I'm not a signals guy, so digital image processing isn't something I normally do. I'm just going to make some notes. Free Image processors (Looking at you GD tools) Don't take good care of PNGs.
Exhibit A: Uploaded via FTP
But Wait! Exhibit B:
What happens!? When you run it through GD tools to do a simple shrink, the filesize gets bigger, the colors are distorted, and it adds all that black shit to the background ...
Gutenberg invented the printing press 6 centuries ago. By today's standards, using a printing press is a very grueling process. The problem is that business on the internet grew up around the same processes that were used to print the King James Bible in 1611.
When you set up your website, from my experience, chances are that you:
1) Found somebody you knew who makes websites, or knows how to use dreamweaver.
2) Went to craigslist.
3) Hired an ad agency or a or a designer to make you a website.
What happens next? You go back ...
1) I only comment on things that you have to register for on VERY rare occasion.
2) If I have to register, and I comment, I won't come back (unless you are Lifehacker, chances are, you aren't)
3)If you use disqus, I get an e-mail that says I got replied to. That is crucial to me coming back to your site.
4) Easier to spot/find trolls.
Do all of us a favor, and use Disqus or something similar, it's easy to integrate,
and it will help out your return rate on the chance that ...
Ok, I'm just going to go through the steps that I went through to get my ubuntu desktop up and running with the environment that I like::
First: I went through and selected (via synaptic) all the things I needed to make my desktop a viable testing-server for my code:
tons of php5 modules (IMAP, GD, XML, MYSQL, PEAR...)
sudo apt-get install build-essential automake libtools
Those are the easy parts; Now I want TV out on my Radeon 8500+ (autoconfiged to be R200, or 8500 [LE]) Turns out that's a major ...
I'm Issac. I live in Oakland. I make things for fun and money. I use electronics and computers and software. I manage teams and projects top to bottom. I've worked as a consultant, software engineer, hardware designer, artist, technology director and team lead. I do occasional fabrication in wood and plastic and metal. I run a boutique interactive agency with my brother Kasey and a roving cast of experts at Kelly Creative Tech. I was the Director of Technology for Nonchalance during the The Latitude Society project. I was the Lead Web Developer and then Technical Marketing Engineer at Nebula, which made an OpenStack Appliance. I've been building things on the web and in person since leaving Ohio State University's Electrical and Computer engineering program in 2007. Lots of other really dorky things happened to me before that, like dropping out of high school to go to university, getting an Eagle Scout award, and getting 6th in a state-wide algebra competition. I have an affinity for hopscotch.