Archive for March, 2004

GIMP 2.0

Thursday, March 25th, 2004

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.

Thursday, March 25th, 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 pointed it out on IRC.)

Triple-O progress

Tuesday, March 23rd, 2004

As posted earlier, I have been working on a Bluecurve set of icons. Today, I have uploaded what’s currently there in the work-in-progress. View the current state of the set.

A zoo weekend

Sunday, March 21st, 2004

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.

  1. Aquatic Creatures
  2. Birds of the Zoo
  3. A Flock of Flamingos
  4. Forest Dwellers
  5. Prairie Animals
  6. Reptillian Friends
  7. Animals You’d See on a Safari
  8. See a Seal and Some Sea Lions
  9. Some Simian Friends


Google Local Search

Thursday, March 18th, 2004

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.

Save icon, revisited

Wednesday, March 17th, 2004

I posted about it about a year and a half ago and now Slashdot is finally getting around to it by asking about modernizing the save icon.

Who uses floppies nowadays? (Besides a few testing Fedora and RHEL installs from the old disks…)

Photos: downtown Raleigh and the first signs of spring

Monday, March 15th, 2004

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.

  1. snapshots of downtown Raleigh
  2. the first signs of spring

(The second one has lots of really neat pictures.)