Ole’ Faithful – The Pentel P205

While almost all of what I post about here involves techy matters like Linux or more creative subjects like graphics and photography, I am by profession a structural engineer. And like many engineers (structural and otherwise) I value my mechanical pencils. I’ve tried all kinds both expensive and cheap, but I always keep coming back …

Increasing my productivity in 4 clicks

Little did I know I was only 3 or 4 clicks away from a big increase in my productivity… 1. Open Google Reader. 2. Select “Digg” from my list of subscribed feeds on the left. 3. Click Feed Settings at the top. 4. Click “Unsubscribe”. It’s surprising how much time I have gained for other …

So you want your own stinkin’ font?

  Via Pewari, I just found out about this neat service called YourFonts where you can create your very own TrueType font very quickly and easily. You download a PDF template sheet, print it out, carefully draw out your characters in pen (I used a medium felt-tip), scan it in and upload to their site. …

My Current MicroMessaging Setup

  Friendfeed recently added IM to their growing list of features. And while I’m not a traditional Friendfeed user (I rarely post or comment directly there), it has changed how I manage my micromessaging stuff (Identi.ca, Twitter etc.) along with all the social network-ey stuff I run into. Here’s my current setup:   I have …

Back on the Openbox wagon… I think…

 About 3 or 4 months ago, I switched from Openbox to an XFCE desktop. Overall it’s been a pretty good experience. Speed-wise it falls somewhere between full-on Gnome and my Openbox setup on my aging P4-3GHz desktop. Feature-wise XFCE has been pretty much on-par with the full Gnome/Ubuntu desktop except I’ve been using the XFWM4 …