Archive for November, 2004

Adobe interested in Linux?

Wednesday, November 3rd, 2004

It appears that Adobe, the makers of Photoshop and Illustrator (among other things), seem to be interested in Linux. Also, it looks like they are seriously considering releasing things as Open Source, too.

Just an educated guess: Adobe will probably open source some groundwork for making their apps work nicer on Linux. The list will most likely involve changes in things like the Linux kernel, GTK+, GNOME, font rendering, and in the X server.

After (and/or while) their changes have propogated, they may work on porting and releasing key apps according to some strategy. I’m not sure if that will include the heavy hitters of Adobe Creative Suite, but it would be nice. I’m guessing their first app will probably be a revised Adobe Reader (for the desktop and for Linux-based hand-helds) and then they will follow with their server stuff. Maybe after that time (or during it?) we may see other user-facing apps, like the suite.

Of course, this is all just a total guess and I really don’t know anything more than what CNet says.

Snag, crackle, POP! RICE treatment

Monday, November 1st, 2004

This past Sunday, I was walking towards the car and stepped off an abnormally high curb. Misjudging the distance due to the pile of fallen leaves, I stepped down a little further than usual. When my foot hit the ground, it was snagged by edge of the drainage gutter. While falling forward onto my car at the same time as plummeting down into the pile of crackling leaves, I heard a loud POP! sound–immediately followed by intense pain.

I think it may be an ankle sprain. It sure sounds like it.

I worked from home today, attempting to (somewhat) follow the RICE principle: Rest, Ice, Compression, and Elevation. It still hurts. It’s still swollen. It probably will be for a while too.