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Happy holidays

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I’ve had quite a busy start to this year’s holiday season.

Lots of shopping, driving people around, and time to brush up on my Web and graphic design skills. CSS can be tamed will quite a few subtle tweaks.

BTW, have I ever mentioned how awesomeness Inkscape is? It has a few frustrating usability quirks, but on the whole I couldn’t be happier. I’ve been drawing all sorts of things rapidly and consistently. Some of which I hope to add to my blog in the near future.

I’m adamant I don’t have an artistic bone in my body, but a comprehensive tool like Inkscape makes graphic design even enjoyable.

Of course, I’m eagerly awaiting the release of KOffice 2.2 which should bring a whole new dimension to open source productivity suites, including graphic design tools.

In the meantime I will get around to trying version 2.1 over the summer break. A native vector illustrator (Karbon) and image manipulation app (Krita) in an office suite. Sweet.

For image manipulation stuff, I’ve been oscillating between the Gimp and Krita for several years now, with Gimp being favourite in recent times. Probably because I know where everything is and am quite fast with it. Krita is moving ahead in leaps and bounds though, and is definitely worth keeping up with.

All the best for the holiday season. Have a happy and safe Christmas and New Year!

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