Sometimes, the easiest things are ones we care the less, and those little tricks are the ones that make the difference when you need to edit quickly an image. Today’s Podcast, will include a small explanation about what’s an aspect ratio, the most common sizes for photography, and how to use it. In this podcast it’s included how to crop an image with Darktable and GIMP, since I always say, good think about Linux is its variety. Recently, every time we are requested to make a wallpaper for any distribution, one of the most important requirements, beyond its format, is to have 16:9 aspect ratio. That’s why, if you’re thinking on contribute to any project sending your wallpaper, this short tutorial will help you.  [ Read More ]

One of the benefits of moving, was having a better contact with nature. I don’t like to consider myself a “city girl”, but truth is that living that close to Caracas, Venezuela’s capital; made us have less contact with nature. Having a garden allows you to just sit, relax and enjoy the complex life that happens beyond those four walls that we call a house. There is a world out there, and some times, we need to give ourselves at least a couple of minutes to enjoy it. Today I was sitting outside just watching Gris taking sun, when I saw this wasp. Even if I’m not an insect lover I took some pics. Hope you like them :). To  [ Read More ]

ColorZilla has created a couple of plugins, both for Chrome as for Firefox, that allows you to have an integrated eyedropper on your browser, so you can collect easily color samples of anything. Is like having a kcolorchooser just a click away. ColorZilla includes several tools: Eyedropper - get the color of any pixel on the page An advanced Color Picker similar to ones that can be found in Photoshop and Paint Shop Pro Webpage Color Analyzer - analyze DOM element colors on any Web page, locate corresponding elements Ultimate CSS Gradient Generator Palette Viewer with 7 pre-installed palettes Color History of recently picked colors Displays element information like tag name, class, id, size etc. Outline elements under the cursor Manipulate colors by their Red/Green/Blue orHue/Saturations/Value components. Auto copy the generated or sampled colors  [ Read More ]

A game that has catch me is inFAMOUS. This game is a bit old (2009), his main character, Cole McGrath, suffers an accident that provides him some powers related to electricity. A game with a huge free scenario (Not as huge as GTAV, but quite acceptable) where you can jump and run at will. Cole will have to seek the truth about the accident along with his friends and make some hard decisions. What makes this game interesting is that the story is technically divided in two. You will have Red and Green missions, corresponding to Good and Ba, which will define your Karma all along the game. This will not only change the ending, but will block the opposite missions. The ideal is  [ Read More ]

Guillermo del Toro new serie (Pan’s labyrinth, Devil’s Backbone, and more) is based on a book trilogy written with Chuck Hogan back in 2009 with the same name. Tells the story of Dr. Ephraim Goodweather, an epidemiologist who finds a potential treat when an airplane, with no reason, lands without any kind of communication with the JFK airport (New York). When he gets inside the airplane with his team, he finds out that 209 people have died in an inexplicable way, but 4 have survived. The Strain shows the story on a CSI way but with the spicy terror from Del Toro. Scenarios and scenes are quite interesting as always, and special effects are so pure than for a second you forget that some things are  [ Read More ]