I hate Final Cut Express…

Really, I do. I know it’s old and busted but it’s expensive and have yet to determine whether newer software is any better.

I’ve imported video (Flip 640×480 29.97fps), I’ve imported audio (44.1KHz WAV), I’ve edited it and then discovered that although it looks great in the timeline, the export fails because of the formats of the data that I originally imported does not match any of the variety of expected editing formats. The results look variously horrid.

That sucks. Bigtime. Bollocks to the “you are targeting this for PAL Broadcast TV” mentality, when can I have a NLE which works on the basis of preserving as much of the information in original data as possible, and never using an intermediate codec that downsamples?

Chap on the train is reading The Sun on an iPad. Cannot help but wonder…

…whether there is haptic feedback in the app?

Sketched out my talk for #rdggeek tomorrow night…

“Why you and your phone are huge threats to the net.”

Gosh I love Freemind – from incoherent ideas into structure in 15 minutes flat; but do I present directly from Freemind, or just flatten the key ideas into Keynote slides?


…And I’ve just deleted the #ShareThis plugin from my blog. Here’s why.

The ShareThis people sent me a very nice e-mail:

The ShareThis plugin on your website has been updated!

If you would like to customize the look of your widget, go to the ShareThis Options page in your WordPress administration area

…and the new plugin looks great, and has different themes!

And then you discover that all you have to do is merely mouse-over an icon and it greys out your blogpost and opens up a Share-With-Twitter (or whatever) dialogue.

And plonk, it goes straight in the trash.


So it seems that with the takeover of TweetDeck comes the death of RTs that propagate to Facebook.

Bummer. We shall have to take other measures…