I do a lot of presentations. When I export to PDF from OpenOffice, things usually work great. When I do these presentations online, though, the web tool will sometimes wreck the design: fonts get dropped, transparent backgrounds turn white... it's a mess. So I need a way of turning each page of the PDF into … Continue reading Flatten PDFs almost painlessly.
I got a lot of compliments on the design of the ignite session I did for Mil-OSS. Part of what made it work so well, I think, is the drop shadows, like you see here: For a long time, I did these using the Gimp. It's kind of a tedious process, especially if you are … Continue reading Beautiful drop shadows now bow before me.