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bio website sam.zoy.org
location Paris, France
age 36
visits member for 2 years, 8 months
seen Apr 21 at 7:44

I live in Paris, France.

I work on video games (computers and consoles) for a living. I write free software and all kind of crazy shit for fun. My interests: image processing, video coding, rendering, game development, maths, physics, compression, cryptography.


Apr
4
comment What character can I use to represent the space bar?
The major problem is that it makes the “Sequence” column very wide, because it adapts to the width of the longest sequence. But you’re right — there is no reason why I couldn’t use it, and I think it’s worth making that suggestion an answer.
Apr
4
comment What character can I use to represent the space bar?
For the same reason I didn’t like {spc}: it’s too verbose (I’ll make that more clear in my question) and I was hoping there was a single replacement character that might convey enough meaning.
Jan
3
comment Do people really want to look at multiple windows at once?
@Shauna There is (mediocre but usable) undocumented support for focus-follows-mouse in all versions of Windows until at least Win7 through a simple registry key. See for instance TXMouse.
Jan
2
comment Do people really want to look at multiple windows at once?
@mikebabcock But how many browsers let you display several websites at once, each page able to get focus, potentially focus-follows-mouse, or with drag-and-drop between those pages?
Dec
10
comment How could one prevent drunk users from using a mobile application?
Since the best answer to your question is probably “by preventing anyone from using it”, can you maybe hint on the impact of false positives versus false negatives?
Dec
8
comment Is clockwise or counter-clockwise rotated text easier to read?
@Kris: My observation is that there is a link with the way of "selling" the book through its appearance. It seems to me that a lot of modern novels attempt to print the title or author's name as large as possible on the spine, thus always writing vertically. The books that do not rotate the text, printing it in much smaller characters, are usually from publishers considered more prestigious, such as the French "Nouvelle Revue Française".
Dec
7
comment Is clockwise or counter-clockwise rotated text easier to read?
It could be that the rationale is different for the two configurations, and that European book spines are easier to read when the book is on a shelf, and American book spines are easier to read when the book is lying flat.