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Experimenting

One of the most important things we need to do as a start-up is learn. Actually at the core, the most important thing we need to do is survive, and the best way to survive as a start-up is to grow, and to grow as fast and as big as possible. After all, when you aim for the stars, you usually...

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Gagging during diaper change

Your code is a diaper. No no, don't be offended. Have you ever smelled a diaper fresh out of the box? They smell good. They're really white and clean with a touch of pleasant scent added to them. Diapers are actually nice.

Then once you start to use the diaper, smell cometh. Well...you aren...

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Rocky Going Up

It's been one month that I've worked full-time for our start-up company. I really wish I could tell all about the code and algorithms I've been working on, the product details, and so on, but that will have to wait for a non-confidential time. Nevertheless I'll share what I can.

So how was the f

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Since I wasn't able to find anything on the Internet for how to make a Windows/OS X/Android/iOS app using Scala and JavaFX, I'm sharing what I figured out for how to do it, along with an example/template project for your own use.

Why Scala and JavaFX?

Well that's another article. For those w...

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Original Batman and Robin

...in my case at least. But likely for you too! Here's why.

I'm building an application for our start-up company that is to run on four of the major desktop and mobile platforms: Windows, OS X, Android, and iOS. Also, being on a relatively small budget, our only developer is me, mua, solo, and y...

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Such an elaborate book-ish title for a short post. Yet I love brevity.

Some developers might say, "Before using a new technology, first take the time to read the user guides so you know it. Then use the technology, applying what you've learned." Others might say, "When you need to use a new tech...

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[Original post: 10/12/2010. This is an article from my old blog that I think is interesting enough to restore.]

Overview

Motion Tracking

The previous (and first) article on video motion tracking featured a video which touched on the workings of my motion tracking project using Java and JMF. In this article...

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[Original post: 6/29/2010. This is an article from my old blog that I think is interesting enough to restore.]

Motion tracking is a computer vision algorithm which tracks the movement of real-world objects seen in video. Note that this is different than motion sensing, which merely senses the pr...

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