Sunday, August 06, 2006

COSMOS ended yesterday...how sad =(
Our final project turned out okay. We didn't have too much time to edit the video but w/e.
This will be my last blog post.
Thanks to everyone for an awesome month!
Keep in touch!

Friday, July 28, 2006

day 18-

Wednesday, July 26, 2006

day 13-
Wow! We've done quite a bit here lately.
Programming-wise I've made learned to rotate, mirror, scale, change colors, etc. in images and make a collage with these tools. Maybe I can work for Adobe someday... =P
In Paul's class we've learned Photoshop and now Premiere. It's amazing just how powerful these software are. Our group made a 60 second film of Nestor playing soccer.
Meanwhile, in Lara's class we've done 2 essays in the past week and we finally got to present our sugar PowerPoint (which was really cool!)
Yesterday we had an awesome field trip to Petco Park. We got to sit in the control room and operate the "Jumbo-Tron" and the LED screens while making replays and working with professional cameras.
Just 1 1/2 weeks remaining and plenty of things to do!

Friday, July 14, 2006

day 5-
Excellent programming class today w/Christine and Beth.
We learned how to change colors in images and make interesting green sunsets, negatives, and give Kermit the Frog a makeover (he likes blue now!).
More to come soon: Paul's class will be an interesting one on video editing!

Thursday, July 13, 2006

day 4-
Another excellent yet not-quite-so-interesting discovery lecture today. It was on dark matter and dark energy and how he found out that they exist in our universe (hint: you can't see it). This time I actually got my camera to record the entire lecture without shutting off when stopping the recording so maybe someday I will understand what he was talking about =)

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

day 2-
Today we had a really interesting lecture on modeling the brain in artificial intelligence by Jeff Krichmar. Apparently, he has his own lab on campus and Lara will try and get us to go visit sometime ;) and maybe coordinate some field trips for us. We had some interesting discussions with Joe on some tough philosiphical questions and how we are any more different than machines--free will? thinking? emotion? And that led to the whole quantum theory discussion and this was all derived from the word "university." Boy do we get sidetracked.
Oh and I got my php script working =)
Now if UCSD would support gzcompress() or any other gz function....

Monday, July 10, 2006

day 1-
We went to a generic lab safety lecture (that doesn't really apply to us in cluster 1, unless computers can bite)
An introduction to our fellow clustermates and our course in general-basically, we're working with python and multimedia editing software.
Also, our cameras and USB sticks are pretty cool.
We're supposed to take pictures/film/record audio of our experiences here at COSMOS for our final project.
We also got a great introduction to linux/unix commands (chmod, ls, cd, pwd, etc.) although I breezed through that pretty quickly (working with webservers is great training!)
I tried to get a small php script working but apparently due to security reasons, UCSD has disabled the fopen() command =( Oh well.