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Google Adsense Owner Peeker

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When is someone going to come out with a little site that spiders the web looking for google adsense javascript tags and groups together sites and pages by the owner of the adsense tag?

Maximum (and Minimum) filter in The GIMP

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The GIMP doesn't seem to have a Maximum (or a Minimum) filter. Looking at a description of what the Maximum filter does, it seems like it shouldn't be hard to create a Maximum or Minimum filter for The GIMP using Script-Fu.. Two obvious implementations come to mind, one of them O(N*M2) where N is the number of pixels in the image and M is the radius given to the filter. The other obvious choice would be O(N log N), which might actually be a better way to do it.

Soft focus without a soft focus lens

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Analog, added during exposure

Centered linear motion blur in GIMP

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While reading about soft focus, I came across a method for applying soft focus digitally. One of the steps involved was a motion blur. After some experimenting, I discovered that the GIMP motion blur moves the image from where it previously was, by one half the blur length. The examples in the article lead me to believe that photoshop leaves the image where it was, without shifting it over, which seems to me like the correct behavior.

exiftool: preserve last modified timestamp

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I'm looking to modify the EXIF/IPTC meta information in a Canon RAW file (.CR2). In particular, I'm trying to add title, description (subject) and keywords tags to the file before uploading it to dreamstime. However, I do not want to change the last modified date stamp of the file.

Dell LCD monitor way too bright

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I discovered that my LCD monitor (Dell E176FP) was way too bright, so I adjusted the gamma up by editing my xorg.conf file to add a Gamma line as described an article on linux.com. In fedora 7, the xgamma program is contained in the xorg-x11-server-utils package.

Updating linux heroes of might and magic 3 to 1.3.1a

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wget ftp://mirrors.dotsrc.org/lokigames/updates/heroes3/heroes3-1.3.1a-unified-x86.run

_POSIX2_VERSION=199209 ./heroes3-1.3.1a-unified-x86.run --keep

Download http://downloads.sourceforge.net/goldenfiles/loki_patch-fix-0.1.tar.gz

tar xvfz loki_patch-fix-0.1.tar.gz

cp Loki_patch-fix/fixedpatch heroes3-1.3.1a-unified-x86/bin/Linux/x86/loki_patch

./heroes3-1.3.1a-unified-x86/update.sh

diff .po files

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I had two .po files (one of which was saved from poEdit) which had their strings in a different order, making the unix diff utility useless in looking at the differences between them. Loading and re-saving the other .po file inside poEdit sorted the strings in the same way, allowing diff to work quite well.

Using xscreensaver hacks in gnome screensaver in Fedora Core 5, 6, 7

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Pretty easy:
sudo yum -y install xscreensaver-extras-gss xscreensaver-gl-extras-gss
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