MacBook Pro, Aperture, and 30-inch Displays

I recognize that this blog has become very technical lately. Forgive me, ever since I was a kid in San Diego playing Ultima I through V on the home Apple ][ computer, I’ve always wanted to talk computer stuff! Today, I tested the performance of the MacBook Pro hooked up to my Apple 30-inch Cinema … Continue reading MacBook Pro, Aperture, and 30-inch Displays

Migrating from Aperture 1.0 to 1.5 to 2.1

I’ve been using Aperture since version 1.0. When the application was released in 2005, all images had to reside within the Aperture Library. This did not prevent me from using the product, but it was deal-breaker in terms of switching to Aperture completely from iView Media Pro. Version 1.5 was released a year later, and … Continue reading Migrating from Aperture 1.0 to 1.5 to 2.1

Aperture Caption and Aperture Caption Palette

Interesting, there’s a free AppleScript-based app from Apple called Aperture Caption Palette. This slick mini-app looks suspiciously like my own Aperture Caption AppleScript that I wrote in the beginning of February. If only I knew what things are in development at Apple, it would save me a lot of time writing duplicate products!

Electricity Usage Around the House

During the three weeks we were in China, the computers in our home office were turned off. Our electricity bill for the month was $24 cheaper than the previous one. In fact, our electricity usage has been steadily going down after we switched to compact fluorescent lights (CFL) and became smarter about turning off unused … Continue reading Electricity Usage Around the House

Aperture Benchmarks between Quad G5 and MacBook Pro

The MacBook Pro (MBP) is my first Intel Macintosh. For the past couple of years, I’ve been using a Quad G5 as my primary machine and a first-generation PowerBook G4 12-inch for travel. Before I purchased the Quad G5 in 2005, my desktop was a Quicksilver PowerMac G4, purchased in 2001. Though the PowerMac G4 … Continue reading Aperture Benchmarks between Quad G5 and MacBook Pro