My first tape recorders
I got into recording at a very early age – 10 years old, to be exact! My mom bought my brother and me a “shared” present from the Sears catalog – a reel-to-reel tape deck! Here is a picture of the catalog entry from the 1962 Sears Christmas Catalog of that item, the “Electronic Tape […]
Windows 7 Internet Connection Sharing (ICS) not working with Linux or Mac machine? Bridging is the solution!
I struggled for several hours trying every combination of settings under the sun trying to get my wireless connection to be shared with my Linux box through a wired connection. Windows 7 ICS (Internet Connection Sharing) was simply not working. Even though I could ping the wireless router from the Linux machine, websites simply would […]
Moodle Server Setup (also Joomla via Joomdle) on Amazon EC2 and GoDaddy
Amazon EC2 MoodleServer The first part of this is largely a composite of two wiki articles at the Moodle.org Wiki started separately by Jamie Pratt and Brian Lockwood that taken together finally explained everything I had to do in order to get Moodle working on an Amazon EC2 server: http://docs.moodle.org/24/en/Installation_Guide_for_Installing_on_Amazon_EC2 http://docs.moodle.org/24/en/Amazon_EC2_Cloud_Services_Installation Rent an […]
Positioning Content Precisely using CSS
In the Headway grid layout system, blocks align at their top margins to sit together in a row – taking advantage of the CSS section-based layout system. This is a very good thing. However, it means that if two items are in close proximity in the grid, but one under another, the lower block item […]
S.I.M.P.L.E.R. – Success Is Marketing, Planning, Leveraging, Economy and Resources
Recently, a friend in Elizabeth City, NC and I had several conversations surrounding what could be done to help people struggling to either get a business started or people already in business who were encountering hard times. I was fiddling around with finding an acronym for a “S.C.O.R.E. On Steroids”* kind of organization (my acronym […]
25 Cool Blogger and Web Developer’s Tricks and Tools in Firefox and Chrome
1 } Press and hold the back or forward buttons in the browser to see a list of pages you’ve been on, then select from that list to jump to a page rather than hitting the back or forward button repeatedly. 2 } F5 reloads/refreshes the page. Much easier than groping for where they’ve moved […]
Excellent Webcast from Chet Holmes and Tony Robbins
I really enjoyed this webcast – well, truthfully, because they have validated most of the things I’ve been telling my own clients for about a year now! Please watch this and let me know how you liked the content and ideas! Be sure to view this full screen – the “Full Screen” button is the tiny icon in the lower left corner.
Terry’s Color-to-B&W Converter Photoshop Action “Pick Six”
This was inspired by a friend’s need to convert several color photographs to black and white for printing in their non-profit organization’s plain-paper newsletter, and also by the excellent book Mastering Black and White Digital Photography by Michael Freeman. (ISBN 1-57990-707-5). Below I’ve included the download link for the fr’ee “Color-To-B&W Pick Six” action that converts a color image to black and white using several Photoshop techniques. It is quite useful for quickly applying the six basic methods for creating a Black and White image for use in printing applications.
Using (and obtaining) a Saturation Mask in Photoshop for Exposure Repair and Color Enhancement
This is a video taken directly from an excellent PDF found at http://www.thelightsrightstudio.com/tutorials-pdf.htm where a couple of techniques using a saturation mask are discussed: pulling back saturation in an image where only one channel was over-exposed (thus clipped or “blown out”) and a second technique to add saturation through the saturation mask to an image already possessing strongly saturated regions that would be over-done if the hue-saturation adjustment layer were applied overall. This technique obtains its saturation mask from an HSB channel using a filter found on the first of the “Extras” disks that comes with the Adobe CS installation disks (and a similarly working plugin can be found online as well, that works on flattened duplicates only).