This is nice.
Just recorded this outside a few minutes ago, uploaded via wifi to my Dropbox, and posted this here. The whole process took less than 10 minutes.
Update: fixed broken link to video after moving it to Public Dropbox folder. Login no longer needed.
September 22, 2010 at 6:59 pm Comment (1)
Peachpit: Automator for Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard: Working with Actions > Locating Actions to Do What You Want
I’m looking for a good batch file renamer for my photo workflow, and bingo here’s a how-to for Automator from the auuthoritative folks at Peachpit Publishing. They publish terrific instructional books on all kinds of applications.
I didn’t know Paintbrush existed. From the site:
Paintbrush can open and save to most major image formats, including BMP, PNG, JPEG, TIFF, and GIF. Full support for transparency is available for image formats which support an alpha channel (currently PNGs and GIFs). You can also paste images copied from many common Mac applications, including Microsoft Office and Apple iWork.
I haven’t tested this, but it is worth pointing to.
RainyMood.com is a nice noise-generator for helping concentration. It helped me concentrate on this post!
January 27, 2010 at 4:37 pm Comments (3)
If you’re looking for effective software, of all kinds, to use to run and teach in classroom, The Freewares of 2009 has a lot to offer you. It’s a month-by-month listing of the author’s favorite free software. Each item has a thoughtful comment about using the software, often with first-hand reporting. A very valuable year-end list.
Via My Apple Menu.
Wordle is great for making word clouds, which you can use in your classroom in many ways. Ellen sent me this
really useful little tip that opens up all sorts of new possibilities – a way of including phrases in word clouds. Look below and you will see what I am talking about. The phrase that Sylvie demonstrates is “Once upon a time”.
December 7, 2009 at 12:14 pm Comments (0)
The fine community at Macintouch points to the Mac-specific area on Old Version Downloads – OldApps.com. Find old versions of lots of software, for Mac and PC: older email programs, audio editors, picture editors, FTP programs, and more. They even have older versions of Apple’s QuickTime. Looks like a great resource, especially if you’re spiffing up an older machine to save money.
And teachers always want to save money.