A Rant on not being able to watch one of my favourite sporting events...
Well I am finally stating 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.
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Computer and Internet Security
Sophos - Naked Security
Get ready for the next #sophospuzzle - coming ...
It's almost time for the annual AusCERT conference in Queensland, Australia. And for everyone who's asked, the answer is, "Yes! There's a #sophospuzzle!" No, you don't have to there to join in...
Interview with 'We are Anonymous' author Parmy ...
In this podcast Chester interviews Parmy Olson author of "We are Anonymous" about her thoughts on LulzSec, their sentencing and the Anonymous movement. Parmy also shares some of her thoughts on Firefox OS and other developments from Mobile World Congress 2013.
FT hacked. Syrian Electronic Army hijacks Fina ...
The Syrian Electronic Army has struck again - this time adding the scalp of the prestigious Financial Times to its collection of hijacked accounts belonging to well-known media organisations.
How to hack an electric car-charging station
The latest entrant into the scary-infrastructure category comes from a technology that feels like it should be warm and fuzzy and definitely should not contribute to your personal and financial details getting ripped off.
Apple fixes 41 iTunes security flaws, some mor ...
Apple released the latest update to iTunes today, version 11.0.3, fixing 41 vulnerabilities in the Windows version and 1 in the OS X version. Many of these flaws are rated critical and we advise you update as soon as possible.