Thursday, September 29, 2005

Pictures from Inca Trail

Friend send me a link to pictures from Inca trail:
Inca Trail
Now I can more or less see how it's going to be when I got there ;-)

Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Plum cake story

plum cake story

plum cake story,
originally uploaded by Agnieszka.

Suprise, I found plum cake recipe on Flickr :-)

New Photoshop Elements

Photoshop Elements 4 has new features like custom slideshows, automatic red-eye removal, online photo albums, realistic skin tone adjustments, instantly finding photos that contain faces for easy tagging, simplified online print ordering, TV slideshows via home network or VCD burning and easy object separation.PSE4
I have been looking around for easy to use and powerful photo organizing and editing software. Photo Mechanic did not impress me. I guess I am to much accustomed to Photoshop to like BibblePro workflow. Gimp is just unusable for me. I am using maybe 1% of Photoshop features so it's too heavy for me. It looks like if Picasa upgrades it's photo editing capabilities it would be right software for me. And I would appreciate Linux version ;-)

Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Dependency Walker 2.1

Looks like this tool is no longer available in Visual Studio .NET 2003. I found author's website.

Google Code Jam 2005 Winner from Poland

Google Code Jam
Marek Cygan, a student at Warsaw University, as the grand prize winner of the 2005 Google Code Jam, Google's annual computer programming competition. Cygan competed against 14,500 registrants from around the world, more than double the number of competitors from years past, to bring home the $10,000 grand prize. Marek Cygan

Monday, September 26, 2005

EOS 20D Firmware Update Version 2.0.2

Finally I decided to update firmware on my EOS 20D. I was experiencing famous Error 99 quite few times recently so I guess it's better to do this now and test camera before going to Peru.

Posted pictures from trip to Napa

Darioush Winery

VMware on Suse 9.3

I am trying to install VMware 5.0 on my 64-bit SuSE 9.3. So far no luck but I found this post on VMTN.


Thursday, September 22, 2005

Slepowron coat of arms


Arms: Azure, a horseshoe argent, heels to base, surmounted of a cross pattee of the last. Atop the cross a raven, wings expanded and inverted all proper, holding in its beak a ring or. Mantled of its liveries, and out of a ducal coronet a raven holding a ring in its beak, as in the arms.

A horseshoe stands erect with its heels at the bottom and on its shoulders is a cross. Atop the cross is a black raven with its wings somewhat extended for flight and facing to the right of the shield. In its beak it holds a gold ring. The shield is blue and the horseshoe silver. On a crowned helmet stands a similar raven as in the shield. This is the description given by Paprocki (Gniazdo, p. 1039, and 0 herbach, p. 312), and the work of Okolski (vol. 3, p. 121), and Bielski (p. 172). These authors agree that this clan shield was acquired as follows: when one of the family of Korwin had the good fortune to marry a daughter, an only child, of the Pobog clan, he redesigned the arms by adding to the horseshoe his ancestral raven with a ring. They also understand that this Korwin came to Poland from Hungary, seeking knightly glory. In Hungary the family of Korwin had proliferated, descending from one of the Roman Corvini.

Poland not eligible for DV-2007

For DV-2007, natives of the following countries are not eligible to apply because they sent a total of more than 50,000 immigrants to the U.S. in the previous five years: CANADA, CHINA (mainland-born), COLOMBIA, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC, EL SALVADOR, HAITI, INDIA, JAMAICA, MEXICO, PAKISTAN, PHILIPPINES, POLAND, RUSSIA, SOUTH KOREA, UNITED KINGDOM (except Northern Ireland) and its dependent territories, and VIETNAM. Persons born in Hong Kong SAR, Macau SAR and Taiwan are eligible.

Saturday, September 17, 2005


It looks like I found software that would help me organize my collection of mp3 files:

After couple modifications to ID3 tags I can import them to iTunes and all are organized as I wished :-)

Wednesday, September 14, 2005

iPod nano

Yes, this is my first iPod so I am a little confused by it's user interface. So far I got iRiver mp3 player. It was small and light enough to use it in a gym. I did not have a need to carry my entire music collection to the gym with me so I did not bother buying iPod. Nano seems to be good comrpomise, it has enough storage capacity, it's small and light and it's iPod so I expected to have plenty open source solutions for it under Linux.
I just tried gtkpod and it was huge disapointment. I guess I got very old version but still it could not read iTunesDb file properly. I tried it before iTunes on Windows so later I noticed that interface is very similar. I do not like flat list representation of entire music collection. I find tree interface more intuitive and easier to navigate. I think I am too Windows-centric to appreciate iTunes UI ;-)
As far as iPod device is concerned I need to get used to wheel. It's too sensitive for me at the moment. I got same problems with laptops with touch devices so I am not surprised. I need practice. Also I t looks like I need to fix ID3 tags in my collection of mp3 files. It looks like file names and directory structure is completely irrelevant for iTunes so now I just dumped large load od unorganized crap to my iPod and I do not like it.