Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Samsung NC10 & Windows 7: WDDM 1.0 with 1024x768, 1152x864

A quick report on Windows 7 with the Samsung NC10, it is now officially supported!

As an unexpected bonus Samsung's Easy Resolution Manager has been updated to work with the onboard intel graphic's Windows Vista/7 WDDM 1.0 driver. This combo supports both Aero effects and stretched 1024x768 or 1152x864 on the devices 1024x600 panel. Prior to this update, a downgrade to the old non-wddm drivers was required, which disabled Aero effects.

So, eh enjoy Civ4 in 15fps jerky mode or the occasional Eclipse session!

On Samsung's support site look for:

Friday, October 30, 2009

PunkGraphicStream 0.7

A significant update to PunkGraphicStream (my Advanced Substation Alpha to blu-ray subtitle encoder) has been released, it can now render large subtitles as multi-part bitmaps. It also features a newer, maintained, renderer from here.

I don't recommend large subtitles with animations or fades and as always any fades/animations should be carefully tested on devices as it is easy to go over their limits.

MacOSX & Windows builds are available from


Saturday, April 11, 2009

Kaku - Kanji stroke order lookup

I've written a tiny webapp, Kaku, that displays the kanji stroke order using Tim Eyre's KanjiStrokeOrders font.

It is mainly intended for use on devices were you can't (easily) select typefaces or sizes, such as my new Nokia 5800.