Julian Beever

“Julian Beever is an English artist who’s famous for his art on the pavement of England, France, Germany, USA, Australia and Belgium. Beever gives to his drawing an anamorphose, his images are drawn completly deformed which give a 3D image when viewing on the right angle.

Visit Julian Beever

[ Republished from the cool hunter ]

Coverbuddy 1.1


A couple of weeks ago I posted a story about CoverBuddy. My major complaint was that it had a problem streaming music to Airport Express. It would always stop playing after the first song. I’m happy to say that CoverBuddy 1.1 will fix this problem. I’ve downloaded the pre-release (1.1b8), and everything seems fine. They also fixed some other minor bugs. Good job guys!

Now if they could just lower that price a little :)

Using iTunes to backup your music

UPDATE (9.12.06): This procedure, written in June of 2005, is no longer necessary. Apple released iTunes 7.0 today, and it has a similar function built right in. See this post for more info.

Library backup with iTunes

A few weeks ago there was a tip floating around various blogs I monitor about using iTunes to backup your music library. It’s a very efficient method because iTunes will automatically burn the backup across multiple CDs or DVDs. I decided to do my own version of the tip, including a handy way to do subsequent backups, without having to manually track what you’ve already archived.

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Google Print (beta) goes live

Google Print

“Google has opened up Google Print to the public. Pretty impressive at first glance. In typical Google fashion, the main page looks pretty much like the standard Google home page, which is to say very white and very sparse. Enter a keyword or two and you get a glimpse into thousands of books that contain your search terms. Copyrighted material is clearly marked. Buying the book (at Amazon natch – Googlezon lives!) is a one-click proposition. A Google account is required (but free).”

[ Republished from Download Squad ]

Boris FX to acquire Final Effects Complete from Optibase

I’m not sure what this announcement will mean to future versions of After Effects. I believe some of these filters are bundled with AE Pro. I hope they don’t get excluded in future releases. I like these filters

Boris FX and Media 100 today announced that Boris FX has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Final Effects Complete from Optibase. The company will acquire all associated trademarks including Studio Effects, Next Effects and ICE FX. The products will continue to be offered with Boris FX providing maintenance, support and future development.”

[ Republished from MacMinute ]

Polaroid-o-nizer: Trick out your photos, scrapbook-style

Polaroid-o-nizer is kind of a one-trick pony, but it’s a neat trick. You feed it the URL of a photo or graphic anywhere on the web and it spits out a reasonable facimile of a Polaroid photo. You can add your own caption, customize the background color, and change the angle of rotation.

If you’re a tinkerer, you can download the PHP source code for Polaroid-o-nizer, as well as grab a bookmarklet and a plugin for WordPress. If I have any complaint about Polaroid-o-nizer, it’s that it spits out a JPEG where I would rather have a lossless PNG with with a nice alpha shadow. Also, the engine behind Polaroid-o-nizer is the GD graphics library, which doesn’t always do as good a job with scaling and rotating as, say, Imagick, sometimes resulting in a blurry picture. But then again, maybe I’m taking this too seriously.”

[ Republished from Download Squad ]

Dodgy Apple Apparel

Really Bad Apple Cloths

“Apple peddled some pretty hideous fashion in the 80s, at least in Germany. The German website Mac Tech News has three spreads from what appears to be a glossy brochure advertising a range of Apple-branded clothes, from beach towels to neckties.

Click below for:

Hideous leisure-wear
Hideous sunglasses and jackets
Hideous sweats — unisex to boot

(Via Fscklog)”

[ Republished from Cult of Mac ]