Wednesday, February 20, 2008

So what do you think is cool?

NASA...  This morning the shuttle landed.  I don't know what it is about NASA, but I love it!  Drew and I sit and watch every take off and landing together.  This morning, as the shuttle went directly overhead here in SW Fl, we heard the very loud double sonic boom as the shuttle went sub-sonic.  The whole house literally shook.  Boom Boom.  Very cool.

apple Apple...  The videos I posted yesterday were my first projects on my new MacBook Pro.  Due only to the generosity of others, I now have a Mac.  Due to my artsy, design, creative and visual bent, I have long wanted to give Mac a try since that has historically been the strength of the Mac, but have been unable and unwilling to take the plunge.  I am not sure if I am officially going to say goodbye to my pc's, but I am clearly  intrigued.  Doing these videos was so easy on iMovie that comes free on the Mac.  Video is so resource intensive that my pc was always sluggish.  The Mac was incredibly fast.  I can't describe in words the quickness and nimbleness of previewing, moving around, editing, trimming and processing.  No lag whatsoever.  No rendering.  Very cool indeed.  As rumored to be on the way, once there is Picasa for the mac I will be hooked (I am not immediately impressed with iPhoto).  I will keep you updated on my potential conversion.

header-piclens16iePicLens... instantly transforms your browser into a full-screen, 3D experience for viewing images on the web.  Recently I came across this very cool plugin for Internet explorer.  View a demo here.  I guess it is much more visually pleasing then it is functional, but its cool factor is off the charts in my opinion.  Viewing my PicasaWeb Albums via PicLens is mind blowing. 

What's not cool?  I am home sick today.  Not cool.


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