Nice selection of free fonts listed at Smashing Magazine. I like Gentium, Delicious, Nadia Serif, Scriptina, and Chucara.
This is a funny little clip which imagines 24 with 1994 communications technology. It's a little goofy, but makes its point :-)
As Bradley Dilger pointed out at an open source workshop during the 2007 Computers and Writing conference last summer, OpenOffice's implementation of styles is one of its strong points in comparison to Microsoft Word. Fortunately for those who are new to OpenOffice, Free Software Magazine's Dmitri Popov has created a tutorial for Creating a book template with Writer. This step by step guide is a good introduction for styles even if one is not trying to create a whole book.
Drupal Wins Packt Publishing Overall 2007 Open Source CMS Award. 'Nuff said :-)
I'm doing some minor upgrading to PC's at my house, adding in extra memory and new graphics cards. Newer graphics cards tend to draw a good bit of power, so it's time to consider whether the power supply units (PSU) are up to the task. I also noticed this past summer that both were fairly hot even though they are running 420W Thermaltake Purepower PSU's. These Thermaltakes are fairly cheap, but not the worst one could buy.
So with my first upgrade, I went with the Corsair VX550. The air coming out of the back of the machine is much cooler, the computer is quieter, and the system boots faster. The better cooling is a result of the 80 PLUS® Certified efficiency rating. It also has more and much cleaner power with better voltage regulation.
After reading reviews at Silent PC Review, I've just ordered the Antec earthwatts EA500 500W for Ian's computer. I considered the Corsair VX450W for Ian's machine, but went with the Antec Earthpower because of the difference in price after rebate. Not quite as snazzy as the Corsair, but it has good power efficiency.
See Silent PC Review's list of recommended PSU's if you are in the market for upgrading your machine.
Oh, and here are the specs for my home machine:
AMD X2 4200+ | Asus 8600GTS | 4GB Corsair XMS DDR2 800 RAM | Abit KN9 | 150GB WD Raptor | 160GB WD SATA | M-Audio Revolutions 5.1 | Corsair VX550 PSU | Viewsonic 20" monitor | Samsung 19" monitor | Windows XP
Next step, CPU upgrade.
I saw this in an Unreal Tournament 3 discussion post today:
. . . . You're increasing global warming by burning excess calories thinking about this before you even know what you're talking about.