Thursday, June 19, 2008

Something witty this way comes.

Long time, no see. The webcomic is coming. I'll have an interesting URL for y'all early next week. I don't want to give it away just yet, lest a squatter finds a turnover opportunity!

Check out the virtual js/unix console.
Oh the ideas that come to mind, eh?

New Software!!!

If you have been away from civilization (ostensibly, away from an internet connection) for a few days, you probably don't know that Firefox 3 was released yesterday ... after which the site promptly and unsurprisingly died of DoS. :-) It came back up a few hours later, of course, ready and waiting.

Kudoz to the people behind the python program Juice, for podcast rss feeds.

As for regular RSS, I hope that a good firefox plugin will cover my needs, along with del.icio.us and digg.

These past few weeks I've found a great deal of good software.

I have found comfort and joy in the use of Peer Guardian 2 and Emsa Portblocker,
TCPOptimizer 2.1 (Windows) is a lovely, lovely program. that, when used correctly, makes your existing internet connection oh so nice.
Switch(Windows) is a lovely mass-converter tool for music files.


Of art programs, I'm still investigating the top among these candidates for finalizing the webcomics: (I'm really hyped about Synfig - I hope it lives up to the hype.)
GiMP,
Synfig,
Paint.NET,
InsightPoint,
SmoothDrawNX,
Dogwaffle,
Serif DrawPlus


I've finally completed the Rubik's Cube, using Lars Petrus' method. It still takes me about 5-10 minutes, but meh, I've always wanted to know how to do that. The interesting thing is that once you learn to solve the 3x3x3 cube, you automatically know how to solve the 2x2x2 cube. (Something that should've been obvious to me years ago ...)