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Ramblings #9: worth a thousand words

I was very fortunate to acquire my first DSLR camera the other day. I’ve been getting more into photography (specifically, anime figure photography) but didn’t expect to get a DSLR anytime soon thanks to their high price. I heard that Target was having a camera clearance. After looking around, a store not too far from me luckily had one Nikon D3100 left. The clerk didn’t even know it was there or that it was on clearance. Very cool camera! Looking forward to playing with it more.

I am currently working on a MangAI update. At first I thought it was going to be only AI improvements, but there are a few other things that need looking into as well. Pdf as input, for example, wasn’t working right with newer versions of ImageMagick. It seems the fix is to install Ghostscript. I’ll be hard at work on this update, so now is a good time to contact me if you have any problems or suggestions.

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  1. Andrew Mantel
    April 29th, 2014 at 14:21 | #1

    MangAI update is coming along nicely. Right now I’m in the nitty gritty of MSM logic. Needless to say it’s very confusing stuff. I constantly have to stop to run tests since even a little change can have a big impact on how the final MSM interpretation will come out. Testing itself is pretty interesting. A lot of times I see myself going “hey, you’re right, that is the best way to sort those pages… good job program” :3

  2. Andrew Mantel
    May 29th, 2014 at 14:15 | #2

    Update is still coming. Sorry for the delay. I had some personal stuff come up, and then my laptop broke for a week. There’s only one piece of AI left that I want to look into… and lots of testing.

  3. Andrew Mantel
    June 12th, 2014 at 09:56 | #3

    I’m going to leave that one last AI thing I mentioned in the previous comment for a future update. I coded most of it, but it still needs a lot more testing and tweaking before it’s ready. I’ll get to work on cleanup and documentation. Expect a release in the next few days.