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Announcing ALmixer: A cross-platform audio library built on top of OpenAL to make playing sounds easier

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I am announcing the first public release of ALmixer.

ALmixer (which I sometimes call "SDL-OpenAL-Mixer" or "SDL_ALmixer") is a cross-platform audio library built on top of OpenAL to make playing and managing sounds easier.

ALmixer provides a simple API inspired by SDL_mixer to make playing sounds easy with having to worry about directly dealing with OpenAL sources, buffers, and buffer queuing directly.

11" Macbook Air vs. 12" Powerbook side-by-side comparison: A photo gallery

11" Macbook Air vs. 12" Powerbook side-by-side comparison: A photo gallery

I was near an Apple Store yesterday, so I decided to visit and look at the new 11.6" Macbook Air. 

People who know me always tease me because I still use my trusty 12" Powerbook (Rev C, from 2004). I have refused to give it up because I absolutely love the small form factor but still has a full-size keyboard. …

New Core Audio backend decoder for SDL_sound

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I have implemented a new decoder for SDL_sound using Core Audio which I would like to share with everybody. I hope Ryan will include it into the main distribution. (SDL_sound is a cross-platform audio library decoder that can decode various sound file formats like OGG, MP3, WAV, FLAC, etc. with a singular API.)


Apple TV Overheating Problems: Manhattan Cooling Pad (Part 2 of 2)

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Cutting to the chase, I ended up purchasing the Manhattan Cooling Pad and it works great. My overheating problems seem to be behind me.

I bought the pad because it was one of the few products that advertised how many CFMs it pushed (45 cfm) which is among the highest of the very few I found. …

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