Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Coconut is Mmm Good!

Yes, I do love me some coconut.  Especially when you combine it with chocolate.  Give me a Mounds or even better an Almond Joy and I'll be a happy guy.  I even like the coconut milk, it's all good.

I recently discovered a new kind of coconut.  Actually it's a Mac app called coconutBattery.  What's cool about it that it displays the health of your battery.  My MacBook Pro is equipped with a Lithion-ion battery which I understood not to be subject to the battery memory affect which plagues the battery life of nickel cadmium batteries.  While at a customer site the subject of battery life came up while someone was admiring my MBP.  I boasted about the long battery life of my MBP (somewhat true) and added that it had Lithium-ion batteries which helped and had no memory issues.  I was quickly corrected that Lithium-ion batteries also suffer from the memory affect but just to a much lesser degree.  Also being a Mac user he then turned me on to this little FREE app called coconutBattery.

It's features aren't face melting but it is pretty cool that it can show you how much life your battery has lost since its purchase.  In my MBP, for example, I've owned it for 25 months now and have lost a little better than 10% of the battery already.  That sucks!!  It's gone through 569 battery cycles.  Hopefully that's not crazy high but could be giving the embarrassing amount of time I'm on the computer.

Anyway, I found it cool enough to share here.  I think the icon is pretty sweet too!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

I'm getting organized, now!

Confession time.  My lack of attention to this blog is not from a lack of passion, writer's block, or anything of that sort.  Quite honestly, it's mostly just a lack of organization.  My mind tends to wonder quite a bit and I have a very short attention span.  I can't tell you how many times I've waisted what could have been a perfectly productive evening surfing the Internet.  My mind will go this direction and I totally forget all the things I told myself that I needed to do when I got home from work.

Sure, I make lists.  I even keep a little notepad in my back pocket to remind myself of all my to-do's and genius ideas!  The problem is I forget to look at my list or better yet I lose it!  I shudder to think of all my genius ideas that have ended up in the wash or in the trash.  [shudder]

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

My first worship videos!

Okay, so it's been over a month since I last posted anything and I promised I would be more active.  Oh well, such is life.

I finally got some time to publish two videos on YouTube that I created for a candlelight worship service.  So for your viewing pleasure here they are along with links for easy downloading of the full HD video files (Quicktime).  These are the first videos like this I've created so I'm still just learning.  I don't have any professional equipment or software; just a nice point & shoot Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS6 camera (shoots 720p HD video) and iMovie on my MacBook Pro.  I have dreams of learning to use After Effects but this is a start.