Saturday, December 30, 2006

Ugly fonts in GTK 1.2 Apps

In Ubuntu (and perhaps other distributions), the menus in GTK apps may have a huge, ugly, and nearly unreadable font.

To somewhat fix this, edit /etc/gtk/gtkrc.utf-8 and change the fontset definition.
style "default-text-better" {
fontset = "-bitstream-charter-medium-r-normal-*-*-100-*-*-p-*-iso8859-1,\

class "GtkWidget" style "default-text-better"

This will fix the menus, at least.

Friday, December 29, 2006

Blogger Out of Beta

At long last, labels! Now posts can actually be categorized! The blog layout designer is very nice as well.

The suite of applications now offered by Google is amazing. They are all well written, simple, and user friendly. I have only two more wishes. The ability to back up account data, and public key encryption for GMail.

Friday, December 01, 2006

RubyGems Error

If you get this error when trying to install a gem:
/usr/local/lib/ruby/1.8/yaml.rb:133: [BUG] Segmentation fault

Run "gem environment" to find the "gem path" (i.e. /usr/local/lib/ruby/gems/1.8 ) and delete the "source_cache" file located in that directory.