Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Snow business | Boing Boing Gadgets

Snow business

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Neat fact: about a third of Boing Boing readers use Macs, and of those, 21.28 percent have already upgraded to Snow Leopard. For reference, BBG is at 35.31 percent, Offworld at 27.92 percent, Daring Fireball is at about 60 percent and Macworld reports just over 50 percent. Unfortunately, there is no word yet from the Official Webpage of The Democratic People's Republic of Korea.

hehheh

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Indiana prosecutor says she's duty bound to prosecute grandma who bought cold medicine - Boing Boing

I'm curious, where does HIPA fall on police regularly reviewing someone's medical records. You can't get a used tissue from a doctor's office without getting the patient to sign all sorts of forms to cover the doctor's backside. What this story is about is small town-itis I am afraid. A prosecutor who takes herself way too seriously, a sheriff who appears totally befuddled, and a state legislature that is afraid to lift its head above the ground because it has been making one mistake after another, sending the Indiana economy into turmoil. Wait until we learn who wrote this law. I am sure there are quite a few office colleagues banging on Ms. Alexander's door to demand she take a more conciliar approach to the matter or at a minimum, just shut up. Now her conduct is classic case bravado defensiveness because she acted the dolt. And her harrumphed verbal push back has made only matters worse for herself. It is likely, her superior in agreement with law enforcement will not only announce, without her presence, that the case has been dropped, but at the well attended, televised announcement, will include one or both U.S. Senators, the Congressman or woman for the district, and a handful of state legislators. Along with the announcement to drop the case, it will be announced that they have suspended the statute and will revisit the matter upon additional study. They will continue, that the law was never intended to criminalize non-criminal behavior and no law abiding citizen should be subject to the heavy hand of law enforcement or an overzealous prosecutor because of the purchase of an over the counter cold medicine. The role of government should be to protect the people, not to threaten and demand subservience to its every vicissitude.

world gone bonkers

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My First Posterous Post

Friday, September 25, 2009
08:21 AM

This is the official first post to the DVMUG Posterous blog
An experiment in group think

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DVMUG Filmfest

Program and "Stevie" award from our recent member film festival. Over 20 member films were screened for a large and enthusiastic group of Mac enthusiasts. If you are looking for help with your digital film masterpiece you might consider our Digital Media SIG (Special Interest Group) - Next meeting is October 1st..

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DVMUG Clinic

Some scenes from the DVMUG Mac clinic in which Snow Leopard was tamed, Time Machine was enabled on twin Macbooks, a G4 power supply was operated upon ( couldn't save that one), and Mac assistance was obtained by all. On beyond the Mac Genius bar helping with old and new computers for our esteemed members. One of DVMUGs oldest and most valuable services. Kudos to those who gibve up a Saturday a month for this service.

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DVMUG Mac Clinic on saturday

Friday, September 25, 2009
08:49 AM

The Mac clinic will be open tomorrow at the DVMUG office in Walnut Creek. Members and their family can take advantage of their own genius bar helping with hardware and software issues. Appointments are made by phone and is a great privelege of membership. Read about it on our events page.
http://fc.dvmug.org/events.html

http://fc.dvmug.org/contact.html

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YouTube - DVMUGClinic

DVMUGClinic

Some moments captured at the last DVMUG MAC clinic

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Tuesday, September 29, 2009

test

just a test

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New Bento 3 Personal Database by FileMaker Brings Innovative New Ways to View, Use and Share Photos, Contacts, Calendars, Files and More


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Date: September 29, 2009 10:20:23 AM PDT
Subject: New Bento 3 Personal Database by FileMaker Brings Innovative New Ways to View, Use and Share Photos, Contacts, Calendars, Files and More

New Bento 3 Personal Database by FileMaker Brings Innovative New Ways to View, Use and Share Photos, Contacts, Calendars, Files and More

Popular Mac database integrates with iPhoto, provides multi-user sharing, new security options and a limited $20 rebate for existing Bento users

SANTA CLARA, Calif. – September 29, 2009 - FileMaker, Inc. today announced the immediate availability of Bento 3, (http://www.filemaker.com/buybento3) a breakthrough new version of the popular personal database for the Mac. For the first time ever, Bento 3 integrates with iPhoto from Apple allowing you to store more info about your photos and link them to contacts, projects, events and other information stored in Bento.

