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Create YouTube Thumnail with Affinity Designer Tutorial

Showing tutorial for creating a YouTube thumbnail using Affinity Designer. This video focuses on creating a simple gradient using radial selection. Next we create a pixel layer using a textured brush in Pixel Persona. We then set the pixel layer as a mask to the gradient, which creates a cool effect. Also demonstrate how to reverse the gradient.



Also shown is an app developed by me called ThatDesk. ThatDesk is a unique File Manager for Apple’s macOS system. It allows users to create quick navigation shortcuts to file directories as well as Virtual Lists which can host files, folders, and websites.
ThatDesk can be downloaded via Apple’s App Store.

Xcode macOS SwiftUI High Memory Usage

I have been experiencing what I believe is an Xcode v13.1 bug. When creating an app using SwiftUI for macOS, when I copy/paste logic from another file sometimes the SourceKitService & swift-frontend processes skyrocket their memory usage (~50+GB!). The only pattern I've been able to discern is this issue seems to occur when I copy/paste a rather large chunk of code. Xcode seems to struggle processing all of the inevitable errors contained in the logic, like vars not being declared or properties not existing for variables. As of late I've been more careful with what I've copy/pasting.

VB Forms .Net 5 LocalSettings Error

Ran into an error using VB (Visual Basic) with Windows Forms on .Net 5.0 framework. On app startup, received error for Windows.Storage.ApplicationData.Current.LocalSettings. Error shows as "System.InvalidOperationException: 'Exception of type 'System.InvalidOperationException' was thrown.'"

VB Forms .NET 5 LocalSettings Error

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