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June 19, 2015

FTP Clients

I still do a lot of work with websites. Most of the sites I create and manage are built with Wordpress. If you're familiar with developing websites, you know that you need FTP access to make it happen. FTP (file transfer protocol) is basically the way you move files from your computer to your server where the website is hosted.…
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June 5, 2015

What Film Editing Software Should I use?

Besides cameras, the next question I'm frequently asked is, "What film editing software should I use?" As with most everything in life there is no simple answer, but you can quickly narrow it down with two factors: Platform and Price. I've been on an OSX platform for the last 10 years. Back then I had access to Final Cut at work…
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May 14, 2015

Download YouTube Videos

I run slides and videos for a good number of events and inevitably a speaker will find a video on YouTube that they want to show (and usually with some disregard to quality) to the audience. So what do I use to download YouTube videos?  I've tried a number of different resources like browser add-one and media players with streaming…
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March 17, 2015

Adobe Acrobat Alternative

I've used Adobe Acrobat in the past mostly for combining PDFs or trying to compress the document to get a smaller file size. I had a personal copy of it from my CS3 suite, but at work I have a CS6 software set that didn't have it. The first time I needed it, I downloaded a trial of Adobe Acrobat…
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