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"
Nine years after How To Train Your Dragon was released, people still like to argue about just how intelligent Toothless (or other draconids of the franchise) really are. Some people argue that they’re intelligent and sapient, other argue against with mostly dumb excuses (the most retarded ones to date are vague fog of “but they aren’t human” and “they don’t believe in gods”). One… Continue Reading... "Toothless, Intelligence, and Agency: Did Toothless Willingly Betray Green Death?"
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"
Sorry, but Toothless definitely had a choice, no matter how you slice it. Continue Reading... "Did Toothless Really Have No Choice?"
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"
If shadiversity can do a whole series analyzing defendability of various locations from Game of Thrones, I reckon I can do one for How To Train Your Dragon 3 as well. Continue Reading... "Safety of New Berk and The Hidden World: an analysis"
This might lean ever so slightly in the politics territory, but here’s a fun calculation. Was just thinking about how big a pile of carbon would I need to offset my CO₂ contributions while on the walk. Ideally, the CO₂ contributions should be put back underground, so the first idea would be to just cut down bury some trees (after all, once grown, trees… Continue Reading... "The numbers behind offsetting emissions"
I was very bored, so I decided to calculate how long would a ride on New Berk’s lifts be. It would be … very long. Continue Reading... "How Fast Is the Lift on New Berk (HTTYD: The Hidden World)"
There’s gotta be an explanation, right? I might just have a theory on that … Continue Reading... "Why are Snotlout’s lines in ‘How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World’ edgy beyond reason?"