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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.


Oct
27
awarded  Revival
Oct
27
comment How to make an image with transparent text on an opaque background?
I edited your question to make it clearer that you're not asking for us to design a logo for you, but simply how to achieve the transparency effect you want. At least, I assume that's what you're asking. (For the logo design, you're on your own; requests for free design work are off topic here.)
Oct
27
revised How to make an image with transparent text on an opaque background?
added 32 characters in body; edited tags; edited title
Oct
27
answered How to make an image with transparent text on an opaque background?
Oct
27
comment Photoshop - turn white transparent, specifically preserving shadows - new issue
If you can render the object on both a black and a white background, you can apply the answer I gave to this question to reconstruct the transparency. Note that, depending on how you do the background color change, this may result in the reflections also becoming semitransparent (which may actually be desirable).
Oct
26
revised Turn semitransparent PNG image into a white silhouette, preserving transparency
better title, add transparency tag
Oct
26
answered Turn semitransparent PNG image into a white silhouette, preserving transparency
Oct
26
revised Automated way to extract irregularly sized sprites from a sprite sheet
original title was misleading
Sep
19
comment How to select text layers below or behind other text layers in GIMP?
Related: graphicdesign.stackexchange.com/questions/13390/…
Sep
9
revised Help identify this curly 60s style display font
slightly less generic title
Sep
9
answered Help identify this curly 60s style display font
Sep
5
comment How to get motivated when drained
+1 for music and exercise, whether together or separately.
Sep
5
comment How to get motivated when drained
Forums can be a double-edged sword, though: if you're not motivated to work on what you're supposed to be doing, you may just end up spending all day (or all night) on the forum instead. But sometimes, it can indeed work, you just need to be careful.
Sep
5
awarded  Custodian
Sep
5
reviewed Close Page resizing in Indesign
Sep
3
answered Remove white part of every color to make lighter parts more transparent
Sep
3
comment Is there an icon set for displaying “All”, “Some”, and “None” states?
I've always found this convention incredibly counterintuitive: the "partially selected" boxes are completely filled in, while the fully selected ones only have a small mark in them. I'd find almost any other symbol for a partial selection (like, say, a + in the square to show that you have to expand it to see what's selected and what isn't) more intuitive.
Sep
3
comment Animating in Gimp with transparency
possible duplicate of Making GIF in GIMP from set of PNG's, resulting in the screen filled with all layers
Sep
3
answered How to remove every second frame from an animated gif?
Sep
3
comment How to remove every second frame from an animated gif?
In fact, you don't need a loop at all: gifsicle "$1" --unoptimize $(seq -f "#%g" 0 2 $numframes) -O2 -o "$2" will do it in one call.