Generating SVG with PHP

Generating SVG with PHP

In one of my previous jobs, I had to develop a system that could automatically produce sheets of images that could be printed onto Avery type business card paper. The purpose was to create a ticketing system which could be used to distribute unique codes out to people so that they could log in with …

SL4A: Speech Recognition and Transcription

SL4A: Speech Recognition and Transcription

SL4A gives you access to a simplified Android API, but it’s still got plenty of functionality to make some functional apps using small amounts of code. The following Python script starts a speech recognition dialogue, then outputs that as text in the terminal. transcribe-speech.py Alternatively, you can use a barcode scanner to scan in the …

Streaming a web cam in Ubuntu

Streaming a web cam in Ubuntu

It’s pretty easy to get a webcam to stream in Ubuntu, or indeed any Debian distribution. In this example I’m using Ubuntu 10.04 (Karmic) and a Microsoft Lifecam VX-1000 web cam. First get root access with the usual command. Next open up a terminal window and install webcam-server as follows: Now go to the /dev …