What a worthless feature *facepalm*

Written by  on April 30, 2016

Thank you for wasting 300 seconds life-time, M$-Devs*!
ps. I know this is a decision of design, so not to blame the devs but the designers ..

Procrasticoding: annotate animated GIFs (or even add a picture/watermark)

Written by  on April 20, 2016

The sun rose, the cats were watching the birds on the windowsill and at first I just wanted to take a cute picture of them sitting soo close, but then I had another inspiration ..

0. Prepared the logo from some internetsearch; stripped of colors, converted to 3-color-GIF with transparency: all done by GIMP and some magic.
1. converted the video to GIF with greyscaling and resizing
2. merged the two pictures while optimizing the layers and applying some contrast

BTW: sometimes empty phrase-error messages spark my fury … “convert.im6: non-conforming drawing primitive definition `image’ @ error/draw.c/DrawImage/3158.
” … and what does this tell me now?!?
But at least I am not the first one who understood nothing! Thank you.


doEis.sh: convert all negatives via negfix8

Written by  on April 15, 2016

reason: too lazy to call the negfix8-script for each file itself. Because conversion is fast but even with an SSD writing the ~120 MiByte files takes some time. Precious time ..

ps. ‘do eis’ is latin, not some german-english mumble jumble.

expert-systems: a working example

Written by  on April 15, 2016

Most of the time I just add more rants using this tag. But for now I have found a really decent and hugely uselful example of an expert-system: determine plant names.
The examples presented in school and university were most of the time really stilted. You got the idea behind, but you doubted someone would really implement it this way ..

Video to *good* GIF

Written by  on April 7, 2016

You can use a crappy app or some webservice … or DIY!

read: start at second 4 with length 3, use high quality-conversion, downscale (because scaling with ‘convert’ will result in artifacts because of the color-indexing), out-filename

If some rotation is needed (-vf “transpose=2” is also an option, but the quality suffered), add it afterwards via convert.