Pantone Dinnerware

Pantone Dinnerware

If you’re looking for a special gift for that designer friend of yours who has everything… check out this Pantone Dinnerware Collection, by Fishs Eddy. The collection is based on colorful sample plates used by traveling china salesmen in the 1940’s and 50’s to show the variety of color available to restaurants, hotels and country clubs. I think they’re pretty cool.

If solid colors don’t float your boat, you can try these Dirty Dishes, a collection featuring a decorative array of naked women.

Found via Productdose

Add Comments to iWeb Blogs


One of the biggest complaints I hear about Apple’s new iWeb software, is the inability to leave comments on the blogs it creates. Well, now you can… thanks to iComment.

iComment is an application written by Chad Brantly. It’s not a perfect solution, but it definitely fills a need. iComment works with the free commenting service, Haloscan

“HaloScan provides a free, easy to use commenting and trackback service for weblogs and websites, allowing visitors to leave feedback, share their opinion, or comment on the subject at hand.”

Basically, When you set up your blog in iWeb, you insert a small bit of text into the page. Then, you run your iWeb blog through iComment, and it converts that bit of text into links, compatible with Haloscan. You can find more information here. I haven’t tried it personally, but it seems pretty straight forward. Oh, and did I mention… it’s free! Well done Chad!

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Final Cut Studio Upgrades, aka Apple Screwed Me!

As I mentioned in a previous post, Apple’s Pro apps (Final Cut Pro, DVD Studio Pro, Motion, and Soundtrack Pro) will now only be sold as a bundle, under the the name Final Cut Studio. The stand-alone packages and upgrades are discontinued. Apples has finally announced their upgrade structure

Final Cut Studio Upgrade Proces

I own DVD Studio Pro 3, and as far as I’m concerned, Apple just screwed me! They aren’t giving me any upgrade option at all. If I want to upgrade my DVD Studio Pro, I have to fork over the full price of $1299 for the entire suite. Thanks a lot Apple!

When it was available, the DVD Studio Pro 4 Upgrade costs $199. Apple could have easily added a $398 upgrade option for people like me ($199 for DVDSP4, and $199 for the suite), but they chose to turn their back on us. WTF!

I also find it interesting that there was a delay in the time between when Apple discontinued the stand-alone upgrade packages, and when they announced the new upgrade policy. It’s almost as if they didn’t want people to go out and get the stand-alone upgrades. Shame on you Apple!

Fortunately for me, my local CompUSA has 3 copies of the DVD Studio Pro 4 Upgrade left. I ran out this morning and bought that for $199, and now I’ll be able to continue to upgrade my software.

If you own older versions of DVD Studio Pro, Motion, or Soundtrack Pro… and you’ve had any thoughts of upgrading, it’s in your best interest to try and find remaining copies of the upgrade packages. Alternatively, if you don’t own any of these products, but you planned on buying them at some point, you should seek out full version so you can take advantage of this upgrade pricing. You’ll save a bunch of money.

A lot of online retailers list the products as unavailable, but the CompUSA website still lists both DVD Studio Pro 4, and Motion 2 as available. I would act sooner rather than later, because once they’re gone… you’re stuck.