Jumat, 28 Februari 2014

On October 10th, 2010, Ubuntu 10.10 (Maverick Meerkat) will become the thirteenth release of the Ubuntu operating system. of late Ubuntu team has released it’s second alpha to get a early look . Most notable additions are Linux kernel 2.6.35 with enhanced security , Btrfs file system , new Ubiquity (ubuntu installer)  and also  few UI changes , of course for it’s still in  alpha stage many more changes and renovations can be  expected in upcoming releases.

Release schedule

August 5th, 2010 - Alpha 3 release;
September 2nd, 2010 - Beta release;
September 30th, 2010 - Release Candidate;
October 10th, 2010 - Final release of Ubuntu 10.10.

Revamped Ubiquity



 Btrfs filesystem in Ubuntu 10.10 Alpha 2


Ubuntu Software Center has been updated to version 2.1.4


A notification about the current status of Canonicals Ubuntu One service has been implemented in Nautilus


Download Ubuntu 10.10 alpha 2 (32 bit | 64 bit)

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Kamis, 27 Februari 2014

I am borrowing from the lovely Erin Kenepps project 365 days of being 30 and am completing a 30 days of 30 art journal. I will create one page each of the first 30 days of being 30. You can see all of the pages here.

{day 22}
Life has a way of coming full circle

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Rabu, 26 Februari 2014

With the recent art journal handout, I wanted to also have a way to start cataloging techniques, or as I call them "tools for your toolbelt". The way I see it, the more tools you have the more expressive your art can be.

This is a watercolor resist. It is pretty simple.

1. Draw your image with crayons/oil pastels. (Note. Do NOT use watersoluable ones)

2. Paint over top of the image with watercolor. The crayons repel the watercolor leaving the image intact.

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Selasa, 25 Februari 2014

5. Children Of Men (2006)


"Children of Men" is a futuristic science fiction movie starring Clive Owen as Theo Faron. In the not-too-distant future, the world has become a scary place. Most civilized societies have collapsed, and only Great Britain maintains some semblance of the modern world. Women have been become sterile, and no babies have been born for many years. The setting of the movie depicts a world fraught with xenophobia and socio-economic and geo-political strife. Theo Faron encounters a pregnant woman, Kee, and does his best to protect this hope for mankind.


4. 12 Monkeys (1995)


Official Trailer [Embedding disabled]

A fantastic view of a bleak future created by the outbreak of a virus in the year 1996 and an attempt made to discover a solution by returning to the time of the outbreak. James Cole (Bruce Willis) is forced to travel back in time to periods between 1990-96 to try and discover who or what was responsible for the outbreak, all the while being monitored from the future by scientists and administrators. Cole is unsurprisingly considered to be crazy in 1990 and is sent to a mental institute where he meets Jeffrey Goines (Brad Pitt), whom he comes to believe is the culprit of the outbreak of the virus. Dr. Kathryn Railly (Madeleine Stow) becomes interested in Cole because of her research about doomsdayers, one of which Cole becomes because of his talk of the outbreak of a deadly virus. Together with Railly, Cole attempts to unravel the mystery that is the past of the 12 Monkeys.


3. The Man from earth (2007)


“The Man from Earth” sees Professor John Oldman (David Lee Smith), a retiring college scholar admit an incredible secret to his closet friends. His friends throw him an impromptu goodbye party that throws him off, as he wasn’t expecting it. After spending some time with his friends and colleagues who have come to see him off, John reveals that he is immortal. This of course stops the room short of anything else as John begins to explain he’s walked the earth for 14,000 years. John then begins to tell his long-winded tale of how he survived centuries of evolution from the Cro-Magnon Era to the present.


2. The  Prestige (2006)


The Prestige is a movie about two magicians, Rupert ‘Robbie’Angier (Hugh Jackman) and Alfred Borden (Christian Bale), who rise to the top of their game together from lowly beginnings while constantly pitting themselves against one another. Their feud grows to an obsession to outperform the other with new and more dangerous tricks while trying to sabotage the other’s performance. As their hatred for one another grows, each becomes more willing to risk death and worse to be considered the foremost magician in the world, and their bitter hatred for one another soon spirals out of control. What will each be willing to risk to pull off the ultimate trick, the one that will forever enshrine them as the greatest magician to have ever lived?


