"OPTIMUS: It's you and me, Megatron. MEGATRON: No, it's just ME, Prime! OPTIMUS: At the end of this day, one shall stand, one shall fall! MEGATRON: You still fight for the weak! That is why you lose!"
+Chris W. Rea Nice practical information in there. Recently I finished a couple of free Coursera courses: Digital Sound Design and the other was Computational Photography (and a bit of video). The photography course was a good introduction to image processing techniques and algorithms.
I was there only "virtually" .. they live-streamed all 2011 sessions & I tuned in for them all. I expect they'll be be posting free video recordings at http://businessofsoftware.org/prevyear.aspx .. but in the meanwhile there's lots of good content there < 2011.
R.I.P. Dennis Ritchie 1941 - 2011. Most of what I've done with computers personally & professionally wouldn't have been possible without Dennis Ritchie's tremendous contributions. My first encounter with his tech was when I picked up the C programming language during high school. My second encounter, when I first used UNIX in university. UNIX and C are both pivotal to your iPhone and Mac. Ritchie built the foundation for much of the tech the world takes for granted today. Yes, really.
Read the Wired article below. Excerpt: >> ... “When Steve Jobs died last week, there was a huge outcry, and that was very moving and justified. But Dennis had a bigger effect, and the public doesn’t even know who he is,” says Rob Pike ... <<