The awesome post of blogs.wcode.org  on how to get openCV up and running helped a lot, thanks!
Although there were some things I had to add to get everything I needed. Basically the openCV contrib (SIFT, …)  and some additions within cmake to get it to build and run.
Here is a quick overview of what I did, mixed my own findings with what blogs.wcode.org suggested in :
1) Download opencv from  and extract
2) Make directories ‘StaticLib’ and ‘contrib’ within the the extracted folder
3) Run CMAKE and make the following Settings:
- OPENCV_EXTRA_MODULES_PATH: <opencv-extra-contrib-path>
4) Configure (select UNIX Makefiles) and Generate
5) Make and install
6) Check e.g. in python if everything works:
Today the excellent guys from plot.ly wrote about our Sortify poject:
We are using plot.ly to visualize the results of our playlist sorting, check it out at sortify.mi.hdm-stuttgart.de.
In their Group F World Cup match late last month, Argentina and Iran were still deadlocked after 90 minutes.
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If you’re building a product, you have to be great at saying No. Not ‘maybe’ or ‘later’. The only word is No. Building a great product isn’t about creating tonnes of tactically useful features which are tangentially related.
At the time when I was coming of age musically, when we listened to music on LPs, the listening experience was very different than it is today.
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Started a small project in order to extend our internal portal with information of our Agfeo PBX.
I’m now able to make a specific phone dial a number and retrieve its caller list.
I also created a github repository for the scripts i created during the testing. This repository does not include my full implementation but all necessary parts: https://github.com/phhe/AgfeoRuby
Everybody has had the experience of not recognising someone they know—changes in pose, illumination and expression all make the task tricky. So it’s not surprising that computer vision systems have similar problems.