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"
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"
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"
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)"
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"
Where we look into what makes an ending meaningful and satisfying, and what doesn’t. Continue Reading... "How to Justify Your Separation Ending"
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"
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"