There has been a bump in the road forcing me to find new space to publish random thoughts, ideas, comments and rants. Since the spaces at myOpera will cease to exist in early 2014 I'll be selectively importing various topics and creating new ones... (Next, I now have linux installed on my desktop)
I am in the process of migrating my digital musings (few though they are) from myOpera to WP...
That space is Under Construction but Hard Hat and Safety Boots not required.
Although I am not a prolific poster, I have enjoyed being here. It
A Rant on not being able to watch one of my favourite sporting events...
Well I am finally starting with a custom background image for for my header... I've had the idea for a few weeks but have been procrastinating. I finally decided to get on with it this morning.
A few hours later, with a slight interruption to shovel more snow, I had the above result. Right now this is good but you can be assured I'll be making adjustments as I learn more about GIMP.
I have a mini Linux distro I use that is kept on an 8Gb thumb drive which includes GIMP, so I booted to Linux and started fooling around. I knew I wanted to use the Opera logo as a cursor, but had no idea how to make it transparent and overlay it on my image. After a couple of You-Tube tutorials and many false answers I "figured it out" and the above is the result. (Learning GIMP, something else for the To-Do List.)
The only photo editors I usually use are IrfanView and XnView. Both are great for many things (especially batch manipulation) but for creating layered images and manipulating them, I could not find a way to do what I wanted, so I figured I'd try GIMP.
I'll give myself a pat on the shoulder for that.
A place where I can write about my hobbies, interests, current events, b%tch and complain and even post a few fotos I've taken. I've been taking photographs for, well let's just say it's a long time, perhaps it's time I published a few...
Currently I am looking into taking some courses in creative writing and perhaps drawing. Also I'm studying more and more about computers, especially security issues, helping friends with computer problems (file restoration, virus/malware/spyware cleaning and investigating different flavours of Linux.
|November 2013January 2014|
Computer and Internet Security
Sophos - Naked Security
CarderPlanet bust, Target credit card breach, ...
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California looks to implement ‘kill switch’ as ...
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Target confirms: Crooks may have spent holiday ...
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