A few months ago, I was introduced to a somewhat-local geek club — somewhat local in the sense that it’s not really local, but it’s not too far out from my usual daily commute. Every couple of months or so, they organize a fantasy-themed event, which my D&D party got a whiff of. During those events, they mildly promote their main activity — painting… Continue Reading... "Mini Base Design: The Dwarf"
Author: Tamius Han
Let’s make a Robe of Archmagi, part 1
As I’m starting to write this post, it is early July of 2022, but my eyes are already on 2023. If you wonder why, you can try guessing my age and number of girlfriends I’ve had so far. The “deadline” for the project is Tuesday, February… Continue Reading... "Let’s make a Robe of Archmagi, part 1"
Of RawTherapee and Darktable
About two or three times a year, there will be an opportunity for me to take out my camera and take some pictures. My camera of choice used to be Nikon D3100 (with stock lenses, too), which is a nice and decent camera for cosplaying as a pro photographer … as long as you’re outside, and the sun is shining, and… Continue Reading... "Of RawTherapee and Darktable"
Tam’s Artificer Cosplay: BFG Urkog
Tamius did a cosplay — and since every artificer needs a gun, Tam decided to make himself one. Continue Reading... "Tam’s Artificer Cosplay: BFG Urkog"
Supersizing the 5D dungeon
Some of you may be familiar with the infamous 4chan screenshot of a 5D dungeon: This looked pretty great and I immediately decided to inflict this on one of my groups. (And then a couple more because one is none!). However, as noted in this reddit post by ValdyrDrengr,… Continue Reading... "Supersizing the 5D dungeon"
Ultrawidify and Chrome (2021 edition, episode 2)
Back in January, Chromium browsers had a bit of a fucky-wucky on Windows — though when I say “had,” I actually mean “this issue still happens.” The fucky-wucky in question causes the video to incorrectly stretch instead of cropping away the black bars. Here’s a pic for quick illustration. The issue first started to appearing mid-January and it started to appear across all extensions… Continue Reading... "Ultrawidify and Chrome (2021 edition, episode 2)"
Ultrawidify and Chrome (2021 edition)
Note (2021-08-19): Chrome has annoyed me into making a follow-up article, which contains a slightly more up-to-date information. As if Microsoft Edge screwing me over in 2020 wasn’t enough, as soon as Microsoft fixed their bugs, Google decided to introduce their own. In second-ish half of Januray, Chrome and Edge both received updates that broke pretty much every single extension for correcting video aspect… Continue Reading... "Ultrawidify and Chrome (2021 edition)"
Ultrawidify and Edge (2020 edition)
It’s been a nice autumn evening when my phone buzzes. One new email, says the notification. It’s github. Ultrawidify doesn’t work on Edge at all. Not on youtube, not on Netflix, nowhere. Curious, I think to myself and wow to not take the Valve strategy this time around. Which, of course, happens anyway because it turns out that my weekends are considerably less free… Continue Reading... "Ultrawidify and Edge (2020 edition)"
Revising the spectacle hack-fix
Not too long ago I talked about my quick and dirty workaround for KDE’s screenshot capture utility being … less useful than I’d like thanks to a(n upstream) Qt bug. To recap: When you try to capture rectangular region of the screen, Spectacle (said screenshot utility) will freeze the entire desktop and allow you to draw a square If you’re running a multi-monitor setup… Continue Reading... "Revising the spectacle hack-fix"
How to Justify Your Separation Ending
Where we look into what makes an ending meaningful and satisfying, and what doesn’t. Continue Reading... "How to Justify Your Separation Ending"