So. The iThing is a Pad

Anyway, the iPad, not the iSlate, iTablet, or iSlab or such… is actually a pretty impressive little box. As many expected, and partially leaked, the iPad is much more a large iPhone/iPod Touch as opposed to a touch enabled MacBook. Not all the tech literate are thrilled about that, but it’s consistent with Apple’s current approach to their market, audience and product strategy. It looks like it’s going to be a lot of fun to play with.
Now let me get right up front about this thing right off. Apple didn’t make the iPad for me, or for most of the likely audience of this blog…

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About Those Ink Delivery Systems…

And to complete the Tech Fail Trifecta… My faithful Canon printer started to funk out last night. It began to print thin pale streaks in nice neat precise 3mm stripes. UH oh. After the many cycles of cleaning and test prints, and then a 40 min ride with Canon’s tech support, pretty much convinced me the print head was probably hosed. And a replacement head costs near the cost of replacing the same class printer. So will take a shot at trying to fix it N1NJ4 style before I stick a crowbar in the wallet.

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Video Odyssey

I admit I was crazy enough to take on a project that rapidly morphed from a PowerPoint slideshow… to a Hi-Def Video project. Should have just said “NO”… past my tech-level. But I went and built the damn thing, and now faced with the technical problem of somehow burning a HD — presumably Blu-Ray — DVD that the client’s HD DVD gear can actually read to toss up on their honking huge 1080i Lobby Plasma Screen. Read the cautionary tale.

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Getting at Your Web Stuff

One of the requests that I often get from clients is that they want to know how to do simple revisions and update their web site content for themselves. Of course they are concerned in this difficult economy about paying my fair, but non-trivial designer’s rate for what might be a trivial update or minor correction. Or you might just want more control of your own content.

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