Friday, February 29, 2008

Uploading some DEXTER Videos

More to come soon! Here are some DEXTER videos that I uploaded to YouTube.

Thursday, February 28, 2008

IEEE Bibliography XSL Style Sheet for Word 2007

Please read the updates at the end of this post!

I spent about 4-5 hours this afternoon making an IEEE style bibliography XML / XSL file for Office 2007 for my thesis. That means you can use Word's built in reference tracker and IEEE style references! It looks good for journal and book references but I haven't tried anything else yet. I built it by modifying Word's built-in ISO 690 Numerical format. Also, don't blame me if it shreds your thesis... make a backup first! :)

Just unpack this file to:
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\Bibliography\Style\

Here are the references I used to get started:
Bibliography & Citations 1011
Word 2007 citations, should be simple, but... (solved)

If you have any interest in refining this further, or if you find any bugs / inconsistencies / areas for improvement, please let me know (or even better, fix it and send me the updated version).


Update: There is another IEEE style sheet available on CodePlex from another developer with some additional formatting support. Good luck!

Update 2: Good news! Office 2007 SP3 now includes an IEEE XSL style sheet built-in! You can download Office 2007 SP3 here or use Windows update, and read the Office 2007 release notes here. Thanks to all of you who downloaded my version over the past few years, it's been fun!

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Caption this photo...

If you're in Ohio or Texas, remember to vote March 4th!

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

New DARPA Arm Video

Howdy folks! I have more than a passing interest in the DARPA arm project since it's related to my research. DEKA Research (Dean Kamen's company) is one of the primary developers. They just posted a new video, so check it out! They are using a combination of myoelectric (EMG) control from residual limb and other sites, plus tactile inputs from toes and wherever they can get a signal, really. Luke Skywalker, watch out!