Sunday, 15 January 2023

DIY chess clock

I have been playing chess with my son quite a bit lately. It happens from time to time that one of us will take quite some time between moves so we thought it would be nice to play with a clock. Which of course we don´t have and it makes no sense to buy one.

However it is easy to create a simple one so I just made an app exactly for this. I know, there are already many apps doing the same. However I know this one is not tracking me, not trying to sell me anything and not selling my data to third parties.

If you want to give it a try (Android), the app is available in the MIT´s App Inventor gallery

PS: Updated so that each player has different starting times and also to make it more obvious whose time is still running (button shown as red)




Saturday, 14 January 2023

Filters galore

 


I did a quick search for "online free photo filter" and found several options. I was looking for something very specific and while I did not find what I was looking for, oh boy, did I find other filters. I played with them a bit and they have definitely come a long way making even the blandest photo to stand out.

So hats off to https://photomania.net/ and https://www.befunky.com/create/photo-effects/

Sunday, 8 January 2023

Fotos que cualquiera puede hacer

Si tienes el ojo fotográfico medianamente entrenado, hay veces que basta con dar un paseo llevando un móvil para sacar un puñado de fotos razonablemente buenas. Que es justamente lo que hice cuando estuve en Alcalá a principios de diciembre (que no en Navidad). Ni siquiera eran paseos propiamente fotográficos, sino más bien fotos sacadas a toda prisa prácticamente al pasar.



Estas son algunas de las que he ido publicando en IG.