July 5, 2011 by The Man
If your Macbook Pro has no sound (at all) and you cannot set the volume then check if your headphone speaker has a red light. If it does then you may need to poke a toothpick around to reset it. I kid you not.
After a day at a clients listening to files via the headphones the sound had locked and in System Preferences > Sound > Output only had Digital Out. A quick wiggle inside with a toothpick and I heard a click and the red light went off and the sound came back on. Perfect.
Category: Apple Tags: Macbook Pro, red optical out light | Comments (0)
March 18, 2010 by The Man
I have spent the last few days testing out and playing with Air, I had a specific project in mind but I didn’t want to use Flash as this was for some companies and they often block Flash or remove it.
It all started off quite well, create a web site using HTML and I used some of the stuff from Ext JS as their stuff is quite kool. There are quite a few headaches when you are learning a new language and method of developing but once I got all the right libraries we were good to go.
Things looked good and on my Macbook Pro the files were all condensed into a single app file. Great I thought and spent a few more days playing about. Now time to test on Windows.
Flip me if it just pumps all the files into a directory. Unlike the Mac it doesn’t pack all the files in to a neat container. Now I know it would not take much to extract and view the files on the Mac but I do like to hide things away from the user.
Will this kill the project, we will find out next week.
Category: Interweb, Software Development Tags: Adobe, Air, Apple, Macbook Pro, Windows | Comments (0)
February 25, 2010 by The Man
Well I have the Canon 7D now for 2 months and I have to say I love it. I usually have it hooked up to my 100-400mm but last Friday I decided to drop it off at Canon for a clean as the lens had been on active duty in Kenya for two weeks in December. I usually have quite a bit of wildlife in the back garden and living in a rural area really helps, but over the weekend I had a mystery visitor that I had never seen before.
This was taken with the kit lens from the 450D and cropped but not bad for a window shot. Now I know what it is but can you name it ?
I also had a play with a few presets in Aperture 3 that I found on Flickr and all I can say is WOW. This is my first take as I am still learning what it can do.
The picture above is the original, next a preset called Cross Process
And finally a bit of old school called Vintage Film, really reminds me of old pictures of when I was a kid.
Category: Canon Tags: Aperture, Canon 7D, Macbook Pro | Comments (0)