I found these while browsing FreeBSD forums today. Whoever owns the Pizza company should be blowing millions of dollars on their design team, coz they seem to have come up with a remarkable logo! There is just this one problem! If you are a BSD user, you would know for sure. It surprises me that they actually did this. I tried accessing their website, but I am greeted with a Coming Soon message. This ad was caught by user, Shitson during the screening of Skyfall in Australia.
Beastie Pizza – Something Fishy!
The second one is weirder than the Pizza ad. It seems to be the logo of a company specializing in sex toys, condoms and such. User cpu82 found this. True, BSD does have the qualities to drive you to orgasmic heights when you are hacking on it, but this is taking it a bit too far. It sure does bear a strong resemblance to the original logo, but there are some subtle changes. Although, it seems to be that they simply took liberty over using this image. The company is London based and they are in business for close to 14 years now.
Totally weird! Anyway, up next, Part IX of Prometheus Analysis.
Let us continue with the X11 font series. This font is called Beep. Again, it is a mod of Jim Knoble’s Neep. A few characters modded according to personal taste, like, “a” and “i”. This is a pixelsize 11 font and comes only in medium version. So don’t try to use it in the bold form or another pixelsize. It’s a bit bigger than Dweep and can be used on a relatively higher resolution screen without any issues. As usual, I have uploaded the font to my github. Please click on the image to get to my github.
Beep X11 Font - Mod of Neep
This is a screenshot of the font in action on a 1600×900 screen. Click on the image for full view.
Beep in action FreeBSD 9.0-Release
As it must be evident, most of my fonts are just minor mods here and there. I will release a font that I have made right from scratch next month. I have to think about a kickass name first. If you need any other information, please let me know using the comment feature.
Thought of adding another screen with Marathonmod in action. Window Manager is Fluxbox. OS is FreeBSD 9.0-Release of course. The fluxbox theme is a mod of Absurd theme. I am using the Xoria256 color palette on my terminal. The font has been released in my previous post and it points to my github from where it can be downloaded.
Marathon Mod in action
This wallpaper is one of my absolute favorites. It’s not from a bio weapons research lab or a deleted scene from The Shining (It is one helluva film!). It’s from Bell Labs, 1966. Everything works in this picture, the “WTF are you lookin at punk?” look, the glasses, the creepy hallway and much more. I will post the wallpaper and some related stuff tonight. The current network I am on is crapping all over the place.
If you are interested in the animation series in the screenshot, it is one of the funniest series ever, Harvey Birdman – Attorney at Law. The references to pop culture, politics and being extremely funny at the same time made this series stand out. Perfect animation with loads of adult humor. The guy you see here is Phil Sebben from Sebben & Sebben (Stephen Colbert was beyond awesome in this series man!).
Note: I would just like to say one thing about the font. It might be too tall or the character variations might be too much for some of you. I had the same feeling about the font when I started out. But it kinda grew on me. This is particularly obvious with the semi-condensed version shown in the screenshots. The normal version isn’t that extreme. Besides, I had posted earlier that I am just releasing all the fonts that I have created over a period of time, regardless of their aesthetic appeal.
Don’t forget, its ‘W’. If you had looked into my screenshots posted here, you might have seen that I mostly use dwm, evilwm and fluxbox. Of course there are a couple of screens I had posted back when I was using XMonad as well. But the reason I went away from XMonad was the haskell dependecy and since I wanted something much lighter. True, I claimed XMonad for life and all, but please ignore it. 😀
I had been thinking about giving scrotwm a go for a long time. But never actually did. But aragon’s scrotwm FreeBSD port appeared a few days ago, so I thought of giving it a shot. Now I am sold. I think I will stick with scrotwm as far as my tiling wm needs are concerned. I find managing windows much easier, and moving them requires no effort. Also the config can be changed runtime and recompile is not required. The best part, the default keybindings are so simple, that work straight out of the box, and the config file requires no complex editing. So I am using scrotwm predominantly alongside fluxbox these days. My mundane .scrotwm.conf is also available over at my github page. So interested people can download the same. Here is a screenshot of scrotwm in action on my FreeBSD7.2 powered EEEPc. The colors in this screenshot comes from the Warm Colors section in my .Xdefaults. The vim color scheme is dante and it is also available in my github page. Click on the picture for full view.
As I had mentioned earlier, my EEE 1000H is powered by FreeBSD 7.2 and so far it has been good. Still haven’t had the proper time to workon the wireless, but so far have got most of my acpi scripts working, so its great. Anyway I am posting another EvilWM screenshot on this Beastie powered toy. Click on the picture for full view.
I am currently in the process of customizing and tweaking my FreeBSD 7.2 setup on my EEE PC 1000H. Did away with Fluxbox, and in comes EvilWM. Keeping it as minimal as possible. Currently working on the acpi scripts to get most of the hotkeys working. Hopefully, it should be done by this weekend. Also want to try out the wireless thing just for fun. It must be a big challenge though.
Anyway here is a new screenshot of FreeBSD 7.2 in action on my EEE.
A couple of days ago I decided to try out the latest 7.2 FreeBSD release. So it was time to spice up my test box, my EEE PC 1000H. Install went fine, and obviously the ethernet card detected fine, and X got the resolution right as well. I had to add the EmptyInput entry in my xorg.conf to make my keyboard and touchpad responsive.
Wireless obviously doesn’t work, since there is no support for the Ralink 2860 chipset, but it was not so important for me. My other main Lenovo laptop is what I primarily use to do work related stuff, and it runs Lunar with wireless working perfectly. So whenever I am lazy and wanna work in my bed, its no problem.
Anyway I have a minimal FreeBSD setup on this little machine, and use dwm, evilwm, and fluxbox. mc takes care of file operations, and firefox3 and opera take care of browsing needs. Webcam doesn’t work, but I don’t have any use for that. So its definitely not a deal breaker. If ethernet hadn’t worked, I wouldn’t have tried further. But thats not the case, thankfully.
So here is a screenshot of FreeBSD7.2 in action on my EEE. The screenshot shows dwm 5.5 and Fluxbox in action. Akira for the win by the way.