Extenuating Circumstances

is a weblog by Dan Hon

Bookmarks for November 1st through November 3rd

This is an auto-posted collection of public links I’ve either posted to, or favourites from Twitter, my Instapaper bookmarks and my public links posted to Pinboard.in for November 1st from 20:30 to 22:42:

Bookmarks for October 31st through November 1st

This is an auto-posted collection of public links I’ve either posted to, or favourites from Twitter, my Instapaper bookmarks and my public links posted to Pinboard.in for October 31st from 11:01 to 16:04:

  • Starfleet Corps of Engineers (Literature) – TV Tropes
  • Jurassic Park for Perfume: Ginkgo Bioworks Reconstructs Scents From Extinct Plants – IEEE Spectrum – "Researchers at Ginkgo Bioworks, one of the largest synthetic-biology companies in world, succeeded in resurrecting the smell by expressing the genes needed for making the defunct flower’s pungent aroma molecules in microbes. Ginkgo unveiled—and demoed—the new perfume at the company’s inaugural annual meeting in Boston last week."
  • Gamasutra: Josh Ge’s Blog – How to Make a Roguelike – "The “How to Make a Roguelike” talk is available in video form below, but this article serves as a text version of that same talk for those who’d prefer a readable format, or to just take a closer look at the many images ;)"
  • Growth of Subreddits | FlowingData – “here’s a chart of the top 10 commented subreddits over the years for a look at “what the internet is talking about.””
  • AR Costumes: Automatically Augmenting Watertight Costumes from a single RGB Image – Disney Research – "We describe a method to automatically augment a watertight digital costume onto a person’s body from a monocular RGB image. When overlaying a digital costume onto a body using pose matching, several parts of the person’s cloth or skin remain visible due to differences in shape and proportions. In this paper, we present a practical solution to these artifacts which requires minimal costume parameterization work, and a straightforward inpainting approach. To our knowledge, our approach is the first to deliver plausible watertight costumes from RGB imagery only, and is compatible with mobile devices. We believe this can serve as a useful baseline for future improvements and comparisons."

Bookmarks for October 31st from 10:19 to 10:59

This is an auto-posted collection of my public links posted to Pinboard.in for October 31st from 10:19 to 10:59:

Bookmarks for October 30th from 10:51 to 19:55

This is an auto-posted collection of my public links posted to Pinboard.in for October 30th from 10:51 to 19:55:

Bookmarks for October 27th through October 29th

This is an auto-posted collection of public links I’ve either posted to, or favourites from Twitter, my Instapaper bookmarks and my public links posted to Pinboard.in for October 27th from 21:05 to 14:38:

Bookmarks for October 26th from 13:28 to 22:08

This is an auto-posted collection of my public links posted to Pinboard.in for October 26th from 13:28 to 22:08:

Bookmarks for October 26th from 11:42 to 12:51

This is an auto-posted collection of my public links posted to Pinboard.in for October 26th from 11:42 to 12:51:

Bookmarks for October 25th through October 26th

This is an auto-posted collection of public links I’ve either posted to, or favourites from Twitter, my Instapaper bookmarks and my public links posted to Pinboard.in for October 25th from 20:44 to 09:23:

Bookmarks for October 25th from 08:55 to 15:43

This is an auto-posted collection of my public links posted to Pinboard.in for October 25th from 08:55 to 15:43:

Bookmarks for October 24th from 13:35 to 23:14

This is an auto-posted collection of my public links posted to Pinboard.in for October 24th from 13:35 to 23:14: