Daniel Bardsley

A curious mix of personal shenanigans and computer vision research


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Interesting kickstarter project using computer vision: AR-Pinboard

Sopcast Sports for Windows

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Sopcast Sports is a sopcast GUI tailored to watching live sport events using the sopcast protocol. Using game data supplied by myp2p.eu. Live sporting events are presented in an easy to use interface written in c# using the .net framework.

Sopcast sports requires the latest version of the official sopcast client to be installed. This software is free and can be downloaded from the sopcast homepage.

Sopcast Sports Screenshot Sopcast Sports Screenshot

Sopcast sports is deployed and updated using Microsoft ClickOnce technology. Clicking on the following link will install Sopcast Sports under Internet Explorer 6 and later. Firefox users may require the following extension: FFClickOnce

Install Sopcast Sports

Tornados in Orlando

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Orlando StormsWe went to Kennedy Space Centre today, but not before we had to drive some of the worst rain I’ve ever seen. See the photo gallery for the conditions we were driving in. In the news today they are reporting that tornados hit Orlando not far from here and most flights out of Orlando international got cancelled and or severly delayed. I think we drove through some of the worst of the storm.

The weather had cleared up by the time we reached KSC though and we managed to get round and see everything of interest. Check the photo gallery to see what we got up to.

Universal Spree

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UniversalWe spent all day at Universal studios today. Certainly some of the best rollercosters I’ve ever been on. It’s been in the 30’s pretty much all day too so the tan is coming on nicely. The hulk has to be one of the craziest rides about, most of the time your upside down or plummiting down a suitably steep drop. Bit of a pain in the arse queueing for 30 minutes but towards the end of the day you could pretty much walk straight onto any ride you fancied. The spiderman ride is also something to be experienced too, some of the 3D special effects are, well, special.

I’ve managed to fix the photo gallery now so all the latest pictures are avaliable there.
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Mac Makeup

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I managed to get myself banned form the hotel wireless network last night for trying to use bittorrent. Mac Makeup provided a suitable way of spoofing my mac address so I’m back online now. I recommend this software to anyone who need to get around a mac based ban. Totally hastle free and I was back online within minutes.

You can download Mac Makeup from here.

Lizzard Fight

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Ahh, the sun is back out in Orlando despite google telling me there was going to be storms. Here are todays photos.

I’m off out for a big fat US steak. Sure I’ll post again tomorrow…

Sunshine State?

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Rain in OrlandoBah, rained all day yesterday so we went shopping. The pictures from the trip are in the gallery.

Something random I noticed in the mall was that they bleep God out of songs over here: “This ain’t an a scene it’s a *bleep* damn arms race…” WTF?

The sun is shining today. No time to type – we’re off out.

You can view todays photos here.

Orlando Photos

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Orlando HotelI’ve added the first set of photos from Orlando. Check out the photo gallery using the link on the right. More updates coming as I take more photos!


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I’m in Orlando for the next two weeks for the Defence and Security Symposium. I’ve got internet access in my room so pictures and updates will be coming soon!

Homemade Contraption

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This is an excellent example of a Rube Goldberg Machine. A Rube Goldberg machine or device is any exceedingly complex apparatus that performs a very simple task in a very indirect and convoluted way.

I first saw this on the TV program homemade but the original video is at: www.baynhamtyers.com (in the videos section). There are another couple of contraptions too, so it’s well worth checking out.

My favorite is shown below:
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