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GIMP wishlist

Posted by notKlaatu , 24 June 2008 - - - - - - · 78 views

I needed a place to keep track of GIMP shortcomings, and this is gonna be the place.To preface this: this is NOT a list of complaints or gripes, it's just a wishlist, and things that I notice are missing from GIMP that are present in Photoshop.  I use GIMP exclusively, but I used to be Photoshop certified and I used it A LOT.  When I'm recommendin...


slackware 12 on sony vaio vgn-n250n - a love story

Posted by notKlaatu , 06 June 2008 - - - - - - · 218 views

slackware 12 on sony vaio vgn-n250n - a love story   _________INSTALLATION ___________   So I downloaded and installed Slackware 12.  First, I backed up the stuff I had on the computer just in case I screwed it all up.  I didn't have much personal data on there, so it all fit onto one CD-RW.   My harddrive was already partitioned, so I didn't have...


The Empire couldn't afford Boba Fett??

Posted by notKlaatu , 29 May 2008 - - - - - - · 88 views

So whilst watching Star Wars The Empire Strikes Back for the nth time, I was relishing the scene in which Darth Vader and Boba Fett are discussing what might happen if Han Solo is killed by the Carbon Freeze process.  And it struck me that with all the Empire's wealth, why didn't the Emperor just cut Boba Fett a big fat cheque so they wouldn't...


Controlling Kwin in KDE 4

Posted by notKlaatu , 29 May 2008 - - - - - - · 112 views

A friend and I were sitting around playing with KDE 4.  This sums up our notes on the topic:KDE 4 is a wicked desktop.  The best traditionally (thereby conveniently excluding Fluxbox) graphic-driven desktop, IMHO.  It's modern, it's sleek, it's ultra functional, and competes against the best of them.  Don't get me wrong, XFCE is cool and G...


Backing up the easy way

Posted by notKlaatu , 07 May 2008 - - - - - - · 83 views

Rsync.It's a small but effective, and really easy program that comes on every *nix system.The best back up plan is:1. simple2. quick3. painlessTo make it simple, get ONE big cheap USB harddrive (USB so it will be cheaper) and back up all your stuff to it.To make it quick, keep the harddrive close at hand, so that you can plug it in and let it do its t...


This is Avant-Garde

Posted by notKlaatu , 30 April 2008 - - - - - - · 94 views

Random films that are, in varying degrees, "avant-garde"...whatever that means.  Compiled by Dr. Terri Ginsberg, my avant-garde film professor.Impressionism, Vorticism, Photogenie:The Smiling Madame Beudet (Dulac, 1923)The Fall of the House of Usher (Watson/Webber, 1928)J'Accuse (Gance, 1919)Dada, Graphic Cinema, Futurism:Ballet Mecanique (Leg...


mix two audio tracks with sox

Posted by notKlaatu , 29 April 2008 - - - - - - · 110 views

SoX is the Image Magick of audio.To mix two audio tracks together from the command line, simply do this:$ soxmix file1.ogg file2.ogg mixed.oggthat's it!There's a lot more that can be done with sox, and hopefully i'll add more to this post accordingly.


Slackware 12.1 rc1 is out

Posted by notKlaatu , 05 April 2008 - - - - - - · 71 views

Two days ago, Slackware 12.1 rc1 was released.Here's how to be a part of its beta testing:ftp://ftp.osuosl.org/pub/slackware/slackw...ent/UPGRADE.TXT


Senseless Destruktions of a Laptop

Posted by notKlaatu , 02 April 2008 - - - - - - · 78 views

A friend of a friend contacted me and asked where a laptop could be recycled.I told him I would be glad to "recycle" the laptop for him and explained that I could put linux on it and it would be great.  He warned me it was in bad shape but I didn't listen.  People think computers are in bad shape the minute they can't sign onto AOL.So I sh...


HOWTO set up gmail account in Maemo Mail

Posted by notKlaatu , 01 April 2008 - - - - - - · 76 views

Who knows what kind of authentication gmail wants you to use to check your gmail account?  Well, now I do, so here's how to set up your gmail account in the default mail client of your Nokia N770 or N8x0The account settings are straight-forward.  Username, password, pop.gmail.com and smtp.gmail.comWhen you reach the end, click the Advanced Button.  He...

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