November 30, 2008 Comments Off on NaBloPoMo 2008 – Done!
As Eden asked:
Have you managed to post something thought-provoking every day, or do you feel like you clogged up the Internet with less-than-satisfying content for the sake of endurance?
50/50: I wrote more of my own stuff this year (about half the time, and that is a big deal for me) but also filled in with link posts half the time.
What I learned: Writing every day is a good idea. Posting every day, not so much.
November 29, 2008 Comments Off on RGB Conversion Samples in GIMP
Opening a file in GIMP requires one to define the RGB working space for that image. The choices are to keep the embedded profile or convert to whatever option you have defined in your preferences. Gimp.org recommends using sRGB but my preference is for Adobe 1998. Of course none of these really mean that much without printed output but it is interesting to see the subtle display differences.
Bonus tip: When calibrating your monitor take off your glasses if you have lenses with anti-reflective coating as they make everything appear slightly green and you might set your display too magenta with them on.
November 28, 2008 Comments Off on How to install Script-Fu scripts for GIMP in OS 10.5
1. Download the scripts you want to install (.scm files)
2. Put them into Home » Library » Application Support » Gimp » scripts (may have to create the scripts folder)
3. In GIMP: Filters » Script-Fu » Refresh Scripts
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November 25, 2008 Comments Off on Blogmarks
Ms. Ganley, the blogger in Vermont, has a slogan that encapsulates the trend: “Blog to reflect, Tweet to connect.” Blogging, she said, “is that slow place.”
Sometimes I long to be good at reflection and find exactly the right words… But, alas, I am more likely to find just the right code for an ellipsis (`…`).
November 24, 2008 Comments Off on Automator in the Morning
Every morning I open the same applications and rather than type each of them into Spotlight or open them one at a time from the dock I made an [Automator] application to do this for me. Automator comes with OS X and it is easy to create your own:
1. Open Applications » Automator
2. Choose Custom in the splash screen that pops up
3. Type launch into the search box in Automator
4. Drag Launch Application into the working area on the right
5. Use the pull-down menu to select the application you want
6. Repeat for all the applications you want to launch together
7. File » Save As » Application
Now you can just type a few letters into Spotlight to get started every morning or place it in your dock if you’re a dock user.