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Cutting People and Objects Out of Images in Photoshop

There are many ways to remove image backgrounds in Photoshop, or cut people and other objects out of photos, including some moderately-automatic ways. However, I’ve always found the output of most methods don’t produce results that I’m overly happy with (I just tried the “Object Selection Tool”, and verified that it’s output is less than […]

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Back to Anza-Borrego

When I was younger, I was all about the new and unexplored. It still exists within me, but these days I seem to get the most enjoyment out of the known. Those pair of trees that are perfect for my hammock, that bit of road that gives just the right amount of speed to hear […]

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Graphs Along the Conservative and Liberal Spectrum

I’ve always had a strong interest in government and society in general. How policy decisions affect the well-being of individuals, and in turn how those individuals feed that back into their preferences for government. After the 2020 election, I was very curious to see how conservatives and liberals have drifted — to learn more about […]

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Blender: Keep Material Image from Stretching

I found it odd that the default behavior for a material that uses an image in blender stretches, instead of tiles. So for instance, if I have two cubes with one of them twice as large as the other, and I apply a material which uses an image of bricks, the larger block will have […]

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To Do List with Time Estimates

Each day I build out a todo list for the day’s work, which helps me clarify what I need to get done, what I can put off, and what items I need to prioritize over other items. As I build these lists, it has become apparent that including some sort of time estimation would be […]

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Nestable List Items for Todo Lists

I create a great variety of todo lists in my normal workflow. I generally create a list for each project I’m working on, a list for my week, and have even been known to make monthly, quarterly, and yealy lists. I like lists. Visit Vimsio to learn more A feature I’ve always needed as a […]

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Find People to Follow on Twitter

I’ve been on Twitter for a few years, but it’s been an “off-and-on” relationship. I’ll jump in every so often, leave a few posts, and then lose interest, especially after scrolling through masses of mindless content. While I of course have a Twitter account worthy of following, finding others like me has always been a […]

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A Drizzly Ride

Due to all of the Covid stuff, it’s been a long time since I’ve been out on my bike. On Saturday, I decided it was an ok time to get out, and I wasn’t going to let a little drizzle get in my way. Posted a few more pics on my adventure zindrop.

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To Do List With Notes

I’ve always been big on both note taking and creating lists for myself. I’ve never found a good web app that actually did a good job of combining these things. I wanted a to do list with notes, that featured robust list-making abilities, but also with great note-taking ability. I didn’t just want notes related […]

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Grocery Ordering Software for Small Grocery Stores

Covid-19 has taken over the world, shutting down restaurants, bars, and any other businesses deemed not necessary for essential functions. Grocery stores are remaining open, but at a very high potential risk for store customers and employees. In some ways that risk is unnacceptable and I’ve been surprised that more hasn’t been done to address […]

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