I should be working...

Submitted by kattekrab on Tue, 20/10/2009 - 14:11

I got bills to pay. Why am I procrastinating so badly when I have a pile of billable hours ahead of me that would neatly deal with the pile of bills sitting on the other side of the desk? Not to mention the business admin that needs to be done to make the cash flow.

It doesn't feel like procrastinating, but it is. Today I've been sucked into reading and microblogging about issues I care about...  Topics du Jour...

Open Edge 2009: Open Education Forum

Submitted by kattekrab on Sun, 27/09/2009 - 10:50

I've been working with Dr Kathryn Moyle and Ian Ralph to put together a one day forum on Open Education. We've called it Open Edge 2009.  The program has been finalised, and I've just put together a one page flyer - to help with last minute promotion to get the word out.  Would love it if you could forward on to anyone in your networks you think would be interested!

Download Open Edge 2009 Program PDF

Check out the website: http://open-edge.info 

Hottest 100 Songs Sung by Women

Submitted by kattekrab on Sun, 09/08/2009 - 22:07

I used to love the Hottest 100 - it was a summer milestone. Somehow I got old, and it ceased to be as meaningful to me. I watched with a vague nostalgic interest as people tweeted during this year's JJJ Hottest 100 of all time. I nodded and frowned when I read of the curious outrage about the very very few numbers of women artists who made it in to the list.

Melbourne logos

Submitted by kattekrab on Thu, 23/07/2009 - 12:08

Melbourne has a new logo. 

 

I think I like it. But I'm still getting acquainted and reserve the right to withhold judgement. I do think it's high time our fair city got a refresh... but quarter of a million dollars does seem like an awful lot of money, and I also wonder why a melbourne firm wasn't hired to do the job.  I mean really. What does that tell you?

CEGSA09

Submitted by kattekrab on Wed, 15/07/2009 - 19:23

I've been crazy busy of late, and seem to be suffering the same fate as others in that I'm using micro-blogs for the quick updates and burning need to express those 'top-of-mind' thoughts, rather than posting here to http://kattekrab.net - Ah well.

Not that you care. I don't imagine these rare postings of mine are missed much by anyone! :)

So what have I been up to? Conferences. Again.  Ya'd think I would have learnt to keep away from these unmitigated stress-fests by now. Oh no. Not me. Never learn, Can't be told.

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?