Apple: Making Some Serious Mis-steps [Updated]

Corporations are about maximizing profit. I get that. For all of its brilliant “Think different” marketing, Apple is, in fact, no different. Years ago I watched a documentary about the first MacIntosh. Several people who were on the team that put the original machine together were interviewed. One of the guys, I forget his name, spoke of how bottom line… Continue reading

Random Acts of Kindness

[dropcap]P[/dropcap]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 graphics plugin, about 9 months… Continue reading

One Less Step

I really hate inefficiency when using technology.  That’s probably why I’m such a keyboard-shortcut-kinda-guy. Today I read about a cool little shortcut I read about over at Macworld—yes, this tip is only for Mac users.  When you download a .zip file, your Mac unzips it automatically.  But the original .zip file remains in your Downloads folder until you delete it… Continue reading

Great Utilities

Philip Bloom mentioned, in his master class yesterday, a file utility I had not heard of before, one that seems brilliant to me:  ShotPut Pro.  This program will copy your media files from their source (camera card) to up to 3 locations simultaneously.  Brilliant! I think that always having an untouched copy of your original media files and a working… Continue reading