Archive for December, 2002

Happy New Years!

Monday, December 30th, 2002

I’m currently at Trae‘s place in Macon, getting ready for his big New Year’s day bash, featuring his world-famous band, The Interference.

There are going to be a lot of people up here who have also traveled from afar, such as Jeff (aka "Zagreus") and Steve (aka "Skatters").

Merry Christmas!

Wednesday, December 25th, 2002

I just wanted to post and say, "Merry Christmas!"

I’m currently at home visiting my family. We had some great food, thanks to my mom’s great cooking. I gave a nice, large monitor to each of my brothers and to my sister, I gave her a nice Canon Elan (film) camera.

Since my sister had her new camera, we went out today and I taught her how to use her camera, plus we each took pictures. We both had a great time. I’ll post the few I took quite soon, so stay tuned.

I hope all of you had a great Christmas day!

On themes, progress

Saturday, December 21st, 2002

I have started work to overhaul my website at least a little bit. In doing what I have done already (all in a mostly isolated development space), I am realizing that the themes I currently have will hinder efficient progress. I am contemplating the removal of the theme feature in the next revision of the site.

Now, that being said, I would not set up my site in such a way that the ability to select different skins for my site would never make a comeback; it is simply a matter of priority. Would you rather have me flesh out new features, fix bugs, and work on cleaning up the source for this site that I have worked on, in my spare time, for a few years now or is switching themes such a killer feature that I should carefully keep all of the current skins up-to-date with all the changes I make?

Personally, I would rather ditch the skins I have now, archive them, and when I have the site worked on a bit, port them over to the new version. I’m merely asking this to see what you, the readers of my site, think about the topic.

Does anyone use the different themes or does everyone stick with the default? If you do like the themes, which are your favorite? Would you mind the site switching over to an entirely different look and feel, with the possibility of some sort of theme set arriving in the future?

Santa switching?

Thursday, December 19th, 2002

It looks as though Santa Claus is considering a switch to Linux.

Lord of the Rings II: The Two Towers

Wednesday, December 18th, 2002

I just saw the most recent Lord of the Rings at a midnight preview showing. It rocked. You’ll want to watch The Two Towers when you get a chance. If you thought the first one was good, you will probably like this one even more.

It was a great story chocked full of action and each scene was handled with such delicate care to ensure a constant-streaming visual extravaganza of cinematography. Throughout the storyline, viewers connected with the main characters as they trekked through the landscape, fought the forces of evil, and (almost to a cliche) seemed to be goners, yet miraclously survived each own’s most trecherous fate. Smeagol (aka Gollum) was a convincing character and was a tastefully done CG character. The audience definately connected with the little ring-craving monster during the scenes of inner turmoil and also throughout each comedic moment he provided.

Speaking of CG characters, I found the battle scenes with the rendered Orcs quite impressive.

Okay, it’s quite a bit late here, so I really need to head off to sleep now. (:

The new Red Hat Network

Wednesday, December 18th, 2002

It’s live! Red Hat Network has just undergone a massive facelift. I contributed a spiffy new graphics and revised the user interface. Countless others on the team also contributed to making this thing happen (Bret, Chip, Robin, Greg, Joe Gafton, etc.)

If you don’t have an account already, sign up and you can update your Red Hat Linux based system(s) with style and ease.It scales from one system up to many systems. You can start off with a demo account to see what’s what and then upgrade to get more complete access (and see even more of the cool graphics and features!)

Anyway, I should be sleeping now. (:

Super-size It!

Friday, December 13th, 2002

Have a large monitor and/or a fast connection? You can now browse my photos in a super-size.

I have just added the "browse at" size feature to my photo gallery. Now when you’re looking at a picture, you can specify the size of the images when you browse through the pictures. Small is great for low-bandwidth or small monitors. The larger you get, the beefier your monitor and connection must be (else you will have to wait and scroll). As before, the link to download photos remains below the image.

Also notable is the fact that I have just implemented an RSS news feed (you can also find the link on the sidebar).

I will probably implement even more features to my site very soon, too.