A REAL 3 Dimensional Desktop

February 21, 2008

I’m a big proponent in open source software for a few reasons, the best of which is the ability of anyone to work on anything and have anyone else help them if they wish. This really opens up the world to groundbreaking new ideas.

One of the biggest things, in my opinion, in ground breaking new ideas is Compiz-Fusion, the open source OpenGL accelerated desktop environment for Linux. I’ve talked about it in the past, but not really extensively. What Compiz Fusion does is turn over the rendering of your desktop from your CPU to your GPU allowing for some really awesome effects (AKA Eyecandy) without adding any additional overhead to the actual computing power of your computer. For instance, I can do just about anything, and a whole lot more, than Windows Vista’s Aero interface or Mac’s OS-X interface can on a machine that is generally considered sub-par by todays computer standards – a 2 GHZ Athlon, 500 Megs of RAM and an Nvidia GeForce 6200 with 256 megs of memory on a 4x AGP port. This is top of the line 2003 hardware here, but in case you hadn’t noticed, this is 2008, 5 years later than my technology.

Now some developers have taken Compiz-Fusion to an all new level. The current 3d desktop is really just a rendered 2d desktop with some effects to make it look pretty. SmSpillaz and others have really made the Compiz-Fusion interface into 3 Dimensions! Take a look at the following video if you don’t believe me:


Why does everyone hate Linux?

November 9, 2007

I don’t get it, and I’m really fucking pissed off about it.

Why?

Why does everyone hate Linux? What are they afraid of? It’s my god damned computer, I’ll fucking use it how I want seeing as how I paid for it on my meager ass $10 an hour part time job.

It’s my fucking iPod, I should be able to use it how I want seeing as I also paid for it on my meager ass $10 an hour part time job.

What is with these people? I pay for music but I can’t listen to it because I don’t have the hardware or software YOU fucking want me to listen to it on? Bullshit. When I pay for music I have NEVER signed, consented or approved of any type of license or restrictions in my PERSONAL use of the music. If I want to fucking listen to music on my preferred OS, then fuck off and let me do it. If I want to put that music on MY fucking iPod then fuck off and let me do that too.

Fuck off Apple. Fuck off Steve “motherfucking” Jobs. Lets not forget that your blessed OS is a Unix variant, and a FREE one at that you cheap bastard! Take free shit, sell it for millions, and then sit back, collect the dough and don’t give a damned thing back to the people you took it from? Fuck you Bill G…, wait – sorry – I forgot who I was talking about for a second.

99 cent music? Fuck you! How much of that gets back to the artist? 1 penny? Is that why the Beatles haven’t signed iTunes yet? They’re afraid they’ll go broke waiting for their half penny to show up in the mail you cheap shit.

Fuck you Steve Jobs.

And take this goddamned iPod and shove it up your motherfucking stupid white pimpled hairy fat ass.


Minesweeper: The Movie

August 14, 2007

You have to see this one to believe it.

Watch the Minesweeper: The Movie – Trailer here!


Automated Digital Graphic Scene Completion is here!

August 9, 2007

WTF am I talking about!?!

Easy – Ever take a lovely digital picture only to find later that some schmoe got between your camera and your stripper at just the right time? Take him out and fill in the blank!

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The example is much more family appropriate, but something tells me that finding a picture of a stripper on the interporn … err… I mean Internet won’t be terribly difficult.


A different idea for the 3D desktop

August 8, 2007

I came across this video today about a different (completely different) 3 dimensional desktop from OS X, MS Aero or Compiz. It’s called BumpTop and it’s interesting in that it is more like working with your Real Life desktop with documents scattered and strewn about your computer desktop, the ability to stack or pile them, sort them and rifle through them.

Check out the video, this is really compelling stuff!


Compiz-Fusion release 0.5.2 announced

August 4, 2007

Check it out here

For those who don’t know, Compiz-Fusion is a true 3D accelerated version of your desktop. Why not let your processor process processes and let your graphic card actually show you what you sunk $300 into it for?

Want to see Compiz-Fusion in action? Take a look at this video first, then head over to Youtube for more.

Sorry Windows users, Compiz is only for Linux. Billy et al already tried to give you a pretty interface with Aero. What? You can’t use Aero because your computer isn’t fast enough? Maybe you should switch to Linux, it’s making a damned fine entry into the desktop market with distributions like Ubuntu and Linux Mint.

I’ve been running Compiz-Fusion just dandy-fine for the last month on my 2004 Compaq Presario with a whopping 2 GHZ Athlon, 512 megs of RAM and a Geforce 6200 AGP-4x.


The GIMP User Interface gets updated!

July 29, 2007

I just picked this up off of the Ubuntu forums…

The GIMP is getting a User Interface (UI) redesign and we can expect portions to be available now (the new select/crop tool) and more in 2.4 (like a single window to rule them all!)

Huzzah!!

Check it out on their very own wiki