bbPress compatibility plugin for TinyMCE

I’m currently using the WYSIWYG editor TinyMCE with bbPress for a project. Unfortunately, bbPress doesn’t like it when it gets <p> tags through TinyMCE and therefore messes up the post. I have written an (extremely) simple plugin for TinyMCE which transforms <p>s into double linebreaks before posting therefore preserving compatibility. <br />s are transformed into […]

Music Intersector Now With Up to Five Users

Some time ago, I created a little addon to Last.fm called Music Intersector. It shows which bands are common between the favorites of two users. As you might have noticed, Last.fm has integrated this functionality into its own system, so my old music intersector became a bit pointless. Not anymore. I just updated it and […]

Ars Electronica Festival 2008: Photos, Impressions and Links

Last year, I was at the *Ars Electronica Festival* in Linz, Austria. Unfortunately, I was too busy with [beyond vision](http://www.kreativrauschen.com/projects/beyond-vision/) to post my impressions immediately, but now I’m going to make up for it. In the months that have passed, my memory of the event has faded a bit, but I’ll do my best to […]

beyond vision

There is one project that I was working on, but never found the time to tell you about: beyond vision. It is the largest project that I have done so far and it required so much time that I didn’t have any time left to write about it. 🙂 But in December it was finally […]

My Dell UltraSharp 2709W (Review / Test)

Ok, “my” is not quite right in this case. Not too long ago I bought a new monitor, the Samsung SyncMaster 226bw, and i would not be that decadent to buy yet another new monitor so soon. 🙂 I am using the Dell UltraSharp 2709W for a larger project, but I do not own it. […]

My Name is Bruce (Movie Review)

Plot Preview Bruce Campbell (Bruce Campbell) is currently busy producing his newest movie, the terrific Cave Alien 2, when a young fanboy* asks for his help. He accidentally released an ancient Chinese daemon that now has set out to slaughter everyone who is related to the fanboy – coming from a small town this puts […]

Lethal Water Overdose: Water Intoxination

Pretty much every substance can be unhealthy or even lethal when taken in large enough quantities. This also holds true for plain water. If one digests too much water, the level of sodium in the blood gets out of balance. There is enough sodium, but too much water. The consequence is a hyponatremia, or water […]

Atmospheric Railroad Photos by Kevin Scanlon

I stumbled over a beautiful photo set by Kevin Scanlon. Bearing the simple title “Railroad” it shows diverse impressions of railroad scenery. I’m not particularly drawn to railroads, but these photos are really beautiful. Especially the numerous shots with backlight produce a wonderful atmosphere. » “Railroad” by Kevin Scanlon Why Kevin Scanlon presents such beautiful […]

Step-by-Step Video of a Matte Painting by James McWilliams / Digital Animosity

A matte painting commonly refers to a painted or drawn piece of scenery used in movies or animations. They belong more or less to the standard repertoire of special effects. James McWilliams created an interesting short video which shows the progress of such a painting. In several steps he first paints the scenery of an […]

Photo-Compositing Step by Step

Recently I stumbled over the site of Taylor James. He has step-by-step illustrations of the different photo editing stages involved in creating complex compositions. » Taylor James (see Retouching > Case Studies) I am especially fascinated by the amount of manipulation that is involved in each picture. Usually I only wonder how certain outstanding elements […]