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Showing posts from December, 2007

New Year's Eve

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American Guild of Organists concert at the Arlington Street Church, part of the 2008 First Night Boston festivities.Today's stair number: 1

Boston Library

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Ceiling in one of the reading rooms at the Boston Library.Today's stair number: 4

WCCV on the Mac

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The Webcam computer vision project is now available on Mac OS X. Picture: Haar face detection demo, using Intel OpenCV library, applied to my blog picture.
Today's stair number: 2

Spiral Staircase

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Spiral staircase dressed up as a spiral array, complete with pitches, key, center of effect and trajectory.Today's stair number: 1

Tiramisu and Cappuccino

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Back to Caffe Bella Vita. This time, the tiramisu was gone to fast, only the cappuccino was left for a picture.Today's stair number: 1

XO Surfing

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WPA wireless now works. Web browsing, including Blogger and Gmail, work fine. The controls book-mode configuration do not really work: no way to point and click, and no remapping of buttons in portrait orientation.Today's stair number: 1

Merry Christmas!

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The Harvard Yard is very quiet and peaceful (and cold).Today's stair number: 3

Fluffy Snow

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Thick on the trees.Today's stair number: 2

Deeper!

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Our little bench looks like it is sinking in the snow!Today's stair number: 2

Proud Banners

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Against the crisp blue sky.Today's stair number: 1

Winter Wonderland

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It is really starting to feel like Christmas in the Cambridge Commons.Today's stair number: 1

Let It Snow!

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It snowed from the wee hours of the morning, late into the night. Tomorrow, it will look like this (trust me...)Today's stair number: 0

Educational Indeed

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The XO laptop comes with very little printed documentation out of the box. It took me a while to figure out how to open it without breaking anything. I learnt from the OLPC wiki that I cannot use my WPA encrypted Airport wireless out of the box. I had to get to the office to find a proverbial "linksys" open network in close range, and be able to surf the web and check my email on Gmail. By the way, that worked quite well. Back at home, I had ample time to decipher this somewhat cryptic but undeniably central message, which occupies a whole sheet of paper in the sparse printed documentation, and comes up every time the machine shuts down. I really feel I am being educated...Today's stair number: 1

It's Here!

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My own XO laptop! I hope the lucky kid who gets the donated one is as excited as I am!Today's stair number: 5

Widener Library

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The sign reads: "Due to winter conditions please use center steps." (just in case we could not figure it out ourselves...)Today's stair number: 1

Harvard Square Cemetery

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Harvard Square under a foot of snow and crisp blue skies.Today's stair number: 1

Frozen Pond

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Fresh Pond partially frozen.Today's stair number: 1

The Day After

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It's just beautiful. Almost a foot total, and there's more to come!Today's stair number: 1

Vous Avez Dit Blizzard?

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Almost a foot of snow, and still going strong!Today's stir number: 1

Bunting Sister Fellows Patchwork

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1991-1992.Today's stair number: 2

Club Cafe

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Very cool BMOP Club Concert, hosted by, and featuring the work of, fellow Radcliffe Fellow Lisa Bielawa.Today's stair number: 1

No Fire...

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... just very cold!Today's stair number: 1

Natural Glitter

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The branches are covered with ice.Today's stair number: 1

Dance

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Wonderful performance by the Harvard Contemporary Dance Ensemble, featuring fellow Radcliffe Fellow Christine Dakin.Today's stair number: 6

Peace And Quiet...

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...and cold!Today's stair number: 2

Proposal Complete!

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Proposal complete, uploaded, and ready to submit!Today's stair number: 1

More Bunting Quad In The Snow

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It seems only yesterday that I took a similar picture on one of our very first few days in Cambridge. In 3 months, we have had only 4 or 5 rainy days, and only recently some freezing temperatures and this beautiful snow!Today's stair number: 2

Stock Footage

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Too busy working on a proposal to take pictures, so here is a snapshot of the Stormwind Cathedral I took some time ago in World of Warcraft.
Today's stair number: 1

Real Snow!

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More snow than I have seen in years! Apparently, it's only the beginning, and I hear it gets a old after the first 3 months. But for now, it's just great!Today's stair numebr: 5

First Serious Snow

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This is the first snow that stays. The streets are white!Today's stair number: 1

Aurora