[comic] Appreciation of xkcd comics vs. technical ability
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cairo blur image surfaceThis really should have been included in cairo. Instead, everyone that wants to have shadows has to roll their own blur function. Here's my take on it. I'll even release this into the public domain.
Exploiting perceptual colour difference for edge detectionThink colour isn't important in image processing algorithms? Let's try it both ways, and see for yourself.
Why don't web browsers do this?Why don't web pages start as fast as this computer from 1984?
Why you should go to the Business of Software Conference Next YearMost people, having already paid $2000.00 of their hard earned money, and then having flown, driven, or otherwise travelled to Boston to attend a conference, and then having paid an additional $250/night plus $33/night parking and "tourism taxes" to the Seaport Hotel -- most people, after all this, are unlikely to say that it was a waste of time and they should have stayed home watching the remaining salvaged episodes of Doctor Who on Netflix.
In fact, I found it quite useful.