1. The Matrix (1999)


What happens if you discover that everything in your own life were a fiction? Neo discovers one day that all he had in his life is a reflection. Neo wants to learn the reality and he ends up with the fact that his and lives of many are controlled by a computer system. Neo meets Rebellions like Morpheus and Trinity who have discovered the fact earlier and now living in the reality and fighting against the computer system called “Matrix” to save human race. The computer system uses Agents to fight against Rebel Warriors. Neo understands that he is not living a life in year 1999 and the actual time is 200 years ahead. The matrix created a false understanding of the time and environment to keep people sleeping since the actual world was devastated after the war against computer controlled machines and the computer system need energy to survive. In order to get energy, computers make humans sleep and use them in human farms where billions of people are living in a dream and their body energy is used by computers to provide the energy needed. Morpheus and Trinity believe that Neo is the one who will overthrow the computers and reclaim the world back.


Extra: Cypher (2002)


Morgan Sullivan (Jeremy Northam) is a bored accountant who dreams of more excitement in his career. He seizes the opportunity to become a corporate spy for Digicorp. His task is to gather as much information and proposed business plans from his company’s rivals. During one of his missions after a trade convention he meets Rita (Lucy Liu) who works for his company’s competitor Sunways. Rita convinces Morgan that working for Digicorp may not be in his best interests and persuades him to work for her company as a double agent. Morgan reluctantly agrees but it is not a long before his high pressure role becomes too much for him and he fears for his sanity. He is offered help by Rita’s boss but only if he agrees to one last mission.


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Senin, 24 Februari 2014

Here are some more pages from the sketch journal.

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Minggu, 23 Februari 2014

I loved the way that the Round Robin art journal turned out, but had made some (small) errors with the binding and knew I could perfect it. I guess that is what I get for being a perfectionist. But it did allow me to use some of my other recent finds, and make a journal to be used for my new art journal (since I only have 3 pages left in the current one)!

I used the same idea again, but was able to make the binding neater, and opted for using buttons instead of grommets. I also planned ahead and included a closure on this one!


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Jumat, 21 Februari 2014

Nick has posted his analysis on Googles First Click Free . This free service allows the content providers to participate into it and promote their content by making the first click free when users discover the content via Google and subsequently enforce registration or subscription for the rest of the content.

I think this is a great idea! I am personally against the walled garden approach and do not believe in registrations and subscriptions just because content providers havent managed to convince me so far to register or subscribe to for their content. This is a great opportunity for the publishers to showcase their content by making the first link free, demonstrate the value proposition, and drive traffic towards the paid content.

The discussion on the service has so far centered around:
  • Google making other search engines users second-class citizens and not sticking to an unmediated role.
  • Users ability to trick the content providers to get access to all the pages by acting as if the request is coming from a Google bot
I do not buy into the criticism around Googles unmediated role. No one is stopping the other search engines to build a similar service and work with the content providers. Though I would expect Google to somehow differentiate the first click free content from the always free content on the search results so that users dont feel that they are being tricked.

I also do not buy into the argument that users can trick the content providers by faking the request as if it is coming from a Google bot. Google can very easily solve this technological challenge to ensure that only the Google bot and no one else gets access to all the free content.

As much as I appreciate and value this service I suspect that the many publishers wont get it. I hope publishers dont ask Google to pay for the traffic instead of being happy that Google is sending them the traffic. I also see a challenge and an opportunity for the publishers to redesign their website to convert the first free click into a registration, subscription, or a future visit.
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Kamis, 20 Februari 2014

I am participating in Journal Girls Small Art Pen-Pal Swap. I shared a sneak peak previously, but now that my pen-pal should have received her package, I will show the completed art work. I had a lot of fun working on this!

I used the definitions of each of the words (secret, small, art, pen, pal, swap, artist) as my focal images. Each small card has an inspirational letter inscribed on the back, and all of the cards are enclosed in a small hand-folded book.

Here are some pictures of myself mailing the package:

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Rabu, 19 Februari 2014

My guy and I have weekly art nights, and keep art journals together. Read more about it here.



Mine uses lyrics from one of my favorite Dave Matthews Band songs, Funny The Way It Is.

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Selasa, 18 Februari 2014

I am borrowing from the lovely Erin Kenepps project 365 days of being 30 and am completing a 30 days of 30 art journal. I will create one page each of the first 30 days of being 30. You can see all of the pages here.

{day 9}
Finding my own unique inner [and outer] beauty.

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