The Typical End of a Pop Career

Ok, so this isn’t very tech-related at all, but it’s still hilarious. Many people have told me how disgusted they are with the rumors that Pop signer Ashlee Simpson lip-syncs her performances to a pre-recorded track (she pretends to be singing, but what you hear is a pre-recorded track). Well, her career may have ended last night on Saturday Night Live as it became apparent that yes, Ms. Simpson does lip-sync her performances (or at least this one). Of course, what do you do when something like this happens? You distract attention from THE FACT THAT YOU’VE BEEN NEARLY LYING ALL ALONG and blame your band.

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Welcome!

Welcome all viewers, new and old! As you may have guessed, this is now my new blog and part of the project to free-up resources for the mothership. I would like to thank you all for continuing to be the kind, generous, and helpful viewers that you have always been. Stick around, this place is sure to get more updates than the old one. I’m enjoying just the sheer fun of tinkering with all of this.

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New Permalinks

Yes, we now have a new, user-friendly permalink structure. Rather than the articles being located at macmanx.com/id=102485, they are now at macmanx.com/archives/year/month/day/title/. And of course, the feed URLs had to change as well. But that’s no problem. The new feed at /feed/ is actually the same thing as wp-rss2.php, so you don’t have to worry about changing your subscription info. Thank you for going through this journey of customization with me. Your comments, blog-based and email-based, have been more than welcome and very helpful. You’ll be glad to know that I think I’m finally done.

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Favored Freeware: FreeSnap

FreeSnap is a powerful, easy to use and free screen capture utility. Needless to say, if Grab or Shift-Cmd-3 or 4 works fine for you, you don’t need FreeSnap. For those who do, FreeSnap features unique, advanced and powerful tools for taking screen captures–or automating them. Featuring AppleScriptability, scaling, 10 different formats, global key combos, a completely invisible version and more, FreeSnap is the most powerful free screen capture tool for Mac OS X today.

Pros: Simple GUI, several screen capture options, several file format options, timer feature, resource-friendly.

Cons: Development has fallen behind and shows no sign of continuation.

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