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Photos in iMovie Trailers

I decided to play around with the iMovie 11 and its new Trailers templates.  The family and I had gone out Ice Skating earlier in the evening and I thought it would be fun to put together a little video trailer from pictures and video we took while at the rink.  Much to my surprise it seems as though iMovie Trailers do not allow photos to be used as clips.  Well poo to that! I don't want iMovie telling me what I am and what I am not allowed to use in my trailer, especially when I didn't really Read more [...]

Urban Active Fitness, are you serious?

Urban Active Website: BBB on Urban Active: Before heading off to OCS, I knew I needed help getting into the best shape possible.  I went over to Urban Active and signed up for a membership with some personal training.  I signed a year contract and they showed me in writing where it says that the contract can Read more [...]

Introducing Mrs. Frosty

I went outside this morning to shovel the driveway.  Instead I got sidetracked by the first good packing snow of the season.  We have had a few flurries that brought quite a bit of snow, but mostly too powdery.  The warmer weather (around 32ºF) made it wet and nice for packing.  So I decided to build a snowman.  Well, a snow-woman.  It wasn't till I had the three balls of snow stacked that I decided to add a little more personality.  But I'm happy with how it turned out.  Daisy (my dog) Read more [...]

Cyberduck, where have you been all my life?

Ran across a really awesome (open source) file transfer client for my mac (available for windows too) today. It is called Cyberduck.  And oh-my-goodness where has Cyberduck been my whole life?  It is perfect! When working at Kroger, I would use some program that I can not remember the name of to edit files directly through my FTP connection.  I tell it which file I want to edit, it downloads it, opens it with my favorite editor, and when I save it, it is automatically sent back to the server. Read more [...]

Toshimote – iPhone remote for Linux media server

Welcome to Toshimote! Toshimote is a web application that I developed for use with an Ubuntu media server I have hooked up to my television. I was tired of using VNC to do something as simple as pause a video and Toshimote is the result. If you would like to make visit my static apps page on Toshimote, head over to: AND click here to view a hands on (non-working) demo of the site (best viewed from iPhone). Resources Toshiba Satellite M55-S325 Ubuntu Read more [...]