Older blog entries for nomis (starting at number 4)

Long time no diary... However, a reference in raph's diary reminded me to publish something i did some weeks ago. I had a look at ClearType and was disappointed too. So I wrote a small script-fu for Gimp which scales an image down, optimized for LC-Displays. However, this is just a raw sketch and sometimes has some colorful borders, but the results are definitely worth a look.

Gimpcon is over. Thanks to Sven and Mitch for organizing this great event.

I try to certify all people I've met from face to face. So I had to certify a lot of gimp-developers. All of them are really nice people :-)

The meeting was very constructive. Gimp 2.0 will really rock!

I am desperately searching for people, who can help me at the Gimp booth at the biggest Linux fair in Europe, the LinuxTag in Stuttgart. I got some sponsors for our booth so I am most likely able to provide flight and room for one person from US or maybe two persons from Europe. The most urgent need is at the weekend (1st and 2nd July 2000). Our booth will have two or three computers, lots of wacom tablets and maybe a projector. Probably a lot of people want to learn something about Gimp :-)

If you are a Gimp Power-User or a Gimp-Developer please mail me, you could help me a lot.

Braunschweiger Linuxtage last weekend. Great event with a lot of interesting people. Met Martin Baulig who held two talks about Gnome and Tim Janik who made a presentation about GTK+ 1.4. Robert J. Chassell from the FSF was there too and talked a lot about Free Software (of course) and society. Very interesting and entertaining.

I nearly talked the whole two days about Gimp. The local LUG had a booth with Gimp on a Xinerama three monitor display and two Wacom tablets. It was sometimes hard to find the mousepointer, but it worked... :-)

Met lots of other interesting people. Especially thanks to Bjørn Bürger and his WG for providing a place to sleep.

Last Weekend I visited the first Vintage Computer Festival Europe in Munich. It was a pretty cool event with lots of interesting old hardware. My favourites were:

  • A Tektronix Terminal with a storage vektor display
  • A mechanical calculation machine with motor. Division really rocks. Make sure you place it on a stable table :-)
  • A self-built tube computer - the MUNIAC. The creator tried to build a "modern" tube-computer. It is not yet completed but is already able to count...

It is some kind of frustrating, that my knowledge of old computers is really limited. At least I can now claim, that I wrote a program on the very first Commodore PET 2001 model - Yeah, right:

10 PRINT "ICH BIN EIN COMMODORE PET 2001! ";
20 GOTO 10

Definitely cool!

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