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Adobe & Macromedia sittin' in a tree

The time has come, Adobe have completed their acquisition of Macromedia.

If you have not visited Macromedia's website recently, you might want to take a look at whats going on. Also, Adobe are now offering combined Macromedia + Adobe software packages.

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iPod nano

Holds up to 1,000 songs and full-color album art
Only 3.5 x 1.6 x 0.27 inches and 1.5 ounces
Bright 1.5-inch color LCD display
Up to 14 hours of battery life(1)
Apple Click Wheel
Charges and syncs via USB
Accessory-compatible Dock connector
Completely skip-free playback
Works with Mac OS X or Windows 2000/XP
Plays music, podcasts and audiobooks
Holds up to 25,000 photos
Syncs contacts, calendars and to-do lists

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Smart Mailboxes

OS X Mail.app Smart Box

If you're a Tiger user and you're using mail.app then heres another little tip I find I couldnt do without.

How to set a smart mailbox for your unread messages only!

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Useful archiving technique

Spotlight + Automator = A Great Backup Technique

Heres a step by step guide to making a super quick archive of everything relevant to a client.

When I finish a project with a client I like to keep a copy of everything backed up / archived that was involved with that client so I can:

  • Keep a backed up copy of emails sent/received
  • Keep all my contacts backed up on disc per client
  • Notes like FTP details / Printer contacts / Quotes / Invoices sent and Receipts
  • Free up disc space
  • Stay organised
  • Save time when I have to find something
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The Principles of Design

Sometimes when im working on a design, I try different ideas and it just doesn't feel right and I sometimes dont feel like asking someone for help. I could be sitting there for hours looking at something thinking, " I know there is definatly something wrong but - what the heck is it thats screwing up my work!?".

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