Sunday, March 28, 2010

CMake, autotools and Eclipse integration

Found a couple of Eclipse plugins that help work with CMake build system:

Also, if you prefer GNU autotools, there is the Linux Tools Project.  This appears to be the only surviving autotools plugin for Eclipse.  I’ve had mixed success using this for projects with a cygwin backend on Windows.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Windows Icon editors

Did some spelunking to find some free Icon editors for Windows icons.  So far I found:

  • IcoFX - a freeware icon editor. It works with Windows (XP, Vista, 7) icons formats and supports transparency.
  • @icon sushi - a freeware image to icon converter and mask editor for the creation of Windows (XP, Vista) icon formats.
  • JDraw  - described as “a pixel oriented graphics editor designed especially for small to medium-sized pictures used to decorate web pages”. It is an open source Java program that works with (animated) GIF, ICO and PNG formats.  Unfortunately, JDraw did not work with multiple images in the ICO files I wanted to edit.
  • PNG (ICO) icon create utilite - a “web-app” that produces simple flat PNG and ICO files.

IcoFX  worked best for me because it supported the Windows icons I was editing. YMMV.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Rock Paper Scissors Spock Lizard

Bored with classic Rock Paper Scissors

Step it up a notch with Rock Paper Scissors Spock Lizard as seen on TV. Or go with the  instructions from the inventor or you could go with a tee-shirt.

Or if you want to go to the extreme try RPS-15 or RPS-25.