Thanks to all who have helped with previous ones, which I posted on:
- March, 2005: Sat 05 Mar 2005, Sun 27 Mar 2005
- April, 2005: Sat 16 Apr 2005, Sat 29 Apr 2005
- May, 2005: Sun 15 May 2005, Sat 28 May 2005
- June, 2005: Sat 11 Jun 2005, Sat 25 Jun 2005
- July, 2005: Sat 09 Jul 2005
- August, 2005: Sat 13 Aug 2005, Sat 20 Aug 2005
- September, 2005: Sat 03 Sep 2005, Sat 17 Sep 2005
- October, 2005: Mon 03 Oct 2005, Sat 15 Oct 2005, Sat 29 Oct 2005
- November, 2005: Sat 12 Nov 2005, Sat 26 Nov 2005
- December, 2005: Sat 10 Dec 2005, Sat 24 Dec 2005
- January, 2006: Sat 07 Jan 2006
Special thanks to nikolasco and tmehlinger.
Here's my fortnightly update:
- 1. The Case of the Hobbit Ubercomputer: Still no case or motherboard, though what tmehlinger posted here looks good. Opinions?
- 2. Wireless PC on $1 a day: $25 for a wireless adapter, as scoped out by nikolasco here, sounds fine.
- 3. Alas, Kementari - best course of action for a G4-350: I still have no idea what to do with Yavanna, but I think MacOS 10.2 is the best I'll be able to do. If anyone who uses a Mac (anybody? anybody?) knows differently, please speak up. I have no problem replacing it; I just have next to nothing in the way of a hardware budget right now. (BTW, why does Newegg make you sign in to see prices? It's so annoying.
Now for the new questions:
Automagically appending to a PDF file from Photoshop
I finally got that dinky little HP PSC 1350 All-in-One color inkjet printer/copier/scanner to scan, by installing a 1Gb set of drivers. That's right, a fracking gigabyte. 8.59 billion frelling bits. Now it complains "print cartridge error" - I got that to go away once by pulling out the cartidges and putting them back in, but now it just keeps doing it.
But I digress. I am scanning by "importing" from a TWAIN-compatible scanner, which makes it actually go to the OEM application (HP's little scanner interface). Is there any way I can get it to directly distill this to PDF and append it to an existing file?
The incredible shifting image: vidcapping from AVI files
Hey, all you cool vidders and icon makers! How do you keep your screencaps from moving around when you paste them into image editors? When I use Alt-PrntScrn on Windows Media Player, I get some kind of bitmask that acts like a viewport instead of a static image. That is, when I paste into Paint and other applications, I don't get the pixels that were showing in WMP at the time; I see what is behind the window now, or something slightly displaced. I can never get it to actually show the exact screencap. Any idea why this is?
Also, how do you get really high-resolution caps?
Does anybody besides the redoubtable and 1337 taiji_jian have experience with Kubuntu? Whether you do or not, do you think it might fix my XWindows problems with Ubuntu on a COMPAQ Presario SR1010NX (Celeron 2.8GHz)?
This week I will have been trying for roughly a year with Gentoo, and six months with Ubuntu. I can't get a working Linux! And no, zengeneral, it's not the Will of the Gods (or of Jeff)!