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  1. Archer
    September 20th, 2012 5:57 AM
    I can understand that. It's just what you're used to. I always use linear and it's what I feel comfortable with even when browsing/pointing. Gaming mice don't have a toggle, per se. You could probably assign a custom macro to a Windows script if you're ambitious.


    Huh? There are definitely MiniDisplayport -> HDMI adaptors out there. Look harder

    Yeah, Thunderbolt is miniDisplayPort with a few extras (power, data, etc) - so they are compatible. You want either mDP -> HDMI or DVI, unless you have a 27" 1440p (or 30" 1600p) monitor with Dual DVI, then you need Dual DVI . Unless you sell a kidney to buy the Apple Thunderbolt Display, which is natively Thunderbolt.

    Third party mDP-HDMI and DVI adaptors are available and they are fine. There are also third-party Dual DVI, but they tend to be unreliable and should be avoided.

    Should get to pick up my iPad tomorrow morning. :D
  2. Treecko
    September 20th, 2012 4:05 AM
    I liked most of it. A lot different than his normal stuff though. and it's not my favorite Owl City album.

    I haven't bought it yet, but good thing for Spotify, I was able to hear all of it.
  3. Treecko
    September 19th, 2012 9:09 PM
    Ha that take a different take on Call Me Maybe.
  4. Olli
    September 19th, 2012 4:21 AM
    It's gonna be "bugging" you for a while..

  5. Treecko
    September 19th, 2012 3:49 AM
    Yep those are the lyrics of the song. XD
  6. Treecko
    September 19th, 2012 2:26 AM
    True! While Owl City was pretty known before , he was only known for his song "Fireflies" and not alot of people looked him up after that. But "Good Time" has a catchy and very pop-like beat which made more people check out his music, such as yourself of course.
  7. Archer
    September 18th, 2012 11:46 PM
    That comes with practice. The difference is with a linear cursor, I can move to any area of the screen or face any way in a game and know the distance with muscle memory. With an accelerated cursor, you have to judge the speed at which you move there, which is nearly impossible to predict. As such, whereas you can "snap" to a position with a linear cursor, you need to slow down as you approach it with acceleration.

    Here's are some good tests, although they might not work that well if you're not used to linearity. Find a shooter (TF2 works well). Now point at something, then move the mouse slowly to something else. Now dart back to the first thing. You need to move the mouse a different distance. Try moving the mouse the same distance at the higher speed and you'll fly off past it. A linear mouse would end up exactly where it started.

    Now, open up paint. With acceleration off, try drawing a continuous circle (pencil, 1px), speeding up as you go. 90% of the time, it will start skewing and look more like an orbit. Do the same with a linear mouse and you can get much more accurate circles.

    Sure, if you're trying to hit a particular pixel in photoshop, then the cursor slowing down can help compensate for lack of natural precision, but you also have a lot more time to get there. You don't have to leave the sensitivity high, though. A linear cursor with a low sensitivity is super accurate. I use ~1000DPI with Windows at the default {which you don't really want to change for reasons I won't go into.} I doubt you'll find ANY professional/elite gamer that plays with acceleration

    With regards to gaming vs normal mice, you have two main differences: resolution and response time. Whereas normal mice have a locked resolution (usually 400, although many are using 800 and even 2000, now), gaming mice allow you to set it (many can change on-the-fly) to whatever you want. Having a higher resolution (measured in DPI or Dots Per Inch; or Counts per Inch for Steelseries) gives a more precise reading of the movement your mouse makes. It also allows you to adjust the true sensitivity of the mouse without Windows' sensitivity slider (where anything than the default middle setting screws with the tracking BADLY). Just as important is the response time. Whereas standard mice poll (check the change in position relative to the last check) every 8ms/125Hz, gaming mice poll at 1ms/1000Hz. Normal mice can feel lethargic in comparison. Now some people will say that people can't notice the difference or that screens only refresh at 60Hz. The thing is that it all stacks up. Firstly, just because the screen only changes every 1/60th of a second, that doesn't mean the game doesn't (which is why a lot of elite gamers play with 120Hz monitors). Your movements between those frame updates are still tracked and they still matter. Secondly, when there's x time from the mouse, y time from the game, z time to the GPU and t time to the screen, every little millisecond on the mouse is amplified.

