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03:52 am

Thursday, May 24th, 2001
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(3:52 here) I should have been asleep an hour ago now, when I finished working on the movie. But here I am, no closer than before, fighting tooth and nail with win98 setup because it won't coexist with ANYTHING.

Let me check something... the TV has a monitor. RCA video and audio out. My dad's laptop has s-video out. If I were to play it on there, feed the s-video into the TV, TV monitor into the VCR...

That seems to be my only hope at this point.

I'd like to take a moment and reflect, if I may, on how TOTALLY FUCKING POINTLESS IT IS to have a "mostly" free driver, except that all the GOOD PARTS are binary-only. If the source was available, somebody would have noticed it would be easy to kludge TV support into the G450 driver from the G400. I also have a sneaking suspicion that the only reason HAL is binary-only is because of Macrovision. Stupid fucking movie industry copy protection hounds me what ever I do!

I don't think I'm making much sense at this point. I'm too angry to sleep, but I'm really tired. At least, I was really tired. I can't feel it anymore.

I can mpeg2 encode this giant quicktime file. At least then it'll be managable. I'm not sure how to get rid of the quicktime file without rm though...

Bah, good news and bad news. I can indeed delete the file. That's easy, just clobber it with a zero length file. My movie, however, is 20fps which is not a standard frame rate. MPEG2 keels over and dies accordingly. I shouldn't have too much trouble scaling the framerate, though. JUST LIKE I SHOULDN'T HAVE TOO MUCH TROUBLE GETTING IT ONTO TAPE*!@$&*$@!

(4:52 here) Say, what if I boot off my old hard drive? I'll get windows then, won't I? YEAH! YEAH! Shit, it really didn't like that.

All paths lead to failure.
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