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The Mac Attack or Take a bite out of the APPLE…(Repost*)

2 Dec

Hey faithful few!  I am typing this weeks post, my first of the last month of the year, on my brand new MacBook Pro.  I have been using it for almost a week now and I gotta say playing around in this OSX ecosystem has been fun.  I’m not saying that its better than Windows but for the devices that I currently own (iPad and iPhone) it handles them quite well.  One of the main reasons is iCloud.  It really works in unison with all the devices.  One thing that APPLE still sucks at is iMessages but that not what this blog is about today.

One day I might feel differently but I gotta say right now I am loving being an Apple Fanboy.  I am still getting used to the different nuisances of the OS but I have to say its a really fluid experience.  I believe that is do to the IOS feel of OS X Mountain Lion.  The swiping, the gestures, the setup of OS…everything about this this system under the hood of a baseline system is great.  When it comes to power in cased in simplicity, Apple really shines.  As windows begins to really push high-end systems, that in some way mimic the simplicity of Apple, I am curious to see how they do.  I have had some experience with Windows 8 and right now in my opinion, it is really geared to the touchscreen  experience.  I just wonder if the influx of Windows Ultrabooks will catch up to what Windows 8 is.  In the mean time if you are in the market for a new computer and have never had a Mac, I would suggest you give it a try.  You’ll be glad you did.  I know I am.  Until next time…

(Reposted  from A Path to Nirvana)

Death of a Computer…Or Equivalent Exchange

25 Nov

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…



-Namaste

Random Shots taken with Canon t2i

21 Apr
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.
Until then…

 

 

 

 

What’s on my IPad…

8 Jan

 
Hey you guys I just thought I would repost a video that I uploaded to my YouTube channel back in August.  It’s just me running down what I had on my iPad back then at the time.  I have since sold that iPad and gotten myself an iPad 2. Just thought I would share.  I need to shoot another one again real soon.  That’s all for now.  

Blogsy

4 Jan
I am trying to determine the format for this blog.  How informative do I want it to be and just how much devotion do I want to give to it.  I could definitely use it to review apps.  Trust me I could definitely be an app reviewer. I download and try a lot of apps.  But to what level of commitment do I want want to give that?  

Let’s try this…right now I am using this new app that I downloaded this weekend to write this blog.  Blogsy is the name of this app.  This app allows you to post to multiple blogs.  Blogger, WordPress and Posterous are the sites that you currently can post blogs to but you are able to add multiple pages from each.  Right now I have my 2 WordPress blogs and my Blogger blog attached to the app.  I even was able to repost a blog to another blog directly from the app itself.  The app also has a lot of text and font options for it as well.  Once you link you Flickr and/or Picasa account to it you can upload pictures that you can then drag and drop into a post right from the sidebar of the app.  You can also do the same with photos on your device and photos that you have in WordPress upload.  You can add and share media from YouTube as well.  You can link ppl to your other sites or share sites using google search and safari.  And at just $5, it is quite an affordable app for what it does.  I highly recommend this app if you have an IOS device and are a blogger. 

 

Well I hope you guys enjoyed my little improptu review.  I will probably do more of this in the future, so stay with me and be patient with me as well.  I might not blog as much here a lot but I will not forget you guys. It’s a new blog for me so in the beginning it might be slow coming but just know its coming.  Until the next geeks…

Tech -to- Art

4 Jan

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.
 
 
 -Namaste

And so it begins…

27 Dec

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