It’s all in the bag

I’ve gotten along fine for years with “cheap” nylon laptop bags. They’re relatively inexpensive, reasonably durable, and spacious enough to carry the mass of tools I travel with in my mobile office. The only problem is their shelf-life. Every nylon laptop bag I’ve ever had begins to fray after a few years. Holes begin to…

All about a microphone

With the advent of our video studio in the ABCNJ office I’m finding I want to do more on site interviews while events are happening. Eventually, these can be edited into news stories and shared during an ABCNJ @Live “Around the Region” show. The problem has always been audio, the on board microphone on my…

A first step with InDesign

Yesterday I installed the demo version of Adobe InDesign and started mucking about some. Thus far I’ve only worked with a “book” layout, but I’ve really enjoyed what experienced. Some initial thoughts are below. I do have to say I’m not typically a fan of Adobe’s UI design. I’ve gotten used to Lightroom, and I…

The Hobbit Battles to the End

This past Monday I took in a viewing of The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies. I was actually rather surprised to be going at all, as I had no intention of finishing the trilogy in the Theatre after the travesty that was The Desolation of Smaug. My neighbor had insisted for a year that the was buying…

The Amazing Editor that Could – Editorial

A little over two years ago I moved to using markdown for the majority of my writing. For those who don’t know, Markdown is a light-weight markup format which uses plain text for it’s files – if you’re interested in learning more about how to use this amazing tool, follow this link. For me, the…

Mobile Suite Showdown – Editor Layout

Productivity apps on the iPad continue to be one of the top selling points for the device. It’s no surprise, then, that there are several office suites available in the App Store. This post is going to explore the three main “all in one” suites which are available on the iPad – Documents to Go,…