Archive for October, 2003

Andy Griffith at Pullen Park

Monday, October 27th, 2003

Tomorrow, early in the morning, the Andy Griffith statue will be unveiled. I guess I’ll head over to Pullen Park soon enough to see it for myself. I wonder how well it will resemble the characters of the show.

Blue Ridge Parkway sunset

Monday, October 27th, 2003

I have posted Blue Ridge Parkway sunset photographs. Check ’em out. I will be posting more pictures from the Blue Ridge Parkway trip and also from my vacation to Longboat Key in the not-so-distant future too.

I used a couple different filters on a few lenses (telephoto and wide-angle mostly), calibrated the white balance in varying manners, and shot a ton of photos of many different regions of the overlooks on both sides of the road. I also shot everything in ISO 100, to minimize the noise on long exposures, and also to capture the color a little better. Tripods can be very nice. (:

I am considering using a photo or two from this set and also possibly from a few other recent sets in the default photographic backgrounds in future versions Red Hat distributions also (both Fedora and Red Hat Enterprise Linux). Let me know if you like any particular one.

Mozilla branding article

Thursday, October 23rd, 2003

Steven Garrity wrote an interesting article on Mozilla branding which you may wish to check out, especially if you happen to like Mozilla.

More fun than watching grass grow

Thursday, October 23rd, 2003

Watch different plants grow, dance, and blossom. Time-lapse (stop-motion photography) has been utilized to make these really cool plant movies. It’s fun. It’s educational. It’s neat to watch.

Oh, and it requires QuickTime, for what it’s worth. (But it’s worth it for you to find a box with QuickTime or install it somehow.)

Crushed Cans

Thursday, October 23rd, 2003

Wow. CrushedCans.com is proof that the Internet has pages devoted to anything. As long as you look around, especially if you know how to search well, you can find most anything, I would guess.

OSNews Fedora review

Tuesday, October 21st, 2003

OSNews had a review of Fedora Core test3 today. In it, the reviewer states "Fedora does not depart much from Red Hat Linux, it seems very quick and stable. The biggest difference that the user will notice is a new version of BlueCurve (which has been present in Fedora for a while now), and let me say that it looks great. Hands down, Fedora is one of the prettiest Linux distributions out there . . . it has a sort of subdued sense of professionalism, which I find very appealing. Also new is a Graphical Boot, which is very pleasant and gives to user a better idea of what all is going on."

I designed the Bluecurve look and feel and helped out in the design of the graphical boot as well. There are still a few more finishing touches in store for the final too, all of which I am busily working on this week.

It’s nice to see yet another nice review of the stuff I work on. (:

Busy day

Tuesday, October 21st, 2003

Today was a busy day. I’m working on many things at work, including splash screens, bug fixes, and what-not. There’s some stuff for Red Hat Network coming up and Fedora is nearing a final freeze in preparation of the release of Fedora Core 1.