Nanlite insists all the films must be new, so it won’t be other festival retreads and films from 2021. The competition is open until 31 May.
Alec has been working with video since 1995. Before founding Foliovision in 2004, he worked as a Head of Television for Grey Moscow and a TV producer at Bates, Saatchi and Saatchi Russia. Alec maintains a photography and culture weblog at uncoy.com. Alec holds an Honours B.A. from Trinity College at the University of Toronto in Modern Languages and Literature.
DNSmadeasy.com miscounting queries, charging thousands in dubious overages
Check your DNSmadeeasy overage charges carefully. “Our counting system is broken” is not an excuse many judges would accept.
Two ways Prompt to Continue Watching can improve your video site
Both LMS and video-on-demand sites benefit from an are-you-still-watching system, but with very different duration.
Lunar Monitor Control for M1 Macs
Lunar is powerful and ambitious software. No one else has taken on Apple’s crippling of monitor controls in quite the same head-on way.
Privatising Journaling: Ray Dalio’s big mistake in Principles: Your Guided Journal
Ray Dalio, famous investor turned non-fiction writer and historian of investment (Dalio’s descriptions of the decades through which he traded will be invaluable source of insight into the market of that half century in as little as fifty years when there will no longer be any living witnesses. He’s decided to share his system for […]
Why charee144 from Apple Discussions should be fired tomorrow
What’s wrong with Apple Discussions community forums and how to fix them.
Video of the Week: Sabre Dance
As excellent as the animation is the clip is basically a one-liner joke. What could have made Sabre Dance better would be a twist in the story…
How to stop an iPhone from charging past 80% and extend the life of its battery
There’s a lot of bad battery apps out there (ripoff-ware, adware, spyware) but there’s one very good one which will extend the life of an iPhone.
How AppleCare+ for Apple Watch really works with ROI numbers for Series 8, SE and Ultra
Apple wins when you use AppleCare+ and pay the forfeit. Apple wins when you upgrade. No matter what happens Apple wins. Without, you lose.
How to get rid of “iCloud for HomeKit must be enabled” alert
Notifications started after upgrade to iOS 15. Finding a solution which works has been difficult enough I’m posting it publicly to help others.
What Twilio’s acquisition of SendGrid means for SendGrid Users
Internet & technology service providers should not have political *opinions* at work. Be very careful where you set up SMTP. It’s a pain to move.
How to efficiently track down mystery audio notifications in macOS/OS X
There’s a quick way to track down to errant audio beeps/bings/gongs via terminal, using the “lsof” command.
Simpler Caching System for WordPress: Surge
Surge promises to take the complexity out of caching with zero configuration, off-loading the heavy lifting to Linux kernel page cache.
GDPR Plugins for WordPress: No Good Options
There’s a lot of room in the GDPR space for an independent developer who creates a lightweight and easy to configure privacy plugin.
WordPress Drag and Drop Hierarchical Page Management
All three plugins are free. None of them have a pro version and are thus are hopefully free of nagware. Let’s test them against 800 pages.
Advanced Video DRM: How to Stop Video Piracy Cold
It doesn’t help publishers if stopping piracy costs more than the revenue lost to piracy. Here’s how to affordably implement advanced DRM.
Airplay and AppleTV user agents
Here’s some useful AppleTV user agent strings from the excellent User-agents.net database to help with Airplay development.
New Feature for BusinessPress: Fail2Ban for WordPress Hack Attempts
A great place to hunt hackers is in the WordPress search field. Hackers like to search with what should be forbidden terms in WordPress search.
How to build a modern good looking table for email reports
The real trick is with the nth alignment styles which make it very easy to build well-aligned columns.
How to hide ZeroHedge Sponsored Posts
Recently (April 2022) ZeroHedge has started to add very irritating sponsored posts to every page of their site. Here’s how to hide them.