Google Chrome + Litestep IssuesAnyone else having a strange issue where Google Chrome will not render pages while litestep is set as shell in Windows 7?More Like This
LiteStep Problems That Seems To Still Occur.Sup Deviants,More Like This
I'm here to offer you a fix to the annoying explorer taskbar that will pop up while using litestep as your shell. I realized that some of the litestep users (new, intermediate & advanced) are all still undergoing this problem from time to time. I thought it was something I did, maybe I didn't set my shell correctly? Outdated modules? Nah. I did a little reading and came up with a simple solution that works for me. I'm on Windows 7 X64 SP1. So, I'd recommend this registry edit for my fellow Windows 7 Users since I have not tried it on any other Windows. Feel free to try.
I suggest you check your registry entry before even bothering to try to change it. Because if your registry already had litestep as the default shell then I would think you have a different problem. In this case, my registry did not register litestep as the default shell. Even though I'm on litestep, my registry still reads it as "explorer.exe". So, I have to change it to "litestep.exe".
Why All Artists Should Have a Mailing List.Sometimes I do *really* stupid things over a long period of time, one of them was thinking I could become a professional artist without studying anatomy, another was not setting up and maintaining a mailing list over the last 7 years.More Like This
There are lots of reasons why Mailing Lists are great, I'll try to outline some of the most important here.
If someone said to me 7 years ago that my relationships were *more* important than my portfolio in getting me commissions, I probably wouldn't have believed them.
Turns out pretty much every good art opportunity I've had was because of a friendship. My portfolio was often a secondary concern, important but often not as important as you'd think. Sometimes your portfolio can be the opening conversation point in a potential new connection but if you aren't friendly and approachable you almost certainly won't get offered any work. How do mailing lists fit into this? Staying in touch with lots of people is really difficult, mos
Litestep/Win7-64bit fix.Install Litestep on Windows 7.More Like This
1.Install Lite-step in C:\Program Files AND NOT IT "C:\Program Files (x86) "WRONG"
2.Go to your lite-step installation directory were you have gist installed it "C:\Program Files\litestep" and make litestep.exe a shortcut.
HERE GOES THE COOL EASY AND LAST PART.
First of all run reg-edit and follow this steps.
- Open the Value Named "Shell" and Modify its Value Data from explorer.exe to C:\Program Files\LiteStep\litestep.exe
Reboot your system.
If you wish to uninstall litestep in the future ,you will have to change back the shell value data to explorer.exe otherwise explorer will not run.
Soon as AMANA² litestep theme by *MangoSango will be released this month I will install litestep again on my system and I will record a video of th
LiteStep and Windows 7 x64 : running them bothInstalling Litestep on Windows 7 x64More Like This
You need to download some required libraries in order for Litestep to run on
Windows. The libraries are called "Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributables"
otherwise known as vcredist.exe. What you will need are the 2005, 2005 SP1,
2008, 2008 SP1 to run properly (it is what the Litestep installer will be looking for)
If you currently develop with Microsoft Visual Studio (Express, Web Developer),
whichever version, your libraries should already be in place; though checking
for updates is a good idea. For good reason, I also recommend looking for
"Sec ATL" updates, they contain patches and fixes for possible security flaws within
Microsoft's code source.
I know it sounds funny, but you need to get the x86 (32-bit) and the x64 (64-bit)
installers for this reason: The Litestep program is by default, 32-bit architecture,
however the 64-bit update package (0.25 Alpha and greater) will be a patch after
you install Litestep. The 32-bit libra
Litestep on Windows 7 (UPDATED)UPDATE: this tutorial has gotten a lot of attention since i posted it 2 years ago.. so i decided to update the information, add information and even a nice video tutorial by andredk which is a little long, but very detailed. i updated the old journal and submitted a new one for good measureMore Like This
installing litestep is not a big deal. it has dependencies like any other application, and without them it will error. assuming your system meets all the requirements right now you can stop reading this and install litestep using the Omar Installer. (omar is the guy who created the installer) litestep was built using the x86 architecture so a x86 system is a prerequisite, however people have managed to install and use litestep on x64 systems.
Litestep on Windows 7UPDATE(9/11/2011): lsdev.org is currently down which is a major bummer because it is a huge resource for the litestep community. from what i've read some kind folks are trying to find a new home for lsdev but i'm not really in contact with anyone so i don't know anything for certain, just what i read online. if you happen to be a new litestep user you picked a somewhat bad time to get into it =/More Like This
UPDATE: this tutorial has gotten a lot of attention since i posted it 2 years ago.. so i decided to update the information, add information and even a nice video tutorial by andredk which is a little long, but very detailed. i updated the old journal and submitted a new one for good measure
installing litestep is not a big deal. it has dependencies like any other application, and without them it will error. assuming your system meets all the requirements right now you can stop reading this and install liteste
Fear of CreativityA rather unfortunate, yet commonplace problem amongst creative minds is one of fear: fear of being creative, fear of making something that could be terrible, fear of rejection, fear of judgment, fear of failure. This root fear seems driven by every artist's desire to make great work. After all, that is why creative people createto build or define beauty as they see fit. So when inspiration strikes, there is both a drive to create and an element of fear holding back. The apparent duality of this situation is actually multifaceted.More Like This
First, there is the general fear of failure. Nobody wants to fail, creatively or otherwise, even though great minds have shown us that failure is necessary for improvement. This fear of failure manifests itself as hesitation and self-doubt, ultimately causing procrastination or just a delayed start, or even destroying the urge to create altogether.
Secondly, the fear of judgment. Fearing what others might think of the work, fearing comments of negativity
On Motivation & LeadershipAs the leader of a team, I often read books and articles about subjects related to my role: leadership, management, in-house design, etc. I feel it is my responsibility to improve upon my abilities as a leaderto understand how to do my job better, to avoid and/or remedy problems, to be a source of inspiration, and of course to keep my team happy and motivated. While I don't consider myself the best leader ever, I hope I'm doing a good job, and I certainly do make a concerted effort rather than lackadaisically resting on my laurels.More Like This
The topic of motivation in the workplace is hot right now. The world at large is trying to reform how it does business in the interest of efficiency and better productivity. In my view, proper motivation is not about more frequent output, but about more effective output. I think this is where a lot of the authors and thinkers and bloggers and drinkers are off course, actuallythey think a motivated workforce will produce more, whereas I bel
The Assumptions of TheftOne of the biggest issues facing creative minds in the age of the internet is that of theftof art, of ideas, of design work, even of code.More Like This
When we creative types come upon an instance where our work or the work of friends has been repurposed/stolen/ripped, we naturally are upset. We rally our fellow artists to build an army of good against those who would steal that which we painstakingly created from scratch. We send emails, tweets, facebook posts, blog posts, journal posts, and even send snail mail in an attempt to discourage the thieves. We will insult them, threaten them with lawsuits, and make their lives so difficult that they will naturally have no choice but to take down the stolen work.
I have also had my work stolen in many ways. Logos I have created have appeared on websites where the thieves are attempting to actually re-sell the work, artwork I've made has appeared on other websites as both decoration and downloadable/purchasable products, and in one instance some of