Samsung Odyssey G9 Mac M1 5120×1440

Posted on January 22, 2021

I have a 16GB 2020 Mac mini M1 with the Samsung Odyssey G9 ultra-wide 49" monitor. I bought this cable to get the max resolution of 5120x1440 but I had to jump through a few hoops to get there. Here's how to do it.

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Instagram’s Default Video Thumbnail Frame

Posted on April 20, 2017

What is Instagram's default video thumbnail frame? That's the question I asked Google and to my surprise, there were no answers. So I set out to figure it out for myself...

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My New Apps for iOS, Android & Kindle Fire

Posted on January 14, 2014

The Motorz apps have all been updated and are completely new from the previous versions! These look better, are faster, and easier for us to make changes. Please grab one and...

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Twitter Does NOT Retire Usernames

Posted on October 15, 2013

Grabbing yourself the ultimate Twitter username is the most infuriating process ever, which makes sense with over 554M registered Twitter accounts. But what if you find a username that you want, and it's clearly not being used? Well, you contact Twitter through their Help Center and ask them about it, only to receive a canned response. It's also posted here. The response looks like this...

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How-To Remove AdSense Ads From Your Feedburner RSS Feed

Posted on April 24, 2012

In the previous version of Google's Feedburner and AdSense interface, it allowed you to add your Google AdSense ads to your RSS feed. You used to be able to disable them, however that is no longer possible. You've probably run into this problem if you're reading this post. If you log into your Google AdSense and go to "My ads", then click Feeds > Feed ads you will see all of your previous ads that you created for your Feedburner RSS feeds, ...

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Solution to Apple Mac Pro Bluetooth Interference Issues

Posted on July 24, 2011

Ever since I changed my desktop computer from a Macbook Pro to a Mac Pro, my three Apple bluetooth input devices started encountering sporadic interference issues. My wireless keyboard would often lose connection or experienced slow or lost keystrokes. And both my Magic Mouse and my Magic Trackpad would exhibit "drunken" behavior including slow or jumpy cursor movement as well as connection issues. It got to the point where even though I ...

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New Final Cut Articles

Posted on July 22, 2011

My comments about my post-production workflow have been covered recently in a few online magazines, specifically regarding the use of Final Cut Pro X and DLSRs. Check them out! “In Defense of Final Cut Pro X” (StudioDaily) Read the article “TV Show Production on a Budget” (SHOOTonline) Read the article

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Final Cut Pro X: Background task annoyances

Posted on June 30, 2011

Final Cut Pro X finally has 64-bit background rendering. It's fantastic, but it does have some issues which are painfully annoying. While active, here are a few things you can't do. Hopefully Apple will fix this in a future release. You cannot delete an event when background tasks are running (even if tasks are paused). You cannot rename a folder in the Event or Project Library  when background tasks are running (even if tasks are paused) ...

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Final Cut Pro X Training

Posted on June 30, 2011

I spent the last few evenings learning the new Apple FCP X by way of Ripple Training's awesome video tutorials (I highly recommend them) and one thing I discovered is this: throw out everything you knew about editing with FCP 7 because if you try to edit the same way, you will become very frustrated. If you're coming from a traditional NLE, get a book or buy some video training and go through each and every lesson before you even think ...

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Final Cut Pro X Migration for Final Cut Studio (FCP7) Users

Posted on June 21, 2011

Are you a current Apple Final Cut Studio (FCP7) user and thinking of making the jump to the new Final Cut Pro X that was released today? Then you might want to read this first. Let me cut right to the chase. When relating it to the previous version, FCPX is quite revolutionary. It's so revolutionary that it really is an entirely different product. You might as well consider other NLEs such as Adobe Premiere or AVID before you commit to it. ...

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How-To Caption Your Videos For Broadcast

Posted on March 24, 2011

Making videos for online is simple enough, but at some point you might want to take your content to television like I have with Motorz. Making a commitment to going from a variable length video series to a half-hour (22 minute) episode series is quite an undertaking. As you explore your options for broadcast, you will quickly find that each channel/network has different requirements. And, depending on their age and method of broadcast you may be ...

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2010 Internet Usage Statistics

Posted on January 27, 2011

Check out the unbelievable Internet usage in 2010. There's a full size chart below. Click it to view! (more…)

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Geek Out: Cathode Terminal Mac App

Posted on January 25, 2011

I'm probably dating myself a bit here, but if you're a fan of old computers and the terminal apps that ran on them, you should definitely check out this new Mac App which emulates them. It's unbelievably cool. Gizmodo has a video you can watch to see it, or you can download the App from the developer's website and play with a free trial version. [Secret Geometry]

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I am iChris

Posted on April 5, 2010

I am officially out of control with iDevices. Currently in use: iPad, iPhone, iPod, and several Apple TVs, not to mention a Mac Pro. Not in service are a few older iPods, left for dead. Are you as iObsessed as I am?

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