How to stabilize a video using FFmpeg and vid.stab

How to stabilize a video using FFmpeg and vid.stab

Recently I have refurbished my HTC Re Camera, an old instant camera, because I wanted to make some videos. The results were very devastating: I discovered that I have a shaky hand! Fortunately there is FFmpeg and vid.stab that helped me to stabilize them. In this… more

Exit pop up: a module for Drupal 8 to convert the exiting users of your site

Exit pop up: a module for Drupal 8 to convert the exiting users of your site

There are a lot of website full of call to action that instruct people to click a link, visit a page, buy something, register in a mailing list and so on, even when people exit from those sites. It's a nightmare, but might I ever omit this feature on my Drupal 8 site… more

Trimming a PDF online with LaTeX: new feature added

Trimming a PDF online with LaTeX: new feature added

I added a new chance to my LaTeX script that trims empty spaces from every PDF interactively and visually: the option to add the page number in the bottom of the final cropped PDF. It is also possible to do the cut online thanks to Overleaf. And now by editing two… more

How OpenSCAD and parametric design can help in 3D printing

How OpenSCAD and parametric design can help in 3D printing

Sometimes you have to change a little aspect, as the text or one or more dimensions, of your object before printing. In these cases you can model from zero your object or try to edit it directly in your software. With OpenSCAD and the parametric design you have to… more

My first useful 3D printing: an example

My first useful 3D printing: an example

In the video below I show you with an example how easy is became to design and make what you want to make, thanks to the 3D printing. Now it is also valid for a novice like me. I was looking for a support for the brush heads of an electric toothbrush, but I didn't… more

Python script to store and load your preferred desktop layout

Python script to store and load your preferred desktop layout

Are you tired of having to load, place and resize the programs you normally use every time you start your computer? Would you like to have a simple program that does it for you automatically? Do you wish easily to switch from a series of programs oriented to… more

An awesome cover letter template in LaTeX

An awesome cover letter template in LaTeX

A good curriculum vitae must always be preceded or accompanied by an equally valid cover letter, I have always heard this or it can be read in almost all online guides. As a good awkward customer to this document I have always paid little attention focusing only on… more

EU Cookie Compliance for D8 introduces the GDPR but with some inconveniences

EU Cookie Compliance for D8 introduces the GDPR but with some inconveniences

By updating the EU Cookie Compliance module for my site in Drupal 8, I had to change some settings and review the translations because not everything worked well, above all the black area in the top when the info banner disappeared. Let's see how this can be remedied… more

Another tool to avoid eye strain: Redshift

Another tool to avoid eye strain: Redshift

In Xubuntu 18.04 I had some problems with the functioning of f.lux, so I migrated to Redshift. These are software which adjusts the color temperature of your screen in order to prevent eye strain during night-time use and reduce disruption of sleep patterns. In this… more

How to alternate colours when changes day

How to alternate colours when changes day

I am continuing the development of my script to auto-transfer Calendar entries into a spreadsheet. In this article I show you a convenient function to change the colour of the row when changes the day of the event, useful when for example you have more than one… more