Older blog entries for obi (starting at number 1)


sej: I'm always glad to see people interested in Fresco :-).

You said: I'm quite sure that Fresco (and its renderers) have to rely on an intermediate pixmaps for that as well. And as long as the pixmaps are local to one process (or in shared memory), "grabbing" them is as simple as reading local memory

Actually, no. There's no "grabbing of intermediate pixmaps". Everything is composited in the DrawingKits, and if you're using the openGL DK this can happen on your graphics hardware.


sej: I agree with you on the general coolness of Fink. Being a debian user myself, I wish it would resemble it more, but I understand it's not always a very good fit with MacOS X. It definately makes my life easier though.

lilo: funny, i've been through exactly this procedure (to update contact information, using fax form) just last week. It succeeded but it was a royal pain. NSI was, as ever, extremely unhelpful.

To make a long story short, they've been making it very hard to do things like changing domain ownership, changing contact information, transfering a domain, etc etc. I genuinely think their policy is to make things as difficult as possible to discourage their customers to make changes. The only thing that is very easy to do is (surprise, surprise) make payments.

I've been moving all my domains to Gandi too - I've been using them for about two years now and they've been extremely easy to deal with. I'll be very happy when the last of my domains will be gone from NSI.

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