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Translate motion between a square grid and a perspective grid

Three demos of ways to convert from an easy square grid to a complex perspective grid. Third demo is the most refined.

2014-03-20 21:14:22 utc

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Debian jessie USB Keyboard Problem

[SOLVED] After upgrading from Debian wheezy to jessie, the USB keyboard does not work in initramfs and can’t be used for unlocking the root partition.

2014-01-01 01:33:00 utc

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Improved PDF Output For BricsCAD Linux

Bricsys announced that they made improvements to TrueType font rendering and PDF output in Linux. I take a look at the improvements.

2014-05-14 03:21:14 utc

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BricsCAD TEXTQLTY Variable

An in-depth look at the new system variable TEXTQLTY in BricsCAD V14. Attempting to get improved output for PDFs created with BricsCAD V14 on Linux.

2014-05-14 02:43:22 utc

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BricsCAD Best TEXTQLTY Setting

Attempting to find out what is the best possible setting for TEXTQLTY for good PDF output with BricsCAD V14 and Linux. Why more TEXTQLTY is not always better.

2014-05-23 02:58:01 utc

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BricsCAD Is Double Printing Each Character

Why does text printed to PDF with BricsCAD V14 on Linux look heavy or bold? It turns out that each character is printed twice: once as outline, and again as fill.

2014-05-23 02:58:16 utc

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Keeping Email Safe

The FSF published a fun infographic about pro-actively protecting your email from spying by people in the middle.

2014-06-05 23:51:27 utc

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Vegan Pumpkin Pie

Pumpkin pie is a must-have pie for fall, but it can be tricky to make a vegan version. This is the recipe I have developed, with notes about technique.

2014-11-24 04:55:53 utc

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Debian jessie, systemd, and plain encryption

[SOLVED] After a recent upgrade of Debian jessie, systemd fails to bring up a crypt disk that uses a key file and plain encryption.

2015-10-03 20:36:20 utc