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Random thoughts and opinions about free and open source software

November 15th, 2019
If you leave this option checked when you export your image, any pixels you erased will be saved in the exported image. They will not be truly erased, just made fully transparent. In other words, the data that describes the color of each pixel will be preserved, they will just be made invisible. This option has privacy implications. With it enabled, what you erase from an image may still be present in transparent pixels.
May 2nd, 2015

Over the past few days I've been in talks with a nice fellow named Kamil Jablonski, a concept artist, graphic designer, and web developer who recently contributed a Polish locale for HashOver. He shared with me a logo design for HashOver, that after some back and forth became, in my opinion, a very cool design.

September 17th, 2014

It was some time ago when I wrote the original share button for Identi.ca, back then Identi.ca enjoyed quite a lot of traffic and user activity, but more than that it was also developed heavily and was praised by many, including myself, for being technologically impressive whilst allowing easy online conversations and communication.

August 25th, 2014

This may sound like analyzing yesterday's news, but I think it's important, and more than that I need to put this here as a resource to point certain people to.

July 16th, 2014

Considering that the Linux kernel (the only component Linus has any kind of control over), the software from the GNU Project, and all of the most popular third-party software available for GNU/Linux is all free and open source, it is ridiculous that people can even believe the notion that Linus Torvalds, solely, could put a backdoor in "Linux."

July 9th, 2014

Has Firefox's popularity really waned? The answer is a definitive "Yes." Statistically, however, so has every other web browser except for Google Chrome. The fact Net Applications calculates Internet Explorer's market share to be 58.38% is laughable. Likewise, 19.34% for Google Chrome is erroneously wrong and potentially deceptive.

June 25th, 2014

I've always liked PHP's default syntax highlighting, that is to say the color scheme used by highlight_file(). I've often found myself easily grokking code examples on PHP.net when, say, looking up the parameter order for something like imageconvolution(), only to suffer some frustration once going back to Gedit.

May 6th, 2014

People have been complaining about gEdit 3.12, which recently moved into Debian's "testing" repository. Specifically, they're complaining about the GUI. Many have lamented the old-style icon menu, which was removed, as is similarly being done to Totem (Videos), Nautilus (Files), and Disk Utility (Disks), among others.

February 6th, 2014

There's a big problem with this "20 Years of Linux" graph, and many "XX Years of Linux" graphs as most all show an incomplete history or timeline of events and milestones. The one below for example.

September 9th, 2013

I set out to achieve this "professional" look and feel with TildeHash; I set out to write about things I thought were important, and I now realize that not only am I terrible at writing professional quality articles but that I enjoy sharing random ideas, posting commentary and opinions more than writing "about something."

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