Ableton Tips

I looked at most of the Ableton “One Ting” clips and this was one of the only that resonated with me.

My iPhone won’t let me delete my pictures and videos with my Preview or Image Capture App

When my iPhone runs out of memory or storage I usually back up my pictures and movies with the Preview or Image Capture apps that are built in my OS on my MacBook Pro. Lately I noticed that the delete button is greyed out (or is it grayed out).

The problem is iCloud. When your phone begins to notice you are running out of storage space it will ask you if you want to turn on iCloud to free up some space. Once you turn on iCloud you are then unable to delete files off your iPhone with your Preview or Image Capture apps.

So the solution is.

1.  Back up your picture and videos from your iPhone.

2. Turn off iCloud for pictures and movies

3. On your iPhone click the home button then click, settings, yourname, and icloud. The turn off iCloud Photo Library. You will get a message about removing photos and movies off the phone (which is why you backed up before doing this step.

3. Use Preview or Image Capture to delete the pictures and movies you do not need. If not doesn’t work you will need to unplug your iPhone from your matchbook and plug it back in.

The Kate Bush Story

I first heard of Kate Bush by my friend Louis Oliart’s girlfriend Cathy. I named my daughter after Kate Bush. I have viewed every interview, owned every recording and yet she still remains a mystery to me.  For me she is one of this artists who stands apart from most.

The evolution of skateboarding

The evolution of skateboarding
The evolution of skateboarding.

Although the basic physical aspects of a skateboard remain pretty close to your old roller skates nailed to a piece of wood, the evolution of “skateboarding” always amazes me.

If you are using Juiceboxbuilder Pro or Juicebox light with Drupal 7. And you are using Baseurl to embed your gallery or slide show in Drupal. And some of your clients are able to see the gallery or slideshow while others are not. They might be getting the error  Juicebox Error: Config XML file not found. Try using only relative urls. So in other words when you are coding your path to your folder and javascript don’t put all that http stuff in there. Instead use / to represent your root directory and then build up from there.  So this my_gallery_folder/jbcore/juicebox.js becomes this /my_gallery_folder/jbcore/juicebox.js

 

<!--START JUICEBOX EMBED-->
<script src="my_gallery_folder/jbcore/juicebox.js"></script>
<script>
  new juicebox({
    baseUrl : 'my_gallery_folder/',
    containerId : 'juicebox-container',
    galleryWidth : '800',
    galleryHeight : '600',
    backgroundColor: '#222222'
  });
</script>
<div id="juicebox-container"></div>
<!--END JUICEBOX EMBED-->

John Stamos Universal Studios 1982

Ken Hada John Stamos Universal Studios 1982
Ken Hada John Stamos Universal Studios 1982

 

John Stamos text me this photo a few weeks ago. I had sent it to him decades back. I shot this when I was in High School with one of those plastic pocket 35mm film cameras. Probably had it developed at the K-Mart his mom used to go to. John would have auditions in Hollywood, and I would sometimes go along to hang out. On this particular day I remember we did not have enough money to get into Universal Studios. John Stamos and I used to like to watch the stunt show (because we were nerdy that way). At this time there was a huge ivy covered hill in front of Universal Studios (just above one of the parking lots) with a medium size chain link fence on top. Yeah you guessed it. Like most high schoolers we had a great time disrespecting authority.