Saturday, December 25, 2004

A nice face

Originally uploaded by wildmansmee.
I am experimenting with posting photos taken with my new camera.

Friday, December 17, 2004

Saturday, December 11, 2004

Text Segmentation Presentation

For all of my fans that like to keep up with what I'm doing in my classes, here is a presentation about text segmentation evaluation, probably a pilot study for my thesis.

Re: Re: Stay young

So this week two items of junk mail slipped past my mail reader's filter. You know why? They stole my idea! It looks like they're using a Probabalistic CFG to generate a soup of sentences.

Any fancy mobile phone calculates.
The tall balloon arrives as soon as whose shining slopy door run or maybe mine green purple ram sleeps.
Her well-crafted expensive red golden gun stands-still.
Her daughters red camera lies while his brothers soft boots makes sound.
Her little purple noisy car is thinking.
Our children little recycle bin run.
Mine hairy bra stares.
Their fancy table stares and perhaps the beautiful picture calms-down the time that his golden baby stinks.
Mine stupid camera stinks or any given well-crafted silver hairy bottle is angry.
His brothers round shining round-shaped baby stares.
Any given smart noisy silver beautiful mp3 player falls the time that our red computer fidgeting however, their small bluish soda calculates.

Monday, December 06, 2004

How do things look to a color blind person?

The examples labeled 'deuteranopia' look just like the originals to me.

Two and three quarter pairs of old pants for sale, $60 each

I worked an inventory at Hollister's today. If you're as uncultured as I am, you probably haven't heard of them, but they're kind of like Abercrombie only with barely any lighting. Among other things, they had a big display of jeans with holey knees, ragged cuffs, and paint splotches all over. Most of them were priced at $79.99. I have to wonder, who is buying these jeans and why? Perhaps, not realizing their future need of such things (quite understandable i would think), they threw out those holey jeans that were sitting in the bottom of their drawer for two and half years, and when they went to the salvation army, there wasn't anything quite ratty enough, even after wearing them to art class and paintballing. And apparently they now need some properly destroyed jeans quite urgently.

So I'm selling my collection of holey jeans at a special discount, if you were thinking you need some of those. I think one pair even has a seed crop of paint splotches.