Upgrading my iMac’s Memory

I’ve been editing my movies using iMovie on our mid-2011 iMac. Lately, it’s beginning to show its age — it takes a while to launch the application, and it often hangs.

I don’t have the budget for a new one so I opted for the next best thing — upgrade the memory!

The stock set up runs at 4 GB RAM. It was awesome at that time, but with the processing power needed now to edit my “awesome” home movies, it can’t keep up.

I went to Amazon and bought myself four of these babies:


Then, I went to YouTube and looked for a how-to-install video. I found this:

From 4 GB, my iMac now has 16 GB of memory! I can’t wait to give it a test run!


Widget Smidget

I’m blogging via my Mac’s Blogger widget. Now I don’t know if this will get published so I’m keeping my fingers crossed.

Update: Didn’t work that well. Probably it’s because I’m out of space in my Tripod account.

Leopard Love: Reason 2

Everything’s so simple, I’m just so amazed, and because of that I’m sounding like an Apple fanboy!

So you shoot videos using Pure Digital’s Flip Video Ultra and you have means to share these on YouTube or Kyte. Now comes the missing link – Apple’s iMovie from the iLife ’08 suite.

It’s so easy that I was able to make a short wala lang movie from the footages I took in Nigel’s birthday party. Granted I still have tons to learn on editing and shit, but to do something like this with just dragging and putting texts blew my mind away. When I showed what I did to my wife, she was so jealous she can’t wait to have her own Mac.

Now if only we had this technology when we were shooting our short film in high school, then Lilim would have been chosen as the class film instead of that silly kidnap comedy.

Check out what I did in my Kyte channel.

To Ubuntu or not to Ubuntu

I’ve been toying with the idea of installing Ubuntu in my old Pentium desktop PC. Some of the tech guys in the office have changed their laptop’s OS to Ubuntu and not only was the user interface very nice, their machines were relatively faster.

To be absolutely honest, it really remind me of Mac OSX, only faster. O ha! Yes, they do have a version of spaces, but the way it transitions from one space to the other is very, very nice and smooth. As for other software, there’s no need to worry. Browsing will easily be handled by Firefox, while there’s OpenOffice for work stuff.

Still reading up on the facts from their website. Has anyone there tried it? More importantly, wanna do an Ubuntu project on my old PC? Show of hands, please.

Leopard Love: Reason 1

I’m lovin’ Leopard‘s new widget maker! It’s so fuckin’ easy to make a widget from almost any webpage. All you have to do is click on the Clip It button in Safari and select the part that you’d like to be your widget just like you would crop a picture, click on save and it’s automatically added to your widgets.

Things that I have widgetized so far:
1. ABS-CBN’s Breaking News
2. Google Finance’s Peso-Dollar Exchange Rate
3. CyclingNews’ Headlines