I’ve been working on a few papers lately, and had to take some time off of working on the site. Before the summer is up, I’m aiming to put up several tutorials on Fourier domain filtering with respect to images, along with some sample applications in MATLAB to play around with.
On another note, finally have my iron ring as of last month!!!
My ThunderVoice extension for Mozilla Thunderbird, as the post heading mentions, is almost complete. I should be releasing the XPI file within the month for others to enjoy, and will be submitting it for review so that it can be found via the Mozilla Plugin Finder. The final result is a quick, lightweight, and easy-to-use plugin that records audio samples, compresses them as MP3 files, and attaches them to the current message, regardless of whether you are composing a new message or replying-to or forwarding an existing one.
Two other neat features: it’s completely open-source (GPL’ed), and works on both Windows (XP, 7 tested) and Linux (Slackware 12.2 and 13.0 tested, so it should work on just about any other distro with little effort). Also, I’ll be re-writing the project later so that it can be used as a “template” extension so people like myself, who have much more experience with Java than designing Mozilla plugins, can rapidly connect their own applet to Thunderbird and Firefox with relative ease.
Now off to receive my iron ring!
I am nearing completion of a project I have been working on over the past few months: ThunderVoice. A full project description and links can be found here.
Basically, this extension allows you to send recorded audio clips from your microphone as compressed MP3 attachments quickly and easily using the Mozilla Thunderbird e-mail client.
Amidst e-mails from colleagues, classmates, and people reading this blog, I will resume my PIC24F tutorial by early February, and will manage to get at least 5 major sections completed. By the time my PIC24F tutorial are done, they should serve as a complete, concise, and detailed tutorial on learning how to program PICs from the ground up so that any reader can build A/V, system processing, and generic microcontroller circuits.
Also, by April you should see some of my major projects, source code and all, provided through the PIC24F tutuorials. These are provided royalty-free in hopes that they help others gain a significant background in designing any project from the ground-up: be it a simple thermometer circuit that can communicate via USB to your PC and send you SMS text messages to your phone, to a web server the size of a penny that can be carried around in your pocket.