30 Aug 2000 tigert   » (Master)

Back to stuff!

I had a nice holiday and it's time to get back to work. My friend ettore greeted me with a icon request list yesterday, and I have been hacking on them. Lots of thinking on how to do good and intuitive (the word starts to sound like a cliché to me..) icons.. I like making icons but some of them are comparable to real mini-artwork, when I think about the creative process. Lots of sweat and hard thinking. Maybe I should start printing them and framing into tiny little wooden frames and hanging them in my wall.. :)

I played with gphoto and my digicam, creating a nice hack-kludge webcam, go see if you want here. The good part is I run it from my laptop, so having it with me, I can "broadcast" from anywhere - I just need a net connection. There is a drawback though, I dont know what the camera likes to be scripted and taking photos every N seconds for extended periods of time. Thus I only update once per minute or so and it is running only occasionally. I dont even consider linking the webcam page from my frontpage.. It is a fun hack anyway, and if you are lucky, you can spot me hacking with Gimp :)

I also got around and installed the latest Gimp-print plugin. The results are cool. I dont need to print anything from windows anymore, the quality is awesome already. I cant wait to get raph's cool hacks into it, then it will be clearly superior to the windows drivers. It is excellent even already. Way to go!

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