Friday, 25 June 2010

Some things I learnt today


  1. TinEye allows reverse image searching - it's a bit different to any other image search I've seen in that you enter an image and it will then find where the same image (or close edits, crops or photoshops of that image) appear on the web. It uses image mapping rather than metadata for the search comparison (each image is given a "fingerprint" based on the pixels it contains which is then compared to the fingerprint of every other image in the database). There's a quick video that explains it better than I can at: I think stock image firms might be interested in this technology for checking who's infringing their copyright - but also useful for the rest of us...
  2. Beer traps for slug really do work (quickly as well within minutes of putting them in our veg patch we had 4 sozzled slugs!). They seem to quite go for Asda smart price lager at 97p for 4 cans (which leaves the Stella for me!).
  3. There's a whole bunch of EndNote training resources (including free posters and promo stuff) available at Scroll to the bottom for the trainning stuff.
  4. If you're looking for adventure in book form you could do worse than Moonfleet by J. Meade Falkner.
  5. @UKLibraryJobs is now on Facebook!

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