My hobbyist coding updates and releases as the mysterious "Mr. Tines"

Sunday 25 July 2004


A new background texture which is done by Noise + greyscale + invert, followed by blurring and embossing, and then tweaking the brightness and contrast to taste.

PassiveFTP 1.5

PassiveFTP 1.5 — PassiveFTP version 1.5.1667.19669 — minor bug-fix release — this fixes the 11-Jun-04 issue. This turned out to be GDI exhaustion by putting server-side icons in the client icon cache, and thus having to regenerate individual icons for each file on the server, each time the view changed!

Windows page, as usual

Sunday 18 July 2004

I like Metal

Rolled my own textures for the brushed metal look : light and dark brushed aluminium. The brushed metal trick is Noise + greyscale + invert + motion blur; then cut a chunk out the middle.

Saturday 3 July 2004

Fade to Black…

Fade To Black… — version 0.8 — dead simple image manipulation program in Java SDK 1.4. Run using

java -cp com.ravnanadtines.FadeToBlack

(with jre, jrew or javaw instead of java as appropriate), where is the download archive. I used it to do the fade on the top-left masthead image (of the Louvre pyramid, in Paris) on the linked sites.

On the Java page