I wanted to replace some colours in an image. The source file is an SVG file of some complexity, but it only contains a few distinct colours. I thought the easiest way to replace the colours would be to use one of the functions in Inkscape, a great open-source vector image editor. However, I opened it and didn’t see an obvious way, so decided to do it at the command-line. It might work for you, too (more…)
I was recently approached by the managers of a company which needs a new web site. The site is visually OK, but:
- The business makes most of its revenue from events, but you can’t book online, which means a lot of phone calls.
- They can’t update the content themselves, because it’s static HTML.
- They wanted an up-to-date event calendar. (more…)
If you’re reading this, I’m assuming you know：
- BitTorrent is a popular internet protocol for sharing files
- It has legitimate uses (such as distributing ISOs of popular Linux distros)
- It is also widely used to share copyrighted material without the copyright-holder’s permission (more…)
Over the past week, four different friends have told me that their business wants to (re-)launch a web site. They have different specific motivations, and their businesses are very different. However, they all share one trait: they are primarily offline businesses which see their web site as a way to get new customers, and increase engagement (and hence repeat business) from existing ones. Many people have good intentions (more…)