Author Archives: Dae

librsvg 2.40.11 breaks resizing in rsvg-convert

rsvg-convert 2.40.11 calculates SVG bounds incorrectly resulting in an empty or cropped image. (See my comment in Homebrew repository and the bug report). 

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Magnific Popup + HTML5 History API (demo)

A demo of Magnific Popup with unique URLs and browser Back/Forward button support, using HTML5 History API via History.js. GitHub.

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SmoothMouse works again in El Capitan DP3

Thanks to Apple for addressing the problem. Hope they don’t break anything else before the release.

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SmoothMouse broken under El Capitan DP2

Do not install El Capitan DP2 if your productivity depends on SmoothMouse. SM won’t work on it. Apple has broken the API for pointer movement that SmoothMouse (as well as Wacom driver) relies on. This is also the reason why Wacom driver … Continue reading

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Watermark images like a pro using Python + Wand + librsvg

This is a Python 2.7 code recipe for applying a semi-transparent vector (SVG) watermark with overlay blending like so: What’s special about it:

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Using Python’s urllib2 or Requests with a SOCKS5 proxy

Just a Python 2.7 code sample showing how to make requests using Python’s urllib2 or Requests through a SOCKS proxy.

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Resuming link between Apogee Duet and keyboard volume controls

Oftentimes when I wake up my MBP from sleep mode or reconnect the Thunderbolt hub, Apogee Duet stops responding to keyboard sound volume controls. When it happens, I can still change Duet’s volume from Maestro or Audio MIDI, just not using the keyboard … Continue reading

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OS X pointer lag measured with a high-speed camera

So I took time to measure pointer lag under OS X Yosemite with my point-and-shoot camera Nikon J1, which captures 1193 frames per second in slow-motion mode. 

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Update on SmoothMouse

I’m getting a lot of emails with similar questions. Does the mouse still lag in Yosemite? Yes, unfortunately. Is SmoothMouse compatible with Yosemite? Yes, fortunately. Is SmoothMouse dead? The development had been completely paused for several months. The good news is—today … Continue reading

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Does Apple Mini DisplayPort to Dual Link DVI adapter introduce any lag?

Does Apple Mini DisplayPort to Dual Link DVI adapter introduce any lag? The answer is, probably not. At least I did not notice any difference when carrying out the experiment with my 1193 fps camera and Apple Cinema Display 30″.

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