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This is me.
This is me and my girl.
This is me and my girl, next to my girl and me.
Check this out!
Click here to see an MPEG-format animation of ME growing and shaving a beard!
Be warned, however, that this file is a little over 500 kilobytes.
If you aren't sure if you have the software necessary to play an
MPEG video, you might try
downloading this condensed version of the big movie
first. It's only 50 kilobytes, so it shouldn't take too long
to download. If you can't get it to play, then it's probably a waste
of time to download the main animation above. You should check out
the MPEG links I provide a paragraph or two below, and see if you can
get an appropriate MPEG player installed.
This animation was created with a QuickCam, on a 90 MHz Pentium system
running Linux. Starting April 3 (of a year long, long ago), I stopped
shaving and started taking
a single picture of my face each morning (before my shower, hence
the wild hair in most frames). Finally, on May 5, I took a bunch
more pictures as I shaved. Then I used public-domain MPEG encoding
to assemble the pictures into an MPEG movie.
If you don't have an MPEG player, this part's for you:
There are lots of useful MPEG-related links at
Tristan's MPEG Page (dead link).
For your accessing convenience, the same information is
mirrored at Berkeley.
I use xanim to view animations under Unix (Linux and
highly recommend it. For more info, check out
The XAnim Home Page
If you have Windows and don't want to buy a commercial
MPEG player, I have heard that
vmpeg will do the trick, but I haven't verified that.
Oh yes, there is one other thing. I'm interested in Chinese
rock music, so
here is my tribute.
I spent a lot of time preparing it, so please spend a lot of
time reading it.
Here is another,
in which I look at my enormous fingers.
This is a picture of
me and my wife, Eva. It's not one of her better pictures.
The pictures were made on an Amiga, using Digiview.
For a description of how they were made, click
Since November 7, 1996, this page has been accessed
A summary of Brett
I am an computer engineer, currently working at
in Moutain View, CA.
I have previously worked at
Transmeta, 8x8 (formerly known as IIT), and S-MOS
I have a big collection of
web pointers (just like everyone else
with a web page) that I think you might like. They're in no particular
order, but I love them anyway. Someday I'll organize them better. If
you keep checking back, you'll notice that new items get added from
time to time, and I'm slowly bring order to the list.
Visit my page of keywords, which is
designed to trigger keyword searches that might have some relation
Check out these pictures!
picture of me.
Making warped pictures with Digiview
Digiview is a simple video-capture device for use with Amiga
computers. The video input is provided by a standard video camera.
When an image is scanned, the Digiview reads one vertical column of
pixels at a time, at a rate of 60 columns per second. The pixels are
displayed as they are read. The result is that the image is scanned
and displayed from one side of the screen to the other side. If you
move while you are being scanned, the scanned image will appear
warped. That's it! No fancy morphing software was used.
Brett Coon / firstname.lastname@example.org