Archive for the ‘personal’ 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).

Luxury of Break

December 21, 2006

Seeing as how my classes are now out for the winter break, and I’m back to my FreeBSD box, I have a chance to work on a few things. First off, I plan to be done with the C Book (‘The C Programming Language” by Kernighan and Ritchie), touched on my Greek Lessons, and most importantly (okay, so it’s not the most important, the C book will probably help a lot with this…) is to make the Songbird Media Player (http://www.songbirdnest.com/) work in FreeBSD. Using the patch provided (some bugzilla posing) and the Apple makefile, it will supposedly compile. All I’ve managed to achieve so far is an arse load of errors with the make files and missing operations in the if statements. Good thing I’ve got nothing but time on my hands.

P.S.: A gui for imagecloud is in the pipeline too.

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).

Programming Humor

November 30, 2006

http://just-humour.blogspot.com/2006/11/programming-languages-are-like-women-by.html

Geekin’ it up…

November 27, 2006

http://packetstormsecurity.nl/unix-humor/100.things.sysadmin.says.html

http://www.notelay.com/articles/fun/boyfriend_programme/

http://www.gnu.org/fun/humor.html – My favorite is “Hello, World!”

Brutal ATi Drivers — I think.

October 30, 2006

Man, these past two days I’ve been trying to help Pat get his box going with Fedora, but the damn graphics card won’t work. That is to say, the card works, but will not load the appropriate drivers or something. It has to do with DRI/DRM and the agp port. I don’t know if it is something we are doing (I doubt it though, I’ve ran Fedora+ATi many times) or some odd issue with the hardware combo. We are going to try an nVidia card next. Here’s hoping…

[When I find the pastes, I’ll post the errors from dmesg here]

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 😉