It seems like months ago that a US based TV crew came to film a Coder Dojo session and interview a few of the participants.
Well folks the video is up and it shows sessions in the NCS Cork and the Science Gallery in Dublin.
There are Coder Dojos all around the world now, we really need to see if Coder Dodo Antarctica is possible (I suspect a "R" workshop would be best there).
And yes that is me, looking terrible as usual, in the clip. But its also some amazing minds coding, modding and creating.
CoderDojo.com for details of your nearest Dojo.
Above all, be cool…
Cork has its own legends, but it turns out that even the creation of the Lee Valley has its own creation myth.
A dragon carved the channel out of limestone as he rushed to the sea.
Limestone when mixed with stomach acid forms a highly flammable, lighter than air gas… Perfect for a flying dragon.
Sam Hamilton, the gentleman in the top hat, works with Cork Community Art Link and created this steam punk dragon on behalf ofis the owner of the shiny metal beast and expect it to wander around the country for a while yet.
“Bad dragon. I only told you to blow the bloody dwarfs off” — overheard
I have no idea who put the poster up on Patrick’s Street Bridge in Cork City. But I know some bride to be will be on the warpath soon.
This is a Loose Bloggers Consortium post on the theme of “Eternity” chosen by Padmum. To find out that the others in the consortium think, check out, in alphabetical order: Akanksha (Anki), Anu, Ashok, Conrad, Delirious, Gaelikaa, Grannymar, Magpie 11, Maria, Padmum and the GOM of LBC, Ramana Sir.
This came up in a conversation on a TOG mailing list. Its source was the comment by a electronic image manipulation project and the possibility of getting extra marks from the use of stenography to hide messages within the exhibition.
What came to my mind was, well , why not create a QR Code of the message and then generate a photo-mosaic of the QR code using the exhibition pictures as the mosaic source.
He asked for an example…
Here you go…
To generate this you need three things.
1) A large collection of photographs (or pictures) in electronic form.
2) A QR code and
3) Photomosaic software.
Photomosaics have gone out of style, so that might be why it hasn’t been done before.
So then I needed the generation software. I used the portable version of the Andrea Mosaic Software. It could be more intuitive, but its free with the only request being “give a shout out to Andrea Mosaic” if you use it. Perfect for an example.
So, there is the example, let me know if you have any problems scanning it. The larger version is hosted on Pix.ie, but at 5mb image meant for A3 printing, I’m not going to be e-mailing it to anyone other than the Cork Pride media team to add to their archive.
So how long before you see it being used in an advert folks?