Research-incentivizing cryptocurrencies


Note: I’m probably going to remove this article if I ever get around to actually writing a blog. I’ve only put it on so that my blog has some other tangible piece of content. If you read it and you actually end up liking it, feel free to shoot me an email. If you don’t like it, well…


The concept of using blockchain technology to reward useful computations, i.e. research-incentivizing cryptocurrencies, is not a new idea. There seem to have been four attempts, all of which either integrate the useful work as a proof of work scheme, or read data from an oracle which tracks the useful work done, then use the data to generate cryptocurrency and distribute it accordingly.


June 27, 2018

Working With FX and Messy Imported Images In OpenToonz

tutorial, animation, and opentoonz

In this tutorial, I will go over how to use FX, and how I used FX to help clean a messy image up in OpenToonz.

OpenToonz is great, but it definitely has its fair share of issues. For example, it displays this image of Snoop Dogg’s right eyeball weirdly:

opentoonz vs photoshop OpenToonz vs Photoshop CC

The random bits of colour away from the eyeball are simple enough to get rid of in Photoshop (for whatever reason, OpenToonz won’t let me directly edit it), but the major issue is that when I render my incredible portrait of Snoop Dogg, his right eye goes from looking acceptable pre-render:


to encircled in a bright orange-white glow like it’s about to roll aside and let a divine beam of light shoot out of his eye-socket after and in the preview:



March 27, 2016