Thursday, January 31, 2008
Photoshop wizard, Brandon Jackson, explains how to create an animated gif from your images and from video. More specifically, he explains how to limit the number of times/cycles your gif animates, how to specify the duration of each specific frame in your animation, and how to automatically add in between images - tweening.
Animated gifs are a great way to express information in place of just a single image and even works on older computers and web browsers (unlike Flash).
Episode 68: How to Create an Animated Gif
Saturday, January 19, 2008
D.Lee Beard clarifies out Second Life system requirements. D.Lee also offers a review of Apple's Macworld 208 announcemnts including the MacBook Air, Time Capsule, Apple TV and HD movie rentals. Should you get the new MacBook Air? He fills you in on what Apple didn't tell you to help you make an informed decision.
Episode 67: Macworld 2008
Wednesday, January 09, 2008
Chris Keesey of Ohio University joins host D.Lee Beard in explaining the popular online 3-D world known as Second Life.
They explain what Second Life is, some of the basic terminology, how to get onto Second Life, what is in Second Life that makes it special (including a visit to Babylon 5), how to move around and navigate within this 3-D world, how to communicate with others, and more as they walk you through a personalized demo of Second Life.
There was so much to cover that the techies made this a bonus 1 Hour long special!
Join D.Lee Beard and Chris Keesey in Second Life for a special Second Life LIVE EVENT Friday, January 25th at 1pm Eastern Time (USA) on the Ohio University Second Life Campus Auditorium D.Lee and Chris will be answering LIVE viewer questions about Second Life and technology in general.
Go to http://AsktheTechies.com for a quick link to this Ohio University Second Life event location.
Episode 66: "Second LIfe" Orientation & Introduction 1-Hour Special
Saturday, January 05, 2008
In this episode, D.Lee Beard announces the independence of Ask the Techies as a private company.
D.Lee also goes on a viewer question marathon answering questions on: creating a web site including domain registration and hosting; how to format a hard drive for Mac System 8; suggestions for video telephoning; is Windows Vista bad; is Mac OS X more secure; viewing magazines online; and he shares viewer comments on previous episodes including leopard and a solution for a wireless USB hub for Mac. This is a long episode, but there were just too many good questions this week. (50min 36sec)
Episode 65: Support the Techies & Viewer Question Marathon