Shutterthyme's Blog

January 29, 2011

Big Mac

Filed under: Musings — Mia @ 1:02 pm

I was searching YouTube videos for context that I could use in a Video Art project that requires appropriated files. All the videos were replaced with a “missing plug-in” message. Yikes! I have non-Intel processors in my 2004 Mac G5 PowerPC and most of the newer software only supports Intel. I’ve topped out at CS3 in Adobe software and have a new MacBook Pro to keep up with newer versions and to run Final Cut Studio. The upgrade has been an exciting transition but I still enjoy the comfort of working at “Big Mac.” I invested in more RAM—an increase from 1GB to 4GB—and decided to keep Big Mac as a digital photo powerhouse and for GarageBand compositions. I play a little guitar, piano, and recorder, so it’s fun to combine the tracks in GarageBand.

Big Mac

It took hours of searching Google and numerous uninstall/install attempts to solve the Flash Player problem, but I finally found a forum post that led me to restore defaults in Java preferences. All is well, now, and YouTube videos play in Firefox, Safari, and Netscape. To be honest, I don’t know much about Java but I’m very thankful that Donna9802 does!

September 2, 2009

Martin Waugh’s Liquid Sculpture

Filed under: Musings — Mia @ 4:15 am
Martin Waugh's "Moonlight Surprise" Liquid Sculpture

Martin Waugh's "Moonlight Surprise"

In the early 90s, I created a company logo for “Quiet Inspirations” that incorporated a water droplet splash.  Martin Waugh‘s fantastic high-resolution photographs capture liquid—in motion—with high-speed photography.  I didn’t see images like this one, in the 90s!  “Moonlight Surprise” is among my favorites.

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