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DuckDuckGo Search Engine

The DuckDuckGo search engine does not track users. It makes no effort to send you the results it thinks you want after studying your search patterns. It makes no effort to send you search results based on corporate payment. It does provide search results that include images, news, places, and can even be restricted to search thousands of selectable sites.

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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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Yanobox Nodes 2

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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