Image compression is very similar to most other kinds of file compression in principle. Essentially, it allows you to reduce the size of the image file in return for some processing time to perform the compression (and depending on the type of compression, you may lose some image quality).

As…


One of the most frequently asked-for features by Twitter users is the ability to edit tweets, i.e. an edit button.

It’s an understandable frustration: it’s annoying to write a long tweet and then find a typo in it, forcing you to re-upload the entire tweet. …


There has been suspicion among some artists that Twitter’s ‘algorithms’ suppress tweets with certain properties (e.g. tweets containing links, or containing certain words, etc).

I am going to explain why this is unlikely. I cannot *prove* that it doesn’t happen — to do so would require access to Twitter’s internal…


This article is a first draft. I will polish it up later.

To begin, some context: in software development (and project management as a whole), Agile is a development structure. It can be seen at https://agilemanifesto.org/, but in a nutshell it says this:

Individuals and interactions over processes and tools
Working…


This is a short explanation of why NFTs are bad. For more detailed explanations, the end of this article has links to detailed articles I have written on the subject.

In a nutshell, NFTs are bad for two reasons:

  1. They are bad for the environment, as they rely on cryptocurrencies…


As an extension of my previous article about OTK decks, I thought it would be good to write another article about specific card designs.

The same principle applies to card designs as applies to decks in general: cards should be strategically playable and counterable, and need to avoid certain things…


For those who have not yet seen the news, OnlyFans — a subscription website known almost primarily for its use by sex workers and adult models — is banning sexually explicit content from October.

You may recall other (relatively recent) events like this, such as PornHub’s purge of non-verified content…


Possibly one of the most common issues in card games is the inevitable complaints of gamers when a new set of cards is released.

“X card is broken! It’s way too powerful!”

“I hate playing against X card!”

“Why do you even print X card?”

Sometimes these complaints are justified…


This is a response to the second part of Jisu’s article about NFTs, which can be found here: https://jisuartist.medium.com/debunking-everything-about-nfts-cryptoart-part-2-my-ultimate-stance-68de77881d70

For context, I originally responded to the first part here. https://medium.com/p/e25e907dd3ed

In the first article, I stated that it was not a personal rebuke to Jisu, as at that time it…


Criticisms of blockchain consensus mechanisms in cryptocurrency usage (PoW, PoS, etc.), and why no major cryptocurrency has moved from PoW

This article is written to explain blockchain consensus algorithms, and explain why none of the current systems are any kind of improvement on normal currencies for ‘decentralised’ use such as cryptocurrency or NFTs (the meaning of which will be explained later).

A simple explanation of blockchains themselves is that they…

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