At the SBSeg conference, StegDroid won honours as the second best paper in the undergraduate track.
I’ve found a way around the useless full screen implementation in OSX, thanks to Geet Duggal. Here’s a refined version of the procedure, where I’ll have Xcode full screen on one monitor, and terminal and Chrome open on my secondary monitor:
- Arrange the application windows you want to have on your second screen as you would like them. You will not be able to rearrange them once they are there.
- Completely quit the applications you wish to use on your second monitor, e.g. terminal, Chrome.
- Full screen your app (Xcode)
- Using the trackpad, swipe with three fingers a little bit, so that just the edge of the next space is visible (but it won’t switch when you let go)
- Keeping your fingers on the trackpad, hit cmd + space to open Spotlight and type in the name of the program you wish to launch on the second monitor (terminal)
- Hit enter to launch the program, wait for the window to display, then you can take your fingers off the trackpad.
- Repeat steps 4-6 for any other apps you wish to launch!
Having just spent over a month travelling, and having done a similar stint three years ago, two pieces of technology have changed the experience quite fundamentally. Frankly, if you’re planning a long trip anywhere, these two tools are indispensible:
Over the past few days the left button on my Logitech VX Nano had been playing up (it’s over 3 years old and has had daily use). This was especially noticeable when dragging, or holding down the button. Instead of staying down it would flicker between down and up quickly. Pressing hard worked to solve the problem but it was getting to be a pain. Before heading to Amazon to buy another, I thought I’d have a go at resurrecting it. I didn’t want to take it to bits, to do so I’d have had to remove the low-friction pads from the bottom, and they’d never go back on quite as well afterwards. Instead, I took a long-haired paintbrush with stiff (hog’s hair) bristles and had a good poke around under the button. This seems to have fixed the problem!
The Cambridge Student featured a recent photo as photo of the week, it’s of King’s Frontage reflected in the window of Nomads:
Macro Lenses are expensive, prohibitively so for me. I bought an Opteka Macro Lens from Amazon, which is a tenth of the price, and just screws onto the end of the standard kit lens, with excellent results. The depth of field is tiny, but with a bit of tweaking you can get excellent results. An album of my first try with it is on my Picasa.
I made a homemade bokeh filter for my camera. As it’s just using the kit lens, the size of the design is very small, and this limits you to taking photos at full zoom, and you can’t get all the nice effects you get with a proper filter and a lens with a really large aperture, but it’s still pretty good fun! See all the photos on my Picasa page.