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Configuring Xorg on a Brix Mini PC to work with the Mitsubishi WS-55513 HD1080 rear projection TV

Or, how to get your pc to output video to the WS-55513 without massive overscan

I recently bought a barebones mini PC system with the intent of setting it up as a video game and video streaming server. After a lot of searching and reading of reviews, I settled on an AMD based Brix PC from Gigabyte, the Gigabyte AMD A8-5545M. Unfortunately, by the time...


Recreating raster images as SVGs: part 2

wherein our hero manually optimizes our image to reduce it's size

When last we spoke we had just finished discussing the merits of delivering assets as SVGs instead of PNGs, or other raster formats. We found that SVGs offered greater file size savings and compressibility while simultaneously offering superior image quality. We also saw that we could optimize SVGs to save...


Recreating raster images as SVGs: part 1

Or, how to compress an image by 98% while getting a superior quality

Lazyweb, I’m going to share something with you today that I hope blows your mind. I’m going to show you how utterly awesome SVGs are for certain types of images. What I’ll be doing is recreating an image of an owl with a chevron background. Here is the source image:...


Git Troubleshooting

I’ve had the fortune of being an early adopter for Git as a version control system. A part of this early adoption involves getting bleeding edge software to work alongside older, more decrepit software. Such was the case when using git as my subversion (svn) client. During my trials with...


Contributions

I was just thinking about all the projects I’ve contributed code to in the past and thinking, “Huh. That’s quite a sizeable list.” The list goes something like this: Enlightenment (0.16-ish) Kicker Amarok Konversation Qt (4.4) Kopete Macports Openbox (3-ish) KDE (4.2-ish) Piwik Tomahawk Drupal


On Installing Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on a 2011 Macbook Pro

or how to disable the 2011 MBP's discreet AMD graphics card and have a usable laptop again

Background What I’ll be showing you today is how to rescue your 2011 Macbook Pro by putting Linux on it. I understand you might be asking “Why would I do such a thing!?” So imagine this scenario: You have a 2011 Macbook Pro — the Macbook Pro 8,2 as it...