Thursday, September 01, 2005

My Powerbook's Double Life

Apple isn't the only one leading a double-life. My powerbook now sports two operating system versions, the latest Tiger (10.4.2) and the former Panther (10.3.9). The reasons for this setup are many but they may change in the future.

Oh, any for those of you that noticed, the harddisk skins are not accurate, but they were the only ones that I thought were nice enough to use from's Xtra Drives set.

Saturday, April 30, 2005

Create H.264 With Free Tools

Here's a very quick, 4-step way of getting H.264 video playing on your desktop. This clip was made in a rush so the workflow isn't fully tested. (Audio was having a spot of problem)

The video is an .mp4 file so your web browser might not handle it well. Trying CTRL-clicking to save it instead.

Wednesday, April 27, 2005

Upload Your Media

If you're familiar with sites like Flickr and Shutterfly, you're no stranger to public hosting services that offer online storage for free. Go one step further with videos and check out the free hosting sites and

Some services are still undergoing public testing. Your mileage may vary.

Monday, April 25, 2005

WireTap Your Mac's Audio

WireTap is a great little application that allows you to record anything that goes through your Mac's speakers, like maybe Skype conversations and web radio... Get the freeware version in a just 3 simple steps!

Tiger update: Wiretap will not work with Tiger but there's a workaround. Download and install WireTapPro from Ambrosia and your free WireTap app will work again. (You can trash the WireTapPro app safely after it has updated the necessary system files.)

Tutorial created with the nifty application Comic Life by plasq. Be prepared to see more such comic tutorials.

Thursday, April 21, 2005

Viewing DjVu Documents

Wondering how to view all those .djvu files? Here's a screencast that shows you how on Mac OS X, using a free web browser plug-in.

Do also watch the corresponding screencast on how to shrink documents with DjVu.

Shrink Documents With DjVu

Fancy compressing your current scans and PDFs into just 10% of the file's original size? Look no further than DjVu. This screencast shows you how you can compress your files for free.

Be sure to also watch the corresponding screencast on viewing DjVu documents with a free web browser plug-in.

Tuesday, April 19, 2005

Downloading QT Broadcaster

To launch off U.I.Junkie, I'm starting a screencast instructional series on how to do Direct-To-Disk video recording.

We start off by downloading and installing the necessary (and free!) software components, beginning with Apple's Quicktime Broadcaster.