8 Sep 2000 claudio   » (Master)

cpw: The big advantage I see with focus-follows-mouse is the ability to work on a window that's not in the top of the stack. This is especially good for debugging, or to do small maintenance tasks in a terminal while using another application that requires a large window. But I strongly dislike the auto-raise feature, it's annoying. I also like to switch desktops moving the mouse over the screen edge, with no resistance. Most people seem to hate it.

crudman: Any idea on how to make glReadPixels to work using an NVIDIA card? I can only get black pixels when I try to build an mpeg movie with my robot simulation frames.

mettw: I strongly agree. Also I've been noticing the increasing number of supporters (and it seems to be happening quickier among Raymondists, even among people that are supposed to have good education) of the notion that anything that requires learning is useless and anything that is slightly complicated is not well designed and should be scraped. Perl is the work of devil. Linear Algebra should be scraped. Calculus is badly designed. Rigid Body Mechanics is complicated, and should not be used. Bloat is acceptable, non-scientific behaviour is encouraged.

avi: the new player is now playing a lot better. Travolta's mods are still not very good, mostly because CIA timing is implemented at mixer level and Hipolito is working on it (I'm using a quick hack to produce sound while the real mixer isn't merged). But indeed it's a very cool tune! I wish I could watch State of Art and 9Fingers in a real Amiga :( The last time I played with a real Amiga was in a meeting many years ago, when we kicked Mad Elks' Technological Death and then chomakeyed it with Koyaanisqatsi scenes. Wow, the result was great.

bruder: hey! I thought the apt-get thing was a rumour!

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