Frost: Release Candidate 2

Yesterday, Joen and the rest of the talented contributers behind Fauna released a second release candidate. This near-final release of Fauna is packed with several noteworthy improvements, including compatibility with WordPress 2.1 and 2.2, an all-new simplified options page, and Fauna-specific widgets. Due to some of the changes made since Fauna’s first release candidate, Frost required a small update to retain its compatibility, and I am proud to say that Frost RC2 is now available for anyone looking to add a different style to Fauna RC2.

Frost is “a cool and refreshing style” for Fauna, inspired by frost, ice, snow, and winter in general. If you’re looking to make a change to your blog’s theme, try Frost today!

Library Update: June 2007

It’s time for yet another Library update. This catalogue of my library is technically complete, but I’m always purchasing new books, movies, and music. The library is now less than half of its original size and should load much quicker thanks to the new compression routines introduced in the current beta release of DeliciWeb. Those of you who frequent the library will notice that the “Games” section is gone. I chose to remove because it only listed ten commercial games and I haven’t purchased any new games in the last two years.

Almost everything in my library can be purchased from Barnes & If you can’t find what you’re looking for there, please contact me. Current library stats:

  • Books: 385
  • Movies: 189
  • Music: 117
Note: The fore-mentioned library was getting far too large, so it is no longer available, but it was fun while it lasted.

Favored Freeware: NeoOffice

NeoOffice is a fully-featured set of office applications (including word processing, spreadsheet, presentation, and drawing programs) for Mac OS X. Based on the office suite, NeoOffice has integrated dozens of native Mac features and can import, edit, and exchange files with other popular office programs such as Microsoft Office.

Pros: NeoOffice is a free and easy-to-use alternative to Microsoft Office. Unlike the Mac OS X build of, NeoOffice runs natively, supporting such native features as fonts and printing, under Mac OS X.

Cons: None significant.

Note: NeoOffice is Mac-only, but native builds of are available for Windows, Linux, Solaris, and FreeBSD.
Categorized as Freeware

Blogroll Dive: 6/7/07

Here are the highlights from today’s Blogroll dive:

  • Jim posted an update on several of his projects.
  • Joen shared a list of project management tips and techniques.
  • Sarah discovered an award-winning music video starring Christopher Walken.
  • Khaled published Splash Panel’s second podcast.
  • And, Tom interviewed Jan Blanchard of TouristR.