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OS X-quality font rendering in Ubuntu

If you’re dissatisfied with the ghastly appearance on Japanese text in a stock install of Ubuntu, this guide might help. You’ll end up with unhinted, sub-pixel anti-aliased fonts like those used in OS X. More…

OS X Trojan

A demonstration of a trojan horse vulnerability on OS X by which an application can be disguised as an arbitrary document. More…

Manifesto for Greater East Asian Co-operation

I have translated a World War II-era Japanese propaganda leaflet for schoolchildren. More…

Japanese Computing

So you want to read and write Japanese on your non-Japanese Windows computer? Then read on, and I’ll explain how. More…

Edge-aligned filter

This is based on a report that I submitted for my university Computer Vision assignment. Each member of the course was given an individual assignment to undertake. Mine was to examine the effect of using a Gaussian filter aligned with the edges in an image. More…

Spam filtering

I wrote this article on a potential method of spam filtering back in May of 2002, before Paul Graham’s rather more famous article on the same subject. He had the advantage over me in being much more well-known, and by providing an actual implementation of his ideas, something which my schedule (coursework and final examinations for my degree) did not permit me to do at that time. He also, I suspect, received rather more spam than I: for me to effect a statistical analysis would have been hard with the limited corpus I had available. More…