Archive for June, 2009

Freenode and Mibbit

Earlier today, Freenode started to block all access to their networks from Mibbit.  This allegedly stems from people using Mibbit to evad bans, along with poor communication and responsiveness from Mibbit’s administrators.  As a solution for this issue, Freenode released their own web based IRC client.  After watching #freenode for most of the day, I have to congratulate the Freenode staff for continuing to answer questions, even if they were the same ones, all day.

Based on my observations, here are some of the common questions and concerns:

  • Will Freenode be blocking access from any other client? No.
  • Does this have anything to do with Mibbit being closed source and Freenode using open source software for their web client? No.

And I’ll toss in one more with my own answer:

  • How am I supposed to have my special setup wherever I go? Use something like: screen irssi

Mibbit had their own answer to all of this.

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Southeast Linuxfest

Tomorrow I will be attending the first Southeast Linuxfest in Clemson, SC.  I’ll post more tomorrow.

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GIMP – Fun With the Rectangle Select Tool

The Rectangle Select Tool in GIMP is a lot more powerful than it first appears.

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GIMP Layers – Mode & Opacity

The next part of this tutorial covers Mode & Opacity.  These two options combine to provide a decent amount of simple, yet powerful layer manipulation in GIMP.

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An Introduction to Layers in GIMP – The Interface

When working on any project in GIMP larger than a few simple tasks, layers become vital to keeping one’s sanity.  For starters, layers allow for quick changes and easy edits.  The more comfortable you are with layers, the more you will find that they are useful.  Through this multipart tutorial, I plan to share as much as I can about the power of using layers.  This first part is a fairly basic one to get everyone comfortable with the basic use of layers.  Even though it is called “The Interface”, I don’t plan on going too deep until later parts of the tutorial. Read the rest of this entry »

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And some people wonder why they work at McDonald’s…

McDonalds Fail

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