October 2007 - petrostudio LLC
I realize, by now, you all know I’m a bit of a Mac-head. I guess I have to accept the “fanboy” label, as well. Granted.
But when you have products like these to get excited about, why not? Regardless of who you are, and whether you think Apple is good or bad, Steve Jobs is an idiot or a genius, Macs are fantastic or overpriced, you have to admit that Apple makes damn cool products, if nothing else.
And damn awesome OS’s. Leopard is no exception.
I wish they’d just move on to “OS 11” already, because this “X” business, we see right through. But, regardless, it’s a pretty nice step-up. It’s the first time I’ve installed a new OS from Apple and felt that my older machine actually performed BETTER, believe it or not. It’s faster, it’s cooler, it’s cleaner (thank you, Spaces).
I haven’t been able to try out Time Machine, because I’m stuck in moving hell and everything’s scattered around (including my backup drives) so I will have to talk about that later.
And just a footnote to this: Apple, give up the games idea. Who gives a shit if companies want to put games on a Mac. I use my PC for games and web programming – that’s it. I use my Mac for everything else. Video, audio, graphics pros are all gonna buy Macs over PC’s… stick with making us happy, ok?
Give us DVD Studio 5, already. Give us a reason to use Motion over AE (closer, this version, but not yet). Give us a Color (which is AMAZING) which looks and operates like part of the Apple family. Give me a free Mac Pro.
OK, maybe that last one ain’t gonna happen. But let’s work on the first 3. I gotta go play with my pussy now.
I have been meaning to write something here about software for a while now. I’ve come across some really cool stuff, and you need to know about it. And it is all good because I said so.
OK – First, there’s iToner, from Ambrosia Software. There’s good and bad about iToner, but it’s not Ambrosia’s fault. iToner puts custom ringtones on your iPhone – without hacking. The trouble is, Apple made the iPhone ignore any personal content and ringtones except the ones bought from the iTunes Music Store with the last iPhone update.
Then, there’s Trampoline. Needless to say, this is (another) way to quickly launch software without having to travel all the way down to the pesky dock. (It is so far away!) What’s cool about Trampoline is it is great for keyboard shortcut junkies (like meh) who don’t really want to do a lot of mouse moving.
Basically, Trampoline allows you to create a custom wheel of shortcuts that pop up right behind your mouse cursor with a simple key command.
I r like simple.
And then there’s Celtx. Celtx is open source film production, writing and storytelling software. It allows you, of course, to write your screenplay with correct formatting and the whole nine, but also to organize your notes, create character bios, store and re-arrange storyboards, plan and schedule your project and much more. I’ve just started using it, and am very excited to get a project really rolling using it.
Then, finally, there’s this piece of software. It’s not for OS X, true, but it’s still software, and it rules the world. I laughed, I cried… I cried, seriously.