Posts Tagged ‘Ximian’

Jakub’s GIMP tips

Friday, September 3rd, 2004

Jakub has recently posted some nice GIMP tips on his blog.

Big news

Wednesday, June 16th, 2004

I have other pretty big news — I recently joined the Ximian team at Novell. I will also be moving up to Cambridge in a few weeks.

The spiffy skatters desktop set-up

Friday, July 25th, 2003

My friend Steve Ruff, also known as "skatters", has a really cool set-up for his "control center". He has three large monitors, with the middle apparently a flat-panel. The left-most screen is hooked up to a Dell running Red Hat Linux 9 with Ximian Desktop 2. The two to the right of it belong to a PowerMac running Mac OS X in a dual-head manner.

The backgrounds on his displays are from my "Quick Duke Trip" set.

Check out a photograph of his computer command center. It rocks!

(Not at) the LinuxWorld Expo!

Thursday, January 23rd, 2003

Okay, so I’m actually not at the LinuxWorld Expo up in New York City this year, but a few of my friends are. One of them, in particular (Steve Ruff, aka "Skatters") messaged me from the show floor to let me know that he noticed that there are no less than sixteen wireless networks where he is sitting. I mentioned that he would probably pick up even more if he wandered around the area a bit.

Currently, as I post this, he is hanging out at Ximian‘s booth, waiting for Miguel to speak about Mono.

I’m sure everyone up there is having a ton of fun, doing the whole expo thing. As for me, I’m working from home, with a sore neck and back (thanks to the accident) — but at least I have a few inches of snow on the ground! Snow! Woo-hoo!

Well, I wish I could have been up there at the expo. I’m glad that everyone up there is having a great time though (at least I’m assuming they all are…).

(If anyone is reading this from the show floor or would just simply like to talk about the expo, feel free to post a comment. *Grin*)

Update: Steve Ruff reported *live!* from New York and shared his impressions of the show this year. Included in his post are the most popular things on the show floor and news that he is planning on posting the pictures he took of the activities as they unfolded in the Javits Center. Click the link below to read more from the roving reporter, direct from his comment.

Photos: From the 2002 Fall Tour: New River, Pittsburgh, Ximian People

Friday, November 8th, 2002

The photos from my fall trip are now making their way to the website!

For your enjoyment, there are three new sets including a scenic overview of an old river in West Virginia strangely named the "New River", my travels with Stan around Pittsburgh’s downtown area, and photographs of some of the people up in Boston who are associated with Ximian, the company comitted to developing an ever-evolving open source mail suite for Linux.

The New River is a place I went white-water rafting a number of years ago. (Has it almost been a decade since?) You can check it out from the nice overlook I took the pictures from where I recently returned to shoot the fast-paced river.
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Pittsburgh is a fun place to visit, especially when you have the ever-witty Stan lingering around. The city has lots of great skylines to take advantage of when shooting photographs. It’s also a great place to go boating, see lots of reflective buildings, or ride an old miner’s cart up a hill. Whatever you do, please stay away from the terribly poisonous gigantic metal bugs who know how to open doors. (Okay — so they’re fake, thankfully! *smile*)
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Ximian people like to hang out around the exteriors of restaurants, play with wireless communication gadgets, and shoot pictures with digital cameras, all while looking suave and secretly ironic. If you look close, you might see me cheezing it up in a blurry shot or two.
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Of course, I have several other photographs from my road trip which I’m planning on posting soon. These are just a select few sets uploaded out of chronological order. I’ll fill in the gaps with glimpses of the Blue Ridge Mountains in the fall, sights around northern New York state, scenery from Vermont, and more visual excerpts from my recent vacation. Check back often and stay tuned… (:

Fall Tour 2002: I went, I saw, I took some pictures

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2002

I made it back to Raleigh safe and sound.

Bad news: Everything malfunctioned. My camera was giving me errors ("Error 01"), my cell phone stopped working for a number of days (and when it did work, I was on a super-expensive roam), my new laptop‘s backlight for the display died so I could not see anything on the screen (still that way too — I have to send it in yet again, as I have already sent it in and it got the motherboard and other parts replaced — it was supposed to get the screen replaced last time too, but they failed to fix that despite the dozen or so bad pixels — maybe the screen will be replaced this time. Sigh; more time without my laptop…), and my car also had multiple issues (ran out of windshield wiper fluid, it mysteriously reported that a bulb went out (and I couldn’t find out which one), then "another" bulb went out (but I can now see that the "second" one is actually the front headlight), and the service light came on (which is a pre-programmed light to remind me to take it in to the dealer for a check-up… maybe I can take it in and they can fix all the before mentioned anyway… heh)).

Good news: I managed to take time off, see a lot of things, travel to many places north of here (including Canada), meet up with a lot of cool people (lots of people including ravskel and x-virge in Pittsburg; Nat, Miguel, Duncan, Dobey, Amy, Ben, and many others (mostly Ximian people) in Boston, and mmarker in Amherst), and take a lot of good pictures (which I will post soon). (:

Even better news: I made it back safe. (:

Hi Nat!

Thursday, October 18th, 2001

Okay, so Nat wants people to link to him as Nat on his site so that Google will show him on a search for "Nat". I can totally appreciate that, as a Google for "Garrett" now brings up my homepage as the #1 hit (woohoo!).

So, I’d also like for more people to link to me as Garrett too, and would also take this time to mention that people should link to Nat‘s site as well. Continuing the list of sites to link, I have a suggestion of a few others as well:

Let’s make Google happy! (: