Using similar technology as stitched images to create 3D panoramas in QTVR, Yellowbird has developed their own Google Street-like camera to record video in panorama.
The only way to get how awesome this is by experiencing it. Enjoy!
By James Golick
EC2 – slow scaling
MongoDB – locked ;(
SoftLayer – performance win!
starling / workling
cassandra – worked! (distributed systems, only store activity feed)
Here is a list of videos of the Chile earthquake 2010.
(Lista de videos del terremoto en Chile.)
This stuff is exciting.. very exciting!
When you startup gets rejected by YCombinator you get this email:
We’re sorry to say we couldn’t accept your proposal for funding.
Please don’t take it personally. The quality of the applications
continues to increase with each cycle, and since there’s a limit
on the number of interviews we can do, we had to turn away a lot
of genuinely promising groups.
Another reason you shouldn’t take this personally is that we know
we make lots of mistakes. It’s alarming how often the last group
to make it over the threshold for interviews ends up being one that
we fund. That means there are surely other good groups that fall
just below the threshold and that we miss even interviewing.
We’re trying to get better at this, but it’s practically certain
that groups we rejected will go on to create successful startups.
If you do, we’d appreciate it if you’d send us an email telling us
about it; we want to learn from our mistakes.
Y Combinator Staff
Then you cry a little and then you celebrate by throwing a party with Ibizaah!
Congrats to the selected ones and to the rest (most of the applicants I suppose) join me at Ibizaah! and get some tunes going on!.
Have you ever used YouTube to DJ at a party and found frustrating having to change among windows while searching for the next song?
Basically, if you are listening to a song on YouTube, you cannot search for another song within the same window without interrupting that song, unless you open another window. Not that that is a real issue for most people, but for some (like me) it is a little annoyance. Anyway, I decided to take a break from coding last week and decided to .. code some more, but this time, for leisure not for work (and one day I’ll get a life too.. hehe).
I started coding last Monday and yesterday I finished Ibizaah!.
Ibizaah! lets you search and play YouTube videos at the same time within the same window. You can also add your search results to a left or right playlist, cross fade sound across videos, and reorder playlist order by drag and drop.
Eventually, I would like to allow users to save their playlists, share them, and even load them from their YouTube accounts.
Go give it a spin at the next party and let me know how it goes!
Here is a screenshot:
This is one of the best explanations I’ve seen for Google Wave, fun, short, concise.. koodos!
For all those that still don’t get the Twitter thing.. which includes me.