How Mind Sumo is a new way to express ideas in a competitive environment

I recently started my first challenge for mindsumo.com, and I have to say that it was quite interesting. It was about a database design challenge. While the domain of the problem itself has many apparent issues, exploring public ideas is a good way to get feedback and brainstorm on the database issue altogether. This is a good website to just go and put your ideas out about the problems you choose to solve. The medical database problem is in itself a challenge as many unknowns are involved in the case. It depends right from the structure of the medical company to the policies it holds about staffs, insurance and patients, which is arguably a complex relation in this case.The generalization of such databse relationships can be difficult in many cases such as the problem at mindsumo.com . Overall it was a good experience.

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Detect Human body in Videos using MATLAB

videoSource = vision.VideoFileReader(video,’ImageColorSpace’,’Intensity’,’VideoOutputDataType’,’uint8′); %%Background detector module. detector = vision.ForegroundDetector(… ‘NumTrainingFrames’, 350, … % 5 because of short video ‘InitialVariance’, 30*30); % initial standard deviation of 30 blob = vision.BlobAnalysis(… ‘CentroidOutputPort’, false, ‘AreaOutputPort’, false, … ‘BoundingBoxOutputPort’, true, … ‘MinimumBlobAreaSource’, ‘Property’, ‘MinimumBlobArea’, 1000); shapeInserter = vision.ShapeInserter(‘BorderColor’,’White’); bodyDetector = vision.CascadeObjectDetector(‘UpperBody’); bodyDetector.MinSize = [60 60]; bodyDetector.MergeThreshold = 10; videoPlayer […]

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C# Functions for cropping and resizing an Image

Following is a helper class which has functions for cropping and re sizing images. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 […]

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Sort Using MR-MPI library by Sandia

The need for parallel computing is increasing day by day, as the needs of scientific applications increase. Map Reduce is a concept introduced by Google which emphasizes on abstracting the logic of the parallel program from the cumbersome details of parallelism.This documentation will cover an implementation and analysis of Sort algorithm using a Map Reduce […]

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SharePoint 2010 tips and tricks : disp-e-exception

Sharepoint has become one of the most popular enterprise collaboration platform. Mytechsoup will be regularly posting tips and tricks for development on SharePoint 2010. Today’s tip : if you are getting this error on your timer job, don’t worry about going through the code. Just run the timer job again.

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Android based ongoing project .

Silence Manager will make your life simpler by managing your phone.

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How to write a JQuery Plugin

You would encounter a number of articles for the mentioned title , but this one highlights my experience and learning’s while writing a plugin. Lets do it in questionnaire format, the one I like the most : Whats a JQuery Plugin ? JQuery plugin is just a block of javascript written to extent the JQuery […]

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Get data using javascript from ListData.svc in SharePoint 2010

ListData.svc provides restful APIs for all lists in your SharePoint site. Operations can be performed using these APIs such as, Getting data from lists Creating list Items and entries Deleting list Items Updating List items This is quite helpful specially when a client side application needs data from a SharePoint environment. So, today we will see […]

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Making a SharePoint WebPart/Page respond after a file has been downloaded

Your Web Page might stop responding if you have decided to play with the HTTP Response of the page. This happened to me recently when I was trying to download an excel file after writing it to the HTTP.Current.Response. This was all happening in the same page. The resultant was that after the page was […]

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Making your first visual web part with SharePoint 2010 and Visual Studio

SharePoint gives a lot of scope for expanding as well as customization. Web Parts are a practical way to do that. So, what exactly is a webpart, well for understanding purposes let’s define it something like this, “A Visual Web Part enhances the end user to access as well as efficiently utilize/provide some kind of information.” Well, […]

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