Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Prototyping interfaces book

VVVV book

Not too long ago, the outcomes of a design process used to be in the form of a static medium. Today it is increasingly interactions – things that have a behavior. This not only fundamentally changes the design process, but also your life as a designer!

You are increasingly driving nonlinear processes, which are aiming towards a goal, that is not exactly defined at the beginning. The approach to this goal is very iterative through interactive sketches and by working with prototypes. Therefore you use new tools like vvvv and Arduino. And by working with prototypes, you’ll discover answers to questions that you haven’t even asked before.


Monday, January 20, 2014


FFmpeg is a complete, cross-platform solution to record, convert and stream audio and video. It includes libavcodec - the leading audio/video codec library.

Saturday, January 18, 2014


Make things with Minecraft
Printcraft is the world's first 3D printing multi-player Minecraft server
Download your Minecraft models to print on your 3D printer or order models online and have them printed and delivered


Friday, January 17, 2014


VSTForx is a full-modular effect network creation tool which comes as a VST-plugin. With VSTForx you are able to load any number of VST-plugins and connect them anyway you want.

Additional modules allow you to manipulate such signal chains and offer a whole new way in mixing and producing.

Plugin chain example

Deep History

Deep History Chrome Addon
Deeper History searches page titles and the text that was on the page you were viewing so you can find what you were looking for.

(type "dh" to enter Deeper History, type in your keywords, and look through the results), and once you're in it, type any word you remember being on the page you want to get back to.

The add-on works by essentially building a database of information from all of the pages you visit. It doesn't use your actual browser history at all—it starts working from install time forward, and it keeps its own database locally (never uploaded or shared.) You can see what's in it or delete it at any time. The developer behind the extension has plenty of notes in the Chrome Web Store about what the tool does and doesn't do with your data.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Airdroid + Twister


Manage your Android from a web browser, all over the air.



Peer-to-peer microblogging
twister is the fully decentralized P2P microblogging platform leveraging from the free software implementations of Bitcoin and BitTorrent protocols.

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

MusicBee musicplayer

If you are looking for an application geared toward managing extensive music collections, easy to use and with a comprehensive feature set - MusicBee is that application.
MusicBee makes it easy to organize, find and play music files on your computer, on portable devices and on the web.

Mellow Blue

Monday, January 6, 2014

Macro photo with old lens

I capture snowflakes at open balcony of my house, mostly on glass surface, lighted by LED flashlight from opposite side of glass, and sometimes in natural light, using dark woolen fabrics as background.

On a floor of a balcony I put the turned stool (legs up), on them - a glass plate. Previously, i shoot using Canon A650's standard macro mode. For this, from a small plastic bottle I cut central cylindrical part in the form of a tube (height 5.5 cm). This height I picked up so that the lens of the camera, pushed in a tube, will be at distance 1 centimeter from the bottom (this is minimum focusing distance of Canon A650 in macro mode). I just put this cylinder with the camera's lens within it over the chosen snowflake, the lens looks vertically down.
Recently, i built simple macro addon for the camera. I used lens Helios 44M-5 from old USSR SLR camera Zenit (here is short description in wikipedia). At first, i attached these lens at narrow wooden board (around 30 cm long), reversed: a back lens to snowflake, front lens to camera, and drilled in a board an opening for a screw suitable to tripod nest of the camera. Then camera is put on a board so that the lens in the maximum optical zoom mode (6x) touched Helios lens and looked straight into them.

Snowflake  macro setup 1

Sunday, January 5, 2014