I’m getting a little tired of hearing things like “we need to pray for the doctors, so they can manage my family member/friend’s illness to make it manageable” or “we need to pray that...
As a result of some emails my wife and I have received trying to run a scam against us while we try to sell Sammy’s car, I started thinking how someone less tech-savvy may fall for the scam, and came up with an idea that might help reduce the likelihood of the scam succeeding – we’ve all heard if SPAM filters, how ’bout adding a SCAM filter to our email?
As a geek, I very rarely leave things the way they come … my Windows Mobile phone was heavily modified, I’ve altered just about every plugin for this wordpress journal, my old xbox runs XBMC, and all of my computers run customised software. I’m a geek. I don’t settle for things as they are out-of-the-box. Out-of-the-box is configured for the masses. I try to set myself apart from the masses. So I tweak, customise, hack, and modify until I am left with something unique. Or, in the case of my windows mobile phone, a paper weight.
Does the new Update Manager in Ubuntu pop up more frequently than you’d like? If so, there is a simple solution to the problem.
- Start with original image – $img
- Copy that image to a png – $copy
- Create a mask png image of the area you want in the circle/ellipse (a ‘magicpink’ image with a black shape on it, with black set to the colour of alpha transparency) – $mask
- Copy $mask over the top of $copy maintaining the Alpha transparency
- Change what you need to on $copy
- Copy $copy back over $img maintaining the Alpha transparency