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Freeware

Favored Freeware: Gimp.app

Gimp.app is a self contained appication bundle of the GNU Image Manipulation Program [a powerful image editing application and rival of Adobe Photoshop] for Mac OS X. It requires Apple’s X11. Gimp.app is droppable, uses the gimp-print package built into OS X, and uses the system’s default web browser for help and web browsing requests.

Pros: This application is amazing! The X11/OS X integration is nearly perfect, the features seem limitless, and the learning curve is similar to Photoshop.

Cons: Gimp.app currently does not respect the Dock (application windows can be partly displayed behind the Dock making certain areas unusable). There is no word on whether this is a Gimp.app issue or an X11 issue.

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General

It's Generally Good to Know These Things

Thanks to Mark Jaquith, and his JavaScript abilities, we now have a small window which will pop up and notify you if your comment has been caught by the SPAM filter. This window lists the two possible reasons for why the filter has intercepted your comment and politely asks you to wait for an administrator to approve of your comment. I must say, this is far preferred to users asking, “What happened? Why didn’t my comment post? Was it caught by the SPAM filter?” It’s generally good to know these things. And, to quote Mr. Jaquith, “Yes, it works… please don’t test it out by spamming me.”

Categories
Technology

The Eternal Question: DivX or 3ivx?

This is the eternal question, and for some reason it has been bothering me for a few weeks. Since both seem to be equally featured, I’d love to see what the pros and main-stream users have to say. Which is better, DivX or 3ivx? You decide.

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Technology

Until iPods Fly

Not too long again (IMO), Apple made a plethora of almost unexpected announcements. We have the new iPod Photo, the Special Edition U2 iPod, the availability of the iTunes Music Store in several additional European countries, and (of course) updates to both QuickTime and iTunes. Enjoy!

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General

Films By Sandy Collora

Let me just start by saying that Sandy Collora is a genius and it’s a pity that no major studios have hired him as a director yet. Since we’re all probably eagerly awaiting the release of a new Batman film, which will hopefully be better than the last two, I thought you would enjoy two short films by Sandy Collora, which feature the Dark Knight. Enjoy the short film, Batman: Dead End, and the fan-trailer, World’s Finest.