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I like programming in Perl and C. I know Java and PHP too (I'm a MediaWiki developer), but I can't really say I like them. I keep meaning to learn Python some day, but never seem to get around to it.

I'm working on a Ph.D. in biomathematics. I also like programming puzzles and cryptography.

Please consider any (original) code I post to Stack Overflow (and other Stack Exchange sites) to be released under CC-Zero unless stated otherwise. You may do whatever you want with it and don't have to credit me in any way, although of course that would be nice.


Apr
20
answered Specific name of “line in taxicab geometry” art style wanted
Apr
12
comment How to create a crisp favicon
What exactly do you mean by "crisp"? Can you show an example of a "crisp" favicon? The icon you've posted looks about as crisp as it can be at 16x16 pixels. You could make it look sharper yet by getting rid of the anti-aliasing, but that would also make it look pixelated.
Apr
12
revised What font is used in this image?
added 301 characters in body
Apr
12
revised What font is used in this image?
added 644 characters in body
Apr
12
revised What font is used in this image?
added 272 characters in body
Apr
12
answered What font is used in this image?
Apr
12
revised Inkscape: How to create this 3D/fold effect?
added 196 characters in body
Apr
12
answered Inkscape: How to create this 3D/fold effect?
Apr
11
comment Why is it that this color gradient is so much more attractive than others?
Note that this is somewhat complicated by display gamma. To get an accurate luminescence value for a display RGB color, you should first apply gamma correction to convert the R/G/B values to a linear color space before averaging them using your formula. For a typical display gamma of 2.2, the correct formula is thus L = ( 0.2126 R^2.2 + 0.7152 G^2.2 + 0.0722 B^2.2 )^(1/2.2).
Apr
11
comment How can I represent speed in a graphic?
Wouldn't it generally be better to start with a shorter motion blur and just move the blurred layer so that the leading edge aligns with the original object? You can then use masking to fine-tune the effect if you want.
Mar
23
answered What factors do these colors share?
Mar
23
comment What factors do these colors share?
IMO, your rotated palette has a lot more apparent variation in saturation and luminosity than the original. I'd presume that's because the software you used to rotate it didn't use a gamma-corrected and/or visually uniform color space.
Jan
21
awarded  Quorum
Jan
9
comment What's the most efficient way to “blank” old comic word balloons while retaining paper texture?
Also, if at all possible, do this before saving the images as JPEG. In the example images above, you can see that, even though the text itself is gone, some of the compression artifacts around it are still there. You'll get much better results with less trouble if you do this with the raw, uncompressed scans instead.
Jan
9
comment What's the most efficient way to “blank” old comic word balloons while retaining paper texture?
+1, this is what I would've suggested. One tip worth noting is that, if you want to do this to a lot of text at once, it can be useful to start by making a small separate layer filled with blank paper texture and then using it as a texture source. This speeds up the synthesis process (since there will be fewer rejections) and makes sure that it doesn't accidentally end up copying pieces of the surrounding drawing. Also, the full plugin (as opposed to the "heal selection" script) has a lot of setting you can play with to adjust the results.
Dec
31
revised GIMP: Trying to move selected text layer but moves background layer
manually incorporate rejected edit suggestion http://graphicdesign.stackexchange.com/review/suggested-edits/8824 by an anonymous user
Dec
24
awarded  Yearling
Dec
12
awarded  Revival
Dec
11
answered How to isolate the text from a bitmap logo?
Dec
4
awarded  gimp