I was going over my feed reader when I saw a comparison of two email readers: Kmail and Evolution. KDE and GNOME users have it by default, respectively. I have primarily used Evolution from time to time and I liked the way that it lets me thread emails or well, read them unthreaded. Bruce Byfield’s comparison of the two email readers will let you see features that you might not have considered before or maybe features you have missed. As much as I like the look and feel of GNOME’s Evolution, the features he pointed out makes me look at Kmail again. And there’s always Thunderbird, or an Emacs email reader. But for now, it looks like I am sticking with web mail.
Jun Auza’s blog has awesome links to downloads of GIMP brushes you could use. I personally love the Kanji brushes and the film strip brushes. Those will be fun to use especially since I like studying Kanji and designing stuff with Kanji is interesting. As for the film strip brushes, I like taking photos with toy cameras that use film so the novelty of the film strip effect will come in handy maybe when designing posters or teasers or blog layouts related to that particular hobby of mine. The 16 flames brushes and the animal tracks look cute too. So if you’re designing some posters right now and would like some brushes, maybe that blog entry has something for you.
At the recent Linux.conf.au, there were findings that were presented saying that “75% of the current Linux kernel’s code has been developed by people who are paid to do it.” That’s probably why there are more hardware supported by now. Sounds like a good thing to me. And because I’ve experienced hardware support issues before, I suppose that this collaboration among different developers from different companies to make sure everything works is beneficial in the long run. Hopefully, that is.