Had family in town so we went to Golden Gate Park. Managed to snag a few photos that turned out pretty good. Click to see the entire set.
If there’s something I’ve learned from work, it’s to start small. At the beginning, use pieces that are available to you already. Build quick prototypes, and only work on the hard parts as you really need them. I’ve spend a considerable amount of time working on blog systems, but in the exactly opposite manner. I […]
I had another surge of motivation to switch back to FVWM, so I’m hacking away at my .fvwm2rc again. One particularly useful trick I’ve come up with is to be able to map key combinations to focus specific application windows. This works even if I’m looking at a different desk. As I tend to only […]
While there was no official release, it appears that the second version of Redhat’s free “Liberation” fonts are available as an attachment on this bug report. This new version has full hinting information, which should improve rendering at small sizes on low-DPI displays (read: your computer monitor). Below’s the screenshot. Surely, an improvement over the […]
I’ve been playing around with the Ubuntu 8.04 pre-release versions in a VM. So far, things are looking good. Of course, I won’t know if things are really good until I run the thing on real hardware. Firefox 3 seems like an overall improvement, except for the new autocompletion window (too busy). The Gnome desktop […]
I was looking through my netflix recommendations. Either that system is completely borked, or it knows something about humans that I don’t…
So I’ve got this giant monitor sitting on my desk. It’s bright. It has very deep colors. Some reds and greens and oranges definitely look like colors I’ve never seen on a computer display before. It’s grainy. From googling, it appears to be the anti-glare coating that comes standard on all these types of monitors. […]
So I’ve been playing around with the Firefox 3.0 Beta 1 download today. But I’m somewhat concerned by what I can only describe is a regression in font rendering. Here’s an image to illustrate. On the left is Firefox 2 on my Ubuntu system. On the right is Firefox 3 beta 1. In both cases, […]
Time again for my periodic trolling around the net for “Linux on the Desktop” articles. In this episode, I refer you to this Infoworld article, which talks about why Linux desktop hasn’t succeeded yet. The author, Randal Kennedy, claims that because of the development structure of Linux (how distributions serve as aggregation points), when a […]
Finally found some. These are the standard “core fonts” like 6×13 that come with any X11 distribution, converted over into .FON and .TTF files so that they can be used in Windows. Particularly useful if you want to make your PuTTy really look like an xterm.