Monthly Archives: January 2013

How to create hatching in Illustrator

Couple of days ago I need to create a hatched drawing for one of my project plan. Discovered a neat way to create hatching in Illustrator and I thought it might be useful to share. Create a new document, any size. Press “M” to access the Rectangle Tool: Click on the canvas and make a …

NSOutlineView — Inside Out 2

Some good months ago I started a series on NSOutlineView that I didn’t imagine it will stir such an interest. To my astonishment, googling NSOutlineView ranks my post fourth in the search, immediately after Apple’s official documentation and some other two links: This intriguing situation (nevertheless inspiring for me) might have to do with the …

Anti aliasing Illustrator features for web artwork

While creating some artwork for an article, I ran into an interesting anti aliasing Illustrator feature. That might be handy for you to know. Exporting images for web (“Save for web”) uses Cmd-Opt-Shift-S shortcut (Ctrl-Alt-Shift-S on Windows). This brings the following screen: You have three anti aliasing Illustrator options for the look of your exported artwork: …

Stuff to read

This is very, very short. Books I have to read. But I really, really have to read: Art of electronics book Art of electronics student book Masterminds of programming

AVRISP mkII

Until recently I have extensively used my MacBook, AVRDude and USBTiny for my μController projects: Now I got myself a proper tool, the AVRISP markII, mostly because I wanted to use AVRStudio 6.0 features: Key features: Programs both flash and EEPROM Supports fuses and lock bit programming Upgradeable for future device support Supports target voltages from …

Foam board drawer

More than a year ago I posted this. It was the beginning of this blog and the beginning of my personal space for hobbies and small DIY projects, a very crammed and tiny space that I have in my apartment. I cannot imagine how quickly time passed and how less and less available time I have for …