Fun with Cliplets–Video and Pics

For some Friday fun, I was playing with Cliplets from Microsoft Research – it let’s you combine still shots and video to create pictures that have movement.  Below I took some video while at Stanford on my cellphone and ran created a cliplet just to test it out – works really easy. What Are Cliplets?…

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Layerscape WWT Workshop Tutorial

I’ve created the first in a sequence of Layerscape tutorials as a Power Point deck. This is — of course — published at Layerscape and has garnered rave reviews. Well, one rave review anyway. Here’s what it takes you through: Getting the tools installed on your PC Starting up the Excel Add In for WWT Generating some…

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"Data Explorer"– Clean, Mashup, and Publish your Science Data

Dealing with scientific data can be challenging – especially since it’s in many different formats, files etc.  The SQL Labs release of Microsoft Codename “Data Explorer” looks to be a tool that can help bring together many different data sets in a more straight forward way.  Not only is it an easy to use tool…

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WorldWide Telescope and Kinect on really big screen at SC11

For the last couple of days at Supercomputer 2011 we’ve been demoing WorldWide Telescope being driven via Kinect for Windows – probably the single largest Kinect driven application out there.  While we’ve done something like this before (ie. Mix’11), this time we partnered with Scalable Display Technologies and NVIDIA to create a 18×7 foot single…

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Develop with Python in Visual Studio, connect with Kinect and Excel

There is a new release of the Python Tools for Visual Studio and it includes Pyvot: a connector to Excel that allow data transfer and manipulation – check out the tutorial.  It also has a PyKinect, to leverage Kinect for new natural user interactions (NUIs)…  An integrated environment for developing Python in VS2010 PTVS 1.1…

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PDFs on Docs.com

I just realized that Docs.com has support for PDFs – so to test it out, I put up a copy of The Fourth Paradigm book MSR put out and the Silverlight viewer works great – no need for a plugin.  Try it out and see what you think…. Here’s the link to the original blog…

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Happy 2nd Birthday WorldWide Telescope

Today is the 2nd anniversary of the launch of WWT – congrats to Jonathan, Curtis, and the rest of the small team.  Besides the initial windows client (that lead to Scoble’s post – Microsoft researchers make me cry) there is the web client (silverlight), a web control, and the Bing Map WWT addin. There is…

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Folding@Home on Azure – Distributed Computing

Here’s a good way to get up to speed on WindowsAzure and contribute to a worldwide distributed computing project (Folding@Home) – by participating in the webcast you’ll also receive a temporary, self-expiring full-access account to work with Azure for a period of 2-weeks at no cost – that’s worth the webcast investment time.  Feeling @Home…

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Memories for life – SenseCam available

It’s great to see that the technology behind the SenseCam work out of MSR Cambridge is now available for anyone to utilize.  It’s had some real success as an aid for people with memory loss – check out the papers – but it could also be used as a data collection device, I see it…

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TechNet Creates Silverlight Application as Clearinghouse for Technology Resources

I’m a sucker for good technology and really useful  interfaces and applications – I just saw this post from the MSPress about the TechNet Desktop Player – not only will it be really useful for finding tech resources based on your role, but also if you set your zipcode in the setting it gets you…

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