Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Resize images from the command line in Ubuntu

If you need to resize a lot of images to conserve disk space, you can use imagemagick. Note: mogrify will overwrite the original files.

sudo apt-get install imagemagick
mogrify -resize 1024x768 *JPG

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

SMACS 2014 Experience

I attended SMACS 2014 in Ateneo de Naga last November, but only the seminar part. It was attended by about fifty participants including the presenters. There were a few presenters from Japan and China, but majority are from the Philippines. Most of the presentations came from the ACLab  in UP Diliman tackling some topics on membrane computing particularly P Systems. Presenters from Japan talked about some formalizations on programming language constructs as well as formal specifications for real-time systems. Topics on bioinformatics were discussed by UPLB  presenters. Being a "systems" person, I needed some effort to understand their presentations. I've already forgotten some topics on graphs and NP-completeness!The talk I liked the most is the one delivered by Ma'am Marge on reversible sorting networks using quantum gates.