Friday, September 24, 2010

J’ai mal

I appear to be coming down with something. I’ve got a sore throat, headache, I’m tired and achy, but not congested. I don’t have a fever or the chills so I don’t think it’s the flu. But if it is, it’s coming on very, very slowly.


Sunday, September 19, 2010

Je suis le nerd

This is going to be a nerdy one.

Firefox 4: Mozilla made a big deal about how Firefox would start using the computer’s GPU to help render web pages. Well, pages do render faster, especially high-end pages. However, the downside is that the font rendering is crap.

This is with the D2D turned on:

FF4 wD2D

This is without D2D turned on:

FF4 woD2D

(and yes, you’d need a closer look to tell the difference).

What sucks is that the whole program is affected.  It’s not just the pages that have horrible looking fonts; the actual program itself looks like crap, too.

I suppose I’ll just leave that turned off until it’s fixed.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

C’est ça!


This is a picture of a small pool. You can’t see it very well, but there are turtles swimming in that pool. This was taken at McConnell Springs Park in Lexington, KY. I watched the turtles for almost ten minutes; they seemed very happy swimming in circles. I guess it’s difficult to determine the emotional state of a turtle, but I’ll assume they were happy.