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13th December 2015 | By:

Analogue to Digital Conversion [PART 6 – AVR]

Having briefly covered the general theory behind Analogue to Digital Conversion (see Signals, Sampling, Aliasing, Resolution, Accuracy), we will now look at an actual implementation. In this particular case we will be using an embedded Microprocessor Unit (MCU), specifically the… Continue

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13th December 2015 | By:

Smart Objects in Adobe Photoshop

Smart objects are layers that contain raster or vector image data from Photoshop or Illustrator files. They preserve an image’s source content with all its original characteristics. This allows the user to perform non-destructive editing to the layer. This means… Continue

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12th December 2015 | By:

Writing a GUI using QML for a C++ project

As I mentioned before, QML provides a brand new approach to developing GUI applications for a range of different devices. This makes it really easy to write C++ apps for multiple operating systems. We can develop the same QML and QtQuick application… Continue

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How to export data as a CSV – Django model

I recently faced a new challenge where I had to generate large CSV files from the backend. The whole process can take a while and if done improperly can cause the server to stop responding or even crash in worst-case scenarios. Let’s… Continue

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8th December 2015 | By:

An Introduction to Image Compression [PART 2]

Unfortunately, preparing images for the web can be a bit of a faff. There’s not really a perfect file format that will work for everything and cater for all your needs. There are certain file formats that are more suited… Continue

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7th December 2015 | By:

Upgrade Debian Wheezy to Jessie

This is a quick tutorial of how to upgrade your Debian Wheezy distribution to Debian Jessie. Currently “jessie” is still not released. At the time of writing the current version of jessie is only a release candidate but you can… Continue

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6th December 2015 | By:

An Introduction to Image Compression

In this ever-increasing technological era that we live in, where images are of the highest quality possible, it comes at a hefty price – file size. Whatever media-orientated profession you work in, or even if it’s just a hobby, it… Continue