A robot intelligence has invaded Flickr. The “blind astrometry server” is a program which monitors the Astrometry group on Flickr, looking for new photos of the night sky. It then analyzes each photo, and from the unique star positions shown it figures out what part of the sky was photographed and what interesting planets, galaxies or nebulae are contained within. Not only does the photographer get a high-quality description of what’s in their photo, but the main Astrometry.net project gets a new image to add to its storehouse of knowledge.
This is pretty amazing and really worth looking at
(Via Code: Flickr Developer Blog.)
Really great color picker that I found today
- color vision deficiency support
- mono, complement, triad, analogic, accented analogic
- random fun
- save schemes
- color wheel
- cool light page and dark page previews…
Southern Australia has been hit by a series of severe, deadly bush fires. Check out The Big Picture’s coverage to get an idea of the magnitude of the devastation.
Technical publisher SitePoint is running a 5-for-1 sale on PDF books — five books for just $30 — and they’re donating 100 percent of the proceeds to the victims of the fires. A great deal for a worthy cause.
This is a great sale for a great cause. Really worth checking out, there are some really good books available.
(Via Daring Fireball.)