Article purpose The purpose of this article is aimed at exploring the concepts of Image Erosion, Image Dilation, Open Morphology and Closed Morphology. In addition this article extends conventional Image Erosion and Dilation implementations through partial colour variations of Image Erosion and Dilation. Sample source code This article is accompanied by a sample source code  read more »
Article purpose This article’s intension is focussed on providing a discussion on the tasks involved in implementing Image Colour Averaging. Pixel colour averages are calculated from neighbouring pixels. Sample source code This article is accompanied by a sample source code Visual Studio project which is available for download here. Using the Sample Application The sample  read more »
Article purpose The purpose of this article is to explore and illustrate the concept of Image Unsharp Masking. This article implements image convolution in the form of a 33 Gaussian Blur, 55 Gaussian Blur, 33 Mean filter and a 55 Mean filter. Sample Source code This article is accompanied by a sample source code Visual  read more »
Kirby's heart beats for shelter dogs who need a little help which is why we foster. It's our way of helping one needy dog at a time. Another way to help is spotlighting one dog who's searching for his or her forever home. So if you are looking for a new furry member to add to your family, consider checking your local shelter or PetFinder!
WHAT: Young female Terrier/Chihuahua mix
WHERE: Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Meet Little Miss Personality! Marcy is a three year old with a white smooth coa... read more »
Article Purpose The objective of this article is to explore various edge detection algorithms. The types of edge detection discussed are: Laplacian, Laplacian of Gaussian, Sobel, Prewitt and Kirsch. All instances are implemented by means of Image Convolution. Sample source code This article is accompanied by a sample source code Visual Studio project which is  read more »
Kirby's heart beats for shelter dogs who need a little help which is why we foster. It's our way of helping one needy dog at a time. Another way to help is spotlighting one dog who's searching for his or her forever home. So if you are looking for a new furry member to add to your family, consider checking your local shelter orPetFinder!
We came across Desi who looks like he could be a Dorkie so he has been chosen as today's Friday Feature. This 10 lb boy is adorkable - check out those big brown expres... read more »
Today's Friday Feature is our foster dog, Kora (we chose this Australian name because it means companion). She is a roughly 2 year old Australian Terrier who has been with us since February 1, 2013. Tomorrow morning she leaves on the Homeward Bound Transport heading north to her forever family. Another painful, joyful day for Kirby and I.
These are the standard questions that each foster fills out to indicate various behavioral traits which will be helpful to the staff awaiting her arrival and pending... read more »
Kirby and I have been fostering one dog at a time for Homeward Bound for a while now. Our current foster, Kora, is our 9th foster dog. Friday's Feature is our opportunity to help more dogs by showcasing either an adoptable dog or a rescue organization.
Today's feature is The Homeward Bound Project which was started in 2007 by three Mississippi State University vet students who created the first successful transport program developed, maintained, and operated by students at a veterinary school. Their o... read more »
Green building engineers are using microalgae to heat an apartment complex in the German commercial hub of Hamburg as part of an innovative experiment in the use of bio-energy in urban areas. The new apartment complex, called the Bio Intelligence Quotient (BIQ) house, is currently under development and stands as one of 16 projects participating [...] read more »
So for our closing event for the Archi month (see Architecture Month opening) we had the annual fashion show Entitled Skin x Bones. The title came from the similarities of Fashion and Architecture like the design elements: line, space, plane, volume and dot; the scale and proportions; and beauty and aesthetics. The event showcases designs from young designers like Erica Adona, Sassa Jimenez and Tsard Chua. Their Designs were inspired by the architecture eras like the 1950s modernity and the techno design... read more »