A Quark of A Different Spin. (adameros) wrote,
A Quark of A Different Spin.

I remember reading, back in the 80's (I think it was Time Magazine), that thoe whole punk look came about in England to keep people unemployed. You see, England apparrently (at the time) had good unemployment benifits. All you had to do was apply for jobs and not get them. The crowd that listened to punk music decided to take advantage of this, and they created a look that would keep them from getting work so the could stay on the dole. I have a punk friend from collage, and feels the world is evil for making it hard to get a job looking like a punk. I don't think he realizes that was the point of the look. Either way, I wish him luck.

In other news, I have a couple different software packages for photomosaics. Luckly I have a huge image archive to do the mosaics. The down side, is I need to go find all the pictures with naughty stuff, and not include them, so I don't embarrass myself or others by mistake. The first package, metapixel, seems to be fastest, and is commandline based, and delievers corrupted output. The other package is JImageMosaic. It's slow, writen in Java, but seems to work. My one complaint is they seem to just pixelize the source image. The it averages the color of each image of the library of images and trys to match each mega pixel in the source image ot the a picture in the library with about the same color average. They really need to take it a step further and look at where the colors in the images are, to try to more accurrately match the shapes in the images. But that would take forever and a day to process. I just wish they offered it as an option.

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