Monday, April 25, 2011

A Blog Of Artistic Animated GIFs

I added, "From Me To You", to my news feed reader. Each animated GIF gives us a glimpse of a story. Here is an article about them. I would like to see some of these photos used to photograph the FVHRS train as it goes.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Opera Font Problems Disappear With Version 11.10 Build 2092

I do not know what happened, or if the problem is just hidden, but when I try to change the fonts as described in previous journal entries, there seems to be no effect, and the fonts seem to be okay.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Better Understanding Of The Resurrection

Here is an excellent video that gives great information about the burial process of the Lord Jesus Christ, and his resurrection. 1 thing that I found so fascinating is that the substances created an epoxy that hardened like cement. You will need to fast forward to about 14:57.

Acer Aspire 5100 Web Cam With Kubuntu 10.04

I tried it out just the other day. Without any configuration, I managed to record a YouTube video. Without any configuration, I was able to use Kubuntu software, to capture the stream, but for some strange reason, it would not record. I tried following instructions on the web, but I do not know how to solve this problem.

If you have any questions or suggestions, then please comment below.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

More Photo Progress For Railway Photos

Jonas Lee Photography made more progress yesterday. I am confident that we have enough photos for the preconstruction phase of the new home of the FVHRS. I hope that we can get a few more, but I do not think that there is much more to record.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

More Info Regarding Opera's Font Problem

It seems that the font is Bitstream Sans Vera [bold oblique, or whatever it is called]. I noticed a font problem in Konqueror, also. I am convinced that this is an operating system level problem, or desktop environment level problem.

I improved the situation by deleting the font completely. The problem is still there, but the web pages are much more usable. I will continually use the same work around as mentioned in an earlier blog entry, but at least, I will not have to, if I do not want to.

I noticed a peculiar thing, when I deleted the font. The default font seemed to turn into FreeSerif. It is as if the software expected the chosen font to be at a certain place, and when Bitstream Sans Vera was deleted, they all moved up a space, while the software kept looking in the same place.

If you know what is going on, then please comment.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Brought A Professional Photographer Onto Project

On Monday, Paul Jubenvill, of Jonas Lee Photography, and I, visited the future home of the FVHRS. Read the remainder of the blog entry for more information on Jonas Lee Photography, and an update on the progress at the site.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Opera's Font Problem Work Around

It seems that all I have to do is go into Font-family sans-serif, and then just reselect the exact same font. I need to do it each time I start up Opera.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Opera Web Browser's Font Problem

For quite some time, I struggled with getting Opera to stop displaying everything in a bold italic sans serif font. I tried everything.

On Sunday early morning, I upgraded to 11.01 [build 1190], and then played around with the fonts, and it seemed to have worked. I do not know what I did, but I was playing around with "Font-family sans-serif", in the preferences dialog. It was finally set to FreeSans.

I booted up the computer again, before lunch, and it went back to the sans serif italic bold.

I do not understand it, at all.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

My Desktop Computer Works Again

Yesterday, I managed to get it working by replacing the memory sticks. Because I earned this while volunteering with Freegeek, they gladly replaced the memory sticks for free.

It is such a relief, since I am not well off. It is good to be using the computer again.

I took a look at a saved web browser session, and it seems that I have not used this since Jan. 9, 2011. It's hard to believe that I have been using my laptop for so long. It's amazing how we can become so used to something. Time begins to fly, and the next thing we know, we have wasted so much time.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

I Stopped Fasting

I gave up fasting on Friday morning, because I gave up on waiting for a decent source of income. I am starting to think that I need to wait a while for better opportunities. I plan to see a career counselor. In the mean time, I will keep writing, and I will start learning Silverlight.

On a positive note, I made about $160 on the stock market, this week.

Friday, April 8, 2011

I Started Fasting

It is more of a personal hunger strike, than a spiritual/religious activity. I am a little bit upset about my lack of work, so I intend to not eat, until I find a decent source of income. The last time that I ate was on April 5, 2011, at supper. I might have eaten sunflower seeds after.

Tonight, I had a pint of Guinness beer, and that is all that I have taken in that wasn't pure water. I do not recall ever fasting for so long.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Article: Create An Almost Random Background Image

Here is an interesting article for those of us who want to create images that appear to be random, but do not require that the images actually be random.