Thursday, December 30, 2010

iTMS Movies for $1
A Guide To Recognizing Your Saints (2006)

The Cell [Tarsem, d.]
The Cape Scene

Mama, don't take my Kodachrome Away!
Toto, We're Not in Kansas Anymore

December 29, 2010
For Kodachrome Fans, Road Ends at Photo Lab in Kansas
By A. G. SULZBERGER | The New York Times (online)
PARSONS, Kan. — An unlikely pilgrimage is under way to Dwayne’s Photo, a small family business that has through luck and persistence become the last processor in the world of Kodachrome, the first successful color film and still the most beloved.

That celebrated 75-year run from mainstream to niche photography is scheduled to come to an end on Thursday when the last processing machine is shut down here to be sold for scrap.

In the last weeks, dozens of visitors and thousands of overnight packages have raced here, transforming this small prairie-bound city not far from the Oklahoma border for a brief time into a center of nostalgia for the days when photographs appeared not in the sterile frame of a computer screen or in a pack of flimsy prints from the local drugstore but in the warm glow of a projector pulling an image from a carousel of vivid slides.

Monday, December 27, 2010

Free Apple iLife ', REALLY!!!
Apple iLife '11

Seems a "heads-up" to Apple about iLife '11 wasn't all that important, despite the number of phone calls I made.

AFTER I purchased iLife '11 for $49.99 plus CT State Tax, I slid home (blizzard here!) and loaded it, looking for the serial number so lacking in iLife '09 et al. And once it came to registering the product, I was asked for the "MARKETING PIECE NUMBER" which is clearly visible on the OUTERMOST box, and, ironically, the Apple Cart website, if you should desire to buy this online. (MC623Z/A)

After speaking with four Apple Technicians and one Senior Tech, it seems like this is an "open secret" at Apple, and one not exploited by the masses.

Far be it for me to NOT share what I found out. After all, I didn't get much for my $50. And by reporting this to Apple, I didn't get anything other than "yeah, we know."

Well, if THEY know, and I know, I want YOU to know.

Just find a download site for a trial version of Apple iLife '11, and plug in the part number listed above when you go to register it, and enjoy whatever little features are there.

Sorry, Apple. But for $50, I expected a LOT more.