Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Monday, May 30, 2011

Random pictures

Source: Subjective Atlas of Palestine: Asserting the Right to Narrate. "... The Atlas is the outcome of a week-long workshop held in April 2007, attended by over 20 Palestinian designers, artists, photographers, architects and students at the International Academy of Art in Ramallah. The intention was to produce an atlas that was much more than a set of maps, but rather a collection of visual and textual ‘mappings’ of the lived reality of Palestine – social, cultural, geographical and political. The subject matter of the Atlas reflects this eclectic and precarious lived reality, covering topics as apparently incongruous as traditional embroidery, chickpeas, print media, road signs, natural landscapes, currency and national flags..."

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Asus Eee Pad Transformer first look II


Display:
10.1" LED Backlight WXGA (1280x800) Screen*1
10 finger multi-touch support
Scratch resistant glass
CPU:
NVIDIA® Tegra™ 2
Memory:
1GB
Storage:
16GB/32GB
Wireless Data Network:
WLAN 802.11 b/g/n@2.4GHz
Bluetooth V2.1+EDR
Camera:
1.2 M Pixel Front Camera
5 M Pixel Rear Camera
Audio: SRS Premium Sound
Stereo Speakers
High Quality Mic
Interface:
1 x 2-in-1 Audio Jack (Headphone/Mic-in)
1 x mini HDMI 1.3a
1 x Card Reader (Micro SD)
Sensor G-Sensor
Light Sensor
Gyroscope
E-Compass
GPS
Battery:

9.5 hours; 24.4Wh Li-Polymer Battery *5
16 hours with dock *5
Dimensions:
271 x 171 x 12.98 mm
Weight:
680 g
Mobile Docking:
Keyboard
Touch Pad
2 x USB 2.0
2 x Docking port (Host + Client)
1 x Card Reader (MMC/SD/SDHC)
1 x 24.4Wh Battery


With an iPad 3G:




With an ExoPC:





Eee Pad Transformer reviews:
ASUSTeK Eee Pad Transformer TF101
ASUS Eee Pad Transformer Review - AnandTech
Présentation de l’Asus EeePad Transformer !




Random pictures

Source: Gaza Rubble Co. Above, remains of the Yasser Arafat International Airport....

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Random charts

Source: Disruptive Physician Behavior (15-pg PDF)

Update

Picture credit: Dr. Manoj C. Sindagi

The October 29th, 2008 blog entry, 'Science and side effects', looked at the Indian vulture kill-off that occurred in the 1990's. Follow-ups from July 2009 and December 2009 also touched on the issue... Fast forward to today, and it seems like the situation is not greatly improved, per 'Destroying the disposers of death: will India rescue its few remaining vultures?'

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Random charts

Source: Planning Guidance for Response to a Nuclear Detonation (135-pg PDF, June 2010)

Great quotes


"To the geeks out there, it’s as if his speech was a defrag of a messy hard drive. The end result is neater and more efficient, but the content is still the same."

- Mustapha from Beirutspring, on President Obama's "middle east" speech... See My Impression of Obama's Speech.

On-line QR generators (5/24 update)

Click to enlarge

There are a large number of free QR code generators out there - some simple, only creating one or two types of QR codes; other rather more complex, covering many more flavors of QR code! Throw in the ability to do variable error correction, the ability to do colors, to embed images, to generate other formats (Tag, Datamatrix, etc.), and it starts to get complicated.

Consult the chart above for the features you want, then jump to the appropriate generator via the links below...

Code Generators:
AdzProz
Animated QR code generator Mult links
Azon Media
BeQRious
Bosqweb
Business Card QR Codes
delivr
eQRoeil
Funcode
Funcode (with blank for logo)
Getlogged.in QR Maker
Good survey
GoQR.me
i-nigma
Jaxo
Kaywa
Kerem Erkan
Kleuren
Maestro
Metal Elephant
Mobilefish
Morovia
Must QR code
MyLead System Pro
Nokia
Patrick Wied
QodeRpay
QR Code generator
QR Code Genius
QR Droid
QR Gold
QR Stuff
QRcodegen
QRcore
Qreative
Qrplz
QR-Shop
quiQR
Quirify!
Raco
rittr labs QR generator
Servlet Suite QR Mult links
Snapmaze
soQR.fr

Tagginn (required registration, also in section below)
Tago
The 2D Code
The Barcode News QR Code Creator
Vanity QR Code
Ventipix QR code generator
youscan,me (registration required)
Zxing

And the most complete QR code generator currently available is.... (cue drum-roll) Kerem Erkan's generator! A honorable mention goes to QR Stuff for another full-flavored generator; to QRcodegen and Ventipix for also generating Microsoft Tags (the latter also does "mini-cards" with backgrounds); and to eQRoeil, BeQRious, soQR.fr, and Kleuren for allowing one to "dress up" the QR code, e.g. with embedded images...

Note: This cross-reference is not guaranteed to be 100% correct or comprehensive, and is also only a snapshot in time. Doubtless these generators will change and be enhanced over time... So, please only use as an approximate guide, because I will NOT be regularly updating this information (occasional updates possible).

4/16/2011 update:

Branding a Quick Response Code (QR Code) with a custom logo provides some theory related to the embedding of small logos in QR codes.

An additional way of generating QR codes is via some of the on-line search and url-shortening services. So goo.gl and Wolfram|Alpha (see below) can generate QR codes, as can bit.ly (instructions here)



4/21/2011 update:

Added Bosqweb free QR code generator to list...

4/21/2011 update:

Some services that do QR codes but require registration (various QR management systems, some more "full service than others):

BW Scan
Qodify.com
Paperlinks
Acculink
QRZap
Social QR Code
D2C
GossRSVP
OpenQR
QReate and Track
QReateBUZZ
Think Roth
RealtyQR
mobi2go.net
uQR.me

codeREADr
ScanNation
Tagginn

QR Code Pros

4/30/2011 Update:

Added Qreative, Qrplz, Business Card QR Codes, and The Barcode News QR Code Creator generators, see above...

5/1 Update:

Added Mobilefish and Vanity QR code generators...

5/9 Update:

Added QRcore, The 2D Code, Servlet suite, AND Animated QR code generator...

5/23 Update:

Added Tagginn (both sections), MyLead System Pro, and GoQR.me code generators...

5/24 (and final) Update:

Added the Azon Media, QRGold, QuiQR, Metal Elephant, Patrick Wied, and QRCodeGenius generators. Finally below are two other lists of online QR code generators - there's a lot of overlap, but there are a few generators that are not in common... This entry has 52 + 3 + 19 sites (w/one duplicate)

QRMedia's QR Code Generator List - 82 listed as of 05/24/2011
QRdressCode: Générateurs QRcode et autres codes2D

 
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