Sydney Meetup; MacMania Begins

Philip Blog, macmania, MUGS, Smileworthy

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 a prize for best t-shirt, …

Greetings from Sydney

Philip Blog, Live, macmania, Photos, Podcasts, Public Appearances

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 cruise. The first two were …

MacMania: A Geek's Second Favorite Activity

Philip Blog, Live, macmania, Photos

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. The ship offers incredible composition …

MacMania: Ship of Geeks

Philip Blog, Live, macmania, Photos, TextExpander

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 passengers. And multiply that by …