For the project I'm currently working on, I needed to rescale some images automatically. As the big fan of Python that I am, I chose to use PIL (Python Imaging Library) to do the image processing. Everything would have been fine except for the small fact that the scaling can only be specified by the target image size in pixels (which needs to be integral) and not by a scaling factor, which in theory could be fractional.Continue reading "Arbitrary scaling of images with integral sizes" »
Sunday, January 15. 2012
Wednesday, January 11. 2012
Hello all, I'm Gato, and welcome to this, my blog.
Since I was very young, I've loved electronics and programming. I started building my circuits and coding long before I went to college. I got the "feeling" of concepts like current or voltage before they were later on explained to me. Also I remember I was determined to learn to program, so I spent whole evenings after school in front of my computer with just my reference of GW-Basic learning and practicing. I remember back then my computer was a 8086, with 640KiB of RAM, no hard disk, two 5¼ drives and CGA graphics with impressive 4 colors.. compared to monochrome screens which were the norm back then.
When I got to college, I didn't have any problem choosing what to study. I went for Electronics Engineering which also had some common subjects with Computer Engineering. Later on mostly inspired by the demoscene, I got a masters degree in Computer Graphics. So you can guess programming, electronics and computer graphics is mainly what I'll be blogging about.
Besides that, I'm an animal rights advocate, activist and a furry, so I might occasionally blog about that too ;3
I'll try to post about twice a month, but that will mostly depend on my spare time. Also, If you would like me to blog about something, feel free to suggest a topic!