The failures of photoshop actions and how non portable they are

Disaster 1 photoshop action cannot refer to files opened by relative links, they always refer to files by absolute paths, disastrous inter computer portability.

Disaster 2 photoshop has its own internal way of referring to documents and layers and switching documents to files that are already open open in photoshop, in this case it uses relativism without choice and unhelpfully, for instance it refers to Documents in the following style

“select Document -3” -3 i believe relative to say the first document and being incremented subsequently as documents are opened, prior to the point at which an action uses such a command, this means that any action that uses other open documents, are sensitive to failure on the basis windows documents closed and the specific order in which they were opened, that relative “select documents -3 doesnt work unless the documents are opened in the exact same order prescribed by the action and are currently in the correct state for said command, in the action at that moment, so as to point to the right document, this was a very bad design decision to not allow switching and selecting of documents by specific filenames, or at least in the minimal giving the user a choice in the matter ie it doesn’t allow the use specific filenames when it would be clearer to do so ! its this lack of control of relative and non relative linking that destroys most of these actions, especially from a debugging an action point of view. This make ones work life unnecessarily harder, and loses more hours to the iniquitous complexity and failure of software to save time in life.

actions also records documents switching between documents with things like “next document” and previous document, this absolute relativism is disastrously shit, for it only takes having windows in a sightly different state from the order in which the script was recorded to fuck up everything up totally.

it also does things like refer to layers with terms like current layer, meaning if your coding an action and then accidentally select a different layer and carrying on recording the script, it can be affecting the wrong layers when played back.

It appears photoshop insists on relativism in areas where absolutism would be preferable and absolutism when relativism would be preferable, just the right decision to make actions practically useless and a great deal more arduous to write than necessary … GGRRR at least give users the fing choice, then we can pick what is write for the situation.

secondly lots of actions you can do photoshop are not recorded properly in actions in CS5

Disaster 3 for instance attempting pasting into masks of a particular layer, results in the pasted mask being added as an extra normal layer rather than being pasted as a mask in the mask of a layer, the only way round this being to use the load selection command to get a mask from one document into another and then create the mask with option key held down so uses the selection in the mask … pathetic.

Basically if you want actions to run smoothly do not open documents and copy paste things into each other etc it will go horribly wrong, desperately try to stay within one document when using actions.

apparently theres an additional javascript listening interface you can add in to photoshop to control it, presumably because actions are actually a pile of shit, they tacked such an interface on the side no doubt to placate the people who were disgusted with flakey patchiness of photoshop supposed built in automation scripting – actions, it is indicated that this has some proper control, but I might state the reason why one might use a GUI to do image editing in the first place is because your a visual person, if i wanted to code in javascript I would be working as a web developer earning twice the money, im not interested in whether theyre are more complex ways of solving problems with software, software should always be purchased on the basis of reducing complexity involved in task not increasing it, should I now spend an entire week learning the photoshop javascript interface ? would it be a worthwhile use of my life ? will it be as buggy as actions ? will it be redundant in a year or two ? all such variables to be considered when time is precious ?

I’ve bothered to learn computer languages before basic and “Lingo” for instance only to have the merit of doing so made pointless, by seemingly every decent natural language programming language ever created being eventually forcibly prostituted into some form of cryptic hair pulling javascript, JT thompson you had vision and understanding of the kinds of minds theyre are in the world and enabled a whole other class of people to get into visual inguistic programming in a relaxed way, natural language programming has declined in the last 15 years, even disregarding the fact the processor power has multiplied to such an extent as to make natural language coding more viable than ever, but no apparently everything must be some form object orientated javascript, remember flashes descent into javascript anyone ? two dead products flash and director. Why is it that companies would always rather add additional features than write something properly or fix something they got wrong, its also unpleasant to be dictated as a user as regards relative and non relative file path linking there is no logical reason for this. So much code goes unfixed even in products people charge allot of money for.

Also droplets dont appear to be able to save anywhere on the fing disk as well !!!!

