To Be Verbs

It seems that a lot of people are enjoying my “To Be” Verbs Analysis” program, and, well, some aren’t. Since only the school has Writer’s Workbench, people have trouble finding time to use it. Well, now they can do it at home. Mitchell pointed out that “It doesn’t work!” because it wasn’t picking up “wasn’t”, “weren’t”, and “isn’t”. It’s fixed now, along with a minor issue with having “Dr.”, “Mr.”, and words like that.

If you could, spread it to any of your friends that might need it too.

X-Window Compositing

I tried using compositing on X-Window (with Kompmgr, of course), and it is amazing. However, it is still in the developmental stages and isn’t very well-known.

It features window transparency, shadows, fading in/out for everything, and more. I’m beginning to see why Windows Vista has nothing innovative. Microsoft showed off how the little icons would reflect the file’s contents – KDE and GNOME have had this for forever for text files. Vista will have fancy see-through windows and stuff – compositing in X does this just fine (kinda slow without a good GFX card though). It seems the only new thing Vista will have is the nice little start button.