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November 2008

An astrologer checking his predictions

As you can see, I’m not too experienced or gifted an artist before the lord1, but this idea, inspired (among other things) by the discussion(?) during the comments about “anthroposophic globules” (German), is something I simply had to draw – if someone wants to do a better drawing, go ahead, I’m licensing the idea as well as the drawing under Creative Commons: :)

Cartoon Astrologer
(Click for large version)

Creative Commons License


  1. and not only because I don’t believe in any lord ;) []


knüll Good feeling if you can crumple an A4-sized sheet full of things to do and toss it in the bin because everything is done… and thus my new theme is finished already today! A few notes:

  • I made the theme myself. (I used the default theme as code base, but there’s not much left of it.) It’s hard to publish because there a quite a few things tailored to specifics of y blog; and including header images isn’t trivial either (besides I’m not sure about the redistribution licence of some of the photos (those I didn’t make myself))…
  • Default fonts are the “C” fonts from Microsoft – Calibri (text), Cambria (headlines), Constantia (poems etc.), Consolas (code); I don’t use Candara and Corbel here – which are included with Windows Vista and Office 2007 (and the free PowerPoint viewer) (» more info). They’re optimized for ClearType font smoothing and look quite elegant then – the first screenshot shows the “ideal” example (for those who don’t have the fonts); the second shows IE6 without smoothing and with the substitute fonts (Tahoma etc.):
    cim3 ideal cim3 IE6
  • Some rounded elements (e.g. the search box in the top right corner) need a sensible browser for this display. ;)
  • Instead of four randomly selected small header images there’s just one per month now – but larger. (With a few exceptions with additional images, such as on new year’s day.)
  • If you notice any errors – or something that looks ugly – please tell me. And I don’t mind any expressios of opinions. :)
  • Update: … and the comments now are working again (thanks for the info)… seems I tested that only in my WP2.7 beta test installation.