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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.


May
22
answered Automatically remove overlays from a set of identical images using Gimp
May
13
comment How to colorize a layer with semi transparent borders to a specific color in GIMP?
Can you give us an example of the icon as it is, and of what you'd (approximately) want it to look like? It's kind of hard to tell from your description what you actually mean. (I'm visualizing a white shape on a transparent background, but I suspect that's not what you really mean.) In any case, I suspect that the answer will involve layer masks, and possibly Color to Alpha, but it's hard to be sure.
May
13
comment Enlarge path (make bolder) in Inkscape
Heh... I'd upvote your answer just to give you the rep, but I seem to have done that already. :)
May
10
comment Can I edit layered PNGs like I can with Fireworks in Photoshop or any other product?
Similar question on SuperUser: superuser.com/questions/50044/…
May
9
comment Inkscape can not blur Bezier line if it is connected to the outer end of a spiral
This has to be a bug. Please report it to the Inkscape developers.
May
9
comment Why do some logos look.. old? How does design age?
@DA01: I'd say sufficient brand presence can overcome the fashion effect. When I see a logo with slab serif capitals and horizontal striping, I don't think "that looks so 70's", I just think "that looks like the IBM logo" (even though there certainly were plenty of other tech companies with similar logos in the 60's / 70's / 80's). Same for the Nike "Swoosh"; I don't associate it with any specific period, I just associate it with Nike.
May
2
comment Scaling image in gimp without losing definition of characters
The original text appears to be about 11 px tall. (I say "about" because even the original text is strongly anti-aliased, and the top and bottom of the line don't fall exactly on pixel boundaries. It's definitely between 10 and 12 pixels, though.) The scaling factor was 40%, so that actually makes the scaled text nominally about 4.5 pixels tall. And yes, this was scaled with the Lanczos3 algorithm.
May
1
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Strange annoying 1px line when I save a PDF from InDesign
Apr
28
comment Why does this poster look off, like it's lacking something to focus on?
Fix your kerning.
Apr
28
comment Designing GUI for mobile apps working in bright sunlight environment
@KMSTR: A black shiny surface is really a black surface (LCD panel, in this case) under a shiny surface (glass cover). Any specular reflections off the glass aren't much affected by the color of the LCD panel under it, except that they're easier to see against a dark background than against a light one. The real lesson here is that glossy screens suck in brightly lit environments.
Apr
28
comment Enlarge path (make bolder) in Inkscape
If you're going to use tricks like this to make "faux bold" text, you might as well just scale the whole text down to compensate (and/or start with a slightly smaller size). Also, don't forget to add some extra letter spacing.
Apr
28
answered Enlarge path (make bolder) in Inkscape
Apr
28
comment Enlarge path (make bolder) in Inkscape
Nice link. If you added a summary of the method into your answer, I'd upvote it.
Apr
26
answered Scaling image in gimp without losing definition of characters
Apr
26
answered Any good example of electric waves incorporated in a web design?
Apr
26
awarded  Nice Answer
Apr
26
comment Any good example of electric waves incorporated in a web design?
What, exactly, do you mean by an "electric wave"? I'm pretty sure it's not this, even if that's the first thing that came to mind for me.
Apr
25
revised Name this ultra-bold geometric display font with triangular letter shapes (W and F)
less generic title
Apr
25
answered Should fonts always be very “formal” on a legal page?
Apr
25
comment How can I symbolize credit?
There actually is such a thing as a generic international currency symbol, but, well, nobody really uses it. That said, in the absence of a suitable local currency symbol, you might be able to get away with just using the dollar sign; it's pretty well recognized worldwide.