Archive for October, 2005

Happy Hulaween!

Monday, October 31st, 2005
“Happy Hulaween, everybody!”

a pumpkin with a carved in Hula logo

First snow of the year in Boston

Saturday, October 29th, 2005

Up here in the Boston area, we got our first snowfall of the season. It started this morning with the largest flakes I’ve seen, and it has been continuing all throughout the day, causing nearly everything to be covered in white. The snowfall will continue throughout the night, according to several weather websites, although it should clear by sometime tomorrow. We’ll have to see how long it lingers — but for now, we’re enjoying the scenic winterland from inside, cozy and warm, sitting next to the fireplace.

My website now works in IE (again)!

Friday, October 28th, 2005

It’s not that important for a majority of my visitors, but for those few who do view it through the ever-so-buggy Internet Explorer, my website will now display quite similar to the way it looks in pretty much every other browser.

Usually, I make sure that sites work well in both standards supporting browsers and Internet Explorer — but for my personal site’s most recent theme, I slacked a bit, as IE compatibility is a bit of a pain to get things to work right, and lately I have not had much time to spend to fix it.

PS: Comment posting is still a little odd (the error message, most likely caused by a PHP5 error), but comments do still get posted. I added a little message about that above the comment area, just to let everyone know.

Design clichés

Thursday, October 27th, 2005

If you’ve ever made graphics for any length of time, there’s no doubt that you have either encountered (or, most likely, produced) at least a few design clichés.

Tuomas’ neat icon-helping find

Thursday, October 27th, 2005

Today, Tuomas figured out that gnopernicus, an odd-sounding, useful accessibility tool for GNOME, can be super-useful for artists, especially those using Inkscape.

I played around with it on my ThinkPad at work today and found that shoving it to the strip on the side of my 1600×1200 screen seemed to be the most useful (outside of Tuomas’ sweet dual-head set-up), as one can maximize the Inkscape window to the side and not have an overlap.

This is really going to be super-useful when designing Tango icons.

Mono website

Thursday, October 27th, 2005

I haven’t mentioned it yet, but the Mono Project got a new website rather recently. It happened when I helped them upgrade to a new version of MediaWiki and then made a nice theme for their site. A bit of the content got rearranged too. All-in-all, it was a fun project and it was great working with Miguel to get the website design realized.

VMware in SUSE Linux 10

Thursday, October 20th, 2005

Joe, when I first tried to set up VMware on my SUSE 10 machine last week, it bombed out in a similar manner. I then searched a bit and found an interesting link in one of the support forums that referenced a Novell “Cool Solution” which, if step through, made the installation sort of “easy”.

Even though I installed VMware last week, I haven’t actually done anything with it yet, however.