Monday, July 4, 2011

I saw some ants waging a war today morning and filmed them on phone Fighting ants! - Shake stabilized



The above video was stablized for 'shake' with a cool l1 optimization algorithm :D
http://googleresearch.blogspot.com/2011/06/auto-directed-video-stabilization-with.html

(this is the original shaky video - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZHBT6ubcD2M)

L1 optimization is really close to what my research topic is - motion compensation in xay CT imaging. :D

Monday, June 6, 2011

i donated blood for the first time a few days ago

I donated blood for the first time a few days ago (sat morning, 3 days ago).
I'd given my name in the IISc donors database, A- blood - i'm happy i donated for some emergency reasons.
Along with three other A- donors from IISc - the person needed 4 units of blood urgently.

It was 450ml of it in a bag. I was scared of the needle at first :D But it only hurt while poking, and painless while inside. The blood was oozing out wow nice dark red. Besides I was scared something could happen to me as i am lean and weigh only 61kg while my height is 5 foot 8 inches (or something like that).

Nothing happened! I guess all the cycling gave me good health! I was strong and felt nothing. :) Good - I'm not so weak after all!

Monday, May 9, 2011

Stolen camera finder

http://www.stolencamerafinder.com/

Got this link from someone... never tried it myself yet.