Archive for the ‘f/oss’ category

Lack of creative themes

December 23, 2006

So, I’m back in Enlightenment. It was my first X11 Windowmanager, and it is still my favorite. The thing I love the most has to be the creativity that it allows for in theme-ing. Don’t get me wrong, I DO NOT theme. I’m far to lame to pull that off. What bothers me is the lack of creativity that I have appearing in the theme realm. My source for this opinion is http://www.themes.org/ , so if someone has a better site or example, please let me know. The thing is, most “themes” or “skins” are damn Aqua clones, or XP/Aero-like. Wtf? Where are the Bluesteels and eChaos of today? I know it seems like many people are moving to DM’s rather than WM’s, but come on folks. Luckily, E17 looks pretty good so far. I’m just waiting for a client stable enough for me to run in every day usage (I tried it, but I had a few too many segfaults for my taste).

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Put that pointer away!

December 3, 2006

I’ve been working on imagecloud more, and listening to my sister tell me how it needs a gui for mass appeal. I don’t disagree, but I am the LAST person one wants designing one of those. Think… http://www.codinghorror.com/blog/images/wgetgui-screenshot.png . Don’t get me wrong, I love wget, but I don’t know that the average user loves that UI. Anyway, my sister is sketching what a sane UI would work like for me. Back in the code, where I actually work, I realized I don’t need that pointer for Glob() to return if I used a variable parameter instead of value and make it a procedure. Much simpler to work with then. I’m almost finished. I just need to complete the searching through the tags portion, and mayble look into what other libraries are available to it for graphic displaying (read : Thumbnails).

FC6 and painful essays

October 29, 2006

I should be working on my essay right now. I just can’t get into it. Shouldn’t have spent my day working on getting Fedora Core 6 going. It is nice to be back in a *nix environment. Programming is so much more natural feeling here, although that is probably because it is where I started more than anything else. I wish Windows could move to a unix-like OS, you know, how Mac did? Take their already existing interface, Aero, and make it a graphical server like Aqua. Sure, it’d probably take an arse-load of work, but for ALL major OSs to have a commonality like that would be awesome. Anyway, FC6 is nice. The new, dna-like look (yes, dna, not noodles. Get it? “Fedora is in your DNA?”) is real snazzy. The Distro has a nice dark, semi-gothic feel to it, which IMO is FAR superior to that hell that is *buntu. Yes, *buntu. Ubuntu, Xubuntu, Kubuntu, Fubuntu (rumors), Nubuntu (Paddy…), Edubuntu. All of them are the *buntu hell. I should get back to my essay, although, I’m very tired of talking about racism. I think I’ll just make stuff up from here on out 😉

New Page

October 26, 2006

I don’t know that it pops up saying I made a new page, but I did. ImageCloud has its own page now. Yeah, over on your right. Might have to scroll down a little. I don’t know if I’ll host the src there, or off site. I want a free host, I’m cheap.

Logo

October 25, 2006

Whilst working on myEnglish paper, I got bored. Big surprise. Anyway, I whipped up a logo for image cloud. The camera is Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike 2.5 . Thanks Wikipedia 😉

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GPL vs BSD

October 25, 2006

I’ve been doing some reading. This GPLv3 looks kinda’ controlling. I think I may want a new license (which I should probably post here). I hear that the BSD license is “true freedom.” Anyone have any opinions?

Ubuntu, ARG!

September 14, 2006

Okay. Does anyone else HATE Ubuntu? I’m so frakking tired of hearing about it. Everyone talks about it. It is always on Digg.com, and it irritates the hell out of me. It’s not that perfect. Oh, “Apt-Get/Synaptic is so great.” Um..  Debian anyone? It’s based off it. I’m just tired of people always talking about Ubuntu. There are SO many other distributions out there, that have so many great features that get over looked because of this Ubuntu cloud. I don’t really hate Ubuntu, I think it does help spread the idea and concept of Linux, but I don’t want people to be making Linux and Ubuntu synonymous. That scares me. The elegance of Linux comes from choice. Let’s keep that choice around.