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bio website vyznev.net
location Helsinki, Finland
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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.


Aug
24
answered Image that looks different on black background and on white
Aug
16
awarded  Suffrage
Aug
16
revised How to export multiple layers as an single image file? [PSD]
fix spelling and capitalization
Aug
16
comment What typewriter font is used in this document?
+1 for Techno Pica. The sample you link to doesn't quite exactly match the one used by Dijkstra, though; the "3" and the "5" in Dijkstra's letter look like those from ordinary Pica. Still, it's a far better match than any of the others so far.
Aug
14
answered Gimp - Using an image as the transparency layer of another image
Aug
14
revised Changing text with drop shadow over a radial gradient in GIMP
add link to XCF version; added 49 characters in body
Aug
14
revised Changing text with drop shadow over a radial gradient in GIMP
deleted 19 characters in body; edited tags; edited title
Aug
14
answered Changing text with drop shadow over a radial gradient in GIMP
Aug
13
revised How to compute the radii (radiuses) of corners for concentric rounded rects
added 832 characters in body; added 1 characters in body
Aug
13
answered How to compute the radii (radiuses) of corners for concentric rounded rects
Aug
13
answered Handling layers in GIMP
Aug
12
comment Stretching an image along a path
Also, why would anyone design a barcode font that isn't actually readable by a barcode scanner? Anyway, you can find plenty of functional bar code fonts if you just Google for them, e.g. here.
Aug
9
revised Why is the Gimp selection pane not going away?
added 1372 characters in body; added 29 characters in body
Aug
9
answered Why is the Gimp selection pane not going away?
Aug
9
comment Vector and bitmap images won't align in Inkscape, why?
I don't know why it happens, but I've noticed a similar problem when printing bitmaps from Inkscape; in my case, the right edge of the bitmap was actually noticeably cut off. (The bitmap was an image of text ending in "N", and the right vertical bar of the "N" disappeared on printing.) It might be a bug in Inkscape's printing code; you could maybe try to work around it by, say, exporting the drawing as PDF (or, if all else fails, a high-resolution PNG) and printing that.
Aug
9
answered I need help finding this font
Jul
27
revised Can I freely use the fire exit symbol and similar ISO symbols?
added 1023 characters in body; added 5 characters in body
Jul
27
comment Why do people keep telling me my site looks awful?
Ps. I really should write something more detailed about your second screenshot, but let me just quickly suggest that, if the quiz is in fact ready to take, moving the button above (or next to) the prefs form, and de-emphasizing the latter, would make that clearer. As it is, it looks like the title of the page is supposed to be "Quiz Prefrences" (sic), which makes it look like some kind of admin / prefs page, not the place where you'd normally go to take the quiz.
Jul
27
comment Why do people keep telling me my site looks awful?
As for unclickable links, I'd usually say no, at least for actions like "delete" which presumably apply only to a limited set of users. (Notice how Stack Exchange also hides most interface features if you don't have the rep to use them.) If the feature is something that you expect many users to want to use, and if all it takes to use it is logging in, then I'd make it an actual working link but have it pop up a login / registration form first.
Jul
27
comment Why do people keep telling me my site looks awful?
My point about the login form is that your screenshots show the entire form embedded in the top bar. That's a lot of unnecessary clutter right there, when all you really need is a single link that says "log in".