Archive for Photoshop

Pimp your Mac Mini!

Posted in Misc with tags , , , , , , , , , , on 09 August 2010 by Richard Hornbaker

I think the Mac Mini is the unsung hero of Apple’s computers – it offers the power of a nice laptop for a fraction of the price; however, like a laptop, its compact size makes it trickier to upgrade.

Below is my photo journey through upgrading the guts of a 2008-era Mac Mini (also known as a “MacMini2,1” in System Profiler – 1.83GHz Core2Duo, 1GB RAM, 80GB disk).  This is my second venture under the hood of this compact little gem – the first was for a RAM upgrade; this time it’s for a new hard disk.  Hopefully this post will give others the confidence to beef up their own Mini!

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Cheap software – legit!

Posted in Misc, Photography with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on 21 August 2009 by Richard Hornbaker

If you aren’t buying “academic licenses”, you’re probably paying too much for popular packages like Photoshop CS4, Lightroom, and even MS Office.  A lot of folks qualify for these deals but don’t realize it. Continue reading