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  • Jan 3 12:35:15 CET 2010
    After another request two months ago I made a Mac OS X version of my font bleed.
    And it looks quite nice in iTerm.
    So, for all who wants to try, you can get it here.

  • Dec 6 14:44:13 CET 2005
    After an request in March, I've added a slashed zero to my font bleed.
    This is especially useful for programmers who had difficulties to distinguish between the number zero and the uppercase letter O.
    For everyone who wants to try, you can download the "source" here.
    After executing the commands: bdftopcf -o bleed3.pcf bleed3.bdf && gzip bleed3.pcf it is ready to go :-)
    Keep in mind, that this font is made for the screen resolution 1280x1024, so on bigger displays it's may be to small. In that case I would recommend the fonts from Jim Knoble or the popular Terminus fonts.

  • Dec 25 08:37:04 CET 2003
    "And Now for Something Completely Different" :-)
    While surfing the web, I came across a site where there was a heated discussion about guitar picks, which remind me of the lovely emacs versus vi flame wars :-)
    But there was one posting that has catched my attention, where the author talked about beautifully handcrafted picks made by Michel Wegen.
    After looking at the pictures, I fell immediately in love and I knew I wanted to have one of these :-) So I send him a mail, where I asked him a few questions about his picks, since I wasn't sure which one I should choose. Two hours (!!) later I got his very detailed answer in my mailbox.
    Four days ago I received two "Twins" Wegen-picks. They are 3.5 mm thick and they have a very clear, loud and big tone, regardless what guitar you play (be it acoustic or electric).
    This is the first time, where I have the feeling, that someone has put a lot of thought into the design of a pick. The "only" drawback for me is: They are almost twenty years too late :-) The hassle of finding "my" pick is over now! Happy Xmas!

  • Apr 24 22:07:05 CEST 2003
    Now the crux page is up, with 70 ports I made over the last year. I have even more, but I have to clean them up before I can put them here. In the next weeks I hope to upgrade my box to Crux-1.1, to be more in sync with the development of this distro. If someone has a problem with the ports I made, feel free to send me a mail.

  • Feb 21 07:26:49 CET 2003
    I send my first port (the jed editor) to CLC, and they accepted it :-) I have made a lot of ports already, so I'm thinking of sorting them out and send a few of them to the database. There is also a new directory in the file section where I put some ports in, that fits not exactly the crux specs.
    I'm also toying around with pekwm, which is a very small and stable window manager, with lots of features.

  • Feb 15 00:35:07 CET 2003
    Yes I'm back! I got my lazy butt up and restart my little homepage. What happened the last year? Well not to much ;-) The biggest change (Linux-wise) is that I switched my distro. I am now using Crux since April 2002. It is a very clean and small i686-optimized Linux distro. I slowly get annoyed with the big distros. They tend to patch everything to hell with unstable stuff just to increase the version number one step up over the other competitors.

    So I searched for alternatives and I found Crux. First I was a little bit sceptical, since the iso-image weights only 180 MB, something that even my 56k modem can handle, but everything you need for a good start is there. Anything you may miss can be added later without problems.
    Have a look in the port-database CLC. There are already a lot of apps to choose from. This feels like a "real" Linux system to me and what can I say against a distro that has my favorite wm on it :-)

  • Feb 11 21:33:21 CET 2002
    Now the screenshot page is up (what is a site without a screenshot page). I also have corrected some of my typos, but I'm sure there are a lot of errors left. So if your English is better then mine (and I'm sure it is), then please send me a mail, or else have a good time reading my site :-)

  • Feb 02 01:25:30 CET 2002
    Rewrote the page and load up some fonts.

  • Jan 22 22:31:05 CET 2002
    Yesterday a good friend of mine came to me with his brand new Dell Inspiron 8100 notebook. We removed XP and put a Mandrake 8.1 distro on it. This installs with no noticeable problem, but the X server won't work with the default drivers for the nVidia "GeForce2Go" graphic card.
    So while downloading and installing the drivers from the nVidia homepage, I stumbled over this site http://www3.sympatico.ca/chouston1/LinuxOnDell.html. It has a XF86conf-4 file which is really nice. It enables the X server to auto detect all modelines and has some nice features like cursor shadows. Very cute :-)

  • Jan 05 23:05:49 CET 2002
    This is the start of my own little homepage, so don't expect anything useful here for a while :-) The links are empty until I find the time to fill them up with some contents. The only thing you can find here for now, are a few config files.


Vico aka Vincenzo Colosimo vico at kleinplanet dot de

Last Modified: 2010-01-03 12:58:04 CET