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For the love of God, can we kill interlaced?

In my day, my young ’uns, faster frame rates than the usual 23.97, 24, 25 and 29.97 frame rates were only useful if you wanted smooth slow motion. With Peter Jackson boldly using 48 frames per second for The Hobbit, the idea that they could be used as a playback option has a good chance […]

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There’s a truism in the world of copyright and media piracy: you can’t compete with free. Thing is, though, you can.

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Reading Along

Since updating to OS X 10.6.6 and having available the new Mac App Store, I have acquired yet another book app: Amazon’s Kindle for Mac. There have been, and are, others, none of which have the killer function that I look for in an eReader.

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Top blogging tip: illiteracy!

Checking my stats today I found that someone came to this blog via a simple search for one of the most ubiquitous words on the internet. Doing the same search, I found that my humble blog was, indeed, on the first page of the results. So how could this mostly unread and ignored corner of […]

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Yet another trailer gets me going

Here‘s the trailer for Dreamworks’ upcoming film, Monsters vs. Aliens.  Didn’t think much of the synopsis, but the trailer genuinely made me lol. What is it with me lately?  I’m supposed to be a serious film buff, and here I have going gooey over commercial fluff.  I’ll justify it with the following: I’ll keep a […]

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NaNoWriMo update: writing the wrong

Wouldn’t it be so predictable if I just did a couple of days’ work at the start of November, National Novel Writing Month, and then did bugger all for the rest of the time?  Well, I like to be reliable so that’s exactly what I’ve done. According to my NaNoWriMo spreadsheet, I can still do […]

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Where are the new liner notes?

Last month I took up a free trial of eMusic.  This is a service where you pay monthly for an allotted amount of music and audiobook downloads (they don’t carry over, btw).  The files are free of DRM and end up quite inexpensive.  I don’t know how good the deal is for the artists, but […]