Archive for April, 2004

Red Hat Worldwide Meeting

Tuesday, April 27th, 2004

People are enjoying the Red Hat Worldwide Meeting. Some people seem to be enjoying it more than others it seems.

On Saturday, we all went to Wilmington and participated in some fun events. Guess which of the four events I wound up doing? It happened to be one where we walked around the city and took pictures, bought candy and ice cream, and enjoyed the day (the scavenger hunt). Big stretch for me, huh? *smile* We wound up winning second place too.

It’s been great to see everyone around the world. Some people I haven’t seen in a while and it has been very nice to hang out with them over these few days of food, meetings, more food, more meetings, and even more food. (:

Free as in ice cream

Tuesday, April 27th, 2004

Today is "free cone day" at most participating Ben & Jerry’s locations. Tomorrow evening is "free scoop night" at Baskin-Robbins.

Ben & Jerry’s is promoting voting whereas Baskin-Robbins is seeding reading (with new book donations to kids in need).

There’s only one Ben & Jerry’s in the area, but several Baskin-Robbins can be are sprinkled around. Hopefully there is at least one of the two businesses in your area. Go visit and celebrate these two days with some free ice cream! (Of course, then come back here and post what your favorite flavor is too. *smile*)

Measuring mouse movement in menus using Mozilla’s XUL

Thursday, April 22nd, 2004

The Making of a Visualization: Notes on Mousing Behavior in Menus by Andy Edmonds is a fascinating read. In the thesis, Andy used XUL to measure data to produce some neat-looking graphical representations what a user is doing based on time, velocity, direction, and clicks. It would be great to see this method applied to other widgets — and especially real-world applications too.

Happy Easter!

Sunday, April 11th, 2004

Happy Easter everyone!

Third year

Thursday, April 1st, 2004

As of today, I’m into my third year at Red Hat. (I have worked two full years at the company as of yesterday.)

Another Bluecurve icons for OOo update

Thursday, April 1st, 2004

I’ve updated the Bluecuve set of OOo icons page with the latest set of completed icons (set 4). I’m currently working on the next set which, when done, should put me at the 1/3 completion mark.