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A Bee

. A cartoon bee made for a programming exercise on interactive worlds. If you don't draw, maybe you can use it for your own exercises. It's a vector drawing made with Inkscape, and dedicated to the public domain. Download it....

Game: Colobot Gold

. Earth is heading towards imminent disaster, due to increasing atmospheric pollution, and the space agency is looking for planets that can serve as a shelter for mankind. Eight months ago, an expedition of robots was sent across the cosmos with the same objective, but they had troubles and all communications with them were terminated. Now you have to continue with the mission they started... By programming new robots!...

Designs for Guile

. My logo and Web site design proposal for the GNU Guile project, an implementation of the Scheme programming language and official extension language for the GNU operating system....

A Dog's Tale by Mark Twain

. My father was a St. Bernard, my mother was a collie, but I am a Presbyterian. This is what my mother told me, I do not know these nice distinctions myself. To me they are only fine large words meaning nothing....

Designs for GuixSD

. GuixSD (Guix System Distribution) is the advanced distribution of the GNU operating system. These are my proposed logo and website designs for GuixSD and Guix, its package manager....

HTML5 Is Here

. An illustration of an exterior scene in a clear day with a blue sky. Three workers are unloading the new elements of HTML5 in boxes from a W3C's truck. The truck and the uniforms of the workers are the same color as the HTML5 logo: reddish orange....

Arriera: Download Your Media Libraries from WordPress.com

. Downloading my media libraries from WordPress.com blogs was practically impossible for me, so I wrote Arriera to make things easier. This post will show you how to install and use Arriera in Debian-based systems....

Kanary: Learn to Write the Japanese Syllabary

. Kanary is a Web tool that will show you animations about how to write every character from the Japanese Hiragana and Katakana. This post will show you how to use the application online and how to use it in your computer without an Internet connection....

gNewSense 3.1 Released

. gNewSense 3.1 has been released. This is a minor update to the current stable version with codename Parkes. Some changes were made to the packages repository, the network-manager application is now installed by default, and some freedom issues were fixed....

Usklo: Public Domain Graphics for Your Game

. An art set for game developers including a race of little invaders from outer space and all their artifacts....

Creating Wall Calendars with PCAL

. PCAL is a console application that allows you to generate wall calendars or organizers in PostScript and HTML formats. PostScript files can be viewed in any PDF reader. HTML files can be viewed in any Web browser. The exported calendars are ready for printing....

gNewSense's Web Site Available in Malayalam

. Yesterday the Web site was updated to allow malayalam speaker to browse the site in their own language and contribute to improve and expand the information available for them....

gNewSense: Launching the Community Blogs

. The first to community blogs about gNewSense GNU/Linux are available now: The gNewSense Blog and El Blog de gNewSense, in English and Spanish respectively. These are the first two of what is expected to be an international network of blogs for users of this libre operating system....

Stop Staring

. A drawing of three women staring at gNewSense 3's logo. A text says, "Stop staring. Go grab it. It's libre." It's not very clear, but the women are pilots. This is a promotional image made for the release of the third version of gNewSense, a libre operating system....

The Pilot

. An illustration of a pilot in a cockpit of a spaceship gazing at you. He's wearing a special suit for flying. The suit seems heavy. You can see two hoses over the pilot's shoulders—some sort of breathing device. A tight hat covers most of his head, except the face. He's wearing ear protectors. Over his head, there are three holographic windows running gNewSense. In the background, a dark space scene with stars and stardust....

Usklo Sketches and Mockups

. Concept drawings for an art set for games including a race of little invaders from outer space. These graphics are being used in Killbox, a Multiplayer same-screen action shooter game....

Eufonia: Design of the Animal Profile View

. Vector drawing of the animal profile view for Eufonia, a Web software for human networks dedicated to rescuing and fostering abandoned animals. Made with Inkscape....

WB Datadict: Generate Data Dictionaries from Database Schemas

. WB Datadict is a plugin for MySQL Workbench Community Edition 6.x. This plugin allows you to generate an HTML data dictionary from the database schema selected in the application....

Eufonia: Design of the Animal List View

. Vector drawing of the view that lists all the animals available for adoption in Eufonia, a Web software for human networks dedicated to rescuing and fostering abandoned animals. Made with Inkscape....

Eufonia: Dashboard Design

. Wireframe and vector mock-up of Eufonia's dashboard, a Web software for human networks dedicated to rescuing and fostering abandoned animals....

Eufonia: Home View Design

. Vector drawing of the home view of Eufonia, a Web software for human networks dedicated to rescuing and fostering abandoned animals. Made with Inkscape....

Rank Badges in SVG

. Seven rank badges that I did for a game that I probably won't be able to develop in the near future, so I put them in the public domain just in case they are of any use for you. These are vector drawings made with Inkscape. Enjoy....

A Little Kid for 3D Modeling

. A design of a cartoon kid I made to model in Blender, and then use it as a character in the game engine of the same software. I put it in the public domain, just in case someone finds it useful. The design is a vector drawing made with Inkscape. Enjoy....

Gumo Sketches and Mockups

. Concept drawings for an art set including a race of goo-like creatures from a distant planet. These graphics are being used in Snelps, comical RTS written in Ruby....