Say Hello to Servo

I was supposed to write this blog post almost 3 years ago. But then work happened.

Servo is my big Django app for managing an Apple Service. If your company services Apple hardware, then you need this (or something similar). It was released in late 2012 and is now being ... Continue reading

Installing lxml on 10.9

Installing the Python lxml module (3.2.5) on 10.9.1(13B42) seems to fail with the following error:

In file included from src/lxml/lxml.etree.c:314: /Users/filipp/myenv/build/lxml/src/lxml/includes/etree_defs.h:9:10: fatal error: 'libxml/xmlversion.h' file not found #include "libxml/xmlversion.h" ^ 1 error generated. error: command '/usr/bin/clang' failed with exit status 1 
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"A bank is a place where they lend you an umbrella in fair weather and ask for it back when it begins to rain." Robert Frost
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It turns out the folks taping their iSight cameras aren't crazy after all. Check the research paper for the gory details.

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Another thing I keep forgetting that Spotligiht does. Cmd-C will put the result to the clipboard.

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Apple should put those buttons into Preview's default toolbar and also add corresponding Cmd-left/right arrow shortcuts. Just sayin'...

Hinode

HINODE from niiyama on Vimeo.

This is a CG movie that depicts saltation and growth of life in the sea using jewelry as the motif for illustrating the theme "Jewels of Sea." It creates mystifying and attractive scenery by the ores resembling creatures of sea and its transforming refraction and reflection of light that are affected by the organic moves.

Mediator

Back from [our trip to NYC][2] with my sister, we had a whole bunch of AVCHD material in MTS format that I just couldn't get into iMovie. So the idea was to first convert them to QuickTime. Turns out there's no shortage of "mts2mov" utilities out there but they're all ... Continue reading

cpu2asr

There's one more new tool in MTK that I thought was worth a quick shout-out, namely [cpu2asr][1]. While [netbless][2] has turned out to be pretty useful, restoring entire CPUs with it has two drawbacks: - You have to create a user account to install the bundled applications (the second disc) ... Continue reading