Tux update: black and white vector line-art

Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013

Many months ago, I released a high-quality vector version of Tux that I made in Inkscape as SVG and PNG. Somewhat recently, I needed to make a black and white version for a project. You can get both the color and black and white versions in both SVG and high-res PNG at the Tux github […]

Linux color calibration in 2008?

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2008

Dear Lazyweb, I remember seeing things about color calibration using a Spyder2 way back in 2007.  Has much progressed?  How would one do this in 2008 on openSUSE 10.3, specifically? (Hopefully someone like Hubert Figuière will come to the rescue.) Thanks in advance!

Compose for typography

Tuesday, February 19th, 2008

Often, us artist-types need advanced typography when making artwork, laying out text, and fun things like that. How do you usually do it? For me, it’s either been launching a stupidly hard to find (and annoying to use) character picker or searching for some character on the Internet and copy/pasting it in. (Once in a […]

Squiggles and dots

Friday, February 1st, 2008

Dear “lazyweb“, How do I type all those funny European squiggles and dots on the mere 26-letter US keyboard on my Lenovo X61 laptop in Linux? Searching Google and copy-pasting found characters is getting old pretty quickly. The correct way to type these characters is not obvious. If it involves special scripts and downloading configuration […]

Recommendations for a PCMCIA wireless card for an old Linux laptop?

Monday, September 10th, 2007

Can anyone suggest a good PCMCIA wireless network card that “just works” with Linux? Ideally, the driver would be open source and included upstream (and in all the major Linux distros). This is for a very old laptop running Linux, so the cheaper the better. It just has to be something that works and is […]

locate your files!

Tuesday, April 24th, 2007

This is just a quick set of tips about the super-duper-handy locate command at, well, the command line. First off, it’s called locate. If you don’t have it installed, it may be contained in a package called findutils-locate (a “shout-out” to all my fellow SUSE distro users) Secondly, to manually update the locate command’s database […]

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”. […]