30 September 2006

Loving my little mini-mac

I just love this new Mac. I am producing a DVD of photos, sound, messages for Sean's 21st and I was going to produce an ensemble in Flash etc, but decided to take a look at iDVD and the software is fantastic. It has built in templates that you can customise, etc and really handy if you are pushed for time and still want to produce something presentable. Best dash I'm still scanning ...

28 September 2006

Got to love technology

Don't you just love technology. It is my brother's 21st next Wednesday and sadly I can't make the trip to Sydney to be there, I am really gutted and quite sad to be missing his big day and party on Saturday night.

My sister has been busy scanning in lots of piccies from when he was a baby through to school, recent parties, nights out and trips OS. So for my contribution I am going to put the whole lot together add some sounds tracks, scan some piccies of my own and turn the lot into a DVD file. That way I'll be able to do a message for him as well from London. When the lot is all done I'll FTP it to my server, my sister can download it, burn the DVD and play it at the party.

Years gone by you'd make do with a telegram but thanks to technology I can still embarrass my litte brother at his 21st. Have a good one Sean :-)

24 September 2006

Geek Dinner London with Molly Holzschlag as our guest

The delightful Molly Holzschlag, international speaker on CSS and web standards, will be the guest speaker at our next London Geek Dinner. For full details visit Geek Dinner

When: 20th October 2006 6:30pm till about 11pm
Where: The Bottlescrue, 53-60 Holburn Viaduct London, EC1A 2FD
Nearest Tube / Train: Chancery Lane Station / City Thameslink (Holburn Viaduct)
Cost: £5
Registration: Visit the Geek Dinner blog to register by adding a comment

22 September 2006

OneWebDay - One Web. One World. One Wish

Today is OneWebDay founded by Susan Crawford who quotes "I am hoping that people will take a step back and recognise how much the web has changed their lives".

Online events are taking place around the world and online activities - visit OneWebDay for more details.

OneWebDay - Flickr Pictures
OneWebDay video Stream

17 September 2006

New Toys

Just took a visit to the Apple Store on Regent Street and went away with a few new toys.

Funnily enough I originally went into the store to buy a small Nano for when I go walking or the gym. I do love my other iPod but it is too big to carry around for walks and I find by the time you have your keys, mobile, bit of money and your iPod, you either need to carry a bag for said items, OR have lots of pockets - and I like to walk / travel lightweight. My other reason for buying the Nano is that I am a real fan of having lists of really favourite songs, so I don't really want albums on this one just a list of my favourite tracks for when I go walking - there is a shuffle mode as well. Big decision on choosing a colour - I chose the new green one in the end, as green is my favourite colour.

Whilst I was queuing I got thinking that I really should upgrade my Mac for web testing. I use a PC for web development (Sony VAIO) and have been thinking of upgrading my Mac for a while, so left with a little mini-Mac, which I am really getting into. I used a Mac years back for design work and haven't used one seriously since OS6, it is that long ago and I can really see what the fuss is about with OS10 - the interface is lovely and has some really sweet features which I am just discovering. So I have a great set up now - with my Belkin switcher I can have two screens on my PC OR switch and have my Mac and PC side-by-side.

And my final set of toys was to get some Nike trainers and the Nike+iPod Sports Kit for my new Nano - so just in the middle of loading my Nano with some tracks and I'll be rearing to go.