Friday, August 25, 2006

Some more ActionScript programming

Last week I finished the flash programming of two design websites, one for prestigious designer José Piris and another one for the stylish interior design shop Cromoduro. All was done in ActionScript, with a new library of prototype functions I made for flash. The design itself was done by Kim B., and the result is smooth enough - another one for the archive.

Let's mash up some Google

I've been digging a little into the google maps api, but apparently you don't need to know anything to do some things. Thanks to Google maps mania and Wikimapia, I got the frame below (in 49 seconds), with a nice tagged Google map of Santander. Pretty cool indeed.

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Photo tricks pt.1

Laredo HillI just learned how to finetune Autostitch to make some pretty nifty panorama pictures. Check my last one, stitched together from 11 pictures. I also did some post-processing, but that might need some more finetuning. Anyhow, this looks like a nice way to toy with my weekend pictures.

Monday, June 19, 2006

Speech Analyzer v1.0

Phew, I'm starting to finish off some side projects. Yesterday I made the finishing touches on a speech analyzer program meant as an accompanying tool for a set of oratory courses in Spanish. It's programmed in .NET and makes some beautiful real-time plots of voice frequency (pitch) and speech rate. Some technical details: real-time pitch estimation was done by Noll's algorithm, real-time speech rate estimation was a mix between enrate and a newer correlation-based method. For the signal processing part we relied on the Exocortex.DSP FFT library, and for the graphics we used the ZedGraph classes.

Good. One for the archive.

Thursday, January 12, 2006

Taking the colour Sudoku to the previous level

I received a few requests for a version of the classic sudoku, after releasing a flash version of the colour sudoku. Since that meant changing just a few lines of code, I made it in a moment yesterday. So here it is, a normal sudoku puzzle in flash!

As with the colour version there are 2 difficulty levels, and a puzzle number can be chosen of the possibilities or it can just be set to generate random puzzles. Comments are welcome, just post them below here, or on the feedback page of the puzzle.

Next up should be a high-score table, but I'm busy with other stuff at the moment.

Sunday, January 08, 2006

Google PageRank Calculator

Since I don't always have a Google toolbar on the computers I work on, and I often want to know the PageRank of a site, I made a little PageRank calculator tool that does just this and nothing else. To use it, fill in an url and press the button.

Have fun.