the new vStrip can write (hopefully correct DVD2AVI 1.76 project-files). source will be up over the weekend, you might be able to get the fresh version at http://www.doom9.org before that…
slightly updated the wavelet code again… i had a little inspiration yesterday evening (well… it should’ve been the obvious thing to do): i now reorder the coefficients that were set to 0 (for non power-of-2 dimensions) to the end of the block. this improves compression on such images by about 0.7-1.2%. yey. and makes old images look odd. ^_^
updated the code page w/ the wavelet kompressor, made some (very minor) changes to the code and added documentation (i think that’s a first for me ;)!
finished the GUI, commented the wavelet compression code (together with everything else) and released it all with source under the GPL. have fun… wavelet.zip!! and please give feedback 😉
working on a GUI for my wavelet compression for people to play around w/… should be done on monday! (but still haven’t put sensible comments into the code :-/)
mini mezzo-forte review:
i was laughing my butt off… very funny…
in contrast to (a)kite, this is very, very black comedy/humor (which – in contrast to what i’ve seen of excel saga – actually works), and it was constructed in such a way than you can edit out the sex w/o having an impact on the story (probably at mediablasters request), so that if hentai is not your cup of tea, you most likely won’t miss anything vital if you get the “cut” version.
so, if the (copious?) violence does not put you off, it’s very funny and incredibly well animated… ^_^
held the presentation. and i think it went quite well. phew.
finished my numerical analysis project 2. only my (assessed) presentation on monday is seperating me from pure bliss now.
and if you haven’t read hayao miyazaki’s nausicaa manga yet, you’re beyond help anyway… ^_^
little bit of manga news:
read shadow star (by Mohiro Kitoh). excellent. odd. cute. dark. irritating.
also very good is short program (by Mitsuru Adachi): excellent human short stories.
if you simply want to be entertained, and liked “initial d”, try harlem beat (by yuriko nishiyama).
also saw #1 of “brigadoon” at our reading anime society meeting. uhm… interesting. definitely interesting (& odd (& good))
watched the 1st episode of “noir”. great anime w/ girls & guns. even better than i expected it to be. thanks, valerie!