I got a new camera! I have not had a way to record videos for nearly a year. I used to love creating short videos for YouTube. Now I finally have something that shoots HD and has a great zoom. It’s a Panasonic DMC-ZS3 – I bought it on Amazon.com. Here is a short video I made mainly to test its capabilities and figure out what editing software I was going to use. Looks like Windows Live Movie Maker is going to work the best for me, for now.
The chronicle of a young man with freedom at hand.
An amazing TED Talk from 2009 in which Elizabeth Gilbert talks about creative genius. Thanks to @kevinrose for bringing it to my, and many others, attention!
She brings up the fact that today we link being creative with suffering and anguish. As in, you must suffer in order to have the experience and feelings in order to create something magnificent. I have always struggled with this concept and found it a hard road block to over come. She then lists examples of creative people who have been able to overcome this by seperating themselves from the responsibility of being outstanding.
The fact is we all have the ability to create something breathtaking. I feel it is not coming from some secondary being, as she posits, but is a collection of our being and experiences that, when let free of the weight of expectations and limitations, is able to bring about something that we never could have imagined was possible. I do my best to create this environment when I have people over to my house to draw and paint and be creative. Its sad that so many find it hard and uncomfortable to let loose and create something.
I hope you enjoy this TED Talk and explore the website it came from for more fascinating talks.
I love Twitter and all its many uses. Keeping in touch with friends on a level never before seen. Getting up to the second news, worldwide. Watching what others are saying about a TV show or the horrible Dallas Cowboys, as it happens.
So when I got my iPhone I set out to find the best app available. Noting that I am not a power user and saw no need to pay unless it offered something amazing.
Twitterific was the first one I tried since it seems to be the most popular. I went along in ignorant ecstasy for a while, enjoying the interface and ignoring the occasional ad. Until it started crashing often and I went looking for a backup.
That is when I found TwitterFon. A little known app