Imaging Misconceptions: Resolution

Every few weeks I come across questions on my regular photography forums which indicate a deep misunderstanding of what is actually occuring under the hood of some popular piece of imaging software.

The most common misconception I see is that a photographic image has an inate physical size, or DPI …

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Comparing Photographic Lens Weights

As part of a current project I have access to (mostly complete) metadata on over 200 lenses across a range of consumer vendors. As part of a test to visualise discrepencies in the collected data I managed to construct a few plots of basic metadata over focal length.

As a …

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Improving Linux Font Rendering

After spending the better part of a day reinstalling my operating system (protip: don't uninstall your system compiler if you're running a source based distro), I finally got my system back to the point where I had a browser and email.

Immediately the text rendering in Chromium stood out as …

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Ideal Daemon Configuration Files

If you're thinking of writing a daemon that has anything in the way of configuration files I implore you to consider a small amount of implementation effort for an 'include' directive.

This simple addition may not seem like a great deal for yourself, but it will undoubtedly go a long …

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Serving XHTML5 with Rails and HAML

After spending a few hours wrestling with the latest web-software I inflicted upon myself, it occured to me I'd best write instructions to my future self for reconfiguring this mess.

For reasons that are irrelevant to this article I need to generate XHTML, and would prefer to generate an HTML5 …

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