Random Wisdom


Picture of the Moon

by on Dec.18, 2005, under Art, Life

For a while now I’ve been thinking of photographing the moon. It was a clear night and I finally got around to doing exactly that:

I used my Fujifilm FinePix S5100 (Black&White mode, ISO 200) at a combined maximum zoom of 360x. Then I used Photoshop to increase the contrast a little. I’m quite surprised with the result — didn’t expect this from a consumer grade digicam.

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New GDM Theme

by on Oct.31, 2005, under Art, Linux, Software

Just designed my very first GDM theme. It’s based on the “Pixel Girl” theme and uses the “Blue Turbulence” wallpaper. Here’s a screenshot:

It can be downloaded from GNOME-Look.org or here.

To install and use, run the gdmsetup tool as root and look under “Graphical greeter”

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by on Sep.17, 2005, under Art, Software

I installed Inkscape a few days ago out of pure curiosity. Today I’m glad that I did .. I needed to touch up some diagrams with a few translucent windows here and there and GIMP didn’t seem to have any easy of doing it. So came the first field test of Inkscape ..

It works quite well – at least from the first impression. I can already see it giving MS Visio a run for its money …

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