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Matt Gemmell: Working in the Shed.

Purposeful handicapping to increase productivity.

08/05/13 • 07:43 AM • HardwarePsychologySmall BusinessSoftware • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Vimeo: Bodie - From the Sky.

The ‘latest thing’ used to be stop-action video. Now, we’re going to get doused in drone videos.  Needs more dynamic, twisting view shots.

07/30/13 • 02:27 PM • HardwareMotion Graphics • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

PaulStamatiou.com: Storage for Photographers.

An urgent issue for digital photogs like myself. Read it.

07/10/13 • 03:23 PM • HardwareInternetPhotography • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

OWC: July 4th ‘Weekend’ Sizzling Savings.

OWC Elite Pro hard drives have always run great for me.

07/03/13 • 01:27 PM • AppleHardware • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

I still say e-readers are a temporary form factor.

Why has noone created a double-sided tablet? Color screen on one side, paperwhite b/w on the obverse, with a flippable hard cover that will serve to make the unused screen the ‘back’ of the device? [I claim copyright! I claim intellectual property!]

07/01/13 • 09:46 AM • GeneralHardwarePersonal • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Ars Technica: A critical look at the new Mac Pro.

My thought as well: “A truly epic lack of expandability.

06/11/13 • 09:50 AM • AppleHardware • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Umbra: iSpoon.

Good grief.

06/11/13 • 08:52 AM • HardwareInternetMobile • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Macworld: The wait is nearly over: Apple unveils new Mac Pro.

It’s about flippin’ time.

06/10/13 • 12:41 PM • AppleHardware • (4) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

CNet: Apple’s new Mac Pro said to ditch expansions, arrive this fall.

Ha-hmmmmm.

06/03/13 • 03:00 PM • AppleComputingHardware • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Western Digs: New Mexico’s ‘Atari Dump,’ a Midden of Video Games, to Be Excavated.

Hopefully recycle that which is vintage-useless?

05/31/13 • 02:53 PM • ComputingHardwareHistorySanta Fe LocalSoftware • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Guardian.UK: Peering at bright screens after dark could harm health, doctor claims.

Harrumph. I used to stare at CRTs for hours in cold dark ballrooms, dark warehouses, darkened offices, demo rooms. Never had a problem sleeping. Aren’t LCDs supposed to be better for you anyway?

05/22/13 • 10:35 AM • ComputingHardwareHealth • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

CNet: MacBook Pro declared ‘best-performing’ Windows laptop.

Bwah-hah-ha-ha.

04/25/13 • 01:19 PM • AppleComputingHardware • (1) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

ExtremeTech: Windows 8 causes most precipitous PC decline in history.

Windows was a ‘skin’ over DOS, Windows 8 seems like a poorly-implemented mobile-targeted skin over Windows 7. Most ‘average’ users I come across spent enough time adjusting from WinXP to Win7 (and the new ‘ribbon’ interfaces on Word/Outlook/etc.). They look at Win8, shake their heads and contemplate Macintosh.

04/12/13 • 12:05 PM • ComputingHardwareMicrosoftSoftware • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Publisher’s Weekly: Tablets Overtake Dedicated E-readers as Most Popular Devices.

Yep. I still suspect a dedicated e-reader is a dead-end device. Tablets are the future.

04/09/13 • 08:45 AM • BooksHardwareInternetMobile • (2) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

DesignYouTrust: Blackmagic Design Announces DaVinci Resolve 10.

Oh my, that’s beautiful.

04/08/13 • 01:05 PM • HardwareMotion Graphics • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Ramy Majouji: Syncing Fonts Between Macs with Dropbox & Fontcase.

Iiiiiinteresting.

03/19/13 • 06:09 PM • AppleDesignHardwareSoftware • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

GigaOm: By the numbers—How Google Compute Engine stacks up to Amazon EC2.

Google kicks EC2 to the curb, seems like.

03/18/13 • 05:07 PM • HardwareInternetProgrammingSoftware • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

JakeSavin.com: The Longest-Lived Shortcut Key in Personal Computing.

Excellent.

03/08/13 • 01:35 PM • ComputingHardwareHistorySoftware • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

AppleInsider: Bear spray-armed thieves rob Vancouver Apple Store.

Anything that can be used defensively can also be used offensively.

03/05/13 • 09:47 AM • AppleHardwareLaw • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

NY Times: Barnes & Noble Weighs Its Nook Losses.

It was a failure of brand, not product.” And this article won’t help sales any. B&N had a mighty hill to climb, and it’s a wonderment they’ve done this well against Apple and Amazon.

02/27/13 • 09:49 AM • HardwareInternetMobile • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

DP Review: Nikon issues service advisory on D600’s dust issue.

Ack. This seems to confirm it’s a design issue. Nikon should move more decisively on this one, IMHO.

02/22/13 • 12:40 PM • DesignHardwarePhotography • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

PhoBlographer: Canon—5D Mk III and 1D X Aren’t Properly Focusing with A Speedlite.

No wonder I had problems with the rental I was using last summer, shooting an awards presentation! Good grief. Wish I’d known this. I would have rented a Mark II.

02/21/13 • 04:35 PM • HardwarePhotography • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Alternet/Bill Moyers: Why U.S. Internet Access is Slow, Costly and Unfair.

Susan Crawford:  The cable guys, long ago, something they call ‘the summer of love,’ divided up—

Bill Moyers: ‘The summer of love?’

Oh, read it.

02/11/13 • 11:52 AM • ConsumptionHardwareInternetMobileSoftware • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

xlr8yourmac Mac user reports on NAS & Wireless connected NAS.

The lessons of the experience: A single Drobo (or any disk array) is not a secure file storage solution. There are indeed other possible issues besides drive failures. I’m not sure that I would even trust two units as a complete back-up solution. One really needs at least an additional off-site back-up of some sort.

02/11/13 • 10:39 AM • ComputingGeneralHardware • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Lifehacker: Is “Burn-In” Still an Issue on TVs and Monitors?

In spite of what they say, YES. It’s still an issue. If you’re a faithful blogger and leave your browser in the exact same spot on the screen all damned day long, day in, day out, for weeks years. LCDScrub helped me, saved me from having to replace the LCD on my older 24” iMac. Now I move my browsers around more, and have a more aggressive screensaver/sleep cycle on my system.

02/06/13 • 07:31 PM • AppleHardwarePersonalWeblogs • (2) Comments • (0) Trackbacks
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