Tuesday, 6 July 2010

In which i talk about computer crap...

I'm afraid to mention that with their win last night, the Cleveland Indians are a scant 2 points above .400. Terrifying. Curious to see if this trend continues after losing yet another starter to injury. choo down!

I got an ace new computer a few weeks ago (thanks mom and dad!), a nice little macbook pro, which is wicked cute and runs just as fast as the top-of-the-line desktop PC I bought a few years back. Crazy stuff this technology.

At any rate, I've been spending a bunch of time getting this little dood up and running, and decided to splurge on some cool new software i came across. One of the best parts about using macs is that people are writing really fun programs that are incredibly useful and don't cost that much money. First off, there's the folks at mekentosj, who are pretty focused on tools for researchers. Won't bore you guys with that - but trust me, they're pretty rad.

What I'm more fascinated with at the moment are the folks at Flying Meat, who have a nice little bundle containing two pieces of software - Voodoo Pad and FlySketch. Voodoo Pad lets you construct mini-wikis on your computer - you write out your plans/thoughts/whatever in one document, then link to other files on your computer that you can pull up pretty much instantaneously. Sounds complicated. but it's not. and very cool. The other one is FlySketch, which makes grabbing and modifying images from anywhere a total snap. Case in point:

While this is very lame, it took me about 15 seconds to do. I won't bore you poor blog readers with any further details, but trust me, it's the coolest thing since they started selling bacon packets with 15% more bacon.

I think it would be hilarious if the Dutch squad took to the pitch tonight wearing wooden shoes.

7 comments:

Douglas said...

Welcome back to the mac fold. I've also noticed that mlb always gets their act together re: macs quicker than for pcs these days.

Alex said...

觀察倍值得活的人JEFF了觀察人有兩"not with that pair of kicks!!"來看你了~心在
:) :) :)

jeff said...

and yes, i am totally waiting for the next indian's victory before putting up a post.

陳倩江陳倩江 said...

下次再來希望可以看到新的作品喔。............................................................

潘凱花潘凱花 said...

海鷗要高飛,必先遠退。花蜜要香醇,必先久釀。............................................................

家榮家榮 said...

let us be happey everyday!!............................................................

思恬 said...

i trust everything will be fine. bless you!..................................................................