There is SO much good free information (here is just 1 example) about Blackmagic Design’s DaVinci Resolve 15, that it is difficult to think of ways to contribute to the conversation. However, here is my attempt to cover some of the philosophical questions introduced by such a comprehensive software program. My point of view is as a producer and a teacher, and less as a day-to-day user; so let’s see where this goes!
Airtable (TL;DR review) offers neither the design flexibility of a spreadsheet, nor the customized reporting of a full featured database. The potential to save hours of work each week is sooo close, but too far.
I gave CGP Grey’s newest video a thumbs down. It was the first time I’ve disliked a video of his. The Fable of the Dragon-Tyrant is a weak allegory about death and dying. And what is most frustrating about it, is how Grey, usually rational and realistic, presents three completely illogical points.
Remembering that life goes on despite the Commodus’s and Caligula’s puts Trump’s kakistocracy into perspective.
I just finished the excellent biography of John Boyd. Don’t let the title fool you, because Boyd was more than a fighter pilot. He was a great thinker who developed the Energy-maneuverability theory, that would change aeronautics; and the OODA Loop, that would change the way we’d look at conflict. (For example: see this post […]
Transmit 5 is an app that belongs in every Post Supervisor’s toolbox.
Destined for War (mini-review) Excellent book about the rise of China and whether their growing influence will push the US into war.
Computers were out composing Bach in 1997. The A.I. Aaron Sorkin is coming.
Breaking Bad is a show about ambition, hubris, and futility. But Vince Gilligan also created a show that is a brilliant metaphor for the showrunner’s struggle. Walter White’s battle to the top of the drug kingpin game closely resembles the struggle of every television showrunner when trying to bring their vision to an audience. At […]
The Storyteller’s Dilemma. A review of Avid CEO Louis Hernandez, Jr.’s book. That Avid Technologies’s sells the infrastructure that is as close to a lingua franca does not diminish Hernandez, Jr.’s thesis.