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Things I like. Including the occasional nightmare fuel.


Temp drive still works. Apparently Netbook HD's are slower spinning than laptop HD's, kinda makes me glad I didn't put it in the PS3...
Spilled coffee on Thursday, damages on laptop fully manifested yesterday. Got a temp HD in there that will hopefully last until I can get a proper replacement. If it doesn't my laptop will become Live Linux dependant again.
Might end up doing background for images in something like Inkscape. I can't draw as straight a line anymore. Also, Open Broadcast is free and can stream to youtube. No spyware.
Tried sticking one of those spyware laden recorders in a virtual box and it broke out. So, I'm boosting some Smash 3ds scores while Linux extracts Windows. No data lost either, decentralized OSi are fun.
Is there a freakin' reason why all the free screen recording tools I keep finding are trying to sneak shit in?


Artist | Hobbyist | Digital Art
United States
Operating System: I seem to be leaning closer to Linux...
Gamer, Console, PC, Emulated (Owned Games Only)
Good with HTML4, Wrote a battle engine in VB in MS Excel 2003...
Trying to refresh C++ knowledge, java too.

Started in Sprite Comics, now drawing with mouse...
I can't think of much else to put here...
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Laptop's running alright with a temp drive that was reserved for the PS3, only drawback is: 160GB, I've got a quarter the hard space. See also: Realizing how much fewer games you can fit on a 2GB PSP card after being used to an 8GB...

More on MyPaint 1.2 beta...
While it's nice to be able to move the layers and have more finite control over the drawing, it is of course, a beta. So far the only major problems I've been noting are coming from it's dependance on Python libraries (Of which it loads its own.) And seems a little too reliant on the hardware of your system. While it maintains the base concept of 1.0.0 it's a lot bulkier and a "wee" bit more laggy. 1.0.0 ran fine with my CPU bumped down to 800mhz, 1.2 seems to need to play catchup with document panning with my CPU running the full 2.2ghz. The program still doesn't quite take advantage of multi-core CPUs which would greatly improve performance, so it doesn't matter if you tell it to play with one core or all 80billion cores you have, it'll still run as fast as the one core can go. If it weren't for a twitchy program shortcut, I'd recommend knuckling under and going along with the upgrade, but it's a bit troublesome when you have to open a document to get MyPaint to load, then click the "New" button to make a new file.
Again: This is a beta version, so some glitches were bound to happen. I'll keep an eye on this since I'm pretty sure with people damanding an "End of Life" date for Flash, Adobe might start looking to bump up prices on their other products... (Sorry, I meant "yearly subscription-based services.")

Oh, since I've technically got a fresh install of Win7, I've been getting more aggressive and experimental with service trimming:
Do not disable Network List Service.
Do not disable Windows Driver Foundation
Do not disable Plug and Play (Has been a do not disable since XP)
Do not disable DCOM Server Process Launcher (See above.)
Do not disable COM+ Event System
Do not disable Power
Do not disable Network Store Interface Service (Unless you really want to run ncpa.cpl and hit F5 every 5 seconds...)

If you have limited RAM: Butcher Superfetch, (Unless you use ReadyBoost, then you'll need that...)
The following work as Manual start:
Windows Image Acquisition (Webcam support, if manual it will start if some application needs to use it, or scan a document.)
Print Spooler (Does not autoload if a program needs to print, manual start required. Windows>Run "net start spooler")

You cannot disable Task Scheduler easily: You have to explore it's many many task folders and disable each item to properly disable it.
Event Viewer can be used to toggle program logging. You'd actually be amazed at how much the operating system is logging about itself...
For those with AMD graphics cards: If you don't use the hotkeys function in Catalyst Control Center: You can disable AMD External Events Utility. In fact, if you don't go into CCC too often consider running "msconfig" and in the startup tab disable CCC.exe.
Note about msconfig: Do not use it to disable services, use "services.msc" since it will more properly handle changing how they start.

Oh, and Windows 10. I'm waiting for all the strings attached to be found, it's already looking better than 8 as far as functionality. But it is still a Framebuffer eccentric OS, which means: Less Video Chip for my Games. Hey, at least we got the start.... panel? back.

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rudyfan4ever Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
my paint is awkward... >.< It does not respond to the pen like other programs do.... and the brushes are weird.... Not sure if I will use it again... The tools are weird as well as the controls. It also doesn't respond to the tablet like I had stated... I will probably save it for other projects. For cleaner works it might not be a good idea. It isn't as responsive as I would like it to be...
RJandco Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'd almost want to see what it's doing for myself, but it is an open source program. Might work on some OS's...OSi?... but performs less than proficiently on others, guess that's the actual price on free software. <,,<;;;
rudyfan4ever Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Maybe we can check next time we get the chance, though yeah I do agree with that... that is the price of freeware...
RJandco Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Plugged in my tablet and gave it a try, seemed to lag only when there was a heavy load on the CPU or the CPU was running at 800mhz. There's a chance the lag you're experiencing could be an excess program nabbing excessive resources.  A little research also suggests that in some cases with Win8, the program is at war with the OS for who gets first priority over the touch device, but I think that only applies to touch screens like in the lobo lab. Either way I will be in the Lair tomorrow, hopefully before noon.
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SilverWyvern360 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
thanks for the faves! ^^
RJandco Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No problem
Letdragon Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2009
Hey how's it going?
RJandco Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Pretty Smoothly, how're things on your end?
Letdragon Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2009
Been better >>
Ryuakira Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2009
Thanx for the watch ^^
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