Illustrations – Some Colouring

Fri 03 October 2008 by Garry Bodsworth

This is another illustration from the Transforce 2001 Alignment magazine. It’s drawn by Geoff Senior and I ended up colouring it, so I’ve attached the before and after.

Apparently it did appear in the Transformers: The Ultimate Guide, which was a surprise.

Transformers Alignment Liege Maximo B&W

Transformers Alignment Liege Maximo Colour

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Pen And Links

Thu 02 October 2008 by Garry Bodsworth

Pictures

Here is the pen and ink version of the picture I uploaded yesterday. I think my colouring from all those years ago did overpower it…
Transformers Alignment Black And White

Links

5 Best Free/Open-source Turn-based Strategy Games for Linux
Some good free games for Linux. They are mainly free implementations of games like ...

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Python 2.6 Released

Thu 02 October 2008 by Garry Bodsworth

Python 2.6 is available now from the Python website. You can see the what’s new here. This is going to make MacPorts much more complicated…

The most obvious addition is the support for the version 3.0 support. There is a -3 switch to check for future incompatibilities ...

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A Change Of Pace – Some Illustration

Wed 01 October 2008 by Garry Bodsworth

A while back I used to do a lot of illustration, and I just realised that hardly any of it is out there on the Internet any more. So I’ll be posting some of it interspersed with my usual developer ramblings.

This post is for an illustration that ended ...

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Night Time Links

Wed 01 October 2008 by Garry Bodsworth

The Singapore Grand Prix
Absolutely stunning imagery from the Singapore night-time grand prix.

GIMP 2.6 Released
The new version of GIMP has been released. It has the beginnings of the GEGL integration which is very exciting for the future of the image manipulator. I don’t care what anyone ...

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Apple And Accessibility

Sun 28 September 2008 by Garry Bodsworth

AppleInsider have put up a very interseting article about iTunes and accessibility:
Apple makes iTunes 8, iTunes U content accessible to the blind

Apple has volunteered to work with the state of Massachusetts to make iTunes 8 and the new iPod nano fully accessible, unlocking music, movies, and the free ...

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Get Your Link On

Sun 28 September 2008 by Garry Bodsworth

The unintended side-effect of what you hear on the news is that it has given comedians and satirists (I’m not entirely sure I should make the distinction) a wealth of new material. Some of it has been pure genius.

Get Your War On: Bailout?!
Get Your War On is ...

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The Evolution Of A Programmer

Sun 28 September 2008 by Garry Bodsworth

Sometimes you look at where you are now and think “How did I get here?”, currently it is in a good way but certainly in difficult times you think “How the hell did I get here?”. Certainly thinking back to when I started working as a developer I would never ...

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I Didn’t Let It Defeat Me

Fri 26 September 2008 by Garry Bodsworth

So I was having a bit of an unhappy time attempting to get GTK+ to compile successfully. My determination has finally paid off and I got it to work.

As it turns out I built Glib and GTK+ from their respective trunks so I could guarantee they were in sync ...

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LOLinkage

Fri 26 September 2008 by Garry Bodsworth

Laugh-Out-Loud Cats #950
LOLCats 950
The absolute brilliant Laugh-Out-Loud Cats. Beware you can lose hours in the archive…

10 amazingly alternative operating systems and what they could mean for the future
DexOS looks like a lot of fun.

Operation Foxbook: Life Inside the Browser, So Far
Living your computer life only through ...

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Git Merge Tools On Mac OSX

Thu 25 September 2008 by Garry Bodsworth

I think I have mentioned before the merge hell you can hit in Git like other source control systems. What you really need in that instance is a good merge tool to make it easy. When I used Subversion on Windows I used KDiff3 which did most merges automatically and ...

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In Programming Lies Madness

Thu 25 September 2008 by Garry Bodsworth

Sometimes programming makes you feel like you are losing your marbles. Over the past few days I have lost many hours of my spare time attempting to compile a branch of GTK+.

I went down the obvious route of installing the development libraries with apt-get and then attempting to compile ...

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Links To Old Windows

Thu 25 September 2008 by Garry Bodsworth

John and Kate Plus Windows 98
If you had a cool digital signage system then this would not be an issue.

XBMC ‘Atlantis’ Beta 1 Released for All Platforms
The beta of the new X-Box Media Centre is released… except it is now super-duper cross platform.

Clean tech, high tech ...

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Qt and GTK+

Thu 25 September 2008 by Garry Bodsworth

For a couple of weeks I have been playing around with Qt and GTK+ at fairly low levels, attempting to get some low level pixels and other things.

What I discovered on these travels is that Qt is much faster to get up and running (with a simpler build system ...

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Mouldy Links

Wed 17 September 2008 by Garry Bodsworth

Anti-Theft Lunch Bag Deters Sandwich Thieves
If you have ever been a victim of a sandwich thief, this is a work of pure unadulterated genius to protect your lunch.

Laugh-Out-Loud Cats #940
The truth about the economic situation – never trust a hedgehog.

First e-ink magazine cover published
A closer look ...

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Probably The Most Important Programming Skill In The World

Wed 17 September 2008 by Garry Bodsworth

Reading Code

It’s not something like being able to crank out a million lines of code in a year, or to construct the most complex algorithms. Being able to read and comprehend other people’s code is the most important skill you could need.

Very rarely do programmers get ...

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Random Sunday Links

Sun 07 September 2008 by Garry Bodsworth

Django 1.0 released!
Writing web apps in Python has never been so good, and now it has an official v1.0 release.

Atom squeezes onto Pico-ITX board
Intel Atom power squeezed into 100mm x 72mm.

Smallest x86 board ever?
And as if there is a competition x86 squeezed into ...

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Virtualisation – VirtualBox 2.0

Sun 07 September 2008 by Garry Bodsworth

Sun have just released a new version of their open-source virtualisation software, VirtualBox. For a free tool I think it is pretty great, especially with its very decent user interface on Mac, Windows, and Linux.

The new features for version 2.0 include 64-bit guest support, native OSX user interface ...

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Elements Of Programming – Alexander Stepanov

Sat 06 September 2008 by Garry Bodsworth

Alexander Stepanov (the brains behind the C++ Standard Library) has just posted the latest draft of the first five chapters of his upcoming book “Foundations Of Programming” which is co-authored by Paul McJones. You can view the PDF here.

He currently works at Adobe and has a remit for providing ...

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Google Chrome – Technical Stuff

Sat 06 September 2008 by Garry Bodsworth

The coverage around Google Chrome hasn’t died down very much since its release, which is interesting in itself, but the coverage is starting to get more technical and taking it apart.

The post “Code Reuse in Google Chrome Browser” looks at al the external libraries used in Google Chrome ...

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