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Archive for February 2010

Hidden Gem in Totem

This morning Nicu sent me a video to show his usage of the GNOME Shell as he promised in response to my GNOME Shell Usability Test Plan. As I was viewing the video in totem I wanted to pause on particular parts of the animation on Nicu’s desktop to try to get a better feel … Continue reading

GNOME Shell Usability Test Plan

The need to test GNOME Shell For the past couple of weeks I’ve been working with Jon McCann, Jeremy Perry, and Owen Taylor on developing a usability testing plan for GNOME Shell. It’s a work-in-progress, and I wanted to make a quick posting about the effort and where it’s going. Now as you may have … Continue reading

Inkscape Class Day 7

Friday morning, I taught the seventh session of an 8-session (40 minutes per session) course on Inkscape at a Boston-area middle school. (For more general details about the class check out my blog post on day 1.) Friday’s Class Well, this Inkscape course is quickly wrapping up. One more class after this past one on … Continue reading

Unpackaged Font of the Week: Gillius ADF

Gillius ADF is a sans-serif typeface, heavily inspired by the famous Gill Sans MT typeface by Eric Gill – who designed Gill Sans inspired by the Johnston typeface designed for the London Underground which Gill had worked on as an apprentice. The Arkandis Digital Foundry created the Gillius ADF font under the GPL with font … Continue reading

See you at RPI!

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, or more affectionately known as RPI, is my alma mater. It was pretty clear to me early on that it was the right school for me. Behold, the RPI campus computing center (Voorhees Computing Center): That’s right, it’s inside of a church – they take computing seriously at RPI – obviously a … Continue reading

Inkscape Class Day 6

Yesterday morning, I taught the sixth session of an 8-session (40 minutes per session) course on Inkscape at a Boston-area middle school. (For more general details about the class check out my blog post on day 1.) Yesterday’s Class Yesterday’s class, like last Thursday’s class, was primarily a working class. After this class we have … Continue reading

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