My dad sailing his boat
The Grammar GangstersBeware the grammar gangsters!The Grammar Gangsters by CyberPhantom
The mafia of the literary underworld.
They saunter into stanzas,
Under their trench coats
Or in violin cases.
They can make you talk,
"With just a few well-placed speech marks,"
Leave you shouting! Where you should have whispered!
And pulp your bold statements into quavering questions?
They can, pepper, your, phrases with, commas,
Or bring your piece to a dead.
They'll trap you (between brackets)
As you - dash - to the exit.
Then: punch a blunted colon
Into the gut of your text
Force-feed you a poisonous semicolon,
Then hack/slash your work to shreds.
The grammar gangsters
Never leave survivors.
Readers discover the victims
In the back alleys of the library,
In a tommy-gun ellipsis...
Resize and sharpen for web: Showing your images atHere is a great resizing and sharpening method for those of you keen to show the maximum detail in your web images.Resize and sharpen for web: Showing your images at by Alex37
I wish I could remember where I read it on the net but subsequent google searches havent shown up anything. Marc Adamus uses a variant of this method which is actually what lead me to use it because I noticed a certain clarity in the sharpness his images which were not present in mine.
Who should read this
I should point out that many people here dont even do basic sharpening very well or at all for web images, but it does make a difference when it is done correctly. Also this is really aimed at people who want to show their work at the highest quality on the web.
So first off here is a comparison of the two methods:
The difference appears quite small but in my opinion the advanced method is far superior. It picks out the finer details much much better. Look at the grass on the left image, it looks blurry and crunchy in comparison to the pin sharp
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