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making holes and adding color

back in August I walked into the studio and noticed that one of my mics was missing. it wasn’t stolen thankfully but it was sprawled out on the floor. and then I discovered why. SNAP! eventually same thing happened to the other three clamps. I’m pretty sure that this clamp was never designed to be used as a permanent installation. why? they all broke in the nearly same place.
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tech resolutions for 2011

everyone has one of these lists. it's a easy thing to write because it's what everyone is thinking about. you know how it goes: join a gym, eat better, spend less, learn French, do more. so because everyone is doing it here's our list. and by the way, podcasts are coming. really. there's stuff in the can.

has anybody jumped platforms lately?

nlike the router software which has no impact for it's use OS or tool switching has the devil you know factor to contend with. it's pretty hard to undo years long learned habits and twitches. thinking at the speed of think is pretty important. it's no fun to have to stop a thought to look up how to make it happen

another benchmark tool… sigh. just what we needed.

in the day to day of this is that I can make anything slow. you know, load up a few more layers in After Effects, turn on fog, add another ray in the tracer or make 24 simultaneous copies as in start one start another repeat. that always works faster. the flip side of benchmarks is this reality "Ohhhhhh, 8 core 3GHz processor with 16G of RAM! we're typing fast now!"

what’s missing from this picture?

I was asked the other day by several different people questions that started out “when do you think the new….”

MacBook Pro with new mobile i5
Mac Pro with those new Intel CPUs
Mac mini
iPod Touch with camera
30″ display or even a 27″ display
Airport / Time Capsule / Express
Final Cut Pro

see the trend here? lost of people around me are noticing that the whole entire product line is growing more in need a refresh as each day passes. it’s seems really odd to me that all this stuff is on hold. the biggest one is the Mac Pro. but without the numbers it’s really impossible to see if it’s really worth while for them to care. the displays not being upgraded is easy to understand. but every Mac can talk to one so why wouldn’t they get respun.

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it's kinda like getting a new pair of shoes. they feel funny because the aren't broken in. they smell funny because they are new. but they look cool.