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Display Name: Ian_H
Member Since: 10/8/08

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I forgot about MK-12... awesome stuff. I used to watch their demo and samples repeatedly when i was in film school well over a decade ago.

Bringing Words Alive: 5 Kinetic Typography Videos
9/1/11 05:11 PM

we actually cancelled cable so the projector is only connected to a bluray player and computer. but what we tend to do during the day on the weekends is just put the blind down 3/4 so there's still some light in the room and then switch the projector from "dark room" to "brightest". it works well enough for casual viewing but contrast is low. If i were a tv watcher, i'd probably have a little tv set up for daytime viewing and then switch to the big guns at night. hope that helps. (the projector is a viewsonic pro8200 which i picked up for under $800, in case anyone is interested)

How Big is Too Big? Finding the Right TV, Not Just Biggest
9/1/11 03:39 AM

We opted for a projector. Portability was the main concern. I needed to get it home in the car and I didn't want it to break when we eventually move to a new apartment. We decided against an actual screen until we're more permanently established (again it's just something to break in a move) and have found that with a little colour tweaking, the wall works just fine. We sit 10ish feet back from the wall. Image size is roughly 130". An Ikea Tupplur Roller Blind blocks all light from the balcony double doors.

So ya, we couldn't be happier with it. I encourage anyone in an apartment to consider a projector instead of a panel display.

How Big is Too Big? Finding the Right TV, Not Just Biggest
8/30/11 04:23 PM

I have fond memories of my fisher-price hand-crank projector. Found a picture on Flickr http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5218/5536741938_72ff9792fc.jpg That thing was great. Stick in a cartridge, crank away and watch the movie on the little screen or flip the mirror and watch it on the wall.

Our Top 5 Favorite Nostalgic Tech and Gadgets
4/19/11 09:16 AM

no, there were actually two spam comments that appeared before mine. They have since been removed, rendering my comment into um... spam

Final Frame: The Dream Remote Control | Apartment Therapy Unplggd
5/19/10 06:18 PM

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Final Frame: The Dream Remote Control | Apartment Therapy Unplggd
5/19/10 10:06 AM

I use the large version to wrap my dslr with 300mm lens attached. It works quite well when I want to just throw the camera in my backpack instead of a dedicated camera bag.

Skooba RAPS: Midway Between A Sleeve A Skin | Apartment Therapy Unplggd
2/4/10 09:41 AM

the internet is for porn http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JpdCJKPHzh8

Apartment Therapy Unplugged | Final Frame Surfin' the Webz
10/24/09 10:42 AM

I bet it'd be quite handy at a summer camp.

Apartment Therapy Unplugged | The ChefStack Automatic Pancake Machine
8/11/09 10:19 AM

If you don't watch the commercials, you're saying that you like the show but don't think it should be funded. Unfunded shows die.
Watch the commericals. Buy the odd product. Enjoy your shows.

Apartment Therapy Unplugged | US Supreme Court to Allow Wider DVR Use
7/16/09 09:14 AM

An exceptionally attractive transformation. I personally wouldn't be able to sit in that chair for 8 hours a day but beyond that, very well done.

Apartment Therapy Unplugged | Before After: Dr. Rabbit's IKEA Home Office Makeover
7/3/09 09:14 AM

Their logo/badge looks like someone in desperate need of a washroom... and I'm not entirely sure why people should be walking less. perhaps if it were marketed to aging genxers in the future, it might fly as a mobility device. whatever gets us one step closer to spock's rocket boots is good though.

Apartment Therapy Unplugged | Travel Month: Treadway Wearable Transportation
7/2/09 04:57 PM

When my gf and I moved, the first thing we plugged in in the new place was the coffee pot... then the imac

Apartment Therapy Unplugged | What's the First Thing You Plug In After a Remodel?
6/26/09 10:19 AM

I like that... a lot

Apartment Therapy Unplugged | Use Rain Gutters to Wrangle Under-Desk Wires
6/23/09 09:20 AM

The dual link HD-sdi is a rediculously fast connection for uncompressed HD... most likely it'd be used to screen digital dailies or edits.

Apartment Therapy Unplugged | Panasonic Proves Plasma Is Still Big, Twilight Ready
6/22/09 09:29 AM

The only thing DIY about this is that he attached the device himself. Still neat though.

Apartment Therapy Unplugged | DIY Project: Build Your Own Automated TV Lift
6/15/09 04:05 PM

I'll retract the inbreeding comment. Yes, it was based entirely on what religious fanatics have done with homeschooling... not teaching a more thorough and better way but "their" way. Again, just my opinion.
sorry internet :)

Apartment Therapy Unplugged | Close-Up: Homeschool ClassroomClass is in session!
4/17/09 04:37 PM

While all the tools look very fun, the room itself resembles a basement cell... maybe a window would help, or a fake lcd window if you don't want the kids getting distracted by the outdoors.
Additionally, I don't like the idea of homeschooling... it's like educational inbreeding. Just my opinion.

Apartment Therapy Unplugged | Close-Up: Homeschool ClassroomClass is in session!
4/17/09 02:03 PM

@dtremit I too use an accountant who then efiles. No stress, no worries about missing anything and it only takes about 30 minutes.

Apartment Therapy Unplugged | Do You File Your Taxes Electronically?
4/15/09 09:07 AM

I'm almost certain that the drobopro is not a NAS. It has to be connected to a server, not just plugged into a hub/switch.
As a video editor, I think the unit is well worth the price. It can hold anything you throw at it (assuming you bought enough capacity) and is fast enough to allow for DV and HDV editing through firewire.... and it works better than any raid. So if you do any real work aren't just looking for a place to store your downloaded torrent files then go for it.

Apartment Therapy Unplugged | Tech Stand-Off: Drobo NAS vs. Mid-Range PC
4/9/09 02:35 PM