HTML5 and Flash

Cringely: "Flash always picked up where the browser left off, but it can't talk to your webcam, store local files, or draw pixels directly to your screen. Now, for the first time, a cluster of technologies known as HTML5 allow a standards-based pathway to busting those barriers with canvas graphics, drawing video onscreen, smarter forms, and local storage for private data. So who needs Flash?" - It'll be interesting to see how having video support in the browser changes what we do at Pelco. I still doubt it'll be good enough for daily monitoring for a few reasons; can it support up to 16 simultaneous live video feeds with low latency (by low I mean less than 200ms from camera to display), will we be able to PTZ our cameras, what about overlays on top of the video? Those are just a few minor, minor things, but stuff we need to be able to do on the client. Even if we can't do that it'll be great for configuration and casual monitoring of live and/or playback video.

Interesting times.

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Twitter Engineering Weblog

The Twitter Engineering Blog: "Welcome! I'm Ben, and I'm an engineer at Twitter. We've started this blog to show some of the cool things we're creating and tough problems we're solving." - Besides having interesting content I love how clean the design is. Oh, if you're in the market for a job, check out the jobs listed in the right column, they have quite a few, and they're very interesting. If you're into Ruby, Java, Python, PHP, JavaScript, HTML and CSS you may be a nice fit!

Also, check out their photo stream on Flickr, it's nice to be spoiled.

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