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Fun with audio editing

Josh Marshall at TPM mentioned this ad first. In it, the Obama campaign has done a lot of audio post processing on Mitt’s voice, so that he sounds like he’s singing in places that are eerily empty and quiet. It’s as if Romney, like a Bond villain, was singing “America the Beautiful” ironically after he […]

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I’m happy to unveil the cover of our forthcoming book, Adobe Dreamweaver CS6: Visual QuickStart Guide (available now for preorders!). It’s a bit of a new direction for Peachpit covers. Unlike the previous editions of the book, this one has all of the screenshots in full color. There will be a companion getting started video available […]

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The era of commercial space launches has arrived

To paraphrase our Vice President, the SpaceX launch of the world’s first commercial space vehicle (unmanned, but will be able to return cargo from the International Space Station) is a big f-ing deal. Their Falcon 9 launch vehicle performed as expected to get them into orbit, and so far the Dragon cargo (and later crew) […]

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A while back, I mentioned how I had ordered a $99 Kindle Touch, and said that I’d report back after I’d had it for a while. Here are my mostly positive thoughts. Size: I like this thing a lot. It’s smaller than my iPad, which needs to either be in a bag or under my arm […]

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iCloud: Visual QuickStart Guide is now available!

I’m happy and proud to announce that my latest book, iCloud: Visual QuickStart Guide, from Peachpit Press, is now widely available. It’s one of the newer breeds of Visual QuickStart Guides, with all-color screenshots. It covers virtually all of the aspects of iCloud, from setting up the service on Mac OS X, iOS devices, and Windows, to using […]

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Nuclear Weapons Storage

If you’ve ever wondered about where nuclear weapons are stored, here is an infographic that shows where they are (nothing too specific; no interest to spies here). There’s general info about the number of weapons storage sites per country, and a breakdown of US storage locations. Like most folks, I think that any nuclear weapons […]

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Taking the Kindle Plunge

I’ve written here about the Kindle twice before. When it was first released in late 2007, I predicted that it was going to be a hit, and many really smart friends (and my wife) told me I was dead wrong and that it was going to be a flop. Then, when the Kindle 2 was […]

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I’ve been a big fan of the journey (you never quite get there) towards the paperless office for years, since I first bought a Fujitsu ScanSnap scanner. It’s a terrific device; you drop one or more sheets into its hopper, press the button on the front, and it scans both sides of each piece of […]

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