What would I do if the creative geniuses at Adobe had never created Photoshop, InDesign or Adobe Acrobat Pro? These tools are very much a part of my workflow and I am ecstatic that I live in L.A. and this mountain of creativity came to me.
Here is a short, short video I did of my time there. And wonder of wonders, I heard from Terry White and caught up with him there. He was putting in work, too, so I did not catch him for an interview. But you can catch him yourself. I’ll tell you how in the show notes below the video:
Show Notes copied from YouTube:
“Isidra Person-Lynn, Producer of My World Podcast, revisits her impromptu series of Walking and Talking in L.A. This visit is to the AbobeMax Convention at the L.A. Convention Center where she caught Terry White’s Adobe Muse seminar and the Brother GraffiTee T-shirt press and a few other sights. This is not a complete report! To get more of the news that the Adobe Creative Suite is only online and the new CS is actually CC, as Terry White debuted at Monday’s Keynote, we encourage you to view the replays of the Adobe Keynotes from May 6 and 7, 2013 here: http://summit.adobe.com/keynote2013.html.”
Shout out to Shutterstock.com which won Isidra over from iStockphoto.com. They gave me 5 free images and with Mother’s Day coming, they were right on time for some client e-blasts I had to prepare.
Here’s Terry White’s take on Adobe Max: http://creativesuitepodcast.com/
Until next time,
Who is Terry White? He is hailed as the Worldwide Design Evangelist for Adobe. For years, I drove around listening to his Adobe Creative Suite Podcasts, (on my video iPod) where he patiently explains all the bells and whistles of In Design, Photoshop, you name it. He has consolidated his blogs and website into www.TerryWhite.com. This Detroit native is also a photographer with the coolest studio on the planet.
This is one of a few presentations he will be doing on creating your own app with Adobe Products! https://www.adobe-max.com/scheduler/sessionDetails.do?SESSION_ID=8164
He will be part of the Keynote on Monday at the Nokia. If you are a designer, and you use Adobe, you should be here!
This is the interview I did with him the last time I knew he was in L.A. and CS4 had just come out. I’ve been using his favorite font (then) Myriad Pro ever since!
A person wanted to make a $90 sale and asked me to whip out my Square device that inserts into my iPhone as I had done so many times before. But I could not find it! Not to worry. I went to my Paypal app, to check something else and learned about the “Request money” feature. So I sent that person such a request, and they replied with the amount paid for. Piece of cake!
Track, protect and monetize your images
Click image to go to the site or click the heading above to read about it on 10,000 words!
Only techies will find this hilarious: http://loljam.com/post/4157/
Proud Moment: Seeing our Crenshaw High Students debuting their game app at the Microsoft Store in Century City Plaza and is now available for download in the Windows 8 App Store. A busload of Crenshaw students came to support and be beta testers and gave great feedback. Domonic, the one their teacher Daphne Bradford and program founder of M.O.M.,asked me to tutor, really made me swell with pride as he was poised and interacted with the students well, as all three game authors did. Click for more pics I took that day, but the students shot many more and video too. Please help us tell their story since most of our media colleagues only come for the negative news. Photos by Isidra Person-Lynn
This video lets you count the ways:
UBUNTU is winning awards!
A tweet I received today was welcome good news:
Ubuntu Touch, Canonical’s new mobile OS, beat out Firefox OS to win the best of #MWC13 from CNET http://cnet.co/Z22Fqu #ICYMI
But what is UBUNTU?
To quote the About Ubuntu page on the website (found here):
Ubuntu is an ancient African word meaning ‘humanity to others’. It also means ‘I am what I am because of who we all are’. The Ubuntu operating system brings the spirit of Ubuntu to the world of computers.
To quote Benjamin Mako Hill:
Ubuntu’s original name was, and I’m serious, “no-name-yet.com”
Finally, Mark settled on the name Ubuntu which he though represented the spirit of sharing and cooperation that he found appealing in Free Software.
And finally, to quote Mark Shuttleworth himself in the Ubuntu 4.10 Warty Warthog announcement:
“Ubuntu” is an ancient African word for “humanity towards others”, and we think it’s a perfect name for an open source community project.
Hopefully, these quotes help clear up any confusion about the name, ‘Ubuntu’, that you might have had.”
So there you have it. No, the word does not mean African ownership. Wouldn’t that be nice? But do you remember the term for those African pendants from some years ago, you know ones with the gold Africa shapes with a black America inside? I believe they were called Ubuntu (But don’t quote me on that). I still have mine somewhere. Great concept for a high tech system making waves!
BTW, as I scoured the Internet for a pic of that African American necklace (gold shape Africa with Black shape of the United States inside) I could not find it but did find this and this. Most interesting!
This is a tale covered by Gizmodo about how NOT to try and take your tech company to the next level. Or, it’s just about how these headphones became the next big thing.