852

That’s the official count of Propaganda Tiles, according to Bowie Poag himself. These 852 were created by Bowie; someone else took over and added about 200 more. Those aren’t quite the same quality, so Bowie and I decided these 852 are canon, and the others are not. So my programming project will be focused only […]

The Creator

This morning, I had a lengthy Facebook chat conversation with none other than Bowie Poag, the creator of the Propaganda tiles. He was flattered that someone remembers his work from 20 years ago. I found him through a group for Chicago area Diversi-Dial users. Way back when, a Diversi-Dial (or DDial) was a remarkably versatile […]

Circles Within Circles

“When I cry, I see millions of circles.” – Bob Mould, “Circles” It was supposed to be so easy. KDE has an application launcher that also shows your user account picture (“avatar”). A user submitted a “wishlist” bug to have the normally square avatar cropped to a circle, which would better match other aspects of […]

Kicking the Habit

For the past 10 years or so, I’ve been a devoted Apple user. I have a MacBook (with TouchBar), a 12.9″ iPad Pro, and a 256GB iPhone X. But as of the first of the year, I’ve gotten hooked into KDE and the open source software culture. Being accepted and invited to participate and contribute […]