“Think of Bento 3 as a powerful, easy way to bring together all of your key Mac information and photos,” said Ryan Rosenberg, vice president, marketing and services, FileMaker, Inc. “With Bento 3, we’re providing new ways for you to view and interact with your information so you can organize contacts, projects, events and even more details of your life.”

Share and share alike securely with up to five users
Bento 3 also delivers new ways to share your information with other Bento users. Just like sharing iTunes and iPhotos over a local area network (LAN) using Apple’s Bonjour technology, you can now share your Bento libraries with up to five users over a wired or wireless local network. You can also encrypt any field and assign passwords to secure your information in Bento 3.

View information in ways never before possible using a database
The new Grid view in Bento 3 delivers an innovative method of displaying thumbnails of photos, text and numeric-based information, while improved File Lists show image thumbnails, instead of just text.

Get started instantly
With Bento 3, you can choose from 35 pre-designed, ready-to use templates thanks to the addition of 10 more templates for popular uses, including wine collecting, job hunting, home searching, vacation planning and more. In addition, the recently launched Bento Template Exchange (http://www.filemaker.com/bento3btxpr) shows off hundreds of downloadable templates designed by Bento users, so there is never a shortage of new ideas for ways to use Bento 3.

Praise from Bento 3 early evaluators
“I love being able to access grid view in my Bento 3 database… all I can say is AWESOME!”
Lisa Fitkin
Video Producer
Premier Images
Olympia, Wash. and Oakland, Calif.

“With Bento 3, FileMaker has brought the best of the Mac environment and incredible simplicity to the database world…it is an intuitive yet powerful program to use even without having to delve into the program manual. In short, I love it!”
Mark Mainville
Administrator
New Covenant Church
Malone, N.Y.

“I plan to use the iPhoto integration.  Adding tags and notes to particular photos will be cool, and the grid view will also be very helpful. Bento 3 seems more polished – and the ability to keep libraries synched to my iPhone will allow me to keep everything handy.”
Maique Madeira
Newspaper photojournalist
Lisbon, Portugal

Special limited time offers available
Bento 3 has a suggested list price of $49, but, for a limited time only, FileMaker is offering a $20 rebate to existing users of Bento 1 and Bento 2. Qualified customers who purchase Bento 3 through the FileMaker Store will get an instant rebate and pay just $29 for Bento 3. Qualified customers who purchase Bento 3 at an Apple store or other retailer can request a $20 rebate online (http://www.filemaker.com/bento3rebatepr) . Customers who have purchased Bento 2 between August 30, 2009 and October 14, 2009 are eligible to receive Bento 3 for free. A 30-day trial version is also available at http://www.filemaker.com/trybento3pr .

Bento 3 support for Bento for iPhone and iPod touch
Bento 1.0.3 for iPhone and iPod touch resolves compatibility issues related to Bento 3 for Mac and will be available soon. Current users of Bento for iPhone and iPod touch will see a notification on their device when the free update is available for download.

Pricing and system Requirements
Bento 3 is affordably priced at $49 U.S., or $99 U.S. for a family pack of five licenses, and is available on the FileMaker Store (http://www.filemaker.com/buybento3) . Bento 3 will also be offered at the Online Apple Store (http://www.store.apple.com) and Apple retail stores. It requires Mac OS X v.10.5.7 Leopard and will also run on the recently released OS X v.10.6 Snow Leopard on a Mac computer with an Intel PowerPC G5 or PowerPC G4 (867MHz or faster) processor. A minimum of 512MB of RAM and 1GB of hard drive space is recommended. A CD drive is required for installation of boxed software.

About FileMaker, Inc.
FileMaker (http://www.filemaker.com) is the leader in easy-to-use database software. Millions of people, from individuals to some of the world's largest companies, rely on FileMaker software to manage, analyze and share vital information.  The company's products are the FileMaker Pro line – versatile database software for teams and organizations, for Windows, Mac and the Web – and Bento, the personal database for Mac, iPhone and iPod touch.  FileMaker, Inc. is a subsidiary of Apple.

Customer Contact:
1-800-325-2747

Copyright © 2009 FileMaker, Inc. All rights reserved. FileMaker and Bento are registered trademarks of FileMaker, Inc., in the U.S. and other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.


