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Monday, 14th April 2003

Last 40 Comments Page

Last 40 comments, more for my use than anything else (I keep missing comments posted on older entries).

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The technology of the Matrix

Wired have a fascinating article on the technology being used for The Matrix Reloaded. They’ve apparently achieved photo-realistic CGI humans using a technique caleld “image-based rendering” based on taking a huge number of high resolution photos from different angles and using them to generate the 3D geometry of a scene.

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Easy Python Cryptography

Via Garth Kidd’s Python cryptography roundup, ezPyCrypto is a cryptography API so simple even I can use it. Unfortunately the example code is only available in the download archive (not on the web site) but here’s an overview of how it works:

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