Belkin Bluetooth Audio Receiver Hack

I purchased the Belkin Bluetooth Music Receiver F8Z492-P so I could play my iPhone through my stereo wirelessly. I was very disapointed with the range of the bluetooth on the device (10-15ft) and did this simple hack to double it’s range. Now I am getting 30-40ft in range out of this little device by just removing a metal weight that sit’s inside of the bottom of the device.  Enjoy!

Burgers in 60 seconds

Just a stupid little video I made today I posted on my flickr account. I figured I should try out the flickr video support since they were kind enough to add it. Flickr has a slightly different take on video sharing compared to other video sharing sites. They limit you to only a 1min 30sec of video, so you have to be a bit more creative with your video. This limitation makes you think about what kind of message you want to convey and how your are going to present it.

Hope you enjoy it.

What are you afraid of?

Micki Krimmel just posted this video from footage taken at Pixelodeon 2007 & it got me thinking…. Yeah I know this is a stretch! What am I afraid of? One of my biggest fears is putting out crappy stuff in everything I do and people not liking it. Does it matter other people don’t like my “stuff”?, as it is inevitable that people won’t. You can say I am a slight perfectionist and if I can’t do something to it’s fullest I really don’t want to do it at all, oh and I’m also afraid of land animals with out legs, ie. snakes, worms etc. I must get over these fears…well maybe not the land animals without legs fear.

So what are you afraid of? Are you willing to get over these fears? Or is the fear itself that drives us or destroys us?

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[tags]Mickipedia, Micki Krimmel, Pixelodeon, vlog, video, video blog[/tags]

**Update**  I just remembered, I have a huge fear of public speaking, I think I may have to rectify this and start speaking at conferences and other events.



Super Simple Screencasts for Free!

Screeencast-O-maticI just found out about a new site that allows you to make screencasts with extremely little effort called . I tested it out and any user should be able to create a screen cast in just few minutes with out installing any software on your computer. I have used expensive products like Camtasia Studio and let me tell you Screencast-O-Matic is much easier and will do almost everything the average screencaster could need. Let’s say you wanted to show someone where to find something in an application, just create a quick screencast in screencast-o-matic and e-mail them the link. Here is a screen cast I did while I was writing this blog post. Currently the screencast is available in Java if you host the video on screencast-o-matic’s servers, but you are able to export to a Quicktime .Mov file and upload it to your favorite video sharing service, ex. Youtube, Revver, What are you waiting for, go create some screencasts 🙂

[tags]video, online video, screencasts, screencast-o-matic, video on the net[/tags]

Digital Work flows

Last night I had an extremely bad experience capturing video from my MiniDV Camcorder. During the capture my heart dropped as my video camera proceeded to eat my tape. After this occurence I wiped my eyes dry and started to think about how currently the video work flows are and how we can enhance them so we can 1. speed them up and 2. make them a little more crash proof. In the video space Hard Drive camcorders are starting to become more prevalent.

Using a Hard Drive based camcorder would have eliminated my tape from getting eaten and would have also allowed me to transfer the video much quicker to my computer than I would have by capturing a 1 hour MiniDV tape.

It takes 1 hour to capture 1 hour of footage on tape when it only takes a few minutes to transfer video from a Hard Drive based device. Simple Video workflow solutions would cut production time immensely and allow me to concentrate more fully on editing and actually getting a product out.

Changing your work flow can be applied to any aspect of your life. Be creative, how can you manage your work flows to increase your productivity. Is it a simple process change or a Technological advance or both. Be creative, alter your work flows, be more productive, get more done. Post a work flow hack in the comments.

[tags]video, workflow, video, hack, gtd, process[/tags]