Update theme

I’ve up dated my weblog theme tonight. New background color, new color around title and around images.
Change the font to be “Bitstream Vera Sans” or sans-serif for those Windows users. Previously I was
using the Sotto theme by Rowell Sotto.

Latest desktop (Fedora Core 2)

As I stated earlier, I like to troll some of the gnome websites looking for
new icons & themes.
Here’s a thumbnail of my current desktop (click to enlarge):

I’m using the
OpusOS
metacity theme, which gives me the nice blue border around the windows.
I find it to be clean and not very gaudy.


For the GTK widgets, I went with the Smooth-Scooped theme. When I first applied it, it did not look as smooth as the one in the preview. Turns out I needed to install the Smooth theme engine, which can be found at sourceforge.net. Once the engine was installed that gave me the sleek and smooth menus.

In Fedora, the GNOME menu is as the bottom of the screen, in other distributions the put a small GNOME menu at the top of the screen. As you can see in my desktop preview, I put a small (24 pixel) menu at the top of the screen, then added another 64 pixel menu to the left with all of the main applications.

The icons I’m using is GNANT,
which I modified to extend GnoMetal. I like the GnoMetal
icons for the web browser, email, and OpenOffice (they are the top 5 icons on the taskbar above). Here’s
a sampling of the GNANT icons as seen in Nautilus

Digital Camera

It’s time for a digital camera. My Sony Clié TJ-27 has 310,000 pixel camera which pretty much sucks, except for maybe insurance pictures. But having this little camera has given me the digital camera bug.

I’m a brand loyalist, one of the few left I think, so I favor the Sony DSC-P150. I’ve already got memory sticks for my Clieé and would like to reuse these for my digital photos. The only camera I know of that use memory sticks are the Sony’s. But most of my friends went with the Canon cameras.
A former manager of mine, has a Canon G5, and Eric just got the new Canon G6.

Does anyone have any pro’s and con’s to which digital camera is better? Any bad experiences with either?

First Post

Wow, blogger definitely has a cool interface for editing, as well as a nice HTML editor that works in Mozilla on Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 3. But I can’t figure out how to post a picture.

Crossover Office Pro

I’ve been using CodeWeavers’ Crossover Office Pro on Fedora Core 3 for 3 weeks now. I’m really impressed with its Quicken support. Quicken 2002 Deluxe runs quite well in Crossover Office. Sounds works, fonts render well, and the installation went without any hiccups. What doesn’t work (at least I haven’t gotten it to work) is the internet features.

There have been reports that iTunes works in Crossover Office, but I have had no luck installing it. Always hangs when installing the Intel 32 bit driver or something like that.

Overall, Crossover Office is a great product. I’ll try installing TaxCut later this month to see how that runs
in it.