iMovie crashed bad on me and I never got it working again. Almost paid 300 bucks for Final Cut Pro.
Then remembered that Blender had this built in. And its really good. No need to import videos into a bin or nonsense like that. Just drag them into the timeline, add filters, drag to reorder, render to mp4/aac and its done.
Best discovery of the year sofar
Tip: If you're in school or have a family member in school, Apple's "Pro Apps Bundle for Education" is a great deal. https://www.apple.com/us-hed/shop/product/BMGE2Z/A/pro-apps-...
Along with Rocketbook notebooks, you can also look into "stone paper" products which offer similar usability but without the scanning tool/app that Rocketbook provides.
I bought one for my wife that can be heated in the microwave to "reset" it. A pretty nice gimmick for someone that still write in paper.
EDIT nevermind, I see that they have a Chrome plugin that sends web pages to the device. Would much rather have a built-in browser https://remarkable.com/
- Toto 550 bidet and a poop stool changed my life.
- Sideclick learning remote that snaps on to a Fire TV remote.
- "Neon" addressable LED RGB silicone strips that don't have the fugly individual LEDs exposed. Especially neat when directed by a music & bluetooth controller.
- It's something I assembled: installed a waterfall shower head and wand in an apartment using a very long extension pipe, 6 heavy-duty removable bathroom hooks, and strong fishing line for support like a bridge.
- Toilet bowl motion lights for not just toilet bowls.
- Hand-made plamp hats.
- Vinyl records turned into bowls.
- Sunglasses made from discarded baseball bats.
- Bed made out of enameled rebar with chemical drum nightstands.
- Lighting and tornado detector.
- Handmade and custom items on Etsy all the time.
Someday I will be buying one of these: https://www.etsy.com/shop/bensworx
Inevitably, such beautiful designs will be applied to "health & wellness personal products."
Also, why are Etsy sellers offering downloads of unartistic nudes for $5 and others selling tons of Chinese generic products claiming they're "handmade"? Has Etsy stopped curating?
I sometimes listen to the live map as a background noise source with some randomness. https://map.blitzortung.org/#1/10.1/8
Doesn't just leaning forward (resting your elbows on your thighs) accomplish the same thing?
hopefully, you're not using this with food
I've used pocket for years, but I collect articles much faster than I read them. I currently have enough saved for 300 editions. You can tag articles as must-print. The print quality and paper are amazing. It's now my preferred way to read good online content, especially things I know I will want to read again in the future.
Here is the table of contents for my most recent volume: https://imgur.com/a/3ceBfOB
I make WP* for exactly this reason. I'm about to finish a 12 hour edition that I made to test if the printers could handle it (they could) and there's no way I'd have read that much on my phone.
* WP is my iso project
Both of them lower the barrier of entry on content creation and make distribution easier when one is starting out.
2. i could take a part in
I guess they are still growing, but I feel like the format has severe flaws and I don't know if they can be easily resolved as they scale. The idea is still solid though, but I don't know if they can execute it really well. Currently its a bunch of wantrepeneurs trying to sell themselves and that's really boring.
What I've learned is that Clubhouse is only fun if you're participating. Unstructured conversations are hard to follow if you're not actively shaping it.
Before TikTok and Musica.ly there was Vine, founded in 2012 which had a peak of 200 million active users by 2015.
And of course there's Instagram, which has allowed short videos since 2013 as well to try and compete with Vine.
And of course before all of those there was Youtube.
Imagine if Spotify bought Snap.
I've known about these "cloud gaming" utilities for some time, but have always just owned my own hardware. I typically don't bother asking my friends to play games with me, because the only ones with a gaming PC are already the few I play games with. The rest I figure would never spend the time or the money to get one.
Recently, I wanted my girlfriend to play a game with me, but it didn't run on Mac. I was about to set up dual boot for her, but then remembered that this existed, so I figured I'd give it a try. Extremely easy to get up and running, and you can even run it from a browser. Given that your internet connection is good enough, latency is low and quality is high.
I'm now recommending it to all of my friends.
So far, my experience has been very good.
Edit: Oh, I see from their site that it's dependent on your location. In my location, it was quite quick.
Linus did a decent review of the tech back in 2019:
ctrl+f pixel -> the android phone "Pixel"
ctrl+f hz/refrash/ rate -> nothing
What's the effective resolution of a view? What's the refresh rate? What's the color depth? What's the max viewing angle? What's the max perceived depth? How bright is it?
Somewhere in the 11 minute Linus video it might touch on these for the version of the product their reviewing but certainly not in one place and not for the final specs of the version listed above.
E.g. if this were a cell phone I don't want to hear about how they reached a stretch goal for a video camera which enables you to capture life's experiences in motion... I want to know the specifications of the video camera, and all of the other components.
... but nextdns is Such. A. Great. Idea.
I really wish I had thought of it - not only is it a great idea but it would have been so fun to spin up a global dns network (I wouldn't have done it with cloud instances - I would have owned the servers ...).
Also, I hear some rumblings about some less-than-perfect behavior from nextdns - specifically how their own homepage has trackers on it ... although, as of this writing, ublock origin had zero hits, so perhaps they have cleaned that up ...
Every time I have an idea, I send a message to myself using telegram: there is actually a widget just for that in android.
It's awesome cause you can type, take a a picture or a video, dictate... And it syncs across devices, giving you access anywhere to a timeline of your thoughts.
Then when I got time I pop the stack and sort in as projects into the wonderful dynamist. It works offline, on Linux and mobile, syncs, allows notes and nested todo.
I bought it for my small balcony, but end up using it all the time. It's a great night light, reading light, ambiance light etc. It's also mobile.
I honestly haven't fell in love like this with a product in years.
Ocassionally as an adult, the pads of paper and mechanical pencil are great for doodling.
For kids, those items alone aren't the magic answer - it's raising them so that they'll be okay with just those items.
I hope to have kids in the next couple of years, and they won't be given electronic pacifiers.
Edit: Matter (https://getmatter.app) has replaced Pocket / Instapaper / Email as my article reader & queue. Still early but looks quite promising.
I find the "daily notes" really lowers the barrier to entry for just writing. I find myself writing a lot more with it.
80% of what I do is sending people screenshots. It's ridiculously time saving for me, and is one of the first things I install on a new computer.
Incredibly creative how they turn a flashing led into a $60 product.
Instant 8’ movie theater in the living room.
It's basically easy-mode music mixing/DJing with live cooperative multiplayer.