TinEye – a reverse image search engine

April 30th, 2010

TinEye Logo You know how search works – you open your favorite search engine, type a keyword or two, and there – a list of thousands of pages, containing info about your topic of interest. There even is an image search – you go to Google images and there again – hundreds of images, corresponding (better or worse) to the keywords you entered. But what if you do not know what you’re looking for? What if you have an image of a painting and want to know who painted it? Or a photograph of a place, you want to know where?

TinEye is the “reverse image search engine” you need – you just have to upload your image (or give the URL-address, if it is published on a webpage), and you will get results from other pages, containing the same image. It gives you the chance to learn what it is, since you will probbably get pages, containing info about it. Here is how it works:

It is also a good tool to see who is using your images 😉

YouTube Video Volunteers

April 28th, 2010

YouTube Video Volunteers Video Volunteers is a simple way for you to help raise awareness for causes you care about, and compete for recognition of your work on the YouTube homepage.

Each month, the channel will feature a different relevant issue on the Video Volunteers channel with a new guest curator, and you could have the opportunity to showcase your work (and your favorite org) to a huge audience. [YouTube]

Randy Pausch

April 23rd, 2010

Randolph Frederick “Randy” Pausch (October 23, 1960 – July 25, 2008) was a professor at the Carnegie Mellon University. His subjects included Computer Science and Human-Computer Interaction, but on the Internet he really became famous for his speech “Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams”, also known as The Last Lecture. It is a real triumph of human spirit and a true source of inspiration. Since it was uploaded to YouTube, it has been viewed over 11 million times (so far) and ABC made a special story about it.

You can buy his book The Last Lecture at Amazon. Another very interesting topic Randy was talking about is Time management. I really, really recommend you to watch the video Randy Pausch Lecture: Time Management on YouTube (or buy his book Time Management).

Thank you, Randy!