Two Mac related questions.
April 13, 2004 4:57 PM   Subscribe

MacAskMe: Two Mac related questions. The first regards Mac compatible security camera solutions; the second involves changing the color of the cursor/pointer in OS X. [more mac mumbojumbo inside]

1) Does anyone have experience running a security camera system on OS X? If so, I am interested in your comments.

2) After three years and going through multiple Windows machines, a good friend of mine (after witnessing my dearth of problems with OS X) went out and bought two PowerBooks. He very much wants to change the color of the cursor/pointer from black to white. I've searched all the Mac tech sites with no look. Anyone know how to do this? Is this a job that will have to through the Terminal? I did find this and this, but I'm scared. kindall, please help!
posted by anathema to Computers & Internet (8 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Never tried it, but Mighty Mouse claims it lets you change your cursor easily. It is shareware.
posted by willnot at 5:02 PM on April 13, 2004

I don't have any experience with Mac security cameras, but there was an article in the latest issue of Macworld on using an iSight camera for security.
posted by teg at 7:43 PM on April 13, 2004

Response by poster: I must have missed that MacWorld article. Thanks.
posted by anathema at 8:01 PM on April 13, 2004

I think the article fingers EvoCam which can do some pretty cool stuff.
posted by mwhybark at 8:48 PM on April 13, 2004

I don't know if it's mentioned in the literature but the iSight is very fussy about it's requirements. I got one to use on a dedicated blue and white G3 and it would not work because of system requirements.
posted by milovoo at 8:52 PM on April 13, 2004

I am very happy with EvoCam. The "sensor" zones that one can set up make using the iSight (or other mac-friendly firewire cams if you wish) as a motion detector/security cam easy.
posted by terrapin at 6:17 AM on April 14, 2004

Yeah, MightyMouse is what I use to change the "pizza of death" cursor on my own Mac to a grayscale one that matches the grayscale theme. Recommended.

Odd that he has this reaction. On the Windows box, I used to have a utility that changed the arrow pointer to be the correct black color. (Windows' arrow pointer is pixel-for-pixel identical to the Mac's, except with black and white inverted. So it's obvious which is the correct one.)
posted by kindall at 4:32 PM on April 14, 2004

Response by poster: Thanks, everyone.
posted by anathema at 5:47 PM on April 14, 2004

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