About Inkscape - Splash Screen Contest

Submitted by kattekrab on Wed, 27/05/2009 - 11:48
Draw Freely - Inkscape splash screen entry for version 0.47

Entries closed and voting is open for the about screen contest for the next release of Inkscape.  There are 36 entries, some of them representing hours of dedicated artistry by their creators, others flashes of inspiration quickly rendered with our favourite tool.

I've picked 9 of the 36 for my own personal shortlist... but I can only vote for one - which will it be?  What do you think?

View all 36 here http://inkscapers.deviantart.com/journal/24960257/ - and create an account to vote!

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Linux Audio - time for serious attention

Submitted by kattekrab on Sun, 19/04/2009 - 11:00

Matt Bottrell posted about the sad state of audio on linux. Now - I can't even pretend to understand all the whys and wherefores, and have none of the necessary skills to fix it, let alone post constructive criticism about where to look at sorting out the issues - but I can certainly agree it's broken. Perhaps I can add a simple voice of frustration from a long time linux user?

Three Melbourne Women - 3 cheers for Ada Lovelace Day

Submitted by kattekrab on Wed, 25/03/2009 - 19:52

It's still 24 March in Honolulu!

I've been tickled pink reading ada day blog posts over the past day and a bit. I've smiled as I've read posts by my friends, and posts about my friends, and I wanted to just add another chord to the rousing chorus of celebration of Women in Technology that has been the inaugural Ada Lovelace Day.  Also Hip Hip Hooray to Suw Charman for dreaming this, and making it so.

 

A Tale of Three Margarets - Women in Technology

Submitted by kattekrab on Tue, 24/03/2009 - 16:01
Let’s create new role models and make sure that whenever the question “Who are the leading women in tech?” is asked, that we all have a list of candidates on the tips of our tongues... To take part All you need to do is... pick your tech heroine and then publish your blog post any time on Tuesday 24th March 2009. It doesn’t matter how new or old your blog is, what gender you are, what language you blog in, or what you normally blog about - everyone is invited.

so sad, so very very sad.

Submitted by kattekrab on Tue, 10/02/2009 - 12:58

Mere words seem inadequate.
Tears speak volumes.
Compassion overflows.
 
Condolences for the unspeakable loss of life of loved ones, pets, stock, wildlife, bushland.

Condolences for the ongoing horror of serious injuries requiring months and years of rehab.

Condolences for destroyed homes once filled with the tangible momentos of families lives.

I'm so very very sorry.
 

Remembering

Submitted by kattekrab on Sat, 07/02/2009 - 20:45

I am nearly old.  Old, as opposed to young.  And I am beginning to experience the phenomenon known as remembering.

I picked up a postcard last night... trumpetting Australia's first ever Youth Forum.  What about Priority One? The Youth forum we had when I was a youth?  I'm feeling cynical.

I'm also remembering the dust cloud on the last hottest day of my life - I was in primary school. Strange billowing red clouds seemed to tower in the sky before descending to cover everything in a light gritty dust.

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