Thursday, September 29, 2011

Battle Of The Scheldt

World of tanks have a special, lead me to watch the video for "Battle Of The Scheldt" on youtube. The Canadians fought it and lost many people, there were internal fights about who should get the glory etc (i.e. not acceptable if US was not present...) and at the end, not one Canadian officer is invited to the victory celebration.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

New game on the way

Assuming if I got time, I finally got a new idea of a game, will call it "Ivy of Life". Hope it won't be just another incomplete project of me :-) Also excellent SC game Janbi vs Fantasy.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Corrupted Unions and Corrupted management

Usually when there are Union/management conflict, I blame the Unions. Can't help it. Even though Unions have their purpose in the old age, today's Unions are generally corrupt, lazy and greedy (Rubber room teachers making 100k+retirement benefits). However in this post is about corrupted management. This is a story about per-bankrupcy Delta CEOs. The CEO tied his salary to company cash flow (note, not profit). Then what he did is he borrowed money to increase cash flow, so he got compensated more. He also spent a lot of money setup a multi-million dollar fund. With help of big money and big lawyers, the fund is setup so that nothing can touch it, not even if the company went bankrupt. That is why we need fiduciary laws, so we can nail those corrupted CEOs, neither them nor the Unions is good for our economy. (By they way, I heard this story form other people, and I don't have time to confirm it independently).

Monday, September 5, 2011

Hough Transform

I was doing some research on de-skew a image, and found this page about Hough Transform A interesting read, and the idea is very simple and easy to use. It is very interesting as how presenting data in a different way will lead to a much easier understanding of it. The other example I can think of is Fourier Transform, I have done multiple applications that requires FFT, and it do wonders to some instances. A note about FFT is the 2D FFT. I remember had the question about if doing vertical FFT on a FFTed graph make sense, but since I was a bad student (always want to play games first) never asked this question. Think back, the way 2d FFT is performed makes no sense, but since it does present a usable solution (for compression etc) we are just doing it :-)