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Month: April 2009

Streamlining with Quicktime Pro

Streamlining with Quicktime Pro

If you’re learning about editing but don’t want to spend much money then Quicktime pro is a cheap and easy straight cut editor. It’s quick and easy to use. With the short cut apple+c apple+N and apple+v you have a very simple editor. Using J to play backwards, k to pause and L to play normally you control how the video plays. With the I key for marking in points and the O key for out points you’ve got everything…

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Interview with the creators of Minsh tomorrow

Interview with the creators of Minsh tomorrow

Minsh is launching tomorrow and I will be meeting with them to record an interview with them about the website. They’re university students who did this as one of their projects. Minsh is a 3d virtual environment in which twitter users are represented as fish swimming in the ocean. Each fish is a different twitter user. I saw this project in pre alpha and it’s an interesting idea. Tomorrow I will see how it’s evolved and I hope to have…

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Nanox,TRP files and Mpeg streamclip

Nanox,TRP files and Mpeg streamclip

Satellite television broadcasting is an interesting field to looik into, especially now that there are thousands of channels available on a multitude of satellites. Over the past two days I have been learning about the Nanox HDTV recording device. What I like about using the Nanox receiver is the ability to see stream information, what format is being broadcast as well as resolution. What’s interesting is that some satellite channels are broadcasting at full HD quality whilst others are broadcasting…

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Happy and slightly nervous – as would be expected.

Happy and slightly nervous – as would be expected.

Nouvo is a show I have enjoyed watching many times, aired on Swiss television and in podcast form until recently. They are changing format and appearing on the website and news programs from now on. What makes this particularly interesting is that they left a comment on this blog, asking to interview the person behind Warzabidul, my twitter name for the past two years. I accepted and after two half hour phone calls we spent half a day. I was…

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Sociability and the web

Sociability and the web

Yesterday I had the pleasure of someone deciding to spend a good portion of the day with me, something that is quite rare. It’s also something that is important to a topic that I have spent quite a bit of time thinking about. How much of your time do you give to others, and what would you like to receive in exchange for that time. I ask this because whilst Kutcher and CNN are turning followers into a commodity I…

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It’s a question of Gravity – Twitter on S60

It’s a question of Gravity – Twitter on S60

Gravity is a twitter client for the s60 and I recently installed it on my N95 and so far I’m very happy with it. With an intuitive interface it makes being logged in to two twitter accounts and one identica account very easy. What is especially nice is that you select which account you want to look at and by scrolling left and right you see the friend’s timeline, the replies, your tweets, your DM and finally searches if you…

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Nambu is great

Nambu is great

Nambu is a desktop client for Twitter available only to users of Leopard 10.5. What makes this application great is that it has automatic threading of conversations, making it easier to keep track of conversations. The multi-column to single column view is also easy to interact with and creating groups and adding friends is a breeze. As a result of it’s intuitive nature it’s a pleasure to use this application There are two views that make it amazingly easy to…

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Sportstracker has been improved.

Sportstracker has been improved.

Today I was pleasantly surprised after racketing in the mountains to discover that my phone’s battery had not depleted. I was using sportstracker for over two hours and some charge was still left after an hour and a half. There was so much battery left in fact I went for nine more kilometers of walking and still the battery is healthy. That’s not the only thing that’s improved. Now you have maps. You can’t move around the map except by…

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Swiss mountain cleaners

Swiss mountain cleaners

It’s April fool’s day and the swiss have taken advantage of their reputation to start a funny promotional campaign. It’s about the birds soiling the mountains and having crews of people specifically to resolve this problem. Of course it’s an April fool’s joke.