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[06 Aug 2004|05:22pm]
For quite a while now, the gstreamer on FC2 shows me what amounts to a finger, as evidenced by this inline image:

gstreamer in little window

The miniature window marked with green marker is where gstreamer actually displays video (which cannot be captured, unless I change the output sink). The main totem window stays black. Over the course of the last three or four updates I could see who gstreamer behavior changed: at one point AVIs quit working, then they fixed themselves. But everything consistently happened in that little window.

The most annoying part is that I'm completely powerless to do anything about the gstreamer's misbehavior. Dark are the paths of the userland.

Maybe I should file a bug, but since I used instructions from Gstreamer.net to make yum to pull their releases, Fedora's Bugzilla would not be the right place.

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[06 Aug 2004|10:50pm]
My last fic ("Bigger than Life") cratered in a spectacular fashion. All critics agree that it was well written, but the blatant self-insertion was a turn-off, so much so that half were unable to finish it (at a mere 1800 words). So, Gabe (http://www.penny-arcade.com/) can get away with it, but I cannot. The whole Cardboard Tube Samurai is one monstrous SI. Not to mention "Adaptation" the movie. Well, I guess it's only forgivable if you are genius enough, which I am not. Basically, you have to be a Picasso to draw as poorly as Picasso.
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