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Posted on 21st Sep at 2:17 PM, with 6 notes

andwereallwevegot:

andwereallwevegot:

Observation: The thing that I miss most when I get a book in digital but not physical format isn’t the look or the feel or even the smell. It’s the ability to flip through in a quick and intuitive way when I’m looking for a particular page or section.

We don’t generally think of books this way, because culturally we associate them with gaining new knowledge rather than referring to knowledge we already have. But in comparison to (our current forms of) electronic storage, books are very very good at letting you see their entire contents in rapid succession.

One of the things my cbr reader does is give you the option of opening a thumbnail gallery, so you can scroll through and pick a page. Which is absolutely the right idea, but not executed efficiently- the thumbnails are dynamically generated when you ask for them, so loading them for a big file takes all day (and therefore doesn’t help). If the thumbnails were generated and saved when the archive was created or modified, that would be a good solution for comics, where different story moments are portrayed as radically different-looking pages.

For text-only books… you could actually do something similar, I think, but you’d have to change the details to work with the format. A gallery of page thumbnails that represent whole pages in sharply reduced resolution wouldn’t work- if you reduce the resolution enough to show several pages in the space of one, you’ve reduced the text too much to be anything but illegible pixel groupings. Instead you’d want a gallery of page thumbnails that represent part of a page in full or only slightly reduced resolution- a set of all the top right quadrants of pages at 50% zoom, for instance, could show you 16 thumbnails in the size of one page, each in a form you can still read. (Ideally you’d want the option to choose which part of a page you look at when skimming, as well, so that if you can’t spot the thing you’re hunting on any top right quadrant you can switch to skimming bottom right quadrants, or top left ones, or bottom left ones…)

This is one of the big things that bothers me about having my math textbook on my tablet. Sure, it is GREAT not to have to lug around my massive book when I need it, but studying for that exam was a pain since I had to swipe across every single page to get to the next problem set that I needed to work on.
Same idea when the program loses my page, and I have to figure out where I was again.

Posted on 21st Sep at 2:07 PM, with 5,943 notes
suikkart:


today’s hq_69min theme was sharing food and hinata is confirmed for a hamster
I CAN’T DRAW BACKGROUNDS especially when i’m in a rush

suikkart:

today’s hq_69min theme was sharing food and hinata is confirmed for a hamster

I CAN’T DRAW BACKGROUNDS especially when i’m in a rush

Posted on 21st Sep at 2:06 PM, with 15,434 notes

catherineaddington:

I had kind of a nerd-out this morning. But I felt like everyone needed to know about this.

Posted on 21st Sep at 1:50 PM, with 626 notes

leppu:

            ~SKETCHBOOKS AND BADGES ARE NOW ON SALE!~

The sketchbooks have 20 pages + colour cover, inside of them is a 9 page short comic from the world of PRAGUE RACE, featuring Toska and Tahvo as kids and their stupid shenanigans! The rest of the book is various sketches and drawings, and all the sketchbooks will be signed! If you want the book to be dedicated to someone, please give me their name so I’ll write it on the book! hooOOOoo

I’ll take the payment via paypal and finnish can pay via bank transfer.

The sketchbooks are 5€  /  6,50 USD

and the badges are 2€  / 2,50 USD

postals are 2,50€ / 3,20 USD across the world in the economy class (posting in economy is cheaper but takes some time to arrive!)

If you’re interested, please email me at praguerace at gmail dot com

Posted on 21st Sep at 1:46 PM, with 16,086 notes
genderoftheday:

what on earth did i do to deserve recieving such a horrible message

genderoftheday:

what on earth did i do to deserve recieving such a horrible message

Posted on 21st Sep at 1:39 PM, with 6,989 notes
queenoftheantz:

Aand I had some reigisa flow + wanted to try out this style more!

queenoftheantz:

Aand I had some reigisa flow + wanted to try out this style more!

Posted on 21st Sep at 1:38 PM, with 62,271 notes

m0xt:

Imagine being the kid that got benched so your coach could put Airbud the fucking dog in the game

Posted on 21st Sep at 1:36 PM, with 7,282 notes

madamcookie:

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The Homestuck anime OST got leaked and I can’t stop listening to this song!

At first I was skeptical when they showed in the Episode 134 preview there would be singing. But now I’m OBSESSED! I can’t believe they got the rights to do this song!

For once, Funimation did something right with a dub.

Posted on 21st Sep at 1:32 PM

My favorite vocaloidng is Anaconda.

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