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Journal Entry: Sun Nov 22, 2015, 10:31 PM
updated: 11/22
currently: messing with voice recognition

And now for the exciting conclusion to My Mouse Troubles!

Thus far, I bought this mouse and am planning on sending it back because I'm finding it too difficult to press the side buttons with my thumb and the cord is so thick that the mouse recoils when released. Yesterday I decided to go to my local Best Buy to see if the Logitech MX Master was any more comfortable to hold. It looks to be a good mouse, but I still felt like I wouldn't be able to use the side buttons and scroll wheel very well. The Logitech 510 did feel nice though, and the side buttons were easy to press - plus it was less than a third of the price of the MX Master. So, I ended up getting that...but the story is just beginning.

I bring it home and download Setpoint, Logitech's driver and customization software. Setpoint proceeds to recognize my old Logitech keyboard, but not the mouse. 30 minutes of research later, I realize that Setpoint apparently works with nearly all Logitech products EXCEPT this mouse and a few others. I have to use a smaller program called Options to customize the mouse options. That works, but there are no options for mouse acceleration or switching profiles for different programs, and on top of all this, the mouse is noticeably floaty and doesn't seem to be tracking nearly as accurately as my broken G400. Further exploration of the Logitech forums appear to show a number of people having issues with this mouse's accuracy, including a guy who kept a profanity-laced blog of his awful Logitech experiences over the course of several years. The 510 is comfortable, but it's selecting lines that I don't want selected along with other minor but frustrating quirks.

I notice that Setpoint is still running in the taskbar, so I close it and then go to the Control Panel to install it, since it isn't recognizing this mouse anyway. Up pops a message telling me it cannot be uninstalled RUSSIAN.

In every activity, in every task, a time may eventually arrive when even the most patient among us needs to take a deep breath, raise their head to the sky, and shout "FU%# THIS SH%*t!. For me, that time had come.

So in honor of that insanity and my return to using my Cintiq for pretty much everything, even if I have to chicken-type with a pen on a virtual keyboard and use Windows Speech Recognition to enter brush sizes in Photoshop, I would like to nominate November 22nd to be National Hug your Graphics Tablet Day, to proudly be recognized alongside National Cranberry Relish Day (yes, that is real). I may lose 640 pixels of screen width and have to either wear headphones or use my TV as a third monitor in order to hear sounds when I use my Cintiq, but oh is it wonderful to have the cursor go EXACTLY where you want it to.


I've said this before, but if you draw for a living, for the occasional commission, or just draw a whole lot for fun, I seriously recommend you consider saving up for a Cintiq, even the smallest one (the 13HD, which I have). Pair it with Lazy Nezumi (unless you're using Manga Studio/Clip Studio Paint, in which case you don't need additional stroke stabilization), and it can change an artist's life.

(this journal not paid for by Wacom. they may make great hardware, but their drivers are as bad as Logitech's)


Download the Genesis Smacky and Zero Utilities here:…
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  • Mood: Frustrated
  • Listening to: random mp3s
  • Reading: Idiot America (not nearly as funny as I'd hoped)
  • Watching: Law and Order: SVU, Everybody Loves Raymond
  • Playing: nothing at the moment
  • Eating: brownie bites
  • Drinking: water



Artist | Digital Art
United States
(yes that is my arm above. Despite making a black original character, I am very, very white). ;)

I am a volunteer English tutor for Japanese university students, and I make 3D renders using DAZ's figures and software. I'm mostly known for making seam guides (colored texture templates) for 3D figures, fantasy battle renders with my original character "Smacky", my old tutorials (like Z-Tooning) and freebies, and for my past fights with fanatical, hypocritical, whining DAZ-hating dumbasses on various 3D community forums. You can find my one commercial product at DAZ3D (Animeyes)…. My Battle Bonanza poses are no longer available at Renderosity (they went into clearance and no one bought them for a month, aww).

I use DAZ Studio 4.7 for all the 3D figure and object arrangement, Photoshop CC for postwork, and After Effects CC for animation.

You can download my seam guides and ancient outdated Poser freebies on my storage website at

Thanks for visiting!

More true now than ever

woo liberal animal-loving secular Stamps

I Support My Right To Rant by Foxxie-Chan Atheist Stamp by TranscendenceEngine The Truth has a Liberal Bias. by MartianMeerkat
Support Obama by Shelly-oneechan I'm a friendly Atheist by andshedreamed Stamp - Cat Lover by MauserGirl
evolution stamp by Apsaravis I love Kittens stamp by McFit I HATE ANIMAL KILLERS stamp by luckylooke
Stamp: Love Commenters by Flame-of-the-Phoenix Politics... Yawn by Mintaka-TK Stamp - Planned Parenthood by Kotego
Obama by WinterJackal Gay Rights Stamp by Raven-LaLupa Rape is serious. by MartianMeerkat
My favourite sport by prosaix Kute kittens by prosaix Law and Order SVU by phantom
Fact Free Zone by DragonLordKris Divided by DragonLordKris Say No to Squishing by savagebinn
smoking stamp by RoseRaptor-Stamps I still believe by xxxChihiroxxx Not so Good Ol' Days by LadyRedDarkness
Forgetful by prosaix Common Courtesy Stamp by Mirz123 Motivation - Or not. by AssClownFish


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greendragon-gecko Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
hey, you were right! Genesis 3 male, Michael 7 out!  - wow.
SnowSultan Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2015   Digital Artist
Heh, yeah but I was wrong before when I thought he would come out after the PA sale. Now we know, beware of potential new figures every two years after the PC sale.   ;)
greendragon-gecko Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:) ah, ok. I am working since september with DAZ, so I have no clue at all^^. I just remembered that you wrote the post about it and you were right.  Good DAZ-instinct. :)
seradenoir Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2015
Hey, your seam guide for Genesis 2 just totally saved my bacon!  Been trying to get my OC designed forever in a render, and it was thanks to you that it actually happened!
SnowSultan Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2015   Digital Artist
You made Sera with Genesis 2? Nice, I'm glad my guides could help!
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