is a journalist from North Carolina who enjoys writing, the beach, and tinkering with Macs.
- Kodak Zi6 compact hi-def video camera, 2009.08.31. Selling for under $150, Kodak's Zi6 is light, compact, and produces good quality video for a low-end device.
- Leaving Linux for a MacBook Pro, 2009.04.03. Running the $550 HP notebook with Linux just didn't satisfy, and a good deal on a first generation MacBook Pro made coming back easy.
- Good-bye PowerBook, hello Linux on a laptop, 2009.03.02. Why shouldn't a cheap PC notebook with Linux be an adequate replacement for an old PowerBook?
- Nikon D40 provides lots of quality at a nice price, Digigraphica, 2008.10.28. For most photographers most of the time, Nikon's D40 DSLR has all the features and quality necessary and an affordable price.
- Free, flexible video editing and conversion with MPEG Streamclip, 2007.11.30. This freeware programs supports a multitude of video formats, makes it easy to create video clips, and can export the most popular types.
- External $100 Sony DVD burner likes Macs, 2007.10.10. The box and manual say nothing about Mac compatibility, but this 18x USB 2.0 DVD burner is plug-and-play (at least with Tiger).
- Introduction to ripping your DVDs into video files, 2007.09.24. How to use the free HandBrake program to rip your DVDs so you can watch them from your hard drive or store them on your iPod.
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