexterous robot conquers art of origami". Devin Balkcom is a Ph. D. student at the Carnegie Mellon Robotics Institute and the assistant coach for the CMU swim team. Origami is a new challenge for robots. This is because robots are normally required to manipulate rigid materials, not flimsy and flexible paper. Modelling the creation of an origami model is also mathematically and computationally complex. There's always something good to say at my alma mater.
New Scientist reports on the graduate student at Carnegie Mellon University we've linked to previously who built a robot that can make simple origami constructions.
When I grow up I'm going to be a scientist!
Scientists devise formula for perfect sandcastle LONDON -- Scientists have finally discovered what generations of children knew instinctively: how to make a sandcastle remain standing. After taking sand samples from beaches around the country, the researchers from Bournemouth University have come up with the formula, 0.125 x S = OW, where S is the quantity of sand, and OW is the quantity of water. For those without a degree in sandcastle technology, that means that if you have 5.5 pounds of dry sand in a bucket, you need 11 ounces of water. Or put even more simply, make sure that the sand is wet enough, but not too wet. Researchers spent two days testing the sand samples from 10 different British beaches for their suitability for sandcastle building. They made sandcastles from each of the samples, and then piled weights on them to test their strength. By trial and error, they found the optimum amount of water to use. They also found that the smaller the sand particles, the better they bonded with the water and the stronger the sandcastle was.
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