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A Helpful Fix for an FFDB?

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No one responded to my previous blog entry which I surmise is because I have very few readers. After all, without some sort of knowledge of Mimesis who would bother to write anything about it? Nevertheless, going on my original assumption I noted that my HITS table (the one leaving behind defunct locks) was 250 kb worth of data. The actual data...
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Need Ideas and Help with Mimesis v1.06

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Alright, if you venture over to my Mimesis page you can read up on the new changes I made to Mimesis, which I don't care to reiterate. So here's the main difference. The function singularID is no longer being used because there is no need to generate or check IDs. Second, the register_shutdown_function and ignore_user_abort native PHP...
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Dreamin's Soul

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OK, well this entry has absolutely nothing to do with any projects I'm developing. Moreso, its about a man, namely a pirate, namely me on a quest to vanquish evil. Yes, typically my blog entries consist of "relevant programming related issues" (I use these terms in an OBSCENELY loose manner, much like SOMEone's mother, but...
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Mimesis v1.05n

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Well its released. Code is a lot cleaner and more efficient. Got rid of two files that I didn't need. Check it out. I think you'll be happy with the results.
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Experimental Update 1

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More and more code changes keep compounding. Furthermore, some errors unearthed and remedied. Not of critical importance, nevertheless pertinent to update. So let's start at the beginning.

The most important modification that's been made is the tracking of two "metrics", along with the change in how rows are deleted from the...
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Experimental Mimesis

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Yeah I know I said last time that it was the last time I would have a version change for Mimesis, but in all fairness I stated that I'm always saying that. In all fairness stuff just comes to you sometimes, and sometimes you just see things you hadn't seen before suddenly become clear.

So let's talk about what was amiss. In the prior...
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Mimesis v1.04n

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v1.04n is out. I don't really know what I was thinking with version 1.03n. I suppose in some ways I was sort of looking to simplify things as the most pertinent issue right now with Mimesis is the occurance of defunct locks.

Defunct locks are a Mimesis exclusive phenomenon. Since Mimesis uses actual physical files as its mutex construct,...
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Linux Headaches

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Taking a moment out of my usual project development blogs to bash/praise Linux. Don't get used to me using the blog for personal opinions though. I leave that to the other bloggers. Yeah, I'm looking at you Martyr2.

Since I managed to use a USB to serial conversion cable to set up my printer to work with my laptop, my old desktop has...
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Mimesis v1.02n

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ok so I've been having some permission issues due to my lack of familiarity with Linux servers on my 110mb host. Apparently when I use my CPanel or FTP I'm given a different owner ID then when a PHP script executes. Whereupon created files by the PHP script are given the owner ID that is in fact my group ID. Its caused me quite a bit of...
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Antialiasing - part 6

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Ahh the final entry where we put everything together into a non-language specific algorithm. Well let's get to it then:
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Antialiasing - part 5

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And so the journey continues. For the following tidbit, we'll take a look at an actual pixel coordinate (0.4, 0.6) with both grids overlayed.
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Antialiasing - part 4

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So now we have some periphery knowledge of colors, and of how our pixels colors will change based on their position, and how these positions translate from stuff with decimal points to just whole numbers. Good. However, we're still missing a couple of concepts. Of important note is how exactly we will mathematically compute certain distances,...
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Antialiasing - part 3

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So now we know that in order to approximate an "analog" position of a pixel on the screen we will in fact color in the pixels that it would touch on the "digital" computer screen. However, will it always be four pixels? The answer is no. In fact there are (as I see it) 3 different "states" that an "analog"...
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Antialiasing - Part 2

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So how does one apply antialiasing? Can it only be applied to lines or color boundaries or overlayed colors? Antialiasing doens't only refer to the blending of colors on a computer screen at boundaries/layers. In fact, the smallest unit that can be antialiased is in fact a pixel, the fundamental stuffs of computer graphics as it were. One can...
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Antialiasing - Part 1

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The first hurdle of my PNG library for PHP was figuring out the file format of a PNG. That wasn't too bad considering the specification is made available by the W3C (I'll discuss that in another entry). The next most obvious step is to add a pixel to the image, which I did. Second is to make a line. That was done also. However, more and...
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