Sunday Apr 30, 2006

USA map with 25 cents

A fun way to learn associating a state name to its geographic position inside United States of (North\*) America is by collecting 25 cents coins that represent each state and putting them on the map.


Here is a template I made in OpenOffice.

(US-States-25cents.odg, US-States-25cents.pdf)

\* : United States of North America is perhaps more geopolitically correct name :-) United States of America is more appropriate when states in both the American continents become a union.

Monday Apr 03, 2006

OpenWorld Icon theme

OpenWorld is an icon theme for GNOME or KDE, which aims to follow FreeDesktop icon theme spec.


OpenWorld-icons.tar.bz2 (0.5mb)

This icons collection was built gradually over couple of years. Icons were made for various purposes: StarOffice presentations, illustrations, design documents, OpenSolaris.org website, my blog etc. Most of them were drawn while waiting in public places, like airports or bus stands or at home if dial-up connection goes down to trickling bytes. It is perhaps the most complete icon theme made on Java Desktop System. I haven't tested it on other Gnome or KDE desktops.

In the introduction about this collection I mentioned its design principle. It is done using SVG which is quite object oriented and one could easily reuse items from icon in another icon. Finally icons were rasterized to PNG using rsvg(1)

All icons are original and they do not intend to copy icons from any other operating system or icon theme. These are released under CDDL open source license. Feel free to copy the ideas for other icon themes!

Also see GDM and GRUB themes.

Wednesday Jan 25, 2006

Eco-Responsibility and Ferrari 4000 GDM login screens

One GDM login screen for your cool new UltraSPARC T1 processors with CoolThreads™ technology.

Second one for Ferrari 4000 notebooks. Both work for widescreen as well as normal aspect ratios.

Eco-Responsibility
EcoResponsibility.tar.gz (349.4KB)

Ferrari 4000 GDM login screen
fr4k.tar.gz (77Kb)

To install and use them run gdmsetup or gdmconfig, if you have enabled GDM (gdm2-login) service in Solaris.

Wednesday Dec 21, 2005

SchilliX Nexenta and BeleniX

A wallpaper for the year end, summarizes the three OpenSolaris community distributions this year. Schilli, the "knight in shining amour" and mascot of SchilliX leads the Nexenta Giraffe with Celtic Sun God Belenos of BeleniX shining in the backdrop. Isn't the OpenSolaris community a more cheerful, bright and sunny place?
schillix-nexenta-belenix

Wednesday Dec 07, 2005

CoolServer GDM theme for the Cool UltraSPARC T1 servers

Celebrating the launch of the new Sun Fire T1000 and T200 servers and UltraSPARC-T1 processor, here is a GDM login theme to make your screens look and feel like the server hardware! It uses the new Sun Grid Rack System door as the back ground with one of the removable disks from T2000 as the login box.

CoolServer
CoolServer.tar.gz (503KB)
To use it (a) you must have GDM enabled (b) the above file must be untarred in /usr/share/gdm/themes (or see the GDM configuration manual)
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Saturday Oct 29, 2005

Live Label for BeleniX LiveCD

As per Moinak "BeleniX" is from the Celtic (pronounced Kel-tik) Sun God Belenos. (and it is not be prounnounced "Be Linux" :-) )

If Belenos was to appear in Asterix and Obelix comics, Gauls might call him Belenix. Asterix and the Gauls have a special bond with the Solaris group in Bangalore IEC. Many of the Ultra 10 desktops, that we started the center, were named after one or the other comic character from the Asterix or newly invented names ending with -ix.

So this CD label for BeleniX shows a really excited and "live" Sun God Belenos, along with a Celtic knot-work border. His nose coincides with the hole in CD, it would be amusing to put a finger through that hole, making his missing nose come alive!

Tuesday Oct 04, 2005

file and open file

My attempt to paint the quote "everything is a file" and open a file to say "open everything" resulted in thse two files:

Depicts fragments of relevant code from OpenSolaris.
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