Marathonmod X11 Font – Nucleus Family

pf hacking went great. Just filed a test report with my friend. Slept well. Long day ahead. Anyway, I would now like to release my third font. It is called Marathonmod, which is again a minor mod of Marathon from the nucleus font family. It comes in two variants – normal and semi-condensed. What you see on the screenshot is the semi-condensed version. It’s a tall font with a minor height difference between alphabets and numbers. Some special characters are not available, but it will be worked out in the next release. It never strained my eyes and I never had a problem with multiple head setups.

Now, without further ado, here is a screenshot. Note the marginal height difference between the letters and numbers. Click on the image to go to my github page, where the font is hosted.

Marathonmod X11 Font

Here is another screenshot with the font in action. ScrotWM on FreeBSD 9.0 amd64.

Marathonmod Font in Action

Chocolate milk and candy bars beckon – Breakfast for Champions! Till then.

Effin Busy and KDE!

I have been workin my ass off for almost a month now, henc didn’t have the time to post anything meaningful! Sorry ’bout that! Anyway just a filler before I disappear for the next few days. As you folks might be aware, KDE4.1 was released a week ago or so and I promptly installed it on my system and I must say I am pretty impressed! There have been a lotta controversies with regards to KDE4 release in general, but I guess for someone who is a little bit more knowledgeable than the average folk in Linux matters, the case against KDE4 is a non issue! Posting a screenshot rite now of my KDE4.1 desktop in action! More details about the setup in my next post, which will be over the weekend!

I am back!

Sorry about the lack of updates for a long time! Was busy as usual and didn’t have no time for anything else! But thot of updating today since I’ve got some time on my hands rite now! Gonna begin by posting a screenshot of my current desktop setup! I have a heard  from a lotta ppl that they like the screens I post here. So here’s another one! I uploaded this one over at!

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Here are the details of the desktop as usual:

GTK2.0 and Metacity – Dark Brit, an amazing mod of Elegant Mine, by nosebleed@DA

Icons – Powered by fratrip@DA

WP – Sirena Agitata by the one and only j3concepts@DA

Application Font – AvantGarde LT Medium

Terminal – XFCE4-Terminal, without menubar and window borders

Media Player – Banshee, playing groovesalad@somafm

Current Screenshot!

It’s been a while I know since my last post! Got my hands on some new interesting UFO related videos! Will post ’em in a few days or so! In the meantime how about a screenshot of my system in action!


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Screenshot Details:

Gtk2 and Metacity – Elegant Mine

Icons – Private, courtesy Fabio @ gnome-look

Wallpaper – Light Room

Terminal Font – Monospace 9

Application Font – Adobe Jenson Pro 10

Desktop Font – Bauhaus

Media Playing – Beat Blender (Playlist File!!) from SomaFM (was in a mood to hear some minimal techno!)

My Current Desktop!

It’s been a long time since I had posted anything here, but am planning to post some interesting stuff tomorrow! Anyway for the moment, here’s my current desktop set up! I call it the “GAIAfied Desktop” GAIA was originally a Mac visual style, which was then ported to Windows and then lyrae did the same for Gnome! Check out gaia’s official website for more details on the fantastic work done by a group of artists and the primary motivation behind the project on the first place! My salute to all of ’em! It’s just a pleasant experience to sit in front of your computer and work with this theme! Kicks butt, no doubt!


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Here are the details of the desktop as usual!


Metacity – Gaia4Gnome

Icons – Somatic

Media Player – Banshee (Playing GiTS Stand Alone Complex OST)

Application Font – Segoe, Size 9

Special thanx to all the creative minds behind GAIA! Somatic Icon theme also roxx big time. pokemonjojo2 ported this theme, originally designed by the amazing David Lanham, who did this theme for mac!

Current Screenshot!

I know it’s been a while since I had posted some stuff! Kinda busy again! But planning to take this Friday off for some personal reasons! I will post some new stuff then. For the time being here is the screenshot of my new workstation. I got this totally awesome quadcore system for work last Friday and immediately installed Linux and all the important mathematical libraries that I use most of the time! It’s damn fast, and kicks ass! I have been working a lot lately with the terminal, and hence realized that a tiling manager would be the most appropriate to work with on a widescreen monitor. That’s where xmonad comes into the picture! It’s fantastic and makes life so much easier when doing some programming! I instantly fell for it! I had worked with dwm before, but there are some issues with dwm, like absence of multi monitor support, that drove me back to gnome or xfce! But with xmonad, I have found the best tiling manager! I will post a mini guide to setup xmonad in general, and also post my config file this Friday! Here is the screenshot of my desktop!


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Running emacs inside terminal, and cmatrix!