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Updated HTML and Python code for Tweetable Office Door Sign

See the original post for the basic information. This post exists only to highlight a few bug fixes. Since running with my sign for a few days, the main bug I’ve run into is that Twitter doesn’t let you post identical status messages over a short period of time. One recommended fix is to append […]

Work in Progress: Tweetable Office Door Sign

A sizable amount of my work week is spent outside of my office, and is difficult to schedule ahead of time: Material testing jobs show up with little notice. Students or faculty need help fixing a coding, instrumentation, or other problem, and it’s easiest to fix those on-site rather than in my office. etc. I’ve […]

Capturing an Image from a WIA-compatible Digital Camera

We’ve had a research project requiring a fair amount of image acquisition and processing, requiring  higher resolutions than most industrial cameras can offer. As a result, we’ve tried at least three different digital cameras (Canon PowerShot S3is, Nikon D40, and Canon PowerShot SD780is). Each of them has their own advantages and disadvantages: S3is advantages:  good […]

Where’s MarcoPolo for Windows?

MarcoPolo, “context-aware computing for OS X” appeals to all three great virtues of the programmer: Laziness, Impatience, and Hubris. It makes me want a Mac notebook. Unfortunately, Pro/E, ANSYS, and other necessary tools for my regular work would mean I’d end up dual-booting the Mac all the time. And I’d miss my port replicator and […]