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Mac OS sucks 2010-06-11 06:48:56

After spending hours trying to figure out how to record a video of a game in Mac OS X I found out yet another reason why the OS sucks. When using VLC to record a 640x480 video at 30fps I found out that the cursor displayed over Quake 2. I've search for a long time on how to either hide the cursor or change the cursor to something that can not be noticed (for example a white dot) and apparently Apple decided that everyone should use the default cursor, and VLC has no option to hide it.

Seriously Apple, why do you force so much on your users? Even when cursor changing software exists apparently you intentionally broke it with the release of 10.6. In addition why must I suffer with mouse acceleration. Does the idea of giving users options completely escape you?

To put it plainly the only thing I've experience with Mac OS X is pain. I can not for the life of me figure out why people are so willing to spend money on Apple's crappy software. Apparently people who use Macs don't use their computer for anything more than web browsing, since that's about the only thing that works in Mac OS X.

Enough ranting, I've finally got BitOwl Application Suit 2.0 installing and it is now powering this website!

Edit (next day): Well it appears I was able to solve the issue with a custom version of VLC. Still the lack of options in Mac OS X really annoys me.

Small Utilities 2010-06-06 23:17:01

Today I added a section to this website to contain information about the small programs which I write on occasion. My main motivation for this was because I started to be frequently asked about my Master Levels for Doom 2 patch. It's a bit plain as of this writing, but once I find the time I'll put more stuff on that page.

ZDoom Developer 2010-04-20 19:32:45

I just got commit access for ZDoom, so as far as I can tell I'm now officially a ZDoom developer! This doesn't mean much in the way of what I'll be working on since I told Randy that my interest is still SBarInfo. I'm just hoping that having commit access will allow my changes to get in faster and possibly do more of them.

Resigned from Simple Doom Editor 2010-04-12 21:51:58

I have formally resigned from the Simple Doom Editor. The biggest reason for this is that Slade 3.0 has been coming along quite nicely so my primary motive of bringing Doom editing to Linux is basically gone. That leaves the C++ port of the dialog editor, but I am considering learning wxWidgets and possibly contributing to Slade.

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