Moving to a new place and playing computer games... don't go well together

I have been busy lately unpacking boxes and trying to keep up at work. My computer and cable TV is ofcourse up and running, and the last two days I played a little World of Warcraft to take my mind of work. Work and getting settled have taken all my time, and when you finally have som spare time you feel guilty not unpacking, cleaning or some other meaningfull moving-to-new-appartment releated stuff. I havn’t even played the new Pirates by Sid Meier more than a few hours and I miss having time to write guides to the danish Debian guide, generaly just play around with Debian.

I had time to setup my IP-telephone box though, and it works like a charm. Now I only need somebody to call heh. I’m looking forward to the weekend which I will spend together with my girlfriend friday, some friends saturday and again my girlfriend sunday. Last weekend wasn’t much of a weekend. I had to work all saturday setting up a new server, and I had trouble getting the hardware to play along with Debian Sarge. When I was finally reaching the point where I could head home, all public transport was stopped because a great storm has hit Denmark. I sat (alone) at the small office with my laptop (and a server which refused to let me use hardware RAID 0+1) the whole night. You should know that it REALLY SUCKED - heh. Luckily I had a few movies on my laptop… have you watched the Alias series with Jennifer Garner? I recommend it!

Since the last post I have also recieved my 10 Ubuntu CD’s. They are really nice…. well back to relaxing.

I have moved.... weeeeh

Yesterday I moved all my stuff to me and my girlfriends new apartment. So now I have 100 square meters devided in three rooms + kitchen + bathroom. Some of my friends (Daniel, Kim and Morten) gave me a had with the heavy lifting and I gave them back problems :)

There is plenty of room in that truck…we only have to drive once. No worries, Michelle (my girlfriend) only have a closet a sleeping coutch and a few boxes. WAAAAAAGH (that anoying sound when you make a wrong answer in one of the TV shows)

Thanks you guys!

Thanks to my parents too… the have helped us a lot with the new appartment and moving.

Lack of CMYK support in GIMP 2.0

At work I have been working on some graphics for an OpenOffice.org CD production. But the graphics for print needs to be delivered in TIFF CMYK format. For this I found a CMYK plug-in for GIMP.

The installation is a bit tricky for GIMP 2.0 under Linux (haven’t tried the other versions/platforms). First the installation guide doesn’t mention GIMP 2.0 for Linux second it differs from the 1.2 installation guide.

The binary provided in the file for GIMP 2.0 under Linux isn’t compiled for GIMP 2.0 but for the development version 1.3. This means that you either have to make symlinks on your system for the plug-in to hit the correct libs, or compile yourself.

I compiled the source myself and installed the plug-in i my .gimp-2.0/plug-ins/-dir because I don’t like to tinker to much with filesystem outside /home.

To compile you need the following dev-libs:

rohan:~# apt-get install libgimp2.0-dev liblcms1-dev libtiff4-dev

I also had to modify the Makefile to use GIMP 2.0 libs instead of 1.3.

The GIMP 1.2 installation also mentions the file: sRGB Color Space Profile.icm But this file isn’t provided by the GIMP 2.0 files you can download on the homepage. I found the file in the download for GIMP 1.2 instead.

I would be nice if the plug-in was provided by a Debian package.

IP telephone

Today I signed up for IP telephony at Musimi - a danish IP telephony provider. I also bought a IP telephone analog telephone converter. Last thuesday I reseeved a ZyXEL wireless access point with build in router and LAN/WAN interface. I’m getting prepared to move to my new appartment, now I’m only missing a internet connection (the most important). Who needs food when they have all their geek toys, heh. :-D

Weekend sum up

This weekend started with a great friday evening in the cinema Biocity in Taastrup, with a friend of mine watching The Incredebles. This movie is one of the coolest 3D animation movies I have ever seen. Edna mode…. and guest.

After the movie we just talked about stuff and listened to music and I bought Coldplay from CD-WOW. A

Saturday I spend with another friend. We where supposed to play the new Sid Meier’s Pirates which release date I thought was yesterday. Instead we got sentimental and looked back to the glory days where games like Syndicate, Pirates and The Secret of Monkey Island where the hot stuff. We ended up playing through the first half of Escape from Monkey Island. It wasn’t that hard because I have solved the puzzles before, though never completed the game… until today that is ;)

Now I only need to complete Grim Fandango to have completed all Lucas Arts adventure games back to The Loom.