hackergotchie proposal for my entries at planet.igalia.com

agomez's hackergotchie

Following with the art serie and the planet.igalia.com subject, this time I’ve being drawing a hackergotchie proposal for myself. This picture is inspired in my own logo and the beautiful drawings made by Ayo. Also, the colours palette is the Tango Project palette, which would give a common style to the full set of hackergotchies, if I finally do them, but, I’m sorry, currently I’ve not following the rest Tango icon guidelines. ASAP I’ll try to draw some desktop icon proposals following the whole guideline.

First time I knew about Ayo’s artwork was when I was working at the A Coruña’s city council educational network. The main work there was giving support to the thin clients used in the computing classes at schools and I did some artwork for CoruniX, the Debian based distro used in the thin clients. I asked Ayo in order to give me permission for using his frozen bubbles‘ penguins as a template for one of the CoruniX friends.

Anyway, I’ve done only my hackergotchie because we, at Igalia, are dicussing about what to use as hacergotchies. In the end, we probably will be using the «heads cut» – sorry Jordi 😉 – used in another «planets» like planet.gnome.org. I think they should be more useful if we want to be recognized whenever we go to meetings like GUADEC.

What do you think?

new planet.igalia.com logo

Planet Igalia

Today, I’ve wasted some time drawing a new logo for planet.igalia.com. Yeah, at Igalia, we have installed a new site to sindicate all the blogs in which our developers are writing.

Because of our name, we have been ever related to the Asterix & Obelix iconography, and, because of our place in the world, Galicia, we have deep roots in Celtic culture. That’s why I’ve drawn a «palloza», this typical house made of stone and straw.

I’ve also drawn a second version with 4 satellites surrounding our loved Igalia planet. It was inspired by alex and tries to represent the four roman campments which sourrands Asterix’ town. I’ve to say that the four different colours were taken from the MS Windows flag ;-). You could take a look at it in my Flickr page, if you want.

Finally, I’ve also created a favicon for planet.igalia.com with this picture and uploaded to our site. I’ve no asked to anybody for their agreement because I know we would start a new design tastes war as we were used to have, so, critics are welcome but not heared :-D.

Next job, drawing hackergotchies!!


i’ve been «no-studying»

GUADEC#7 logo prototype

Last monday I had an english exam at the Official Languages School in A Coruña. I’m studying the 5th and final level so I’m supposed to have a quite good english level (which is not true as you could guess from these posts ;-)) and the exam should have been a bit difficult. As far as I’m not studying english, I mean, I’m just going to the classes, I decided to stay at home the whole weekend trying to train the related grammar and memorize vocabulary. The nightmare became true!!

The point is that, the harder I tried to study, the easier I did other tasks instead. I don’t know if you have ever been in this situation but for me, it’s becoming a bad habit.

Actually, it was a torture to put my eyes on the english book, I had to do another thing!!! And I did it. I did clear up my room (yeah!!, stop laughing!!), I was ironing, doing the washing up, went to play a soccer match, etc.
I was even drawing a logo prototype for the GUADEC 2006 logo contest, which I know the deadline had just gone, and the thematic I choose was doing a soccer player t-shirt simil using the number from the GUADEC version (7), even knowing the contest was for a general GUADEC logo, not just for the GUADEC#7 event!!!!! Crazy, isn’t it!!!!

I didn’t want to study at all, but I had to.

Anyway, I accomplished my subconscience target, I was abled to make only one reading of the whole subject.

If you are curious enough, you can take a look to my two logo prototypes which survived to the creation process at my Flickr page.

And, what about the exam? Well, IMHO it was quite easy and, after 3h 30′ writing, I’m quite sure I’m going to pass it.
Hey, I forgot it! I could have saved some extra points thanks to these hours «reading» grammar and vocabulary, so I have to say it wasn’t a waste of time.