So for sometime now I figured my computer was going to go kaputsky. 2 of my 4 USB ports have been non-functional for over a year…the display used to fizzle out on me a lot and sometimes the computer would cut off or go to sleep while I was in the middle of doing something. Then a few months ago, my DVD burner ceased to function anymore. So I figured I had a couple of months to go as I'd plan on getting something new for my birthday. But this past week my computer had plans of its on. It felt it after 3 long years of being a workhorse that it wanted to be retired. So it as a whole ceased to function. So I had to move on early then I wanted/had planned on.
In the early hours of the morning on Black Friday, I became an “unofficial” Apple fanboy. I say unofficial because I am still apart of the android ecosystem due to my Nexus 7 so I don't quite bleed Apple through and through…Even though I used Macs some in college, I credit the missus with getting me into the modern iteration of Apple (she had an iPhone and I almost fell in love with it instantaneously). After that I always had an iPhone handy with what ever phone I actually had when I was with T-Mobile that way I could switch out the sim card and still enjoy carrying an iPhone from time to time. I also got the 1st gen iPad and then I upgraded to the 2nd gen iPad. But through all of that, I've had a PC. That all changed at 3:47AM on the morning of November 23rd. I purchased a MacBook Pro. I am pretty excited about getting to know this ecosystem as an everyday user. Having an iPhone and an iPad is in away being apart of it but actually using the ecosystem as a whole is something entirely different. Right off the bat I had to make a decision on whether or not I was going to get a MacBook Air or MacBook Pro. From the reviews and countless videos I watched on YouTube, it was clear the obvious choice was the MacBook Pro seeing as though I plan on using a lot of The Adobe Suite and there were reports of the MacBook Air overheating pretty quick…not too mention that I would have to buy the upgrades to it right away as upgrading it afterwards meant having to take it to an apple store or buying the next model up. So I settled on getting the Pro. I should have it in my possession on Monday and I will share my initial experience with you guys at some point I'm the near future. Until then…
So the last couple of days I got around to updating my Magic Lantern firmware on my camera and I added a couple of new picture styles. I also set my camera up with my computer and with Adobe Lightroom 4. I’m really looking forward to spending a lot of time with that program.
Today I took some pictures and videos using the new picture styles and software. As soon as I get them onto my computer I will post my trials. A few weeks ago I brought this Macro Extender for my lens that I got to play around with and man it makes me want to go out and purchase an actual Macro lenses. Man them images are so nice!
Well that’s all for now. I’ll post as soon as I get some free time.
Hey Techsters…these are just a few photos that I took around Baltimore the other day with my DSLR…I started tweaking a few of them in different programs trying to see what I could pull out of them and how I could best take advantage of the composition. I’ll post more sometime next week. I might post the ones that I decide to use as part of my 6X6 series for you guys.
Repost from: A Path to Nirvana
Original posted 11/12/11
So I couldn’t decide on whether or not I wanted to do an actual post this week or do a video. I decided to just let you know what’s on my mind via letters. So for right now I am going to “Occupy” your eyes;) I picked up my new IPad this week and right out the gate I was amazed with it. It was as advertised. Lightweight and fast. Zooooooommmmm. I have had some processor unfriendly apps on my first gen iPad that when ever I opened them they would immediately crash. Even ones that weren’t as powerful would crash. I can remember always having to open safari back up because it crashed; what a pain! Sketchbook Pro, was at times extremely unusable. I could probably get in about 5 minutes in with it and it would crash. Very frustrating “don’t you know!” I was using it a few hours ago on my iPad 2 and no problems whatsoever. At some point I am going to purchase iMovie and begin to do some video editing. So look for some cool little things by way of video from me in the future. But enough about my tech obsession.
Next week I will finally take a vacation this year. Its been a long year. I am not going anywhere so it will be a “staycation”. I plan on catching up on some reading, some movies that I have stockpiled and also making some art. I was telling one of my co-workers how I am going to try and do a lot of drawing next week. I have been getting a little lax and rusty lately there when it comes to drawing, so what better time then a staycation then to make it happen. I am actually pretty excited about my week to come. I should have a lot to talk to you guys about next week. Probably if I can too bored and feel like I have too much time on my hands, I might end up blogging earlier than usual. In any event, I look forward to sharing with you guys.
I have finally done it. I have finally created my tech blog! I have been talking about doing this for awhile and now in the wee hours of the morning a few days before the new year I have actually done. What better way then the beginning of a new year to jump into a new venture, a new blog. Hopefully the stuff I plan on posting here can help you guys and my friends out. Every now and then I plan on posting information that I have passed along to friends. Hopefully when I help them out or give them info, I can remember to post it here. That way they will have a reference point for when I am not available and they need to recall something I told them in the past. It is also my hope that people stop by not just to see what I have posted but for educational purposes as well. I look forward to welcoming the world into my world. The world of an Artist who knows Tech