And as a user I can write in and out of that folder all day long no problem, its a problem with photoshop and especially when using droplets actions, I can save there normally in photoshop without using a droplet as well.

the droplet always comes up with this error >

Could not save as “xxxxxx0001.psd” because the file is locked or you do not have the necessary access privileges. Use the ‘Get Info’ command in the Finder to unlock the file or change permissions on the file or enclosing folders.

permissions are all fine for all other programs and user only photoshop droplets seems to have this issue ? more wank to troubleshoot thanks adobe, i’ll guess i’ll google why your software doesn’t work again.

ios update 6.1.3

Why does ios update 6.1.3 – a 17 odd mb download yet requires 662Mb to install ? Is there patching done on a separate copy of all maps data ? Then it should say temporarily requires 662mb as there description does not make clear whether the 662mb is additional Permanently and all this for better maps in Japan ? Do I have choice in storing maps of Japan on my phone taking up space permanently ? Perhaps it should also state final installed size ?


60 million gameboys in landfill by now ?

The gameboy with its illegible piss yellow screen no back-light was rubbish, but once you’ve sold 65 million of them on the back of marketing hype and tetris, you kind of have the market sewn up, parents would not invest twice. The lynx was far superior and so was the game gear or nomad, but you can’t unseat an active user base of 64million users who invested in something rubbish, also Atari dumped allot of their own old game ip’s onto the Lynx there were some good games, but many were bad.

Television versus Youtube or online TV

I choose online video and often youtube 90% of the time, apart from the BBC’s more mentally stimulating output why ?

(1) The sheer quantity of adverts in broadcast tv has become largely insufferable, there is allot less adverts online than on broadcast television
(2) The nature of digital online TV being on demand rather than push tv, is a much stronger draw i watch it when I want it
(3) Choosing what I want to watch and when means Beneficially Im not strapped to the schlock that happens to be on at nearly all times and vast array of trashy broadcast channels.

how these facts alone dont spell the doom of broadcast television I’ve no Idea.

share prices and house price falls

Why does a homeowner or a shareholder conclude than when the price of such commodities they own decline from they’re highs that they have somehow made a loss ? regardless of a what price they bought a commodity at ?

on the 30th of december 1997 apples share price was $12.75 no-one who owns apples shares from such a time, has a right to imagine that the losses that occurred post their gains after initial purchase is somehow they’re loss, the shareholder class are parasitic on the energy of those who innovate and push humanity forward, they have a value to foster innovation with investment, but theyre part in the affair overall, should not be over-estimated.

Maastricht treaty the ultimate crime

Mario Monti: ‘I convinced Thatcher that the Maastricht Treaty was a good idea’

see the article here

proof if any were needed, that margaret thatcher was a total idiot, that flushed our border controls and sovereignty down the toilet on the recommendation of an italian idiot. I mean he may not be as criminal as silvio, but he one of that internationally educated class of economic idiots who sucked on the cock of Milton Friedman, mario is an ideolog for the free one market global capitalist ideals that have been proven to have terrible consequences for those who already struggle in cultures around the world, check out chile if you want a lesson in free market economics and the results.

if you engineer due to your personal ideology the dissolution of your own countries borders and sovereign power without consulting the populous democratically, you are basically a traitor to your country, and should be treated as such.

stella v alan, 100k a year for an easy job ? complaint

Apprentice winner Stella English ‘told there is no job by her boss on first day in £100,000 role’

The last thing Alan manufactured of any merit was the CPC6128 in my opinion (designed largely by Roland Perry), viglen ? christ I thought that PC brand died 20 years ago ? They mainly seem to sell very average PC’s at high margin into the public sector, ie a tax waste ? for public facing bureaucrats who are shit at IT sourcing ? and his business empire ? isn’t he mainly just a property developer now ? like most lazy people who want to be rich today and have little actual entrepreneurial skill, I suppose at least ALan did stuff in the fledgling tech industry back then and this is something to be thankful for, property re-developers they skim exorbitant mortgage payments of a tenant or the taxpayer through housing benefit and wait for house price increases its not exactly rocket science. He probably makes a great deal more off doing the apprentice ? than any of his business’s provide in real job opportunities for its contestants ?

