Archive for July, 2003

Photos: Flutter, Sting, and Flowers

Thursday, July 31st, 2003

I just posted Flutter, Sting, and Flowers, which is the result of my latest trip to the arboretum. It was an amazing Sunday afternoon when I ventured out to take these pictures. The sky was blue and partly cloudy, all the plants were vivid with color, and the little flying insects were busy pollenating.

Enjoy the photos! (:

Site updates

Wednesday, July 30th, 2003

Nothing too much on the recent round of site updates. I have added a few little linky-things down at the bottom of the left side. I have also reintroduced themes, although the selection (at the moment) is the default, either with or without hover.

I will probably introduce a couple other things here in the short future. Stay tuned…

Photos: Various scenes from downtown Raleigh

Tuesday, July 29th, 2003

Two photo sets have just been posted for your viewing. The first is downtown Raleigh churches, which is a little bit of a glimpse into a few churches in the downtown area.

The second is Raleigh rundown, a look into some of the less-than-recent buildings in the area. (They’re not quite historic, yet they’re not quite new either.)

After posting the pictures, I thought it was quite funny that the roofs of many of the buildings (especially of one of the churches) actually match my web page’s header color. It’s just a strange coincidence. Since posting these photos, I noticed that my plunger also matches, so I really don’t know what that means. (:

On a more serious note, enjoy the pics. I have a few more (of non-city-scape stuff) which should be up and ready for viewing within the next couple of days.

The spiffy skatters desktop set-up

Friday, July 25th, 2003

My friend Steve Ruff, also known as "skatters", has a really cool set-up for his "control center". He has three large monitors, with the middle apparently a flat-panel. The left-most screen is hooked up to a Dell running Red Hat Linux 9 with Ximian Desktop 2. The two to the right of it belong to a PowerMac running Mac OS X in a dual-head manner.

The backgrounds on his displays are from my "Quick Duke Trip" set.

Check out a photograph of his computer command center. It rocks!

On the road to GIMP 2.0: GIMP 1.3.17 released

Friday, July 25th, 2003

It’s official; the GNU Image Manipulation Program (the GIMP) will be at the 2.0 version level once the next stable release is made. In addition, GIMP 1.3.17 was just released.

This developer release has many new features, such as "naive" CMYK. Of course, it has the dock stuff and several other things setting it apart from the current stable version (with the most notable feature is GTK+ 2 widget set support), just like previous GIMP developer release.

Hopefully things will get better with the developer version before it is released. There are a number of critical bugs and regressions that are stopping me from using it on a day to day basis. It’s entirely frustrating to use a program that completely changed the way it acts with the most basic things (layer handling, broken window hints, and keyboard shortcuts are my main concerns).

Mozilla & the spellchecker

Friday, July 25th, 2003

The third-party spellchecker for Mozilla just got checked in. This means that upcoming builds will have spell checking support, once it is turned on. It’s not turned on yet, but hopefully it will get toggled on soon… Finally! (:

Back to the Future: The website tour

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2003

I found an interesting website tonight which happens to be a photo-adorned site of Back to the Future landmarks. Quite interesting, that is, if you liked the flick.