Archive for the category "mac vs pc"

Screencasting Up a Storm


Thursday, June 19th, 2008 — 11:53am PDT
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I started doing screencasts in a professional capacity last year and since then the tools have become much easier to use and I’m finding folks are really receptive to the “quick tips” I’ve been offering. As a refresher, I wrote a post last summer about Screencasting Tools and I’ve done a few WordPress tutorials using […]

Apple Store in Pacific Centre Vancouver's New Meet Market


Tuesday, May 20th, 2008 — 4:04pm PDT
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Photo credit: Paul Hillsdon on Flickr At 10:00am on May 24th, 2008 Vancouver’s first Apple Store will open its doors in Pacific Centre. More info: – Grand Opening Pacific Centre – Apple Store Grand Opening May 34 – Apple Store Opening May 24 Pacific Centre – Apple Store Vancouver to Open May 24 – H&M […]

Mental Auto-Complete and Shortcuts


Monday, March 10th, 2008 — 1:57pm PDT
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I sometimes find that my fingers go faster on he keyboard than my brain can spew out thoughts. I’m often auto-completing words that begin the same as a frequently typed word I’m thinking about, but in the end – they end up as typos. Example: Chick Flick becomes Chick Flickr, Dance becomes Duane. Such a […]

I Need Better Silicone


Sunday, September 2nd, 2007 — 7:00pm PDT
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Ever since Tod Maffin‘s session at Barcamp I’ve been thinking about getting me some silicone. I have a nice, white, pristine MacBook and I need to protect it somehow. Yesterday at the Apple Store in good ol’ Alderwood Mall in Lynnwood, WA I checked out some possible keyboard covers. They were clear or white and […]

Tools to get the job done: Screencasting


Wednesday, August 8th, 2007 — 10:36pm PDT
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I’ve discovered some tools, apps and tricks that have made a part of my ‘real life’ job a lot easier lately. Basically I wanted to start screencasting – providing an online demo video of our new web-based application. After searching and putting the word out to the wonderful Vancity Tech Swarm folks I found the […]

The Mighty Nipple


Thursday, May 31st, 2007 — 10:00am PDT
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I must admit, I love not using a mouse – the trackpad is where it’s at – but going from desktop computer isn’t always accommodating to such needs. That was until I discovered the Mighty Mouse and its wonderful nipple. In 2001 I got a hand-me-down HP Omnibook laptop that was my best friend over […]