Image analogies

Half a year ago I read a tweet mentioning this interesting Image-analogies repository. It’s an implementation of Image Analogies and Combining Markov Random Fields and Convolutional Neural Networks for Image Synthesis papers and it allows...

Custom root certificate recipes.

There are some cases when a company establishes its own root certification authority (CA) by creating a self-signed root certificate then issuing some certificates for intermediate CAs signed by the root certificate and finally...

Flashing ESP8266

Recently I got a very cool device – a tiny ESP8266 development board from Olimex (MOD-WIFI-ESP8266-DEV).  Why is it cool? Because it’s basically a micro-controller with embedded WiFi capabilities and TCP/IP stack which you...

Galileo’s Star Chocolate Puzzle

Recently looking at some chocolate wrapping designs here, I got an amusing idea. What if you can combine chocolate and 3D puzzle? In the list of the three dimensional puzzles there is one which...

Creating Ubuntu virtual machine

First of all download VurtualBox, in my case it was VirtualBox 5.0.4 for OS X (VirtualBox-5.0.4-102546-OSX.dmg). I’m not explaining how to install it here because it’s quite straightforward. Download Ubuntu installation disk image from...

Where now are the bones of wise Merlin

Today I visited Marlborough a small city in county of Wiltshire on the old main road from London to Bath. According to a legend the name of the town, Marlborough comes from Merlin’s barrow which is...

Gargoyles of Oxford

There are plenty of gargoyles on Oxford’s roofs. These fantastic (in all senses) creatures are partially damaged by cruel time but still serving as guards against evil spirits. Today I took advantage of a...

Farnborough air show 2014

One day on Farnborough air show – the last chance to see the mighty Cold War aircraft Vulcan flying. The Breitling Wingwalkers, the Red Arrows, vintage air plains dog fight and others were just totally...