Tuesday, October 30, 2007

More Gigapixel images to explore

Started getting interested in Gigapixel images and I found this Microsoft Research project called HD View: Gigapixel Panoramas. You will need to install a HD View addon which is browser specific one for Firefox and one for IE which for the small amount of trouble is worth it to explore the images that are available. So as I started to explore the Microsoft HD View site I found some incredible outdoor panoramic images by xRez Extreme Resolution of Yosemite's (Divingboard, Glacier Point and El Capitan), there are others but these caught my eye first. There is also integration with Microsoft Virtual Earth and over 50 HD View images located around the world on the Microsoft Virtual Earth map. In addition there is a RSS feed available of HD View image favorites.

Sunday, October 28, 2007

16 Gigapixel image of The Last Supper

Wow is this an incredible amount of resolution or what, here is a 16 Gigapixel image of The Last Supper by Leonardo Di Vinci. The site also hosts a 8.6 Gigapixel image of Vita di Cristo by Gaudenzio Ferrari and a 9.8 Gigapixel image of La Gloria di Sant'Ignazio by Andrea Pozzo.

Friday, October 26, 2007

GMail Capacity

Well Google seems to be quietly increasing the storage available on GMail, I started to notice about 2 weeks ago that capacity had went from roughly 2.9M to 4.405M as of today. I had started to clean up my GMail account which was approaching the 2M mark around 2 weeks ago but with the new storage capacity Google has made available I'm going to go back to more productive uses of my time.

Google, just wanted to say Thanks for the extra storage.

4.507M as of 10/30/07 and climbing.

Monday, October 22, 2007

Electric Sheep

If your a fan of cool screen savers here is what has quickly become my favorite. It's called Electric Sheep and it's open source. It supports MAC,PC and Linux. It takes a little while to get going because unless you download sheep packs (i.e. the underlying mpeg's) to prime it the program has to go out and download them on it's own. If you want to learn more about Electric Sheep it even has it's on wiki. Once you get it going if you happen to think the images have a fractal nature to them your correct. The underlying code is called Fractal Flames once again more information is available in the wiki.