Thursday, July 2, 2009

Steamboat Queen

"Steamboat Queen"

Chocolate agate cab, chunky smokey quartz roundelles

Web stitch, peyote stitch

Jasper Danglies

"Jasper Danglies"

Howlite?, greenish brown turquoise, jasper

Wire wrapped

"Earthy Discs"

"Earthy Discs"

Coconut, orange aventurine

Wire wrapped

Jasper Triangle Danglies

"Jasper Triangle Danglies"

Jasper, Agate

Wire wrapped

Starble Pendant Assortment

"Starble Pendant Assortment"

Glass cabs, seed beads

Web Stitch

A Bundle of Starbles

"A Bundle of Starbles"

Glass cabs, glass beads & tiger eye tumblies

Web stitch



Chrysophrase, pearl, carnelian rondelles, sunstone

Peyote stitch

Moonlit Daughter

"Moonlit Daughter"

Blue goldstone round, pearl, faceted labradorite rondelles, faceted amethyst rondelles

Wire wrapped pendant necklace

Midnight Moonlight

"Midnight Moonlight"

Blue goldstone cab, pearls, smokey quartz rounds, labradorite rondelles

Peyote Stitch, Web Stitch

Cobalt Silver Sparkle

"Cobalt Silver Sparkle"

Lapis, lampwork beads, Chinese longevity beads, lapis & sodalite rounds.

Peyote Stitch & Web Stitch

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Running kde's dolphin and gwenview in gnome

I recently installed the full KDE desktop environment in Ubuntu "Jaunty Jackalope".
I run the KDE desktop a lot less than gnome, but still enjoy the full features of KDE within the gnome shell.

I've discovered that the dolphin file manager is very powerful, and offers some features that I was looking for, specifically browsing image files nested within folders rapidly. One feature that could possibly bother some, is a great one for me! When you hover over images with your mouse, a preview of the image automatically appears as depicted here. If the file is clicked on, it opens gwenview.

I recently discovered gwenview and am thoroughly enjoying this app. It has pretty basic file editing capabilities including cropping and resizing. The cropping dialogue allows one to hand key in the dimensions, which is super nice. Gwenview also has a nice list of plugins that can be installed pretty easily. I went to add/remove and downloaded "DigiKam" which also bundles Kipi and then had the ability to create custom html and flash photo slideshows, which is a super fun way to do a quickie photo set for family or friends. Another cool feature is import and export from some of the networking/imaging services.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

To update or not to update?

I'm running Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron. I tried 8.10 Intrepid Ibex around Christmas time and then went back to 8.04 because my graphics were slightly fuzzy with intrepid. Do I really need to update? No. Welll....better multiple monitor support is a good thing, as I do not have an nvidia graphics card. Dual monitors are definitely a good thing, especially when doing lots of data entry and code work.

Ubuntu 9.04 Features
Release Notes Overview

Tuesday, March 17, 2009