Archive for May, 2002

Mozilla 1.0! Well, almost

Friday, May 31st, 2002

Mozilla 1.0 is almost available. It’s getting exciting as everyone’s favorite open source web browser is slowly creeping towards its first stable release.

Some people are even having parties. If San Francisco is too far, find a Mozilla 1.0 release party near you.

Gnome HIG

Thursday, May 30th, 2002

The Gnome Human Interface Guidelines looks interesting…

I am glad to find a layout section in the document, including recommendations on groups and spacing. Also something of importance is the section on Gnome icons.

Visit Zombo.com

Thursday, May 30th, 2002

Visit Zombo.com. If you haven’t seen it yet, you really should see it.

The elusive D60

Thursday, May 30th, 2002

I’ve searched all over the Internet and looked in every camera shop in town, and nobody currently has the Canon D60.

It’s one camera that’s really in high demand.

As such, I’ve put my name on several waiting lists in the area and have also ordered it from Ritz Camera. It should be arriving sometime between now and two months, and I’m not charged until it ships (meaning that if I happened to find it elsewhere before then, I can cancel and get it at some other place).

Hopefully I will have the camera sooner than later. (:

The Linux wish list

Wednesday, May 29th, 2002

What is something you think would make Linux a better operating system?

It can range from anything in kernel space to hardware support to the desktop, or even various apps. This is ranging from the technical to the typical end-user and everywhere else as well. It can be a request for prettier graphics, easier install, or whatever.

I’m asking this question just because I’m curious about what you think. Who knows? Maybe someone reading your comment might decide to implement your request. (:

Hit the article link and post your thoughts.

Also feel free to post what you currently love about Linux as well. (:

Mozilla tidbits

Saturday, May 25th, 2002

Interesting Mozilla stuff:

Last, but not least, I’d like to link the most annoying and in-your-face Mozilla bug that exists… It’s the off-by-one-pixel rounding error that can be seen on this very site (especially on the Leaf theme), as well as almost any other out there. It even affects the interface of the browser!Worse even yet, it has been around for over a year now, has several dups, affects every platform the browser runs on, and will almost certainly still exist by 1.0.I hope it gets fixed soon.

Color correction plugin for the gimp

Friday, May 24th, 2002

I was browsing around at the Gimp plugin registry and found something very interesting: a color correction plugin for the Gimp.

In fiddling with it, I can see that this can actually be useful, as many of the color-correcting features are located all in one plugin, and this makes it easier (and higher quality) than bouncing back-and-forth between the curves, levels, hsv, and other dialogs. Its features include instant updating of the image, a nice visualization scope, and it even "integrates" with the color dropper, and will allow you to select the pure white and pure black in the image.

If you’re using Gimp 1.2.x or even 1.3.x , you should definately check it out.