Free upload and storage of files up to 1GB in size? I’m not endorsing, just… wondering if this is too good to be true.
I just installed the 0.7 Beta of Flock, the browser that integrates blogging, photosharing, and more.Â It’s easy to install – I put in my blog site, login name and password, and then anytime i’m on a page I want to post about, it’s there with a right-click. If you’re reading this, it worked.
Blogged with Flock
A bookmark for the WordPress Theme viewer, so you and I can go shopping for new looks for our blogs.
AOL’s recent “doh!” release of more than 500K user search records has prompted many people to examine their search methods. While no one approach is absolutely foolproof, using a combination of common sense searching strategies will make it harder for engines (or anyone else) to put together a detailed profile of you. Keep reading today’s feature for a few ways to protect yourself from search engines.
You may not think you have anything to hide, and you very likely don’t have anything to hide. So why worry? Because it’s none of their damn business. Protect yourself, and be aware of the trails you leave.
I’ve had a request to find codecs for viewing some security video from a business near the campus here, and the files are AVIs with an odd codec, apparently “GEOX.” MPlayer, VLC, QuickTime, Real, and Windows Media on my Mac are stumped. I’ve had no more luc (yet) on a PC. I have found the following links that might lead to some success.
(Apparently, GEOX is also a brand of shoes, so I have to weed my searches accordingly.)
Kary posts her very good 15-page guide to setting up a blog at James Farmer’s edublogs.org.
As digital SLRs become more affordable, this distinction will become more important.
A friend Al wrote to me today asking about which book to get to learn about Apple’s Final Cut Express HD. I don’t use Express, but Pro, and I haven’t consulted a book for FCP other than the materials that come with it and the many many helpful sites online. But I’m not a newbie to it, and I don’t know what Al’s background with video is either, so it’s hard to know which way to point him in. Here, though, is what I wrote:
There are several FCE books, of course, and I don’t doubt that many are excellent. I have used the PeachPit Visual QuickStart Guides for QuickTime Pro and for Final Cut Pro 2 and they fit my style and experience at the time. I don’t use FC Express, and I don’t know what sort of video experience you’ve had, so what I like in a book may not work for you. I suggest first looking through the comments on the different books Google comes up with.
For example, the first one on that list, by Tom Wolsky, gets two rave reviews on Amazon.com and right after two slams with specific shortcomings listed. I know of Wolsky through his participation in some lists I subscribe to and the tutorials he’s posted on FCP user sites like LAFCPUG.org and kenstone.net. He knows what he’s talking about, for sure; is he the best writer or teacher, and is his book the “best” one for you? Don’t know.
I also suggest getting a coffee in a big Barnes & Noble or Border’s and parking yourself in their Software book aisle. Look through several of the ones they’ll have, and see which one seems to hit your sweet spot.
So think about your skill level, do some research in book stores and the web, and make the most informed decision you can.
Looking around their site, I found their recipe for a Jelly Bug, the “semi-transparent logos that sit in the corner and look like they are made from glass”. A good how-to with screenshots.
The following websites offer images that are either public domain or have very generous usage rights. Be sure to read usage terms at each site. We call them â€œfreeâ€ as they were paid for with U.S. tax dollars (which means they are now free to use).
The site itself is full of other useful links for video folks who use Photoshop. Good resource.