How to avoid JPG compression on Twitter

Screenshot of a graphics editor. One pixel has been removed from the image.

Let's talk image compression! Services like Twitter will often apply aggressive levels of compression in order to reduce their storage space and decrease download times. This can have negative consequences for usability and image quality. Here's an example - this detail of a logo from my former employers, Vodafone. Solid red - with some fine […] Read More

Making a Twitter Collage

This is a lazy way of making a collage of Tweets. I was originally going to use this method: @edent No idea about getting urls, but this may or may not be useful (cmd is also in image alt-text) — mike (@6byNine) October 29, 2016 but, sadly, gnome-web-photo crashed repeatedly when I tried to […] Read More

Selecting Text In Images - Pure SVG, No JavaScript

Recently, I wanted to embed an photograph of a book page. I thought it would be nifty if the text from the page could be selected. If you hover your mouse over this image, you should be able to select part of the text. Ideally, it will look something like this... It even works on […] Read More

Ephemeral Media

Getting access to my Twitter archive opened my mind to the nature on transience of the media we create. Take, for example, this tweet and image: - Loving #mint09 🙂 — ꧁Terence Eden꧂ ⏻ (@edent) March 23, 2009 Well... ok... fun at the moment it was taken, but does it have any use beyond […] Read More