SEP
1
2008

Back to work

Summer is gone. No more pictures or travelling, lack of time for much opensource... that's life.

I will also be moving soon, and that will make my spare time even shorter. Lets hope there will still be some spare time during the weekends!

In the mean time, I'm seeing that many photographer applications and code are being added hideously to svn. I really wish those projects got more attention and advertising (and thus help), since, given the skills required for coding them, they require quite a few resources. I hope to be able to help those myself with some code, now and then.

AUG
31
2008

Photo KDE Tutorial 1-3: White balance

I'm real sorry, but the images in this blog post were lost in a server move (kdedevelopers cannot host images), so I had to delete it altogether =(

AUG
17
2008

Photo KDE Tutorial 1-2: Curves adjust

I'm real sorry, but the images in this blog post were lost in a server move (kdedevelopers cannot host images), so I had to delete it altogether =(

AUG
14
2008

Photo KDE Tutorial 1-1: Levels adjust

This is possibly one of the most widely used and most simple method to adjust an image. It's so simple and effective that you will want to use it on all your pictures from now on, so keep an eye on this, and have fun.

Lets see this sample photo from Akademy 2008, kindly donated by Sebastian Kügler:

You'll clearly see, the photo is darkish. After all, it was taken during a presentation and possibly the room was pretty dark. But that's no excuse for a bad photo =)

AUG
14
2008

What KDE can do for your (photo-)memories

Photography has changed a lot since digital cameras broke into our lives and replaced film cameras. Camera makers have made great efforts to convince us that digital is better, and that new digital cameras are worth their money.

AUG
5
2008

Holidays!

Such a boring title. And so obvious. But it's August: everyone around packs, get their kids in the cars and rush for miles until they reach to the hot summer beaches.... puagh! not my style. You won't see uga roasting his back under the sun just to look like the Guinness Record of Large Red Tomatoes. Life got other interests to keep my time busy. Different cultured and tourist-free destinations where you can taste the flavor of magestic culinaires not adapted to local aberrations, or you can just walk through, admiring their architecture and nature.

MAY
16
2008

Blue Numbers

KDE has always been a community that I saw myself very happy with. Open, friendly and cheerful to newcomers. To improve that, and not to diminish the quality of coding while doing so, #kde-devel is better used for coding only, and suggests #kde-cafe for a socialisation channel. I promoted the use of that channel in the past.

AUG
29
2006

kde, compiz and alt+f2: lets make it possible

Yeah, I fell into the trap too. It's a toy, just a toy. But I can't ignore eyecandy =)

There's some annoying 'g' dependancy on it for now, but I couldn't resist. Most of you will also have experimented with it, and possibly found that your dear minicli is no more accessible through Alt+F2 shortcut. Of course, this is unacceptable for me, given I use it at least 99 times a day. And possibly annoying for you too, right?

OCT
14
2005

Save the musiK!

In case you haven't noticed, there's a nice cute little menu in amaroK's playlist which mentions the horrible word "delete". Yes sir, delete, as in "remove completely from your harddisk". The option is side by side with "remove from playlist" option, so loosing your files by mistake is so easy. (nobody reads warnings nowadays, and everyone knows that).

SEP
25
2004

WARNING! Power user at keyboard!

There are some days when one shouldn't touch a computer keyboard. Today must be one of those days. But we'll never learn, and we'll keep doing these stupid things once, and again, and again. It must be Murphy who probably wrote:

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