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Moving office

posted 25 Feb 2012, 16:49 by Masahiro Takatsuka

ViSLAB staff/students will be moving their office this week.  Hopefully, we can finish it before the new semester starts.

Show, Don't tell

posted 24 Feb 2012, 17:11 by Masahiro Takatsuka   [ updated 24 Feb 2012, 17:11 ]

This article is for writing a cover letter but I think many points made in the article are applicable to other types of document such as a grant application.

from google apps to Facebook?

posted 20 Jan 2012, 02:47 by Masahiro Takatsuka   [ updated 20 Jan 2012, 02:55 ]

posting from google apps to Facebook...Does this work?

YAK!

posted 9 Nov 2011, 03:54 by Masahiro Takatsuka

http://www.asus.com/Multimedia/Motion_Sensor/Xtion_PRO_LIVE/

Yet another Kinect!

Wonder it's worth checking it out...

C++11 is out.

posted 12 Oct 2011, 23:23 by Masahiro Takatsuka

Official language spec for C++ (C++11) is out.  Had a glance of it, and looks like it kept the compatibility with C++98 and C++03 but have better support for parallel programming, generic programming, functional programming, etc.

I will organise a weekly reading group to study the new spec.

Conceptboard + Google Hangout

posted 26 Sep 2011, 04:03 by Masahiro Takatsuka

Do we need to evaluate this https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/lklieeaongcaklpejdodbkcmbdfpdabj ?

Where to put figure/table caption.

posted 19 Sep 2011, 23:11 by Masahiro Takatsuka

I cannot recall the exact source of the information, but I remember that I was taught to put a figure caption at the bottom of a figure while put a table caption at the top of a table. 

The reason for this arrangement in scientific/engineering article is :

1) a table is usually read from top to bottom, while
2) a figure is usually read from bottom to top.

Hence having a caption just before your eyes start scan a figure or a table would help reading them.


very good site to test JavaScript performance

posted 11 Sep 2011, 19:32 by Masahiro Takatsuka

Found jsPerf.com, which allows you to test various JavaScripts for their performance on different JavaScript platform.

Since we don't have JavaScript compiler to optimise the code, it's very useful to decide what sort of optimisation I should do at the coding level.


js2.el for javascript mode in Emacs

posted 9 Sep 2011, 19:23 by Masahiro Takatsuka

looks like js2-mode is popular for editing javascript codes in Emacs

You can download it from here.

I could not byte-compile it in emacs, so I had to do it at the command-line as:

> emacs --batch --eval '(byte-compile-file "js2.el")'

ExpressBox 3T

posted 8 Sep 2011, 07:09 by Masahiro Takatsuka

Hmm..This might be good for building a small-scale graphics cluster.

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