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Monday, September 28, 2009

DVMUG Digital Media SIG

Monday, September 28, 2009
10:49 PM
This just in on the DVMUG BBS
----- Original Message -----

Greetings,

The DVMUG Digital Media SIG will be meeting this Thursday, October 1st at 7PM, at the DVMUG office, 396 Civic Drive (suite D) in Pleasant Hill.

This month, Phil Neff will discuss and demonstrate the new features in the latest version of Apple's iMovie program. We'll also take a look at how to reformat your videos using Apple Compressor. There should be time for Q&A at the end.

Hope to see you there!

Dan Yu

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VideoTour

Virtual Tour of the Buddha Gate Monastery

One of the recent submissions/winners of the DVMUG Film Fest

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DVMUG Clinic

Some scenes from the DVMUG Mac clinic in which Snow Leopard was tamed, Time Machine was enabled on twin Macbooks, a G4 power supply was operated upon ( couldn't save that one), and Mac assistance was obtained by all. On beyond the Mac Genius bar helping with old and new computers for our esteemed members. One of DVMUGs oldest and most valuable services. Kudos to those who gibve up a Saturday a month for this service.

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Sunday, September 27, 2009

Friday, September 25, 2009

DVMUG Filmfest

Program and "Stevie" award from our recent member film festival. Over 20 member films were screened for a large and enthusiastic group of Mac enthusiasts. If you are looking for help with your digital film masterpiece you might consider our Digital Media SIG (Special Interest Group) - Next meeting is October 1st..

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DVMUG Mac Clinic on saturday

Friday, September 25, 2009
08:49 AM

The Mac clinic will be open tomorrow at the DVMUG office in Walnut Creek. Members and their family can take advantage of their own genius bar helping with hardware and software issues. Appointments are made by phone and is a great privelege of membership. Read about it on our events page.
http://fc.dvmug.org/events.html

http://fc.dvmug.org/contact.html

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My First Posterous Post

Friday, September 25, 2009
08:21 AM

This is the official first post to the DVMUG Posterous blog
An experiment in group think

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Thursday, September 24, 2009

Hobbit advance payment fraud letter - Boing Boing

Dear Friend

You are probably surprised at hearing from me. I am Frodo Baggins, a hobbit of the Shire, adoptive son of Bilbo Baggins, a celebrated TRAVELER and ADVENTURER.

Among the many valuable objects bequeathed to me by Mr Baggins on the occasional of his departure is a MAGICAL RING, having the property of making its wearer invisible. Research conducted by my associate, Gandalf the Grey, has disclosed that this ring was previously the property of one Sauron of Mordor, a DARK LORD, and that the ring had been taken from him and subsequently LOST by Isildur of Gondor. Please see this news item at http://news.bbc.co.uk/... concerning the MUTILATION of Mr Sauron and subsequent DEATH of Mr Isildur.

I need your assistance in exporting this RING from the Shire and delivering it to the Cracks of Doom, Mordor. In exchange for your kindly cooperation in this matter, I will be pleased to pay you a FEE amounting to 10% of my uncle's wealth, currently valued at 1,000,000 (ONE MILLION) Gondorian gold coins.

I must impress on you the need to treat this matter in the strictest CONFIDENCE, as any disclosure could result in unwanted attention from the UNDEAD SERVANTS of Sauron known as ringwraiths.

I remain, yours etc.

F. Baggins, Bag End, Hobbiton, The Shire.

hobbit trickery - fortunately Bilbo is a THIEF

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Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Fantastic Photos of our Solar System | Photo Gallery | Smithsonian.com

Fantastic Photos of our Solar System

This image is from the Hubble Space Telescope and offers a glimpse of another kind of ring around Saturn, the pole-encircling rings of ultraviolet aurora.

Right click to download a larger version of this image.

J. Trauger, JPL, NASA

love these - makes me want to SHOUT

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Monstrous art - Boing Boing

Boing Boing - A directory of wonderful things

Monstrous art

mmm Halloween is coming - Tales from Net Crypt

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DIY fisheye lens - Boing Boing

Boing Boing - A directory of wonderful things

DIY fisheye lens


Here's a simple way to turn a broken lens -- available in plenty at yard sales -- into a fisheye for your point-and-shoot.

Recycling Project - A Broken Glass To A Fisheye Lens

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hey looks like my luggage

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I'm not mad, just a MadMan

Wednesday, September 23, 2009
01:09 PM
get ur own madman --> http://www.amctv.com/originals/madmen/madmenyourself/

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