The WTF?

Merged away Sapphire

The world of plug-in vendors is a strange one and in constant flux, not always for the better. There’s an unhealthy tendency towards market concentration and monopolization, which isn’t always a good thing for customers. You know, that thing with prices being higher than they possibly have to be due to lack of competition and lack of […]

Rattle & Repair

In the olden days (that to you younglings is like twenty years ago) we used to joke that the easiest way to repair a computer is to throw it out of the window from the 2nd floor, pick up the parts and reassemble them. Back then hardware was quite heavy and bulky and was made of thick cables, […]

Cinema Ray

How strange a place the 3D software industry has become once again becomes apparent when you read this bit of news about Maxon partnering up with nVidia over iRay. The funny thing of course is, that this feels a bit like someone picking up the pieces at a bargain price now that Autodesk have decided to […]

AEIBCC 2016

There used to be a time when I had my eyes firmly on those tradeshow dates, but these days I’m glad when I can keep my medical appointments straight. Yepp, it’s IBC again and as per the usual routine, it’s one of those events that most companies in the media industry use to make some […]

Not so A-Maz(e)-ing

One of the more questionable “pleasures” of again having access to more TV channels is that I slowly get to catch up on movies on my backlog. Sometimes that’s a good thing, but more often than not I come to the realization that I really didn’t miss out on much. I don’t need to write a […]

Graceful Gravatar Gravitas

Following hot on the heels of yesterday’s remarks about After Effects getting an emergency patch update for the umpteenth time, here’s another one. Lately WordPress has been annoying me more and more. On several occasions I’ve reported glitches or non-working stuff like domain mapping. Yesterday it occurred to me that the Gravatar widget finally had whacked […]

Fixer Upper

*sssshhhh*, don’t tell anyone, but there are times when I do watch those more or less awful shows on some of the Discovery Network‘s channels out of sheer boredom. Fixer Upper is one of them, where some interior designers and architects try to turn some of those terribly distasteful American country homes into something that might […]