A few years years passed since last time, but I am happy to be back at the Creative Mornings Düsseldorf stage with a short talk. This time virtual and together with Fabienne Schovenberg and Sandra Christmann. Each of us is going to give a short 10-minute presentation (in German this time). Tickets are still available. So why don't you grab a coffee and pop in. It is a free event and a good way to start the last day of the week.
Taking the dog for a walk, while getting my youngest to school and before going for a run.
Impressions from a walk on an early Monday morning. Somehow a nice way to start the week. It has been pretty cold and a foggy curtain hung over the fields and forest. But the sun gave it a lovely light and color. So I grabbed my iPhone and shot these photos while being out with my dog.
Have a good start into the new week all of you! ☀️
On October 27 Blackmagic Design released an ATEM switchers update to 8.5.1 that finally saves the startup state of an ATEM Mini. This is great news, as you now don’t have to load your state using restore anymore and your media library is also stored on the device. This also is super handy, as you not necessarily need a laptop anymore, when you are on the road and are streaming, as the device, once powered up, has all the settings stored. But do you spot the sad part?
ATEM Mini Pro and ATEM Mini Pro ISO now have non-volatile memory.
Yes. This update sadly only brings this to the ATEM Mini Pro and ATEM Mini Pro ISO. Any ATEM Mini owners, still need to restore their settings every time they start the device to load the media library for example.
Anyways, I am happy that at least two of my three ATEM Minis are able to start with the settings I need now.
Short after Blackmagic Design released the version 8.5.1, they released version 8.5.2 which fixes a bug that some external USB drives did not work anymore, when trying to record videos with the ATEM Mini Pro and the ATEM Mini Pro ISO.
Visit the Blackmagic Design support center to download the latest version.
I actually can’t add too much to Matthias’ article. He take Richter’s work and his process and compares this to his idea of how we should think about building for the web. He says:
By using static wireframes and static layouts, by separating design and development, we are often limiting our ability to have that creative dialogue with the Web and its materials.
But read on yourself now. ;)
This morning I had edition 200 of Veerle’s wonderful newsletter in my inbox. I am still a big sucker for newsletters and am subscribed to a lot. But honestly: there are not too many that are as consistent in terms of being sent and quality for such a long time.
I raise my coffee cup, say congrats! and on to another 200. ;)
First: yeah … maybe some of you have known this for years and found it somewhere else on the Web. But I thought, I just write it down for myself and those who have not found it somewhere else yet.
You might know, that you are able to rest your whole development settings with the “Reset” button down in the lower right.
This is, as said above, where you erase all the changes you made and bring your photo back to import state.
But what, if you don’t want to reset all settings? When you only want to reset a certain setting. Yes, you can fiddle around with the slider and drag it back to zero. Or click at the single click on the number and type in “0”.
But did you know, that you can double click on the settings name to simply bring it back to zero? What?!? Yes, simply double click it and it resets the corresponding setting to zero. I never ever have to fiddle around with either the slider or the numeric entry. Yay!
Well, I did not and this already made my day. Hope it made anyone else’s day also! ;)
I actually don’t know when I met someone from Clearleft for the first time. And even not, if that was in Brighton back then. Maybe these details sometimes don’t matter Especially as I only connect good memories with the times I meet anyone working Clearleft. The conversations, the experiences when I meet someone from Clearleft at events, or, attending event organised and hosted by Clearleft.
This year Clearleft turns 15. Time to say congrats for 15 years and on to another 15 and more and new adventures.
Yesterday, I hosted the second edition of Stay Curious, my little online event about a huge variation of interesting people and their topics. After opening with Rob Draper and Vic Lee two weeks ago, I had the honour of welcoming Nadieh Bremer and Shirley Wu who both create amazing work.
I still have been sceptical about how I like hosting these virtual online events, not meeting anyone in real, but I have to say, that it does not feel as bad as I thought. Surely some people are a bit silent, but silence is something you have to get used to, when “presenting” online. In front of a camera. It misses the instant reaction and feedback from the audience. But if you focus on the people who react, writing in the chat for example or even tweeting things or posting photos on other social media channels during the event, gives you a bit of alternative to the “real” events.
Next to the four wonderful guests I had so far, I have to say, that it really lifts me up to host those event. The interaction with the attendees upfront, sending out emails with growing excitement to meet the attendees online, helping them with questions … it is a small part of what I usually do and it feels good.
If you like, check the upcoming shows. It would be nice seeing you there as well.