Category Archives: tech notes and tools

Playing back a movie made in Picasa 3 on a MacBook Pro

I made a movie, or rather, I asked picasa to make me a movie out of an album of tagged photos. It’s based on photos of a friend in different situations, so the transition to pan and zoom to face … Continue reading

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delete blank page after table in open office writer – and word 2011

This has cost me too much time too often, so I’m putting it here instead of googling it every time. Problem: open office text document with tables ends up with a blank page at the end of the document if … Continue reading

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Snow Leopard and HP Laserjet 2100 Series Printer

(Update 21 Nov 2011: This issue seems to have been resolved by the latest software update for this printer. YEAH!!) This week I updated to Snow Leopard, OS X 10.6. Finally. There’s a specific reason I waited a while before … Continue reading

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wbtexpress – free authoring tool for learning content

This is another one for the list to check out in more detail. WBTExpress The need to find easy-to-use tools for instructors to create content for online consumption is not new; my own personal interest has recently become more acute … Continue reading

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pear note: take notes synced with audio, video or slides

Do you sometimes have trouble understanding your own notes? Miss a point or two in a crucial meeting? I know I do. And I know that I definitely want to check out Pear Note: “A note taking utility” (how unsexy … Continue reading

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help with online color schemes

For those of us who like great design, but have no idea where to start when it comes to colors: http://www.colorschemer.com/online.html Color schemer is an excellent resource for getting a whole color scheme together or even just for finding a … Continue reading

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convert wmv to m4a, mp3, etc

This one is so satisfyingly easy I have to jot it down. To quickly and simply convert wmv video get EasyWMA. Ten bucks, it’s worth it, just get it. I’m reading a book, Efficiency in Learning by Clark, Nguyen and … Continue reading

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rethinking photo storage and sharing at home

Yippeee, just got a new camera, a lovely Panasonic Lumix LX3. Happy happy happy. Now I’m thinking about reorganizing how I store and backup my photos. It has to be quick and easy, since I barely keep up with it … Continue reading

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narrate your powerpoint slides using profcast

I experimented with Profcast some years ago and really liked it’s easy to use interface. Just came across a YouTube video explaining how to narrate your powerpoint slides and then export it asĀ  a QuickTime movie. Plus you can provide … Continue reading

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launch windows apps with quicksilver

Another post-it note to self… Yeah! It’s possible to launch a windows app (in vmware fusion) from your mac using quicksilver. Thanks to Shayne at http://shayne.powerlot.net/2008/07/23/vmware-fusion-apps/ The only app I’m accessing like this so far is Flash Develop.

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