Archive for October, 2004

Public service announcement: My name

Tuesday, October 19th, 2004

I’ve noticed a lot of people spelling my name incorrectly. It is, as follows:

Garrett LeSage

Please note that there are two Rs and also two Ts.

My last name also seems to be tricky too, due to the often misspellings of it I see as well. Yes, that’s a capital S there in the middle. Wikis (with StudlyCaps, aka CamelCase BiCapitalization, MixedCase, etc. turned on) sure mangle it though.

Thanks; that is all. Please return to your regularly scheduled ‘blog feed(s). (:

Hasselblad H1D – 22MP medium format camera

Tuesday, October 19th, 2004

The Hasselblad H1D (more info) is nice.

My next camera.

(Just kidding. It’s actually $22,000 — roughly $1,000 per megapixel. Yikes.)

Photos: Vermont leaf trip

Saturday, October 16th, 2004

Last weekend, Tuomas, Jakub, and I went to Vermont.


We found a nice lake in the morning

A bit later that day, we happened upon another lake

There was a place with a nice waterfall and a river leading up to it

Even the steps were interesting

Toward the end of the day, we took a very scenic route
(aka: dirt road) and saw some nice places along the way

Check out all of the Vermont leaf trip photos.

The future F-Spot

Friday, October 15th, 2004

I’ve updated the F-Spot section on the Product Design wiki.

Screenshot of F-Spot
Lots of eye-candied functionality in this mockup

New pages

  • Archive support — disconnected drives, removable media, etc.
  • Tags — metadataizing your memories to photos
  • Photo guides — guides to take better pictures and use F-Spot better
  • Lens adjustments — fixing pesky chromatic aberrations, fisheye to rectilinear, emulating shift lenses, doing perspective editing, etc.
  • Compare photos — both automatically and manually too, of course

Massively updated pages

I’ve updated other pages too — check out the site and post your thoughts. Be sure to join the F-Spot mailing list too.

Firefox default widgets, part II

Friday, October 15th, 2004

I made a few modifications on my previous post. The text entries, textareas, dropdowns, and checkboxes are nicer, the buttons have a “click” feel to them, and radio buttons are implemented.

Firefox default widgets, part II

For this to work, you need forms-2.css (rename to forms.css before placing in your /lib/res directory) and also radio.png and radio_checked.png

C:\MYCAMERA> CAMERA.EXE_

Friday, October 15th, 2004

Wow. Apparently my camera runs DOS.

“FACTOID: Did you know your 10D and 300D run DOS? That’s right. Embedded in the camera is DataLight’s ROM-DOS. In fact, if you use the right tool such as s10sh you can see that inside the camera is an A: and B: drive. On the A: drive reside command.com and autoexec.bat, and most interestingly, camera.exe.”

(The 300D is the “Digital Rebel”. It, the 20D, and the 10D have all descended from the D60, which was based on the 30D…)

*Shudder*

Firefox form widges: nice & generic

Wednesday, October 13th, 2004

Steven Garrity and I talked about Firefox a lot at the GNOME Summit. We talked briefly about my Industrial-like form widgets for Firefox and Kevin Gerich‘s own custom widgets too and arrived on the conclusion that a small, tweaked version of forms.css would probably be more likely to be accepted at this point in time.

I did a few tweaks to make the buttons, text inputs, textareas, checkboxes, and dropdowns look a lot better, all without changing the size. They were done in a way which should hopefully not conflict with website styling. (Although there might be bugs.)

the before image
Before the changes (ugly)
the after image
After the changes (much better)

I’ve also made an animation to compare the two, but decided not to display it inline as it is a bit much. It’s still neat to see, so I’d recommend clicking the link (but you have been warned).

There are a few things I’d like to do to it still…
* Make the radio buttons look nicer somehow
* Add a depressed-looking button-down state

I’ve also made my modified forms.css available.

So, what do you all think? Have any suggestions?