    Would go on, but I need to pick the dog up from the Vet and that's pretty rambly already.
  8. Archer
    September 18th, 2012 6:47 PM
    It takes a little bit of getting used to, but once you do, you can never go back. It is SO much more precise, as the same mouse movement will always go to the same place - it's more consistent and absolutely essential for higher-level gaming. Unfortunately, trackpads need it on to be remotely nice, but my desktop is mouse-only, laptop is trackpad-only.

    The Light sensor can be overly sensitive - I had it turn the blacklight OFF sometimes in the Windows 8 CP.

    I love Razer mice. Some people complain about build quality, but I've never had an issue because I take care of my stuff. You know what angry gamers can be like with throwing and slamming their gear in a fit of rage. You really want to work out what's comfortable, though. I love both the DeathAdder and Lachesis, but hate Logitech/Microsoft Mice. Some people are the opposite.

    Thunderbolt Display! Seriously, though, bang-for-buck is probably a 24" display. You're going to need an adaptor regardless, so DVI/HDMI is fine. I'm using a 27" 2560x1440 display that I ordered from Korea for $350 AU, which is a bargain. You would need to get a proper Dual-DVI Adaptor from Apple, though, so that bumps the price up considerably if you're using it with the Mac (I'm using it for my desktop).
  9. Squirrel
    September 18th, 2012 1:18 PM
    For what? :3
  10. Olli
    September 18th, 2012 9:54 AM
    Oh :/
  11. Archer
    September 18th, 2012 6:52 AM
    haha, yeah, I can't imagine it being great for long-term use. I absolutely loathe mouse acceleration, so that's the first thing I turn off.

    Currently running a Razer DeathAdder, having switched from a Razer Lachesis.
  12. Treecko
    September 18th, 2012 3:25 AM
    That's awesome! I'm not a Carly Rae Jepsen fan myself , but she sounds really good in
    " Good Time". Owl City is my favorite artist though. :D
  13. Archer
    September 18th, 2012 2:29 AM
    What mouse are you using?
  14. Squirrel
    September 17th, 2012 5:23 AM
    Pshh I don't even know what gender I am, how do you check? :o

    Hmm okay, well it's not the end of the world if one of us can't stream one of the movies (I won't be able to stream Sunday's due to uni, although I may be able to swap times with Olli), but we can try and find a way around it :3 I'll make the banner over the next couple days :)
  15. Archer
    September 17th, 2012 12:35 AM
    Have you done Windows-only before on a Mac? The all the Bootcamp drivers work?


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Posted July 23rd, 2012 at 9:54 AM by Twiggy Comments 0
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TwigZone's moved to a better place, and so does this blog.

The blog's going to be left as is, as an archive, but no more.

Posted July 23rd, 2012 at 5:26 AM by Twiggy Comments 1
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Since I'll probably doing my blogging from Word 2013 from now on (that's right), well...

WordPress Web address:

Blogger Web address:

TypePad Web address:

Well, which one would work well for me? I think I'll also do my own research while you guys pour in the comments.

Posted July 19th, 2012 at 6:01 AM by Twiggy Comments 4
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Just what's going on with Pokémon Groups these days?!

I know something strange is going on these days. People are quite the fickle one - sign up, then bolt away. I've seen a lot of deleted posts in threads... including my clubs. Whatever is happening there, it is going to harm everyone involved in the health of Pokémon Groups. It's one thing to not like a group. It's another thing to pretend that you're in a group for show. Nobody wants to be the person that just sits there, huh?...

Posted July 19th, 2012 at 2:13 AM by Twiggy Comments 3
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...and when I tried to reinstall Windows, I noticed that I don't have any blank DVDs or USB sticks around, seeing as I'm living in my uncle's home for the week.

This was the time when I started to learn OS X deeply.

I've begun to actually love it.

Is this a good thing or a bad thing?

Posted July 16th, 2012 at 4:44 AM by Twiggy Comments 0
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One thing I learned today is that even though the screens might be pre-calibrated, it's a good idea to recalibrate the monitor anyway.


Well... at least gamma isn't wonky and it's no longer baked warm. I think I'm now enjoying my display, even in OS X.
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