No Mincing Words

My mom passed away about a month ago on July 10th, 2013. I loved her so much. And now my attention turns to my Dad. It’s so difficult. Together for 50 years and then suddenly alone. You can’t cheat your way out of grief so I’m told. The only way out is through. My daughter …

Forgot That Feeling

Hmm. Maybe a pseudo brain dump is the best way to get myself back into writing here. Nothing terribly brave, but baby steps I say. Sometimes it’s good to just stop for a moment and take stock. It’s been a long time since I’ve really written anything here, and some things have definitely changed. Perspective …

Ostriches and Reboots

Did you know that Ostrich Sans is quite a beautiful typeface? In fact, you could probably use it as a heading font for a website design and be quite pleased with it. Well actually, that’s what I just did. Yes, after literally years of neglect, I finally updated my main website rfquerin.org. Please have a …

Fat Cats with an Android App.

If you’re interested in having some silly fun (or maybe getting sent to the doghouse by your significant other) here’s an app for you. FatBooth is an app that takes a head-on photo of a person’s face and adds.. oh.. maybe 200 pounds. It’s dead simple to use and generates surprisingly good results.   Using …

The GnomeShell and Unity Bike Shed

If there’s one thing I use a lot, it’s Google’s “define:” keyword. I’ve got a pretty good handle on this here English language, but often I’m looking up words I see somewhere and don’t quite understand. In fact I’ve had whole online conversations with smart people where I’ve spent a great deal of that time …

And for our mobile friends out there…

I’ve just installed the WPtouch plugin on my weblog. This gives visitors coming from mobile devices a specially formatted view of this site. I think it can be tweaked and customized, and of course I have done neither. It looks decent enough and it does prevent any requirement for pinching and zooming. It also gives …

Suckish.

I wrote 14 blog posts here over the last year – this doesn’t count as one either. Barely over 1 per month on average. That stinks. I must do better.

Librescope.com is born

If you’ve been reading this weblog for the last little while (thanks for sticking around btw) you’ll know that while the posts are sporadic, as of late they’ve been hovering around various topics under the general umbrella of ‘design’. And when you think of the Free and Open Source Software community, perhaps ‘serious design discussion’ …