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Day: November 21, 2008

To the people standing in line outside the Verizon Wireless store this morning on Broadway and 18th Street

The Blackberry Storm? Seriously? That’s worth waiting outside in 30 degree weather for? A telephone is so important to you that you would WAIT for it? What, so you can get e-mail forwards in a slightly cooler interface than the last Blackberry you got? Do you even need the Blackberry? What are you, a doctor? Could you really even have such a serious job and still be able to be in line at 9:30 on a weekday morning? What the fuck? Don’t you have better things to do and better places to be, like work or school or church or home or anywhere but standing in front of the Verizon Wireless store on Broadway?

It’s just a thing, people. There will be another, cooler thing in 6 months. It’s not worth it. The Union Square Greenmarket was open this morning. Why don’t you go over there next time and buy some locally grown produce? Much better.

Mixing in Avid Media Composer

Mixing in Avid MCA is horrible. Please don’t do it. It’s just not set up to do a fine-tuned, final mix. I mean, that’s what they (i.e., DigiDesign, who is owned by Avid) sell ProTools for, right? Avid has this horrible tendency to nerf their products to force you to buy something more expensive. Why? And then not to provide support and release buggy version after buggy version? Despicable. I don’t think we paid to be in extended beta testing.

I’ve put another horrible thing (in a different way) after the jump. Read more