Tommy Cutter

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Black Magic 4K Camera

Interesting design on this new Blackmagic camera. Is equipped with interchangeable sensors so you can upgrade as newer and better ones are released, making it a little more future proof. Wish I had the time/interest to go out and shoot video these days with all of the great new stuff out there.



The Ultimate WordPress Optimization Guide

If you’ve got root access to your web server and are running Ubuntu, this is a pretty thorough-looking guide to getting your WordPress site hacker news/reddit/digg ready. And by that, I mean ready for lots of traffic.

Instagram + Video + June 20th

Rumor is Instagram will get video sharing soon.

Hope Twitter didn’t pay too much for Vine.

via Tech Crunch

3D-Printing Photo Booth Creates Personal Miniature Figures –

This is amazing:

3D-Printing Photo Booth Creates Personal Miniature Figures –

AirParrot – AirPlay your Mac or PCs screen to AppleTV

AirParrot – AirPlay your Mac or PCs screen to AppleTV.



Search engine for music streaming services such as Rdio, Grooveshark, SoundCloud, MOG and Bandcamp.

How to setup AWS cloudfront streaming via RTMP

Today, amazon announced flash media server streaming support for video playback. Here’s a few quick tips to help get started.

1. Create a streaming cloudfront distribution
You can setup your distribution using the AWS console or use my php tool, make sure that it’s a “streaming” distribution as opposed to “download”.

2. Setup your client to playback the streaming video
This wasn’t obvious without reading the documentation. In order to playback your rtmp:// stream, you have to append “cfx/st" to your domain. So for example, rtmp:// would become rtmp://

If you your file is in a folder within your S3 bucket, the custom folder name comes after the “cfx/st/”

That’s pretty much it… Of course this all assumes you are familiar with setting up AWS S3 buckets and how cloudfront works. To read more about that go here.

Media Temple Upgrades

Just logged into our OLG Media Temple account today to upgrade our server and saw that we were “eligable for a free RAM upgrade”. Got another 256mb for free, not sure why. And I’m not sure why I didn’t get an email notifying me that it was available, so I thought I’d share the info. Also logged into the Publr Media Temple account and had the same free upgrade option on both DV servers that are running the site, so hey, maybe things’ll be a little faster.

Adobe Fireworks

Link: Adobe Fireworks


I’m officially adopting Fireworks over Photoshop for website prototyping because of one particular feature. Like Flash, with Fireworks you can create a ‘symbol’, let’s say a thumbnail border, and place multiple instances of that thumbnail border on a page. If later I decide to change the color of the border, I can simply edit the master symbol and the change would filter down to all instances. Oh, and you can auto align objects. I’m going guide-free!

Aside, the UI is a little junky, but excusable.

Did you used to use Photoshop? What about smart objects?

MagSafe Consequences

I’ve done that, it does indeed shock you.


What happens if you touch a MagSafe to your tongue?

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