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NAACP Dem Debate, Anybody Got?

I’m trying to catch up on my viewing of the presidential debates. So far I’ve watched:

  • 26 Apr 2007 – Dem debate at South Carolina State University
  • 3 May 2007 – Rep debate at the Reagan Library
  • 15 May 2007 – Rep debate at the University of South Carolina
  • 3 Jun 2007 – Dem debate at St. Anselm College
  • 5 Jun 2007 – Rep debate at St. Anselm College
  • 28 Jun 2007 – Dem debate at Howard University

The next one in order would be the 12 Jul 2007 Dem debate at the NAACP convention but my Tivo missed it and I can’t find it anywhere online…

Oh, wait… never mind.

It is too late today. But maybe I’ll watch this tomorrow. I gotta catch up on these things! To catch up to real time, I’ve got to watch 7 more of these! There have been quite a lot this year!

Wicked Resizing

I’m a little slow on this one, but take a look at the image resizing method highlighted in the article below. It is very cool.

Adobe Hires Co-Inventor of Image Resizer Technology
(Michael Arrington, TechCrunch)

The day before yesterday I showed the above video (it has now been viewed nearly 100,000 times), which shows some jaw dropping examples of next generation image manipulation, and said “I want this in PhotoShop immediately.” Well, that may be happening sooner rather than later. Co-inventor Shai Avidan has now joined Adobe and will work out of their Newtown, MA office. More info on Shai is here.

Basically it works by finding parts of the picture where not much is going on and eliminating them first when you resize rather than just scaling the image. So for instance, if you have a picture with two people on opposite sides of a street and make the picture narrower, the street will get narrower and the people will get closer together before it starts doing anything to the people.

Very cool. Check out the video.