Getting Started with Org-mode

Harry’s presentation on Org-Mode is great. He shares his personal preferences. You can read his blog to learn about them too. The meter to the presentation is perfect, too. It left me thinking more about

  • What are out expectations as viewers?
  • What are our expectations as presenters?
  • Is it worth communicating assumptions?
  • Is it all an sales exercise?
  • How does our experience with commercial software change our valuation of OSS?
  • Org-Mode is large and expressive; can we ever say more than “In my experience, X is good or bad”? Sure everything is in our experience but people really don’t listen unless you make strong statements, right?
  • As of 2016, is it fair to start a conversation with something like “I’ve spent 1,000 hours mastering X… this is the context of what I’m about to share”? When we provide opinions should we provide the same contextual disclaimer? What does mastery mean today and what is it’s role in practice? Does mastery have a place when sales matters most? Do both have a place?

Screenflow 6 User Guide Highlights

  • Recording Monitor makes monitoring easier
    • Easily add markers
  • Difference between clips and backing medias turns ScreenFlow (SF) into a Lisp-like and Git-like environment for easily trying things out and reverting them if you don’t like the results
    • Test this out by speeding up or slowing down a clip, cool
  • Where can I find standard, known-good approaches for visual and audio effects in multimedia content production?
  • Nested clips
  • Templates seem like a really great idea, too
  • You can do free-hand callouts that blur and darken areas
  • Everyone must know about snapback actions
    • Restore the state of the clip to the N-1 action

Delightful @Microsoft #Windows10 Upgrade Experience

Figured it wouldn’t make sense to pass up a $200USD free upgrade from Windows 7 Professional to Windows 10 Pro so I clicked “Yes” and the download began.

Fourteen hours later the installation completed and I was left with a Windows box that booted faster than before!

The new Windows release is faster and it includes Bash. Yes times have changed.