Archive for May, 2011
For drawing I sometimes use a Wacom tablet. After I installed Windows 7, concentric circles began appearing on the screen whenever the pen touched the tablet--like little animated pond ripples. Yuck. Besides looking horrible, it was incredibly distracting if you were trying to draw, and even slowed down the rendering speed of brush movements!
On a European Wacom forum I learned that the ripples are a Windows, um, innovation called "pen feedback." There is no equivalent effect for the mouse--just pens. The only way to turn them off is with preferences buried deep in the OS. One user suggested the following:
Type "gpedit" in the command line window and press enter. Now, at the new window that opens, navigate to
User Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Tablet PC > Cursor.
Now enable the Turn off pen feedback setting.
If this doesn't work for you there are other settings in the tablet pc folder you can deactivate. [Not that I could find - TM]
Done, this way you deactivate the annoying circles without losing the other windows tablet features =) [Not that you want any of those features - TM]
I can now draw again! This is a perfect example of where a software designer/engineer who is obviously not an artist steps all over users to add bells and whistles justifying your expensive upgrade.
hat tips foot and thekraken
aka, the Agony of Modern Dance
comparison by j1p2m3 - i made the second panel smaller and more "sepia"
Andre Breton was the pope of surrealism - who is the pope of GIFs?
lack of broader fame is no impediment to having stalkers
i may actually finish that Huysmans book I started in my 20s...
when you put your artwork out there and people talk about it, they are not trolling
the beauty, tragedy & hilarity of modular synth ownership http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hu-spR1M55o
sophistic reasoning, editorial elisions, and logical circumlocutions to avoid saying you misspoke
dreamed I poured out my life story to my dentist
the old, angry artist calls the critic names after the show; the young, angry artist does it beforehand
high correlation between artists who talk about the impossibility of sorting high and low and those looking upwards for validation
"Electrolychee" [mp3 removed -- a revised version of this track is on Bandcamp]
The drums are all software (except for the kick that comes in at the halfway point) and the tunes are all hardware (with much editing of each). Control voltages, baby.
Am continuing to experiment with using MIDI pitchbend and mod wheel graphs to impose tunes on top of existing tunes. Near the end the "bridge" melody alternates between tonal and less tonal--that's me plugging and unplugging the pitchbend patch cord in real time. *dorky*
Update: reposted with minor changes.
rearrangements of animated GIFs posted on dump.fm