The GIMP, the world famous freely available open source image editing software (available for UNIX, Linux, Windows, and Mac OS X), is now at version 2.0 (pdf). To celebrate, the website has been updated as well.
Archive for March, 2004
For those of you with Mac OS X, you can easily install the GIMP just like any other Mac application (once you have Apple’s X11 installed). Check out Gimp.app.(Jimmac pointed it out on IRC.)
This past Saturday, I went to the zoo. While visiting, I took a lot of pictures with my trusty camera (and overhead lots of people talking about my equipment — everything from "Whoah! Check out that lens!" to some communication in Spanish obviously about a camera). I also had lots of people smile and point out something they thought was interesting for a picture. Everyone was friendly and there were lots of kids who seemed to have almost as much fun as I was having.
On this trip, I was finally able to take a few pictures of a reclusive red wolf too. (They usually like to hide out inside the back fence shrubbery, far away from people.)
I have separated out the pictures into nine different logical groupings, as there are a lot of photos.
- Aquatic Creatures
- Birds of the Zoo
- A Flock of Flamingos
- Forest Dwellers
- Prairie Animals
- Reptillian Friends
- Animals You’d See on a Safari
- See a Seal and Some Sea Lions
- Some Simian Friends
Google Local Search is neat.
I think I’ll be using it to locate various places to eat lunch in the area instead of deciding during a delay by the parking deck.
You can also search for "wi-fi" or "802.11" and find hotspots (some are free, some are not) in a particular area. Nifty.
Yesterday, when taking pictures (and enjoying the wonderful warm weather), I first visited the downtown area of Raleigh and later went to the arboretum to see if any plants had decided to sprout. Below, you can find the remaining two sets of photographs from this past Sunday afternoon.
(The second one has lots of really neat pictures.)