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Inkscape Vector art

Tuesday, June 16th, 2009

Here is a little ninja I created based on this tutorial for Illustrator.

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Little Ninja

I then created 3 ninjas

3 Ninjas

Then I just had to create a Monkey

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download to die for dvd I used Inkscape to create all 3 of these images. You should give it a try.

Horizon dumbing down

Friday, June 5th, 2009

I used to love Horizon, it was one of my favourite programs on TV.    Something strange has happened over the last few years though.   They have stopped presenting both sides of the arguments and simply try to sensationalise the topics they cover..

There seems to be a trend of so called ‘scientific’ programs dumbing down.   Horizon has also started to do dramatisations about natural events where it appears to be full of ‘what ifs’ and ‘could occurs’.

It does appear that I’m not the only one who feels this way.

If the BBC is funded by tax payers shouldnt we have a say on how we want the programs made.

I like what this says

cj7 download http://richarddawkins.net/article,3117,The-Presidents-Guide-to-Science,BBC-Two–Horizon

If this is anything like the recent crop of Horizon programmes it will have been dumbed down to sub moron level so probably just right for an American President (although I doubt he will ever see it). Horizon used to be the BBCs flagship science programme but not any more.

Simply google for Horizon dumbing down and read what everyone thinks, well everyone outside the BBC and BBC America by the looks of it.

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Even wikipedia has entries about the dumbing down.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Horizon_(BBC_TV_series)#Criticism

kde mouse for Windows

Thursday, June 4th, 2009

I normally use Linux as my main operating system but have to use Windows boxes at work.   I hate how you have to resize windows on Windows.  You have to click them 5 few pixels in the bottom right of the Window.

Under most Linux window managers you can press Alt-Right click and resize the window that way.

I really missed this on Windows and would keep trying to do it only to see context menus appear.

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I finally found kde-mouse.exe (198k).  I cannot remember where and the website appears to have vanished.

I know of the following commands

  • Alt + Left Mouse Button: Drag to move a window.
  • Alt + Right Mouse Button: Drag to resize a window.
  • Double-Alt + Left Mouse Button

    : Minimize a window.

  • Double-Alt + Right Mouse Button: Maximize/Restore a window.
  • Double-Alt + Middle Mouse Button : Close a window.

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Simply download the exe and drop into your Startup directory.

E.g

C:\Document And Settings\<username>\Start Menu\Programs\Startup

I have just 1 problem with kde-mouse though.  It does not work over Remote Desktop.  I constantly resize the main Remote Desktop window instead of the windows inside it.   Its only a small issue though 🙂   Kde-mouse is still amazing.