Mozilla Prism: Turn Any Website into an App

I could swear I already blogged about this but I must be going crazy. Anyway, Prism allows you to run any website as a standalone app. As I have already mentioned, I love GrooveShark (a Pandora-like internet radio, but better). With Prism, I can run Grooveshark in its own window and launch it right from my Start Menu, Desktop or Quick Launch Bar. Slick. So check it out. Prism.

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My Munchkins

I brought home some softboxes and backdrops from work so I could take some family pics while Katrina is still pregnant. The kids saw the lights and started to sit themselves down and pose so I started snappin’. Admittedly, I compensated in Photoshop what I lack as a photographer but I thought the photos came out great over all. I’m a big fan of close ups because I love the detail you can see in the skin and the eyes. Anyway – here are my favorites from the group of photos. I did take some pictures of Katrina, too, but …

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Catching Up

I haven’t written in a little while so here’s the rundown. We’re having a baby in two weeks! We have a scheduled induction on December 1st so we’re pretty excited/anxious/nervous/giddy. Katrina’s pretty uncomfortable and she suffereth. Little Ava moves around as if she were doing backflips insider Katrina’s tummy. I can see her little limbs and bum moving around in there. We need a car seat. I finished the term! I have now officially instructed Photoshop and Multimedia classes at Provo College. The new term started and I’m teaching Advanced Photoshop and Advanced Illustrator. I think we’ll all learn a …

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My Little Girls

After getting the kids ready for church last Sunday I had to take pictures of them. They looked adorable as always and I try to take as many pictures as I can to remember these years. Anders wasn’t feeling like having his pictures taken but the girls were up for it. I just think they’re the cutest little things on Earth. I’m lucky to call these little ones my kids. They’re great kids and I love having both a boy and girls. In less than a month we’ll have another little girl and I can’t wait to meet her. Katrina …

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Windows 7 Review

I did it. About a week ago Nils purchased Windows 7 and did a clean install. I purchased the student version, which apparently gave a lot of people trouble during the install. I was able to create an ISO and burn it to DVD so I avoided the troubles. The best part? I was able to upgrade for just $29.99. Nice! The reason I decided to go with a clean install is because I wanted to purchase the 64 bit version and I was running a 32 bit Vista before. You can’t upgrade from 32 bit to 64 bit – …

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Switcher: Exposè for Windows. Wow.

I discovered the coolest feature ever today. If you’ve ever experienced the Exposè window selector on a Mac, you probably loved it. In a nutshell, with the stroke of a key (or in my case, by pressing down on the mouse’s scroll wheel) it quickly displays all the open windows and allows you to select any of them in a second. Much faster and more visual than Alt Tab, better than the hover views that are available in Vista and Windows 7 when you mouse over the tabs in the taskbar. Anyway – SWITCHER! Switcher is basically a highly customizable …

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Playing with Fire

At Photoshop World I saw that one of the winners of the Guru Awards did a great looking shot (set of shots, actually) of a burning match that looked really cool. I decided one afternoon to try this myself. My results weren’t worth of the Guru Award but it was fun to try.

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Photoshop World 2009, Baby!

It happened. My long time dream of attending Photoshop World became a reality last week. I spent a very educational three days in sunny and sin filled Las Vegas attending the conference. I wasn’t sure what to expect but I learned tons of new tricks and filled up the creative tanks. Here are some of the highlights. Corey Barker’s classes kicked butt. I loved his innovative uses of Photoshops tools. He’s one creative dude. The opening keynote/kickoff was very fun. I was able to sit in the second row and it really was more like a rock concert than a …

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