Archive for March, 2007

Spam Begone Update

Three months ago I installed Spam Karma 2 from dr Dave to deal with all the spam comments I was getting. As I commented then, the blog was being inundated with hundreds of spams, so much so that legitimate comments were being buried. In fact, when I recently wrote again on this matter, there had […]

Stretch Your Mind: Planarity

“Arrange the vertices such that no edges overlap” Planarity is a game that is simple in concept, but will have your visual processing areas tying themselves in knots. All you have to do is rearrange a bunch of vertices so that none overlap (creating a planar graph). It starts off simple but gets complex very […]

300: The Film, The Workout

So I saw the film 300 yesterday. It’s a pretty entertaining film; I’ve always had a predilection for ancient Greek and Roman history – especially Sparta, Lacedaemonia, and the Pelopennesian Peninsula. Of course, people tended to snort derisively whenever I mentioned this, but when they see this film I’m sure their tone will change. If […]

Mosaic Generator

Okay, we’ve all seen those big posters in tourist-y shops of well known images (Millennium Falcon, Steve McQueen, some jam…) that are – on closer inspection – made up of lots of mini-images in a mosaic-esque effect. If the artist is really clever, they will use related images to build up the bigger image; in […]