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je suis paris


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I was writing a personal ebook, when I heard about the horrible happenings in Paris. The pictures should burn in my head like 9/11. I am a pacifistic dude, therefore I wanted to create something, I could finish within a reasonable amount of time. Something unique. Something that goes beyond swapping your fb profile picture. Continue reading

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image to searchable pdf under linux


In today’s post we’ll turn a scan into a searchable pdf. We will start of with ordinary document scans and turn them into a sandwhich pdf. We will optimize the image files, combine them and write them to single pdf file, that allows text search. We will make use of advanced Google technology, so let’s get started…

Today you can choose between a video tut or an written article. It’s you to choose! 😀

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summer portrait [WIP]


This is a WIP-post on a portrait I’ve been working on. I’d started this painting some time ago to steadily improve my painting skills. The Acryl painting features my lovely sister on a 50 by 70 canvas. In this post I’d like to compose a few thoughts on this and on a past and yet unpublished project. You can see my current status in the image below:

 

For this project I adopted a new approach to painting. I recently purchased a book on painting portraits by Felix Eckard (German language only). The book comes along with a helpful DVD. Felix  is one of the most famous contemporary artists in Germany. He has a very unique approach to painting. These cookbook approaches make the process of painting less target-oriented and more process-oriented. Continue reading


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Review of white Micro3D (M3D) printer


Today I’d like to review the white Micro3D M3D. My own printer arrived two weeks ago, so enough time to have a first glance. If you are about to buy a m3d printer, please consider reading my review. I will discuss several topics like What is the M3D printer, the production quality, customer support and -most important- the printing quality.

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3d print inspired by nature


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Lately I’ve been diving more and more into c++ and quant finance. But two weeks ago my m3d printer finally arrived after a year of waiting. On the day of arrival I decided to make a test print using a 3d model from an online ressource. But I felt very eager to create my own designs. In this article you can read how I created a 3d print inspired by nature using Blender and a procedural workflow.  Please feel free to read my review on the m3d printer here. Continue reading