Sydney Meetup; MacMania Begins

The MacTalk meetup in Sydney was great. Harts Pub in The Rocks was packed with local and not-so-local Mac geeks eager to meet Leo Laporte, Don McAllister and Allison Sheridan. Leo, in particular, was swarmed with fans. I met several interesting folks. Here’s Chloe Tse, a 3D artist and huge TWiT fan. If there was… Read More »

Greetings from Sydney

It’s Jean here in Sydney, Australia, in advance of joining up with this year’s MacMania cruise. It’s going to be a great conference, with chief TWiT Leo Laporte, Don McAllister of ScreenCastsOnline, Allison Sheridan of Nosillacast, Sal Soghoian, the Apple Product Manager of AppleScript and Automator fame, among others.  This will be my third MacMania… Read More »

MacMania: A Geek's Second Favorite Activity

my MacMania group, and find others by searching on the tag #macmania8. Here’s a little sample of what I’m talking about A shot of the Costa Atlantic bow, docked in Marmaris, Turkey: Same shot using 3 different Photoshop adjustment layers on selected areas of the image to correct the lighting and color: Costa Atlantica smokestack.… Read More »

MacMania: A Sea of Macs

Messina, a port city in Sicily, was a short but sweet stop. I got off the boat just to wander around the town, rather than get on a tour bus. It’s tempting to take one of the many excursions offered through the cruise line, but it’s great to get out for some exercise and fresh… Read More »

MacMania: Ship of Geeks

Shawn King. (If you know Shawn, you know it’s hard to miss Shawn in a crowd.) Shawn’s wife and co-host, Lesa Snider King, was working furiously on her forthcoming book, Photoshop CS4: The Missing Manual while we waited to board. And waited. And waited. Imagine being at the gate for a plane that holds 2600… Read More »