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Wild Dusk, digital art created by tony baldwin with GIMP

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Wild Dusk (click to enlarge)

Digital art, created by tony baldwin with GIMP.

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August 19, 2011 at 6:12 am

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Celebrating 20 Years of Linux

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April 6, 2011 at 8:40 pm

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ticking insanity: new Tickle Text release

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I just added Insane Journal capabilities to Tickle Text, my super gro0vy, fully featured, tcl/tk text editor….

I so rock.
Now back to my translation work…

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January 12, 2009 at 9:07 pm

monitor = resolvido / resuelto / résolu

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Well…my staples “plug-n-play” monitor is now cooperating, and displaying at its “optimal native resolution” (being 1680×1050), without hiccoughing, complaining, or displaying “INPUT NOT SUPPORT” [sic] or “NO SIGNAL”.
The solution was, unfortunately, a proprietary driver…
I don’t like proprietary stuff.
But, I am using, now, the fgrlx driver, and all is visually gro0vy…

In other news, my car is here, in the driveway, now.
The guy I bought it from didn’t want it sitting around in his driveway any longer, so he slapped on a dealer plate and drove it over here…
I want to drive it now…
I’d better wait till I get the registration squared away on Tuesday, though.
Gosh…I could probably print my own “temporary plate”…but, I thinking risking being pulled over with a temp plate of my own creation might be unwise…
And, dude…those mechanics…they really know how to time a gas tank.
The car must have three drops of gasoline in it.
I hope it makes it to a gas station when I get the plate on it…
Of course, if I can get it to the end of the block, I could just about coast downhill to one about 5 blocks from here…

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September 21, 2008 at 8:08 am

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It looks as though, with the assistance of pne, that I have succeeded in adding mood, tunes, tags, to the lj posting feature in tickle text.

I have also succeeded in posting to other journals (ie. communities, first such post made to )

I may add additional features later today, but, I must catch a train and go interpret for a trial.


post made with tickle text

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September 16, 2008 at 7:58 am

NEW Tickle Tunes release!

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I’ve released Tickle Tunes 0.7.

Added to this release:
support for DVD playing.
support for playing directories recursively (ie. a folder for an artist, and subfolders for albums, or, a folder for a genre, and all the artists and albums thereunder, etc.)

Also, the default theme is gro0vier.

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September 12, 2008 at 9:56 pm

deeper and deeper…

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I’ve just totally sunk into a world of dark, blackness….
with pretty colored text.

I’m find myself using my terminal for anything I can get away with now…

chatting on irc with irssi
for instance…

listening to tunes while chatting on irc in irssi

the other tabs on my terminal or doing other stuff, too.

Heck, my last post…the long, long list o’ tunes, well, I did
ls -R /mnt/storage/tunes > tuneslist.txt
to pipe the list output from terminal to a text file.
Then I did use a gui text editor, my Tickle Text
to edit the rest of the html to make a web page with it…uploaded it with my TclUP
Before you know it, I’ll be editing html pages in nano in terminal and ftp-ing them to my site in a wish terminal (since tcl has good ftp tools)…
I’ll be writing lj-posts via e-mail with mutt, and reading my friend’s page with Lynx
I’m hopeless…

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September 2, 2008 at 2:32 pm

TransProCalc 0.8

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TransProCalc 0.8

New release of TransProCalc, free translation project management software…

I had not intended to release at this juncture, but, a user wrote to me and pointed out a minor error in my script (was cd-ing to /usr/loca/bin instead of /usr/local/bin to chmod to a+x for all the scripts…doh).
So, I fixed the, but also released the new tabbed/notebook arrangement.
The code has been cleaned up a bit, and has better commenting, too, if for no other reason than to make it easier for myself to find stuff while hacking away at it.

I’ve been working on writing in the math to round the figures, as per ‘s suggestion, but, have not completed that, so rounding is not part of the new release.

I’m hoping to have that done by the end of this month, and will be releasing again.
I’m also going to add a fourth report, a report that includes information from all three windows.
As it is, I usually make on by copy/pasting parts of the three existing reports together, so, I figure
it would be useful to others, too, to have this one report.
I’m also thinking about adding an invoice generator, although, I imagine that most folks
already have their own method for generating invoices.
I could even add export of the invoice to pdf format.
What do you think of that idea?
I would like to write in some user configuration…you know, saving the user’s pertinent information for the purposes
of generating said invoices, and, also, the ability to save information for clients, and, thus, a fourth tab in the notebook for
a client info input dialog, where one can enter, then save information for each client, such as address info, etc.,
to sort of build a client database for transprocalc.

My intention was to work on some of these items this week, in fact, and not to post a new release until these
items were completed, but, since the install script needed attention, I figured I’d at least amend that little issue,
and, since the tabbed/notebook feature was already completed and in use here, I figured I’d release it as such.
So, there you have it: TransProCalc 0.8 is up.
When I get these other features written in , I’ll be releasing 1.0

Anyone want to come on board and help code some of this stuff in?

Any ideas or feedback, too, are always welcome and appreciated.

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May 11, 2008 at 9:31 pm

Here kitty, kitty…tcl, tcl!

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Tickle TMX
Tickle TMX
Could Tony actually be crAzy enough, this very early in his programming career, to try and create a CAT (computer aided translation) program?

Well, not exactly, because I haven’t the knowledge to talk to a db full of translation memories, but,
I am trying my hand at developing a means of joining legacy translations to build a tmx or xliff file from them.

We’ll see what happens after I get that far….

Here are the beginnings of that project (img above).

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April 19, 2008 at 2:15 pm

Tickle Text 1.7

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Tickle Text 1.7
Tickle Text 1.7
I re-arranged the Tickle Text menus to make a little more sense.
(I had kind of just stuffed things in anywhere).
Fixed openfile to open a new window if/onlyif the current window’s
textfield is occupied.
I fixed the closefile option to ask if you want to save first, and to properly reset the filename variable, so one can close one file and open a new one without opening a new window.
I made the special characters dialog a virtual keyboard (borrowed from Supernotepad).
I moved the “go to line no.” to the search (formerly find/replace) dialog, instead of on the main toolbar.
So, most of these changes are cosmetic, but not entirely.

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April 2, 2008 at 12:29 pm