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Analyzing the Watching of the Counters: Wisconsin Government Accountability Board

Posted by Eric Stein - January 25, 2012 CE @ 07:56:13 UTC
If you're tuned into Wisconsin politics and on the Internet lately, you've probably seen the mesmerizing webcam installed at the Government Accountability Board. They're counting the Walker recall signatures in a secret location.

I've been running some video analysis software I wrote at Pumping Station: One for awhile, so when I heard about this from Tony, I just had to analyze the stream for activity data.

It's only been running for a little while tonight, so there's no interesting results yet, but I can't wait to see that change tomorrow when the GAB employees filter in.

It's time to count the counters.
Last Edited January 25, 2012 CE @ 08:08:13 UTC
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Spin... Spin... Click. Roulette for GitHub.

Posted by Eric Stein - December 18, 2011 CE @ 09:42:49 UTC
I'm tired of digging through the busy GitHub web interface, looking for issues on my projects to solve. If I don't really know which of my projects to work on or what to do, I'd like to see a few random issues I haven't solved yet. My subconscious really already knows what I'm ready to fix, or what I've got thoughts on. It just needs some prodding.

So, show me a few things I've been meaning to do. I don't care which one, I'm feeling lucky.
eastein@horus ~/dev/githubroulette :) $ ./githubroulette eastein 3
https://github.com/eastein/gitwrench/issues/2  handle repos with no remote master ref
https://github.com/eastein/floyd/issues/1      add !help command to IRC interface
https://github.com/eastein/psyched/issues/2    Notifications undefined behaviour with unstable clock
eastein@horus ~/dev/githubroulette :) $

If this intrigues you, check it out on GitHub.
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Talking about lidless at ChiPy

Posted by Eric Stein - November 15, 2011 CE @ 07:46:03 UTC
On Thursday I gave a talk about the motivation, internals, code, and architechture of my video-stream analysis software lidless at ChiPy. It's about 40 minutes with a few slow bits but if you haven't heard me go on at length about this project yet, here's your chance!



As far as I know, the only public installation of lidless is Spacemon, my installation of it at Pumping Station: One.
Last Edited November 20, 2011 CE @ 01:10:27 UTC
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