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Month: July 2016

Re: [trinity-users] Bigger mouse pointer is too "translucent"

From: Gene Heskett <gheskett@...>
Date: Wed, 6 Jul 2016 23:55:12 -0400
On Wednesday 06 July 2016 23:13:22 Steven D'Aprano wrote:

> On Wed, Jul 06, 2016 at 11:13:03PM +0100, Lisi Reisz wrote:
> > > > Use an opaque mouse cursor theme???
> [...]
> > > And where can I find one of those critters, my dear lady?
> [...]
> > When you find a nice one, let me know what it is.
> Obviously somebody has created these mouse cursors, and they probably
> didn't do it by typing a series of zeroes and ones into a file. Is
> there a standard "cursor editor" software application? Or at least a
> standard way to create a cursor theme?
> Back in Ancient Days, when dinosaurs roamed the earth and I used an
> Apple Macintosh, there was an Apple product called "Resedit". It was a
> marvel, created for the Apple developers themselves, and then passed
> around to non-Apple developers. It let you open up all sorts of
> applications and other binary files and edit their internal resources,
> such as menu names, error message strings, icons and cursors. Apart
> from the four standard Apple cursors which were baked into ROM (the
> arrow, wristwatch, crosshairs and fat cross), you could edit any
> cursor using a simple point-and-click interface.
> Given that the state of computing is now about 30 years more advanced
> than when Resedit came out, I wonder whether there is a cursor editor
> around somewhere? I found this link:
> but like many tech threads, it follows the "how to make muffins"
> school of thought:
>   To make muffins, you will need flour. Flour is the ground up grain
>   of the plants Triticum aestivum, Triticum durum or Oryza sativa.
>   You can purchase flour from a supermarket or grocery store in
>   exchange for money, which is typically made from paper or gold.
>   Prepare to cook your muffins by turning your oven on and letting
>   it pre-heat to 380°F or 210°C. In a large bowl, mix the flour,
> sugar, baking soda, salt, blueberries, eggs, oil, milk or water. Put
> the mixture in the oven.
>   Now you have muffins!

I think I've tried to choke down a few of those. Obviously the baker 
needed better measuring tools, and a list of how much of each.  Perhaps 
he could find a great-grandmother to teach him?

OTOH, ignorance is fixable, but stupidity is forever. I've wondered which 
the baker was on several occasions. Ric Moore says it better though. :)

Cheers, Gene Heskett
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