Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Barry & Me

Mike Easley, Wanker

He looks scared to me.

Maybe he endorsed Hillary out of fear. Maybe, just maybe, Hillary promised him something for his endorsement. Ambassador Easley has a nice ring to it.

The Guv is on his way out, hope he enjoys clinging to Hillary and Bill while they fold.

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Obama in 3D

Obama3D, originally uploaded by Watts4.

I lucked into tickets to see Barack Obama speak in Wilmington, NC yesterday. Next thing you know we're asked to sit up behind the stage! This was my first real outing with the 3D rig, more to come...

Saturday, April 26, 2008


kitties, originally uploaded by Watts4.

This picture is a 3D anaglyph, best viewed with red/cyan glasses.

Our neighbor's cat, Whiteface, pulled open the door to our crawlspace and gave birth to these 4 kittens under our house. We kept them for a week before taking them back over there. It was great, for a week, glad they're gone now, though!

Friday, April 11, 2008

Studios Embrace 3D

DreamWorks and Pixar-Disney are serious about 3D movies, it's the future and it's coming fast:

"Clearly I'm putting my money where my mouth is and the company's bet on it," said (Jeffrey) Katzenberg (DreamWorks Exec)...

...Katzenberg, who plans to make all future films in 3-D...
This article's title says:

Disney previews 10 new animated movies, most 3-D

Yeah, 8 out of 10 will be 3D, wow! Most people don't see this coming....

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Dabgummit, Roy

Lots of Carolina fans are in a tizzy over "the sticker".... I've even seen it referred to as "stickergate". I couldn't give a **** about that bird sticker right now.
Roy's a great coach, and I'm glad he was able to be there to cheer for the team he coached for 15 years. Maybe they'll finally forgive him for coming back to Carolina. Wish things has turned out better Saturday night, but for now: Congrats, Kansas! (let's be friends)

Wednesday, April 02, 2008

40 Years

Anaglyph Article Quotes Me

I was recently contacted for an article about 3D anaglyphs, and the article is online at the Columbia News Service:

Watts Carr, a 39-year-old real estate broker, uses the "cha-cha method" of taking one photo and then either moving the camera to his other eye or taking a step to the side. It is the cheapest way to make an anaglyph, but has a downside, since consistency can't be guaranteed. Johnson plans to use yet another method by rigging two cameras together and synchronizing their firing.

Today's anaglyph makers are a sprightly bunch, united by the Internet and inventing creative outlets to keep the art form from dying.

Three weeks ago Carr was inspired to try making an anaglyph after finding his daughter's Shrek glasses. "I just wanted to see if I could do the technique," he said. "I figured I already take pictures and the software is free, so I tried. And it actually worked!"

Since that first try, Carr has created more than a dozen other anaglyphs around his North Carolina home and can "spit one out" in as little as 10 to 15 minutes. Carr plans to use his new hobby to promote his real estate business, by providing glasses to clients so they can view 3-D images of homes online. "My wife thinks I am crazy," he said. "She keeps walking in on me in the home office and I have the glasses on."

Ha! I'm still doing the 3D anaglyph things and you can see my set here. And actually I've been using this rig more than the cha-cha method, but whatev...

NC State Finds Sport to Beat UNC

Congratulations to the Wolfpack fishing team for finding a sport where they can dominate the Heels:
"The Wolfpack was successful in its first trip to University Lake in Chapel Hill this past weekend. Five two-man teams each from UNC and N.C. State competed in what was Carolina's first-ever bass fishing tournament.
The Pack came in at 43 pounds, nine ounces, while the Tar Heels caught 16 pounds, three ounces. State's top team of Alex Freeman and Josh Hooks beat the Tar Heels single-handedly, catching more than 17 pounds of bass on the day. Freeman said it always feels good beating Carolina.
"I could never get tired [of] beating Carolina," Freeman said. "We may not be able to beat them in basketball, but we're definitely not going to lose to them in bass fishing."