Category Archives: New technology

These are blogs about new technologies, new gadgets, new things to make our lives better, or perhaps more complicated.

Upgrade adventures – a sleek new Mac Pro

A few weeks ago I decided to take the plunge and get a new computer. I have been using an aluminum Mac Pro tower for many years (I have had two of them). The current machine has eight cores, and … Continue reading

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The most exciting thing I saw at GraphExpo 2014

I troll the hallways at GraphExpo, looking at the many booths showing exciting technologies to potential customers. There are people selling software, hardware, firmware, middleware, and usually – pretzels. This year there was no pretzel vendor, nor an ice cream … Continue reading

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Making things I designed in Illustrator – CNC routing

In previous blogs I have described how I have designed things in Illustrator, then built them out of wood in my shop. The shop in question is located in my friend Jim’s barn. We consolidated shops in 2005 when I … Continue reading

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My solar system goes live

As you might have read in my earlier blogs on the subject, I installed solar panels on my roof in the fall, finishing in late November. I bought the panels, racking and hardware and did the rooftop installation myself. This … Continue reading

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SLO PANO opens tomorrow

I’m slowly recovering from my bicycle mishap with a pick-up truck. I go to physical therapy three days each week, and I have graduated from a walker to crutches. Here is the latest on my work to open a panoramic … Continue reading

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New Shaping Tool in Illustrator

I’m on a roll here with the three newly improved tools in Adobe Illustrator. I like them all. The last of the three is the Shaping Tool, which I have always known as the Modify Anchor Point tool. It is … Continue reading

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Illustrator’s new pencil tool

I wrote a few days back about using the new Corners tool in Illustrator, which is delightful. I draw a lot in Illustrator, and I enjoy this new feature because it allows each corner in a polygon to have a … Continue reading

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Studying Illustrator’s new corners tool with Chinese food

Everyone loves Chinese food, especially take-out, where you can carry it home, and eat it around the table while chatting with friends and family. I brought some home the other evening, and while slurping on some soup, I started studying … Continue reading

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It must be a Mirage!
My large file printing problems are solved

Following this blog, you have been exposed to the trials of printing very large photos on a wide-format Epson ink-jet printer. I have been feeling like a beta tester the last month or so, discovering all of the reasons why … Continue reading

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Mass storage in perspective

I got an e-mail from a friend with a link to a Facebook page where a photo was displayed of an IBM hard drive was being loaded onto an Pan American airliner with a forklift. The disk, according to the … Continue reading

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