NX trouble 2

Some time ago I wrote how to fix NX to work with Matlab, but with a recent upgrade of my Linux Mint virtual machine I have noticed that the system started to behave oddly every time the session was restored. While Matlab was still working OK, the elements in other programs started disappearing randomly (mostly text, but images as well sometimes).

I did not manage to find an answer online, however, there were some hints that pointer towards problems with X11 rendering extensions. It turns out that this was actually the cause as an additional NX agent flag -norender (it was a guess actually) reverted everything to normal state. So the AgentExtraOptions line that I mention in the previous post should now look like:

AgentExtraOptions = "-norender -nocomposite -noshpix -noshmem"

The configuration has been tested with Linux Mint 15 using MATE desktop.

A month ago I have made an iteration of the official logo for the ViCoS laboratory. The original idea (that was not mine) had a problem that it was hard to scale to smaller resolutions as well as difficult to print on certain media. The new version is better in this respect. The design migration will be slow though due to the lack of time … I hope the laboratory websites will be updated till the end of the year.

A month ago I have made an iteration of the official logo for the ViCoS laboratory. The original idea (that was not mine) had a problem that it was hard to scale to smaller resolutions as well as difficult to print on certain media. The new version is better in this respect. The design migration will be slow though due to the lack of time … I hope the laboratory websites will be updated till the end of the year.

My current research interest is in visual tracking. Part of this research is dedicated to evaluation methodology, an area that has been for a long time neglected in visual tracking field (which resulted in a Wild-West kind of experiments that supported nothing being published at major computer vision conferences).

This year we are trying to address this issue with a workshop at the ICCV2013 in Sydney, Australia. The workshop is called VOT2013 Visual Object Tracking challenge and is primarily designed as a competition, although we expect to also get additional insights (beyond simple rankings) that would actually benefit the research community.