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No More Wordpess. Medium Instead.

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Add “Edit with GIMP” Context Menu in Windows 8.1 [Bonus: No Font Loading]

To add the “Edit with GIMP” context menu entry automatically into Windows 8.1, download gimp-context-menu.zip, open it and run gimp-context-menu.reg. If you want to do it manually, run notepad (press WindowsKey + r, write “notepad”, press return) and copy-paste the … Continue reading

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Kdenlive (Melt, MLT) Performance: OGG Vorbis vs. WAV

Wondering, whether it would increase rendering performance if I used WAV instead of OGG Vorbis audio files while rendering, I created a test case in the free, open source Kdenlive video editor on my Phenom 9550 2.2 GHz Quadcore machine. … Continue reading

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Kdenlive (Melt, MLT) Performance: Composite vs. Flat Pre-Rendered Images

Wondering, whether it would increase rendering performance if I used flat images, rather than combining background and overlay while rendering, I created a test case in the free, open source Kdenlive video editor on my Phenom 9550 2.2 GHz Quadcore … Continue reading

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Fastest Minimal Linux Text Editor: Beaver vs Gedit vs Kate vs KWrite vs Leafpad

Stupidly, I have been using Kate as a text editor for taking down notes and such. The Arch Wiki list of applications shows some real candidates, which I compared by looks, start-up time and reaction to drag & drop. Application … Continue reading

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Benefits of FLAC and OGG Vorbis

FLAC and OGG Vorbis are audio file formats, which have advantages over WAV/AIFF and MP3. FLAC is smaller than WAV or AIFF and its container format supports metadata by default, which benefits keeping track of authorship and license in large … Continue reading

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FLAC Sucks!

FLAC audio format sucks. That’s what some comments on my Freesound.org sounds tell me. I’m a fan though.   It is too bad that software developers and hardware manufacturers still exclude FLAC support, which has advantages over WAV and MP3. … Continue reading

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Friendly Subway Exit

Very old news: Back in 2012 I made the art for a non-violent contribution to the 7DFPS challenge. You get out of a subway by “shooting” friendliness at passengers in your way. Wand art (CC-BY 3.0) by Buch from OpenGameArt. You can play … Continue reading

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Game Website Basics: Favicon and Facebook Image Preview (OpenGraph for Social Websites like Reddit, Google Plus…)

Many games’ websites (for example the amazing Heroine Dusk as of May 2nd, 2013) miss two minimal elements that make a game’s website more noticeable and sharing it more rewarding to the sharing party: Favicons and preview images. Favicons help … Continue reading

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Poem for Free (as in Freedom) Audio File Formats

Propaganda ahead. Proceed with caution. Audio File Formats can be confusing at first,I hope to change this, with this tiny verse! FLAC is lossless, FLAC does compress,with FLAC support there is no mess! AIFF and WAV are too heavy to … Continue reading

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