Saturday, October 28, 2006

try out the Gimp and Inkscape!

in the last few days, i've had to use some open source software for some work, and i must say i quite like the results i've been getting. for example, someone came to me to remove tha background for a picture he needed for his project. i had a copy of the Gimp for Windows on hand, so i installed it with the help (if you're using the latest Windows version, installing help is a bit of a pain), and got the job done in a few minutes. i also gave it to him on a flash disk after teaching him how to get it done, and he came back the next day saying his supervisor was happy with him. i've also used Inkscape for a number of small jobs and quite like it. i've had some issues with Type 1 fonts (i don't think the Windows version works with Type 1 fonts), but it's a great program all in all, and has a nice feture set for such a small program. i heartily recommend both programs.

Saturday, October 07, 2006 Premium

someone seems to be taking very seriously indeed. i came across a SourceForge project to add some spice to the vanilla installation by adding various samples, clipart and fonts to it. the project cam be found here.

Friday, October 06, 2006

Blogger issues

i really haven't got the hang of using the Blogger interface, so please forgive me if i seem a little disjointed. later, then

Wisdom from the Hedonism Handbook Now here's something you don't see everyday: Words of Wisdom from the Hedonism Handbook. happy reading!

if you're a Windows user, there's a lot of open-source software available to you. i'm basically a Windows user even though i have friends influencing me to switch over to *nix. i don't think i'm ready for that now. well, for those inclined to use open-source software on Windows, you can check out the TTCS OSSWIN CD, and the OSSWin site.

also, you might want to check out Ohloh. came across it while snooping around BlenderNation.

Thursday, October 05, 2006

i guess this is the part where i'm supposed to say hello and tell you all what this blog might be about. maybe even share a few opinions or something. i'm not exactly sure how to do that right now and all, so i'll just say hello and thanks for coming over here, even if it was by mistake. hopefully, in coming posts, you might find it worth your while to either come here often, or add this to your feeds list. well, that said, have a great day!