Scaling animation effect with the GIMP
Here is a animation to demonstrate the effects of scaling based on Alice in Wonderland, based on the GIMP version 2.8. Having drunk the magic potion Alice begins to shrink. Instead of Alice its more fun if you shrink yourself. All you need is a digital camera with a timer, a tripod and a basic knowledge of the GIMP. If you don't have a timer on your camera, or a tripod, then you'll need a friend to take a couple of pictures for you.
Graphic files - Adding colour
The picture on a computer monitor or Video Graphic Array (VGA) , is made up of an array of dots, or pixels and is known as a bitmap. A typically display might consist of a line of 800 horizontal dots, each line is repeated vertically 600 times to make a frame. The number of dots in a frame is referred to as the screen resolution.
GIMP animation - getting started
GIMP stands for GNU Image Manipulation Program and is an open source software application covered by the General Public License [GPL]. The GPL provides users with the freedom to access and alter the source code that makes up computer programs. The GIMP is suitable for a variety of image manipulation tasks, including photo retouching, but in this article we'll concentrate on some of the basic animation facilities.
To install Nvidia Geforce 8400M GT Drivers on Commodore OS vision (So that you can get compiz and all the eye candy) do the following:
First go to the menu system..comodore extras..Install graphics driver, then:
1) Download Newest Nvidia Linux 64 bit drivers from Nvidia website for your graphics card
2) Open module blacklist as admin
sudo gedit /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf
3) Add these lines at the end of the file and then save:
eSellerPro running on Linux
Much as I would like to show you eSellerPro working under Linux I will refrain from doing so, but I can tell you it can work how well I am not sure I am not a expert on eSellerPro, if some body wants to work with me on this I am happy to add what expertise I can. Almost everything I tried seems to work, being a Java program there should be no reason why it shouldn't work - Java being cross platform and the like.
Can you open a PDF in Office - No!!!
What do you mean you can not edit a PDF document in Office, this certainly used to be the case! The only way SoSLUG previously found to edit a PDF file and belive you me we looked, you first needed to import any PDF into "Inkscape" and convert, whilst you can edit the file and alter it you needed to save the file either as an "Inkscape" drawing or save back to a PDF by exporting. Whilst there is little problem with this if you needed to continually edit the file it can be a bit of a pain.
Like in That Other OS™ you can set up your desktop background image to change automatically every so often. I seem to remember somebody asking about this before, I had no idea at the time.
Notes: This is not my work at all, just a Linux Journal Tech Tip by Shawn Powers.
Tar file archiver and compression utility
In computing, tar (derived from tape archive) is both a file format (in the form of a type of archive bitstream) and the name of the program used to handle such files. Initially developed as a raw format, used for tape backup and other sequential access devices for backup purposes, it is now commonly used to collate collections of files into one larger file, for distribution or archiving, while preserving file system information such as user and group permissions, dates, and directory structures.
Whilst trying out new Conky config files on Crunchbang Linux (wiki to follow about this) I had a few problems that turned out to be fonts that were needed that I did not have installed.
A quick web search later and the fonts were downloaded, but how do I install them so the system knows about them??