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Photoshop Tutorials

Sunday, November 5th, 2006

Just found this over at Lifehacker.  Great and LONG list of Photoshop Tutorials.


WP

Wednesday, November 1st, 2006

After spending a few months away from fromform, I’ve just installed Wordpress to make the whole blogging experience a little more interesting. Tried it a while ago when launching this year’s inter3 blog - but at the time it couldn’t host multiple blogs so we’re still using movable type over there.  So far so good!

3D web traffic

Thursday, February 9th, 2006

As architects we’re always trying to 3dimensionally visualize diagrams, drawings, etc. VisitorVille now renders your website traffic into a 3D city. I think i’d only have a medieval village, but the idea is pretty compelling. (via Collision Detection)

Rhino Guru

Monday, September 26th, 2005

Andrew Kudless just sent me a couple of links recently to the websites of Stylianos Dritsas and David Rutten after I asked if he could recommend me a Rhino expert. Stylianos’s site has an extensive library of projects he’s developed over recent years as well as a few downloadable scripts. He also scripted dECOi’s Miran Gallery.

David site is a wealth of information and tutorials - click the programming category and you’ll see a cascade of links to talks, lectures, tutorials and downloadable scripts. I highly recommend a visit to both sites for anyone wanting to learn more about scripting in rhino.


Rasterbater

Monday, September 12th, 2005

My cousin Zak just showed me this nifty little online service called RASTERBATER that will turn your images into ginormous rasterized images. It says it can go up to 20 meters - i tried one yesterday that pdf’d to 128 A3 pages and still haven’t printed it, but here’s today’s mini-version.

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Stitch It

Saturday, February 26th, 2005

I know - I really don’t need to be posting more images of the chair exhibition, BUT I just had to share this. I just used Photostitch to assemble 5 individual shots into this one wide pic. It’s just an amazing piece of software - makes your eyes open wide. It’s like a magic trick you just can’t work out no matter how much you think yourself a Photoshop master.

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Search Softwares - TouchGraph and Clusty

Sunday, January 16th, 2005

I just recently stumbled on TouchGraph who have developed a little applet that generates a graphic output of results from a Google search. It lets you see through a set of visual links how sites are related to you via the google search output. In theory this should let you search through your results more efficiently as you discard those that are clearly irrelevant. But I was fascinated by the links the diagram was generating and clicked through just about all of them to see what they were. Not a timesaver, but interesting.

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Musicplasma works along the same principle and graphically relates music artists through info gathered from Amazon’s purchase data (ie, people who bought this cd also bought these….).

For a more efficient browser try Vivissimo’s Clusty which sorts through your search and ‘clusters’ them into groups of related links. Bad graphics but good sorting.

Zempt 0.4

Sunday, January 16th, 2005

This is a test post using Zempt 0.4.

Rhino

Wednesday, January 12th, 2005

Andrew Kudless who just won a Feidad Award will be teaching Rhino to the Inter 3 students starting today at 4pm. His winning competition site can be found at materialsystems.org.

Skype + Sonja

Wednesday, December 1st, 2004

My technoguru mother just called me from online. Sonja downloaded Skype which allows you to make calls through the internet for free. They also have a very cheap pay service called SkypeOut that you can use to call landlines and mobiles. My mother used SkypeOut to call my homephone. Worked like a charm.

Firefox

Friday, November 12th, 2004

Ok, so I finally installed Firefox - i’m a fan. Seems good and fast so can’t complain. Also have started to use Clusty by Vivissimo which I haven’t yet been able to provide a verdict on. Don’t like the graphics but appreciate the clusters. Will keep working with it for a while.