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Moiré effect is a visual perception that occurs when viewing a set of lines or dots that is superimposed on another set of lines or dots, where the sets differ in relative size, angle, or spacing. The moiré effect can be seen when looking through ordinary window screens at another screen or background. It can also be generated by a photographic or electronic reproduction, either deliberately or accidentally. ( )


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If you know me, you know that I travel a lot for work. And it is just that - work. Only on a very rare occasion do I actually get to enjoy any of the sights and culture of my destinations.


As an example, the very first interview for the very first position that started this whole travel career path took place in Boston, MA. One of the common tours in Boston (and many other cities) is called a Duck Tour. While I've been to Boston probably nearly a hundred times in the past decade, I've never been on a Duck Tour.


By comparison, I was in Boston for a sales conference once, and I brought Marna along. She went on a Duck Tour with one of the other wives.


Recently I was back in Boston for another conference, The Ajax Experience. I've presented at this conference every time it has taken place. I was fortunate enough to be there with one of my Adobe colleagues, Paul Burnett. During the duration of the conference it was work as usual, but the last day ended early for us, so Paul and I went on a Duck Tour.


By now you may be asking yourself - what is a Duck? Well, ducks are small aquatic birds. Oh, wait, a duck (DUKW) in the case is a six wheel-drive amphibious truck designed by General Motors for use in World War II. Now retrofitted for tourism they can take you around the city to get a quick view of the notable landmarks. Since they are amphibious, these tours generally also include a unique look at the city from surrounding bodies of water.


In the case of the Boston Duck Tour, we took a 90-minute tour hosted by our driver, Ace Bandage, who gave a rundown of many of the historical landmarks of Boston. The colorful patter included everything from active movie filming sets, to building history, to historical legends like Paul Revere. It was a really nice tour, and I look forward to trying them in other cities.

Last week I went to San Francisco to work at The Ajax Experience conference, which took place at the Grand Hyatt hotel just off Union Square. The Adobe presence at the show for the most part was a table/booth where I was staffed to answer questions. I'm pleased that the traffic was steady, and to find that many Ajax developers were still keeping an open mind about our products.


I got to have lunch with Steven Yen, who's the author of the JavaScript framework called Junction. The Junction framework can be boiled down to "JavaScript on Rails" and is based off the Ruby on Rails (RoR) server framework. Among the more advanced features of the framework are client data synchronization with a server based on Java and Rhino.


I gave a presentation on "Taking Your Web Development Skills to the Desktop with Adobe AIR" which was well attended. The conference overall was probably around 400, and I had about sixty (60) attendees, even though the session was up against three others, including one from John Resig, creator of the jQuery framework. The audience asked great questions, and the presentation was a big success.


Kevin Lynch gave the Friday keynote where he gave a talk around some of the challenges facing the web today. Among those included rich media, where he introduced the new FAVideo component developed by Grant Skinner for Adobe. I had the chance to provide feedback on the component and guide some of the API's so I feel somewhat attached to it. The presentation on the whole was well received, with attendees telling me afterwards that the message "hit the ball out of the park."


As if that wasn't enough, Friday night I attended and presented at Flex Camp. The event was run by Mike Potter and resulted in around 300 attendees. "Camp" events are more an open forum than a traditional conference. Mike (and team) did a great job of getting the right atmosphere. My favorite give-away was the "Flex Camp" beer mug. My session introduced Flex developers to AIR, and despite some technical hiccups along the way, the topic was well received.

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I really know that taste isn´t arguable, but bad taste is for sure lamentable!


Despite the feelings that you have for me, or the magazine I work with my partner Ananda, please, you must agree with me. How can I create and advertisement with 2000 pixels width, if the client sends a logo via Second Life (in-world) in 256 pixels width? Or, how can I approve something if the original image is all pixelated?


Do you know what I mean?


What is pixel?