And now for Stella English, hmm seems to be guided by the mail shall we say, the number of articles relating to her is bizzarre and her complaining about a scenario in which her job is too easy and shes getting 100,000 a year ? christ go get another job no-one cares for your kind of complaint, suing him for 5 million ? in this case regardless of the panto tv trash that is the apprentice which i would have thought was obvious to anyone but a moron ? how were you ever a trade floor manager ? im on the side of Alan in this case.

This is the kind of stuff Viglen do >

Viglen have beaten a string of overseas suppliers to a prestigious contract worth over £6m, having been selected by the Government Procurement Service to supply a range of computer equipment to the public sector.

The awarding of the contract will see Viglen supplying over 50 central and local government customers including a number of NHS and local education authorities with over 17,000 computers and 10,000 screens over the next two years. This follows a tender process which took the form of a reverse online auction. The contract is a 24-month supply agreement with two 12-month extension periods, and has the potential to grow further to include educational establishments, charitable organisations, social enterprises and the voluntary sector.

Roughly £352 per computer, not too overpriced for the UK taxpayer, and least Viglen are UK based, but they will probably make the major money from this on installation, training and servicing.

What bank should you have your money with in the UK ?

One who only has two set sets of interests to work for >

1: The Depositors not shareholders or traders interests

2: and the interests of the culture in which they operate ie not trading against the interests country they operate in.

ie a building society where the depositors, are the shareholders and any profits to be had by the trading arm are shared by all where a small level of sensible distributed risk is taken with my deposit and in return interest is paid on my account on the basis of profit share from trading to all depositors. Its not really complex is it. you know how all building societies used to be, before they were all bought up and despoiled by the majors for their own advantage.

The BBC now asks the “Cheeky Girls” for their opinion on immigration rather than presenting a natives viewpoint

The unending failure of the BBC to represent the native british persons viewpoint, which surely is a failure of remit considering its the ‘British broadcasting corporation’, they are just a filthy propaganda machine for immigration multiculturalism and european liberal wealthy ideology’s, certainly that has been the ratchet effect of propaganda based enforced representation.

bbc propaganda page here

This is one of the most insulting and crass videos created by the BBC, allowing foreign people living in our midst to promote the idea that the british people are lazy and foreign people aren’t, which is why we should always bend over and and allow them to over-run our cultural borders. The BBC is a criminal organisation, committing organised crime against a culture by promoting the segregative multi-culturalist ideology of a minority liberal wealthy power class against another much more dis-enfranchised majority.

Here is the wisdom of a cheeky girl paraphrased by the BBC !

British newspapers have portrayed her fellow Romanians as “lazy workshy people” the Cheeky Girl singer Monica Irimia said in her This Week film on immigration.

She thinks the UK benefits system made it “too easy for some” and the government should do more to encourage people to work.

But the singer said the blame should not be put on immigrants legally claiming what they are entitled to, as she recalled how her record company went under and how she could have lived off benefits in Britain.

She said the prime minister could freeze benefits, but he must not close the door on immigration from the EU. Restrictions stopping Bulgarians and Romanians working in UK are set to be lifted next year.

WTF WTF who the fuck is she to be pontificating about what should be done !!!!!!!

The BBC takes no comment on the post as usual for fear of the publics opinion, as it like to censor opposing or descenting views by not representing them or allowing them airtime in the cultural imagination.

The media the government and industry have exhibited no ability over the last 40 years to preserve or represent the rights of native people to self determinism or true democracy, they have never cared for or asked for the opinion of the native man on the question of immigration in fact they deliberately set off down a road as fast as possible that revolved around ignoring the common mans opinion of this matter, as though in some liberal paternalistic way they knew better, this behaviour as always wreaks of ego and that of the gambler who having made a bad bet rather than learning from it and facing their failure, repeatedly doubles up, continuing with false faith in their erroneous gamble. and in attempt to bolster their own views whenever there is clear evidence that this decision was not beneficial they have attempted to ignore such evidence and turn all the harder full speed for their ideological agenda. This price of this blindness has has been to erode our cultural identity at every turn by the idealogical agenda of the international liberal set, ideology whose net result in practice has always been to shit on the vocal opinion of the native class of poor who cannot represent themselves potently within their own culture power and control structure as they are generally ignored. Politics … like the banks and the media are currently morally, intellectually and culturally bankrupt.