Well, it’s September, so I guess it’s time to call it quits with that whole “summer” thing. This has been a really nice few months. I’m very grateful that I could participate in Google Summer of Code this year with my project to build a shiny new Break Timer application for GNOME 3.Continue reading “GNOME Break Timer: Final report”
Almost five months ago, I switched to a standing desk. I am in love.
Yes, it is absolutely sane to be in love with a desk.Continue reading “I typed this standing up”
I seem to be accumulating all sorts of little scripts to solve odd little problems sensible people don’t encounter (and therefore don’t have scripts for). Normally I keep these to myself because they’re really ugly, but I’m going to start sharing the more useful ones on my blog. Maybe some day I’ll save someone a bit of time. That would be fun!
Using a Formstack form? Went over your form submission limit and now your email is flooded with thousands of useless error messages?Continue reading “Rescuing your data from Formstack’s “excess form submission” email”
Spurred on by the rather dull situation of my web dev portfolio being a single long page with pictures and writing on it (which simply will not do!), I spent the last week moving my blog (and my portfolio) to my own webspace with WordPress and a custom theme. This entailed re-learning PHP (ugh), learning more about WordPress, and pulling a lot of hair. And the whole thing is still a work in progress, but it’s here, and it’s better than my old blog. Yay!Continue reading “My new website uses WordPress and Smarty”
I keep babbling about how ugly I think Appearance Preferences is, so I played with GIMP just now and made a couple of mockups.
I’m hoping to stay grounded in reality here.
First: the problem!Continue reading “The borders: Cut them all down!! (Mockup)”
Here are two things I like:
- Tabs produced by window managers. For example, Fluxbox. This encourages applications to not do it themselves, forming consistency in the overall desktop experience.
- The non-overlapping nature of Blender’s user interface. Really, it’s cool design and completely makes sense for any workflow.
However, I don’t like that applications keep implementing these two things themselves, in different ways. For example, The GIMP and Inkscape both have systems for docking / undocking windows. They both feel profoundly different. One nice thing about IDEs is docks, but many developers prefer working in a text editor with a terminal for the extra speed and flexibility.Continue reading “Window manager feature wishlist: Gluing windows!”