Friday, August 21, 2009

The End

So I'm sorry it's been so long since I posted. The last few days we spent running Jeff on the Yarbus to get some last-minute presentation videos, and then we practiced our presentation 3 times on thursday. It went really well on friday too.
Thanks everyone! All you readers of my blog out there, thanks for paying attention.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009


We went out to Wegmans for lunch and then returned to get in Jeff's little Mini and then we drove around for another hour while Jeff had on the tracker. After going thru a car wash and driving around, I think we'll have all the eye videos we need. And we talked to Joe about our presentation and made sure we could use Jeff's laptop for the presentation. And also discovered that if Joe was still an Air Force colonel, picking up a receipt with my name on it off his desk would NOT fly.


We showed Jeff our presentation and he suggested some valuable additions to our presentation. Now I need to make sure I am able to explain the concept of a color histogram to a big crowd and I should be golden. It was hot out today, and the Ritz was closed but the room above it was open so it's all good.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Friday (oh what a day)

Soo....where to start. The morning began with Jeff testing out his new work on the camera. Unfortunately there was still a bit of an issue as it still thought there wasn't anything plugged in. Then he fixed it again, after lunch, and we ran first Vince, then me on the Nexus along with a portable eyetracker. Our stimuli were interesting and I discovered that if you whack your hand on a door it works as a stimulus. Also we went to the Pita Pit for lunch and I met Katie's parents, who are pretty cool people. And so are the Pita Pit workers. Lastly I think that the Nexus' GSR sensor sucks the will to live. Either that or Duygu put something in her pop tart.


This morning I worked a little more on our final presentation and then I helped Jeff with some of his camera ideas and troubles. After we ran Beth on the Nexus and the eye camera cut out, he took a camera home and soldered it so it wouldn't do that, but some of the connections were wrong.

Thursday, August 13, 2009


I worked on my presentation after doing a bit more "segmenting" on the Procter and Gamble images for Thomas. I worked on my presentation for a long time in the PC lab. It's coming along well, but there's a lot more on basic visual perception that on what I'm actually doing, becase right now I think that for people to understand what me and Vince have been doing they need to understand the basics of how people see.

Monday (but really Tuesday, even though it felt like Monday)

It was my first Tuesday without having to go to the class. Thomas gave me something to do with the Procter and Gamble images and Jeff came in early to help me find a faster way to process them. I finished with that so then I went back and tried to get more shampoo images so that Thomas' program would have a bit more success in finding matches, or in this case, a bit less.