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Amazon Mechanical Turk Quick Intro

I’ve read a bit about Amazon’s Mechanical Turk, and it sounds like a very interesting technology. It is a market place to put up little tasks for workers around the world to complete, i.e tag a photo, categorize this dress, find an email for the business, etc. Now I’m wondering what interface you have to […]

LINQ mucking

Another quick one! Forcing myself to learn LINQ, so I decided to rewrite some looping code. The original code; simple enough, loop thru all the daylight adjustments for a timezone and build a list of date/time and offset. List<TransitionOffset> transitions = new List<TransitionOffset>(); foreach (TimeZoneInfo.AdjustmentRule adj in TimeZoneInfo.FindSystemTimeZoneById("AUS Eastern Standard Time").GetAdjustmentRules()) { if (adj.DateEnd.Year >= […]

I had some time on the weekend to do some coding, so I “finished” a project I’ve spent a few nights playing with. The idea was to pull together some visualization of the twitter sample feed.   A work colleague (spud) suggested a heatmap where the points fade out over a few frames.  And here […]

App Engine’s High-Performance Image Serving

Real quick blog post while I eat my lunch…. Google released a SDK 1.3.6 for App Engine yesterday: Google App Engine Blog: Multi-tenancy Support, High Performance Image Serving, Increased Datastore Quotas and More Delivered In New App Engine Release. Of particular interest to me was the High Performance Image Serving. High-Performance Image Serving This release […]