Auto-generate animated GIFs from security camera footage with MotionEye hack

So I’ve set up several raspberry-pi based cameras around the house using MotionEye software (¬†https://github.com/ccrisan/motioneye ), and integrated it very simply with the smart-home software I’m developing for my startup to send near-instant notifications via our Google Hangouts chatbot. While it’s nice to get instantly notified of motion at the front door while I’m working Read more about Auto-generate animated GIFs from security camera footage with MotionEye hack[…]

Use Your Leaves!

I grew up thinking that these piles of leaves everywhere in the fall were essentially a nuisance. They attracted dog poop and were therefore potentially dangerous to play in. Yet fresh piles of leaves were definitely played in. And otherwise, that they just looked messy, and you had to spend all this time raking and Read more about Use Your Leaves![…]

Made Something Cool At The Food Hackathon This Weekend

This past weekend I had a good time meeting like-minded people at the first Food Hackathon here in San Francisco. The organizers billed it as “the first of its kind”, however I’m familiar with Food+Tech Connect in New York City so I’m not sure they can make that claim (see: 2010 eventbrite. Note the almost Read more about Made Something Cool At The Food Hackathon This Weekend[…]

How To Pair Samsung 3D Glasses to TV When They Don’t Want To Pair

So we just bought a bunch of replacement 3D glasses for the TV we got on craigslist. I followed all the instructions I could find, which all pretty much said the same thing: Turn the TV on. Start playing something 3D or turn the 3D mode on. Press the Power button on the glasses, and Read more about How To Pair Samsung 3D Glasses to TV When They Don’t Want To Pair[…]

NYC HDR

“my world is CHROME. here is some of the stuff i’ve been shooting around town.” From NYC HDR, posted by Rexford William Pechler on 3/03/2011 (29 items) anna times square “information center” in the subway DSC_0076_7_8_tonemapped spaces for plants open stairway DSC_0131_2_3_tonemapped_tonemapped hdr_newyork_is_wet_DSC_0008_09_10_tonemapped DSC_0014_5_6 central park lake, bridge, central park central park DSC_0061_2_3 rock, lake, Read more about NYC HDR[…]