Smaller observations, thoughts and links shares posted regularly.
While the rest of the family made a trek to Ballysrisode beach today, I was left at home "working". It's a great little beach in West Cork, Ireland. It's divided into two parts, and on the second part, there is an unusual grouping of stones.
Using Blender Mike Pan helped generate thousands of images to train an AI network that successfully sees transparent objects. Read the full article here.
Enabling machines to better sense transparent surfaces would not only improve safety but could also open up a range of new interactions in unstructured applications — from robots handling kitchenware or sorting plastics for recycling, to navigating indoor environments or generating AR visualizations on glass tabletops.
Nice deep dive from CSS Tricks into using dark mode in the context of websites. Did you know for example that it helps to preserve battery life for devices with OLED screen where brighter colours consume more energy?
While I've been ramping up my learning of Blender, I found PureRef invaluable. It's a cross-platform tool to organise and view reference images. Its really simple, really unobtrusive and perfect reference board.
For your morning coffee - The forgotten Sydney of AC/DC https://youtube.com/watch?v=ia5j0IJvyS4… All those nights I spent playing pool and throwing back beers in the Hampton and didn't know its history.
I spent a couple of fruitless hours on this last weekend but in the meantime, Fujifilm has launched their own webcam software so I can use my X series with Windows 10 and Zoom in medium format! Download here
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