Posts Tagged ‘pixen’

Additional Mac Woes

April 5, 2010

So, I reinstalled OSX. It took hours, as the installer kept having some sort of error somewhere in theinstaller. I disabled everything except for the absolutely required items, and it finally worked!

And then I went to download the iPhone SDK!

And then I found out that I need Snow Leopard, and I only have the non-Snowy Leopard!

Yesterday, Best Buy was closed (and I’m not interested in paying $4 for shipping), so I have to go and buy a new cat today, because my cat is no longer good.

In the meantime, I started putting together the software I wanted on the mac. I put in pixen, openoffice, xcode, qt, haxe, and scratch.

And yesterday evening, I spent some time trying to reacquaint myself with Cocoa and Interface Builder. I managed to wire up some buttons and textboxes.  I was able to nurse the ailing and little used IBOutlet neurons back to health.

I ended the evening trying to work with an NSOpenGLView. I found a set of tutorials to follow.

My New Image Editing Tool

May 19, 2009

Originally, when I got my mac, I was using Paint.NET on my PC to generate or manipulate any art that I needed.

This has been a pain.

Yesterday, I tried Pixen.  While I’m still getting used to how it handles selections and such, it looks like its going to suit my need.

So I recommend this tool.