I’ve uploaded backported packages from Ubuntu raring of pidgin-otr and libotr5 for the new version 4.0.0 releases of them, which hav ethe great feature of not sucking as much when you sign in from multiple locations. Get them from my ppa: ppa:stewart/ppa
This was my first real play with darktable. It’s a fairly new “virtual lighttable and darkroom for photographers” but if you are into photography and into freedom, you need to RUN (not walk) to the install page now.
My first real use of it was for a simple image that I took from my hotel room when I was in Hong Kong last week. I whacked the fisheye on the D200, walked up to the window (and then into it, because that’s what you do when looking through a fisheye) and snapped the street scene below as the sun was going away.
I’d welcome feedback… but I kinda like the results, especially for a shot that wasn’t thought about much at all (it was intended as a just recording my surroundings shot).
The second shot I had a decent go at was one I snapped while out grabbing some beers with some of the Rackspace guys (Hi Tim and Eddie!) in Hong Kong. Darktable let me develop the RAW image from my D200 and get exactly the image I was looking for…. well, at least to my ability so far. Very, very impressed.
Being a photographer and using Ubuntu/GNOME has never been so exciting. Any inclination I had of setting up a different OS for that “real” photo stuff is completely gone.
$ du -sh /home/stewart/.cache/desktop-couch/desktop-couchdb.* 746M /home/stewart/.cache/desktop-couch/desktop-couchdb.log 4.0K /home/stewart/.cache/desktop-couch/desktop-couchdb.pid 16K /home/stewart/.cache/desktop-couch/desktop-couchdb.stderr 653M /home/stewart/.cache/desktop-couch/desktop-couchdb.stdout $ du -sh /home/stewart/.local/share/desktop-couch/.gwibber_messages_design/2f3267703246f5e02533e59714915b7d.view 436M /home/stewart/.local/share/desktop-couch/.gwibber_messages_design/2f3267703246f5e02533e59714915b7d.view
I feel better already. I think the log files irritate me the most.
yay – latest package updates for ubuntu made suspend and resume work again for me. yet to try some of the xrandr stuff to see if its fixed yet.
Just caught it using 713MB of resident memory. What the fuck? I don’t even have Evolution running! There’s only the clock applet (which does pull things out of calendar i guess…).
Does Evolution win the prize for worst piece of free software yet?
I upgraded to Ubuntu 8.10 the other day, NetworkManager promptly forgot my wireless LAN key (grr… lucky I keep a copy in a text file) as well as my VPN configuration. It’s also changed the UI for entering what specific networks to route over the VPN (’cause the last thing you want is putting all your traffic through VPN when you have a perfectly good internet connection here… or even worse, I do *not* need to go via Sydney or the US to access the machine 2ft from me thank you very much).
Generally not happy with the new NetworkManager.