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"
Writings about software, including my own.
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)"
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)"
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)"
Spectacle is KDE‘s screenshot utility. Since the beginning of time (but only reported years ago), it has a bug that annoys people using multiple high or mixed PPI monitors. For example, consider my desktop. It looks like this: 5120×2160 at 34″ gives us a PPI (pixels per inch) of about 160. This has its benefits, but also some drawbacks — especially on Linux. Wayland… Continue Reading... "“Fixing” spectacle’s offset bug on Hi-DPI screens"
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)"