Luminance filters in planetary astrophotography
Luminance channel is common for DS images while for planetary ones it's rarely seen. If it happens it's often an infrared filter. So what's wrong with more typical luminance filters and can we actually use them to improve planetary images?
Impact of LED city lights on astrophotography
LED lights are replacing sodium laps in urban lighting. When done properly it can lead to some major power savings but it doesn't come without disadvantages. Lets take a look at how it could impact astronomy.
Scripting LCD on Wio Terminal with ArduPy
One of Wio Terminal key features is the LCD display. It can be used to provide a graphical interface for your device. In this tutorial I'll go over using the LCD in MicroPython with ArduPy.
Windows 11 vs Windows 10 in WoW Shadowlands 9.2 PTR
Windows 11 is the fresh version of the critically acclaimed Microsoft operating system. There were and sometimes still are some differences or issues with it when it comes to gaming so let's give it a quick test using World of Warcraft Shadowlands 8.2 PTR.
Using DXVK on Windows to improve Final Fantasy XIV performance
DXVK is a Windows DX API implementation using Vulkan API. It's intended for running Windows games on Linux but can also be used on Windows to boost performance of old DX 9 and some DX 11 game. Let's take a look at running Final Fantasy XIV over Vulkan on Windows.
Troubleshooting Final Fantasy XIV technical problems
Hardware has the tendency to break or to start misbehaving due to various reasons. Troubleshooting bad performance can take a while if you don't know what to look for. Lets go over what can go wrong and how to quickly check for said problems.
Final Fantasy XIV quality presets impact on performance
FF14 has few quality presets - from
standard laptop. For the most part with increasing quality setting you get bit more detailed shadows and physics on other characters. In terms of performance this can have a significant impact on FPS if you are GPU limited.
Final Fantasy XIV on integrated graphics
Some laptops or small PCs offer only integrated graphics cards without the option of installing a dedicated one. They offer quite low performance but some of them do allow for light gaming, including FF14.
Final Fantasy XIV benchmarks - dedicated GPU performance scaling
FF14 isn't a game that is demanding for the GPU, yet it does require some amount of GPU performance to offer good gaming experience. You won't have to use the latest and greatest graphics cards.
Final Fantasy XIV benchmarks - CPU performance scaling
The are two key aspects of CPU performance in games - single and multi core performance. FF14 and most other games will have a
main core on which all essential tasks will be run. Some other work, like related to managing frame rendering will be often sent to other CPU cores.