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Image Optimization

EWWW Image Optimizer Plugin In my ongoing efforts to improve the load speed of my WordPress blog, I’ve turned my efforts to image optimization. I like to include photos here on my blog, and loading photos slows down page load speed. Therefore, image optimization: shrinking the images down to the smallest file size possible without losing […]

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Puter: The New Mac Pro

New Mac Pro: The Baby Is Born

The new Mac Pro computer arrived last Thursday*, and I spent the next 24 hours setting it up. It’s amazingly fast, and Final Cut Pro actually runs on it without the horrid beach ball spinning every time I attempt to do anything! I think I’ve pretty much set up everything, though I’m sure I’ll bump into a […]

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Random Acts of Kindness

eople who know me are aware of my love of dabbling with photography, video, Final Cut Pro X (FCPx) and the like. FCPx can utilize plugins to help producers realize their creative visions. One such plugin, created by Yanobox, is Nodes, which is distributed through FxFactory. I first became aware of Nodes, a generative motion […]

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CrumplePop HDR GoPro - 5

I’m Fixin’ to…

That’s what we say in the south when we’re about to do something. I’m fixin’ to go on a video shooting spree—shooting video (with a camera) of everything I can in the bay area. In preparation for this adventure, I’ve been doing some test shots with my 3 cameras: the GoPro, iPhone, and Canon 5Dmk2. I would […]

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Digital Spring Cleaning (computer)

Some DEEP Spring Cleaning Goin’ On Here…

I’m not talking about cleaning up the house—that’s an ongoing project that stays “up to standards” fairly well. I’m talking about my digital house. For several different reasons, it has become a cluttered mess over the past year—the past 3 months in particular. So what did my digital Spring cleaning entail? I disconnected apps that, […]

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Just Crazy Hard to Do [Updated]

Once again I feel tormented by technology. I needed to install Windows XP on my old MacBook Pro, late 2008. Yes, I’ve finally stumbled upon an app I need to use that is only available on Windows! God have mercy! I decided that I wasn’t going to spend a dime on this project, hence my […]

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