HTML5 Canvas Element Rubber Banding

This post demonstrates one method of implementing rubber banding on a HTML5 canvas element using JavaScript. It also demonstrates how to horizontally flip, emboss, invert, and gray (grey) sections of an image.

Google Globetrotting Woes

I am currently on the beautiful island of Cebu in the Philippines visiting with my old friend and colleague Charles Richmond at IISC and giving some talks on OS internals.  I use a Lenovo Thinkpad laptop running Windows Vista Ultimate when travelling with Mozilla Firefox 3 as my default browser. Firefox 3 comes with a default Search Bar on the top right hand corner containing a number of default search engines including Google. If I type a search term in the Google Search Bar option, Google figures out behind the scenes that I am located in the Philippines, redirects me