The Ambitious Dilettante’s Guide To WordPress Site Design

Let’s return to a topic I dropped a couple of years ago: transitioning to WordPress after more than a decade of blogging from my own homemade content management system. (Warning: even as I begin writing this post, I’m reading ahead and I can see the potential for a sermonette-style transition to a Life Lesson via…

Captain Video

I’ve been busy with iMovie ’09 over the past week, sloughing through all of the clips in my old iMovie library, shooting new footage, and all in all trying to come up with opinions on the new app and assemble some samples. First up was a tour of my Friendly Neighborhood Comics Retailer, The Outer…

First Flight: Final Cut Express (Part 3)

The aforementioned render looked good! My little demo contains side-by-side video, synced perfectly. Already I’ve done one thing that’s impossible in iMovie: combine two video clips in the same frame. I can slap a “talking head” video box over an otherwise bland tourist panorama, or when I’m doing a drive-and-talk I can slide in a…

Huh? Wuzzat?

Do I dare dream it? Am I dreaming now? Or is my blog finally back up and running? No, I mustn’t believe it. I’ve had my heart broken before. I’ve had some false starts, made some hard decisions, learned some tough lessons, emerged with a soul that had been hardned in the hottest fire and…