Sunday, May 27, 2007

HDR Tonemapping GUI For Linux

As far as I know, bizarrely named QTPFSGUI is the first Linux GUI application to tonemap High Dynamic Range images.

Without attempting to be too technical and without pretending that I am an expert at this stuff: You already could create HDR images from several versions of the same photo (with different exposures) in Cinepaint. But to convert HDR image to JPG or anything else that can be displayed on monitor (and looks trippy), you need to perform "tonemapping" which, until now - had to be painstakingly done using command line tools and Gimp.


QTPFSGUI makes tweaking all the parameters much more fun. Just have a look at my first experiment. Oh dear, it seems I have a lot to learn...

Friday, May 25, 2007

Sushi's Point Of View

Someone got an idea to put a videocamera on the conveyor belt at Tokyo sushi bar. This brings back memories and tells you something about the Japanese people. Notice no one gets angry and the camera does not get stolen...

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

The Yes Man

Salvador Dali on "What's My Line" game show. (Real, not any kind of fake / joke.) The audience laughs because they see him and know who he is.

Sunday, May 13, 2007

Demon Of The Night

A documentary about the brave efforts of Albert and Chucky the last night.

Monday, May 07, 2007

Game Over: The End Of A Legend

True story...

You've Got Virus!

During clicking through porn ads, I discovered truly helpful website at, which instantly alerted me to the fact that I have many dangerous files in my PC, mostly files I never ever knew existed in Linux. See for yourself (screenshot) or click here to experience it firsthand, if you are brave (and not complete idiot).

P.S: Thanks to good samaritans at, I also discovered my PC has two more drives than I thought until now!

Saturday, May 05, 2007

Yes, Google Maps Are Useful

And how! I started creating this map of interesting / useful stuff I discovered in Tokyo. I plan to expand it in the future. Note that this was done without any external tools and without uploading anything - directly in Google Maps web interface! Also note that when someone searches for "sushi" or "roller coaster" near Tokyo (and clicks on "See user-created contents"), he now automatically finds my placemarks in this map.

Also, yesterday I created a Google Map for someone just to explain where in Prague we should meet to walk the dogs and how to get there. One placemark and one line. It took a few seconds and I deleted it afterwards. But it's much easier than explaining it using words.

Thursday, May 03, 2007

East vs. West

Tough political decision: Would you rather vote for this man (independent candidate for Tokyo governor, unedited)...

...or this person (slightly edited)?

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Flash Game From The Other Side

What if Super Mario Bros. was designed by Hunter S. Thompson? Or what if Shigeru Miyamoto took different drugs 25 years ago? Or what if...

To hell with it, just click here and use arrows and spacebar.

Tuesday, May 01, 2007