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Hi! Sorry about that click-bait title. What one person can write an ultimate guide to anything, really? All I can do is tell you about my own experience, and some tools I find useful. Have some other ideas to add? Hit me up on Twitter or Facebook, and maybe we can actually build an ultimate […]

Useful Mac recently posted The Screenshot Spectacular, with all of the shortcuts and variations on taking a screenshot on the Mac. Very comprehensive and clear. My favorite is ⌘⇧4 for taking a crosshair-bounded screenshot, and then pressing space to switch it to a cursor that captures whatever window is under the cursor when you click, […]

I’ve applied to get a table in Artist Alley at Emerald City Comicon in Seattle next year, for my VFX podcast, The Optical. So, before I helped my good friends at AAlgar Productions pack up their table this year, I took some measurements. Assuming I get the table, I plan to have an overhead display […]

Comparison of Buffy original and widened HD looks.

This post on Facebook shows in great detail the disappointing issues with the new HD remaster of Buffy the Vampire Slayer for Pivot TV, complete with side-by-side comparisons and video links. (All of the side-by-sides here on the blog are taken from that Facebook article. Thanks, mystery author!) The questionable 16:9 cropping (or opening the […]

Since I’m still not terribly happy with Final Cut Pro X, I was looking to attend a meeting of the Seattle Adobe Premiere Users Group, and to do that, they want you to fill out a questionnaire first. The last question took the cake: Do you think you could make a habit of attending on […]

The Optical 010 Banner

I feel like I haven’t been posting much here about my podcast, The Optical, aside from the link in the header and footer, but believe me, I’ve been hammering away at it. Just last week, I launched a new website for the podcast that I’ve been stumbling through learning Django to produce. It’s not 100% […]

If you’re itching to see if the iPhone 6 Plus will fit in your pocket, I made these mockups (also including the regular-size iPhone 6) that you can print on a 3D printer.