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Giving unconditional love is really hard

Last night I watched an episode of Father Brown where Mrs. McCarthy was judgmental about something her god-daughter did. (She was the girl’s godmother.) In my mind I thought, “Wow, she sure is judgmental and intrusive in the girl’s life.”

Then this morning I woke up and saw some photos on Facebook involving one of my young relatives that made my skin crawl. When I saw the photos I realized I didn’t know them at all, and I hated what they were doing. I wanted to grab them by the ear and yank them out of those pictures.

So it turns out that giving unconditional love is really hard when you see people you care about doing things that you think are really stupid.

A gallery of 130+ Gimp filters/effects examples alvin May 16, 2018 - 9:49pm

There are times when I work on images a lot with Gimp, and then there are times when I don’t work with Gimp for a month or two. When I don’t work with Gimp a lot, I tend to forget about all of the different things I can do with. Therefore, I have created this page as a “Gimp special effects cheat sheet” page to help remind me of all the cool things I can do with Gimp effects.

Polar bear photos (mom and cub) alvin July 31, 2017 - 11:20am

Photos of mom and cub polar bears. I hoped O’Reilly would use these for the cover of the Scala Cookbook — because of the whole “scalable” thing, and to help raise awareness about climate change — but whoever puts images on their book covers had something else in mind.

A way to migrate Drupal 6 Photo content type to Drupal 8

The main script in this project — MigrateAllD6Photos.php — now seems to be working. The code is ugly and doesn't check for SQL errors, but for my purposes it seems to be working okay. To get that script to work and migrate your Drupal 6 photo content type to a Drupal 8 photo content type, you also need to run a couple of queries shown here.

Android Photos app UI

I’m just getting back into Android development after several years away, and I thought the Android standard was to have the tool icons on the top of each app window. However, I’ve seen several apps where the toolbar is on the bottom, including this large toolbar on the stock Android Photos app. (After some research, the Android docs show split action bars here.)

Free Mac OS X batch image resizing

Mac batch image resizing FAQ: How can I "batch resize" images (photos) on Mac OS X (for free, preferably)?

A long time ago I wrote about how to batch resize images on Mac OS X from the command line in my How to batch resize images on Mac OS X using ImageMagick. That approach is fine for techies who don't mind cracking open the Mac Terminal application, using the Unix command line to navigate to their folder, and then process their images. But what about regular Mac users, those who don't want to ever see a Mac Terminal window?

New photo gallery

Just a quick note today that now that this website has my name on it (no longer devdaily.com), I'm adding a photo gallery to the site. You can either click on that link to see the gallery, or click the photo below:

Welcome to Talkeetna sign

Enjoy!