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Experiments in 3D with a GoPro 3D Hero System

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2020

Remember those goofy 3D red and blue glasses, or those 3D TVs, today we have VR headsets, like the Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and Valve Index which provide an immersive experience!

But I’ve gone old school and put together two GoPro cameras, and you can shoot 3D photos or 3D video.

You’ll need the goofy 3D red and blue glasses to view these images.

Bee hives in 3D

Bee hives in 3D

Angus in 3D

Angus in 3D

Esther in 3D

Esther in 3D

Chair in 3D

Chair in 3D

My next experiment, is to record a video of a Goldfinch!

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Great tit feeding on sunflower husks @RSPB @BBCSpringwatch

Monday, June 1st, 2020

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POV – Andy goes for a long walk video!

Friday, May 15th, 2020

So I dusted off the GoPro that I’ve never really used, and took it for a walk!

Here is the video of the walk! 

So if in isolation, lockdown, bored nothing to do, and want to go on a virtual walk – here it is all 1hr 15 minutes!

Enjoy!

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What is growing in Andysworld! greenhouse?

Tuesday, May 5th, 2020

At present there seems to be a growing frenzy across the nation – I wonder why? All my usual online seed and greenhouse suppliers are out of stock or stating 28-day delivery lead times, on items!

So a few of you readers, have been sending me photos and telling me what you’ve been growing.

So this has inspired this blog today, to show you What is growing in Andysworld! greenhouse?

I currently do not have any compost, so I’ve had to resort to “Andys Special Blend No.1” – e.g. homemade compost from compost corner!

Have fun, and keep growing….

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Be Well and Safe! #Stayathome

Monday, April 27th, 2020

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It’s been a while since I last blogged, so family and friends of Andysworld! around the world Be Well, and Safe!

Lindsey and I are working from home, from the “shire” and all is well.

sheep and lamps

We are so lucky, working from home with views open countryside in this rural idyll, with Ultrafast broadband, fibre connected thanks to EU funding!

Thanks to the NHS, Carers, Retail supermarkets workers, and essentials workers.

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10th Year a VMware vExpert

Tuesday, February 25th, 2020
VMware vExpert 10 Years

VMware vExpert 10 Years

VMware vExpert 2020

VMware vExpert 2020

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Purchasing items from eBay, Be Careful of Chinese Hidden Sellers! – SCAM – you decide ?

Saturday, February 1st, 2020

You can select a filter on eBay which shows only UK Sellers. See here in the listing the Item Location is stated as Manchester, United Kingdom.

BUT, if you take the trouble to scroll all the way down to the bottom of the description (using a web browser on a PC, not the eBay App), you’ll will notice that our Seller is from CHINA !

eBay does not view this as fraud! I guess because they make so much of their income from these sellers!

I don’t really have an issue where the item is located, BUT when an item is clearly a fake, see picture below, both of these are a plastic caps for the Suzuki Swift expansion bottle for the radiator fluid. 

Suzuki Swift Radiator Bottle Expansion Cap

Suzuki Swift Radiator Bottle Expansion Cap – left fake, right – original.

Suzuki Swift Radiator Bottle Expansion Cap

Suzuki Swift Radiator Bottle Expansion Cap – left fake, right – original.

Now you would think, well this is eBay, I’ve got Buyer Protection, and I can return the item for a refund! True.

But when the Seller has created a Returns Process, which requires you to use the eBay Returns procedure, and you’ve got to print and pay for a postage label through eBay, at £3.75, it’s hardly  worth the effort to return the item, which cost £4.24!

So who wins the seller, and just pockets £4.24! 

I suspect if everyone never returns an item, that’s a nice business model if done 1000x!

Oh, the original Suzuki part, cost 4x as much!

So if it looks too good to be true, it probably is! Be Aware, when shopping on eBay!

(if you are wondering why the cap needed replacing… ah well that would be the mice!)

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Happy Brexshit!

Friday, January 31st, 2020

United Kingdom has now left the EU!

So what next……. The PM promises a “New Dawn”

Well at least I’ve got a new 50 pence coin!

Cheers!

Cheers!

Cheers!

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Merry Chrimbo 2019 from Andysworld!

Tuesday, December 24th, 2019
Merry Christmas from Andysworld!

Merry Christmas from Andysworld!

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Return to Mandelbrot sets using a Supercomputer! – the Nvidia DGX-1

Monday, December 16th, 2019

Put on that paisley shirt, play some Sgt Peppers, and lets explore Mandelbrot sets again….

Picture yourself in a goat on a river, With tanberine trees and marmalade skies

Five years have past since I last wrote about Mandelbrot sets, when I use two Nvidia Tesla K40s to generate the Mandelbrot set.

Both those GPUs had only 2,880 compute cores each, a total of 5,760, The Tesla V100 in the Nvidia DGX-1 has 5,120 cores per GPU, and there are 8 GPU, so a total of 40,960 cores.

Here is a video comparing 1 x CPU on the left and 8xGPUs on the right! The same Mandelbrot regions are explored in real time, left and right. The CPU is running at 5fps(150ms), and the GPUs at 50fps (3ms)

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