The pixel (a word invented from "picture element") is the basic unit of programmable color on a computer display or in a computer image. Think of it as a logical - rather than a physical - unit. The physical size of a pixel depends on how you've set the resolution for the display screen. If you've set the display to its maximum resolution, the physical size of a pixel will equal the physical size of the dot pitch (let's just call it the dot size) of the display. If, however, you've set the resolution to something less than the maximum resolution, a pixel will be larger than the physical size of the screen's dot (that is, a pixel will use more than one dot).


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What is pixelated?

(adj.) (1) Describes an image in which individual pixels are apparent to the naked eye. Typically, the separate square pixels in bitmapped images such as GIFs do not appear individually. When the image is displayed too large or at a low resolution the image becomes pixelated (this is sometimes done purposely for special effect). (2) Describes an image that has been converted from print to a digitized image, such as a GIF.


The term should not be confused with pixilated, which means whimsical and bemused.


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It was last week of March 2009 and we went for a day long team outing to a resort Club Cabana, near to new Bangalore Airport. It was a much needed break for the team (Tech Target Website Rearchitecure team)

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For more than 15 years, Eric has specialized in content aggregation for B2B and B2C online audiences. He was a Founder and Vice President of Product Management & Operations at Bitpipe, Inc. Previously, he served as Vice President of Media Products at TechTarget, where he was responsible for Product Management of $40 million of business. He now works for OwnerIQand is a co-founder and EVP of their ad platform MOSTIQ

Jay Habegger founded OwnerIQ in 2006. Jay is an advertising and information technology visionary and no stranger to building successful start-ups. In 1998, he founded Bitpipe, Inc. where he pioneered the development of online lead generation programs leveraging technology company white papers. Six years later, he sold his company in a cash transaction to TechTarget for $40 million. Jay is an active member of the Boston start-up community and an angel investor.

Not an obvious association with St. Patrick. In fact probably not an association at all.


I'm baffled. This looks horrible and way-too-enlarged, which my photo isn't, and clicking on the photo quite predictably makes it worse. And yet, if you use the full-screen button on that said full screen it looks as it should. Go figure.


Edit: it's obviously a plot.. **


Meanwhile - does anyone fancy a quick bit of stereotyping? (Brexit my a**e)


** Edit de l'Edit: ... or a bandwidth/server map issue of some kind chez eux. It seems okay now. The hackers must be having an early night. :-)

You can tell I've been to Epcot a lot. I've pretty much photographed all the typical tourist stuff in past years, so I focus more on atypical stuff, or finding angles other than where most of the audience sits. This explains why you see much of the audience in the previous Chinese acrobatic shots. Then, of course, there's finding totally off-the-wall shots, like this computerized phone kiosk sporting the blue screen of death! Hahaha.

I usually like the content I find at TechTarget. But their site design and brand break-out is just hurting the hell out of them. They need, like, 3-4 topics at most (putting aside acquired communities like Ajaxian and TSS) and some more rounded-corner and big font web design work.

This past week I got to attend The Ajax Experience conference in Boston, MA. The Ajax Experience had a West Coast venue in San Francisco, CA earlier in the year, which I also got to attend. Outside of being a Denverite in Boston during the World Series, the conference was fantastic. TechTarget does a fantastic job of running the event for both the vendors and the attendees.


Another great aspect of the event was that Zach Pinter from EffectiveUI was on hand to help out at the Adobe table. I had a pending jury duty earlier in the week, and wasn't able to get to Boston until Wednesday night. The conference started Wednesday, and Zach was there to answer questions. Not only did he answer the questions, but he also captured many of them in a report.


The Ajax Experience is kept to a small number, which for me generally equates to fewer, but far more productive conversations with community thought leaders and customers. Rey Bango and I talked extensively about his work at Ajaxian (who actually hosts the conference), jQuery and Ext. Rey then got John Resig to help me debug an XMLHttpRequest problem for the JavaScript Share API I'm working on. I also got to plot strategy with Andre Charland and Dave Johnson from Nitobi.

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