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)"
I’ve done the long ass rant in my previous post so I can focus on my road to solution in this one. Long story short: I got a touchpad I have multiple monitors, which means I have to drag my finger across the touchpad a lot Cursor gliding is a solution (Linux) drivers don’t do cursor gliding. They do coasting, but they’re shit at… Continue Reading... "Reimplementing touchpad gliding, the pleb way: The first attempt"
Quick note: I initially tried to keep the intro short, but quick history of touchpads ended being not … so quick. This post thus mostly talks about quick history of touchpads, available options and why you might want to get one. Despite being in just about every laptop, touchpads seem to be a very neglected piece of hardware that nobody seems to use if… Continue Reading... "Reimplementing touchpad coasting/gliding, the pleb way: Introduction"
Yet another day, yet another post about stuff going wrong. This time, I’ve got a bug report that “videos are jumping around” on Facebook and some other pages. I tried to verify the problem … and everything worked fine for me. Then I decided to boot up Windows and there it was — the problem as described. So nice — we have a problem… Continue Reading... "Ultrawidify and the Improper Cropping"
Ultrawidify has been seeing some issues with constant aspect ratio readjustments. This post examines and explains why and how these issues happened. Continue Reading... "Ultrawidify: The Twitchy Twitch Problem"
In the part two of this saga, we’ve discovered that not using brute force is not gonna be an option. After our first attempt at brute force failed miserably, we’ll have to find another way. Me orc, me smash: Brute force revisited Upon review, it turns out that our first solution was actually kinda close to working. Our algorithm kinda looked like this: Find… Continue Reading... "How to make speech bubbles draw themselves: a story of pain (part 3)"
When we left off last time, I still thought this wasn’t going to be that bad. I was wrong. Matrix: reloaded So we’re back to square one and I’m looking at the first answer about my problem that I’ve found over at math stackexchange. When I first saw it, I thought I haven’t watched enough Rick&Morty to understand it, but after playing around with… Continue Reading... "How to make speech bubbles draw themselves: a story of pain (part 2)"
Every now and then, I sit down in front of my computer and start making a comic. It follows a very similar premise to DM of the Rings and Darths&Droids — that is, take a movie (in my case, How To Train Your Dragon) and pretend it’s a D&D session — except my work is much less original and not that good, probably. Oh… Continue Reading... "How to make speech bubbles draw themselves: a story of pain (part 1)"