Testing an iAd on an iOS device

Rushing through to figure out how to install the iAd Tester app on your iOS device and test with your local development machine? Me too. Here’s hoping the google gods pointed you in the right direction. First, a couple of assumptions: A. You’ve installed Xcode and...

OWC SSD Drive Icons

Who loves their OWC SSD Drive? I do! I do! Who’s geek enough to make an icon especially for it? I am! I am! Enjoy a standalone SSD or combined with the Icy Dock 3.5 holder.  ...

Building / Compiling ffmpeg for OS X 10.6

So you don’t want to learn how to build 63 different pieces of software so you can finally use ffmpeg 0.6.1 for Mac OS X 10.6 to encode WEBM files for HTML5 compliant video heh? Well, hopefully these instructions will get you on the right path: 1. Install *Xcode 3.2.5...

Fix FXFactory GLTools Warning Message…

If you use After Effects with FxFactory, there is no doubt you have seen the message: FxFactory found software on your system that may cause rendering artifacts and destabilize After Effects when plug-ins are used: /Library/Graphics/Quartz Composer...

Screenflow and iPad

Some of you may want to have screen casts recorded with screenflow that work on an iPad. Not only that, you’ll probably want chapter markers too. If so, here are the following export settings you’ll need. Be sure to do a small export test using in and out points and...

Techsmith Encoder on a Mac

It would seem that techsmith loves to torture its mac users saying that their download page contains both the techsmith encoder and decoder to write out your compressed files. Hog wash I say! This is the true hidden link that contains the encoder as well. Don’t forget...

FLVPlayback Skin not working as intended

Just when you think you’ve finished a flash with any external file references, it will always come to bite you in the ass when you move it to the production servers. Case in point, there is a bug in Flash to do with assigning a skin attribute to the FLVPlayback.skin...