Breaking up with Flash: It’s not me, it’s you

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I used to be a big fan of Flash. I actually earned income as a Flash developer. I remember the days shortly after Macromedia bought FutureSplash, and the launch of Flash 4 as a landmark for the web. I’d been involved in interactive development for years at that point and while Shockwave (the Director player) worked on the web, it …

Apple Watch After Almost Three Months

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I’ve noticed that conversations about the watch seem to follow the flow of media coverage and it seems to have picked up again recently. I’ve had the watch since release day and it’s a useful device. Enough people have asked about the Apple Watch lately that I felt like a lengthy explanation/review would be a good idea. The short review: the …

What does Adobe’s Creative Cloud announcement mean for churches?

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Yesterday Adobe announced a major change to the way they sell and distribute software. Creative Suite 6 is the last version of CS that will be sold with a perpetual license. From here on out, if you use Adobe’s tools you’ll need to have a subscription to Creative Cloud. I’m a big fan of Creative Cloud as a solution – …

Initial Adobe CreativeCloud Thoughts

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I’ve been excited about Creative Cloud from Adobe since it was announced last fall. Partially because I really like the idea of app interconnectedness in the cloud. Mainly though it’s because the pricing makes the entire Master Collection of Creative Suite apps affordable for many more people. Sure some people don’t like software subscriptions, but overall I think this is …

Creative Workflow – Planning Before & After

I’m a big fan of planning when it comes to video. I like storyboards. I do not draw. Sometimes those two ideals are in conflict. I generally just make lots of stick people to show framing. Truthfully though, most of what I’m shooting these days are events or just impromptu things with family. That means there isn’t a lot of …

Creative Workflow – Introduction

As many of you may know I’ve spent a lot of time doing video production. It was part of my education in college, something I did professionally while doing media development, as a hobby, then at the church. Now video production is almost exclusively a hobby – with the exception of projects for the college ministry. I’ve been a Final …

Moving Kerner.net to WordPress

Kerner.net has been my blog home since I started posting regularly enough to keep archives back in 2003. The history of the site goes back to 1996, but in those days it was really just a repository of random links and file storage. The blog first started out on MovableType on a personal server within my datacenter (a perk of …

iPad Three Days In

Friday afternoon I picked up a 32gb, 3G iPad from the bookstore at Missouri State.  I was a bit shocked when my friend Landon told me they had them available.  Total elapsed time from awareness of them to having one in my hands was under two hours. Earlier I'd commented about how the iPad wasn't really powerful enough to fill …

Computers Without Files

There are some blogs in my RSS reader that I don't look at all that often but enjoy reading when I get the chance. One of those is Eric Sink. Eric and I have never met, but he was an influential boss/coworker for one of my business partners. Eric's always provided great wisdom into the software industry and tech in …

Mac Netbook Adventures #hackintosh

 We've been needing a small laptop for use in the college ministry – a way to do data entry on campus and not be dependent on my laptop (which I use to preach) or having students bring their own computers. A netbook seemed like the perfect solution – small, long battery, etc. The only problem was that I really wanted …

Schweitzer Community Outreach Center

This past weekend we gathered people together to do the first project in the newly named Schweitzer Community Outreach Center. The building just to the west of the church that used to house luxury cars is already being used to make an impact in the community. Over the course of a couple of hours we packaged 400 hygiene kits for …