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[Dec. 19th, 2002|10:32 am]
Jason
Yesterday was kind of crazy. Woke up at 6:50. Tossed stuff into suitcase. Walked to bus stop. The 7:20 28X was already there, waiting. Got on. Attempted to read a little. Pretty close to too tired to read, but not quite. The airport-to-plane-to-other-airport segment went uneventfully. In madison it turned out that my dad had a meeting so wasn't able to show up, so mom and I waited around for grandpa and Esther. They eventually showed up, having circled around on foot looking for where they were supposed to wait. Mom and grandpa agreed to go get their respective cars and meet "on the side of the road" and then to discuss maybe breakfast or something. Much hilarity ensued due to the fact that neither one of them was particularly careful to, oh, mention which road they had in mind. Both drivers gave up and tried going to the east side Perkins just in case the other one did, which they did. So I had some pigs-in-a-blanket. It was tasty.

Later went over to dad's house, almost got conscripted into picking up my sister from the bus station (she having bussed in from Chicago since she sold her car) but thankfully my other sister volunteered since I was totally falling asleep by 11:00 (12:00 internal time from my point of view). Watched "Merlin" in the mean time. What a weird movie. Some of the special effects sequences seemed really well-done, and others were totally B-movie quality. The constant whispery voice of the one pagan goddess character was full of the irritating.

Today woke up to simulated christmas morning, by reason of people-leaving-for-Florida. Got some l00t I wasn't expecting: a Clie. Sheesh, my dad and PDAs-qua-christmas gifts. I got a Palm N years ago and never really used it. But... the Clie is, like, color and stuff, so it might be fun to develop for or something.
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[User Picture]From: bastetsguardian
2002-12-19 12:27 pm (UTC)
I will be expecting categorical semantics for the Clie as a bday present to me ^_^
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[User Picture]From: combinator
2002-12-19 01:40 pm (UTC)
Dude, you're in madison? We should get together before I leave. (I'm leaving very early Monday morning.)
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[User Picture]From: r_transpose_p
2002-12-19 10:26 pm (UTC)
How many colors?

You do realize that your first order of business is figuring out how to dither images with too many colors onto your new PDA thing with the fewest visual artifacts...
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[User Picture]From: r_transpose_p
2002-12-19 10:28 pm (UTC)
Here's a hint, develop a color-distance metric based on converting to YUV, and weighting each component differently.

You'll have the best hand-held pr0n-viewer on the block!
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[User Picture]From: jcreed
2002-12-20 08:18 am (UTC)
Dude, it's like 16-bit color, 320x480. I don't need no dithering. (which isn't to say it might not help, but I don't notice a huge difference)
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