Most of my computer life of the last few years has lived within Dropbox. It's proven to be a very hands off largely no-thought means of ensuring the 3 Windows computers I use regularly at work and home all have almost identical tool chains and environments. It's always bugged me though, that my "home" is buried under
C:\Users\matt\Dropbox (though at least with Win7 it's not under that horrible "Documents and Settings" folder!). Way too freakin much typing just to get to the point of starting work, or fun.
I've tried several methods for making this more livable, and each succeeds to …continue.
python module, while excellent I'm sure, is too much for my tiny brain
to grasp. I don't need to do math on the command line or meddle with
formatting lines on the screen or change option characters. All I want
to do is "if arg is A, do this, if B do that, if none of the above show
help and quit"
image has two collars to be removed. The outermost consists of pure
black (0,0,0) while the innermost is off-white (ranges from 240 thru
255). I used
to change 0,0,0 to nodata, then ran
-white` on the result. I detect no difference in the output image even
with a very large fuzz factor (-near 50) .
What am I doing wrong?
From Even Rouault I learned that nearblack doesn't grok
it just looks at the pixel values. Consequently it never sees the white
collar, except a small portion at the very top of the image.
Thankfully Luke Pinner, who's come to my aid
before, has an elegant solution
using a VRT intermediate file
this page is to support the GIS.stackexhange.com
of the same name, namely how does one most efficiently use arcgis and
feature classes to achieve some the same things which used to be
possible with arcinfo workstation and region sub-coverages.
Please see attached archives for a v10 map
which demonstrates the problem and (simulated) desired results, and the
from which the simulation is built.
or, How to be my own bank.
To date we've been keeping our finances parceled out into a series of
accounts, separated according to intended use: monthly expenses, savings
for investment, savings for renovations, his, hers, kids, etc. It would
make more sense (and cents) if these various accounts were merged into a
single account to take advantage of cumulative interest. I did try this
for awhile, and kept track of how much was in each category using a
spreadsheet. However I wasn't very good at keeping it synchronised or up
to date and it fell into disuse. Part of this was due to the constant
mental friction of …continue.
My reputation on Meta
as of April 2010, is still a meagre 1 in spite of my only 2
contributions to MetaSO having 17 and 18 upvotes respectively. I did not
realise the system was weighted to reward self aggrandizement over
community service and have been systematically making all contributions
community wiki. This is broken, but I'm happy to finally understand
there's been so little movement in my score. It's not even like I care
that much about my reputation, I only want enough to be able to
participate in the community: up and down vote content, edit so-called
community wiki posts, and perhaps close or re-open my questions. …continue.
((In response to: Choices =
and Windows Shutdown
ahem, rather than fixing the Shutdown feature, uh… menu I mean, how
about fixing the real problem: my circa 2004 computer is more than 5
times as slow as my 1994 computer. In 1994 I pressed the power button
and within 30 seconds I could get to work typing a letter, playing a
game or whatever. Today I press the power button, go to the bathroom,
get a fresh cup of coffee and THEN sit down to work. (150s to login
prompt, plus 55s to point of being able to open the start menu). If I
was in to computing in …continue.