Archive for the ‘iSight’ category

ListenUp –>>

September 26, 2007

Back and podcasting to boot. Yep, that’s right. The “first corporate podcast” kid is back in the ring to take another swing. 

It’s not polished. It’s done with stock kit. It’s not edited. It’s done in one take.

It’s as much as I can fit in THREE minutes. I’ll try to do this daily with the hope of getting better and more focused. But, if I don’t have anything to say… I’m not going to waste your time and mine with more rambling stupidity than I’m already known for.

Robert… This is your doing man! Well, you, Adam and Jeff. The whole idea of a personal, do it yourself media space… Yeah, you guys are the reason this high-quality production stuff is being driven down to the desktop. And, for that, thanks!

Colophon

The production of the gWH!Z podcast is done with a MacBookPro, QuickTime Pro, the old school iSight (GREAT audio recorder when handheld), Box.net, files saved as .mov and converted to 22.050 MHz MP3s via iTunes, and last and certainly not least… Leopard for the OS.

Apple – Seminars Training & Events

September 22, 2006

Free Apple Seminars online? You bet and they’re fantastic! Click for all the details

The Banner is Done!

August 3, 2006

OK the banner/masthead of the g-WH!Z blog is now complete. Drop in and let me know what you think. Lots of obscure application logos in there. How many can you name from memory?

iChat AV + iSight. Anyone Out There?

June 8, 2006

Before I went to Bahrain I picked up an iSight to talk with the boys while I was gone. Didn’t work out that way due to the throughput issues. But, I still have it. iChat is always on… But, is there anyone to talk to/with out there?

Wanna just test out your gear? iChat AV me at geraldb28@mac.com!

PowerBook with a Built-in Cell Phone

May 10, 2006

You know, I just wonder if we’re not coming at the whole convergence problem from the wrong direction.

We’ve been trying to stuff all this office-grade computing power into a BlackBerry or a Palm (or a Newton for those who remember that glorious chapter). But, what if we simply stuff all the miniature functionality into a laptop (…ok, ok, a PowerBook aka a MacBook)?

The only thing missing is the built in phone!

I have my iTunes (OMG! how I have my iTunes), there’s the video content, there’s the SMS and IM, there’s the email. All I’m missing is the ability to dial straight out of my PowerBook, er MacBook and talk through it.

If Apple hooked up with TMobile, Verizon, AT&T and Cingular (US centric approach, I know) and said, “Hey lookie, we’ve got this idea…” I wonder where that would go?

My Quadra 840AV had GREAT telephony software on it. I forget what it was but it was an AWESOME answering machine and had all sorts of call routing, messaging, faxing stuff built into it. That was back in my Apple SE days. But, the platform’s only stronger today! Why not!?

Bare Essentials of Mac Share/Freeware

February 18, 2006

You know, there are some really terrific little apps out there for Macs. We’re not the “have nots” of the computing world some would paint us out to be. Here’s a nice little conglomeration and I’ll be putting more together soon.

Calling Collect? Don’t Think So!

February 17, 2006

Russell Beattie’s long been a favorite of mine (at least until he dumped his Apple stuff) and his Skyping back home is just one more reason I like him so much. He’s one helluva dad. He gets it. Kids and phone… Uh uh. No way Jose. They want visual! And the fact Alex came back in after being hailed from across the world… How cool is THAT!?

If I could get Michelle past the whole “computer as a communication tool” concept… well, traveling would be more of a pleasure and a treat.