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  • Viva la Print? Viva la Print?

    July 29th, 2011 - 7 Comments

    A few months ago I was on a train to Brussels, Belgium, leafing through the International Herald Tribune and a story caught my eye. It was a story about a newspaper that refused to have a website…they only had a print edition.

    I have heard this line too many times: “If we put our stories up [...]

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    Uploading Yearbook Pages to Walsworth Uploading Yearbook Pages to Walsworth

    March 12th, 2009 - No Comments

    Before exporting PDFs that will ultimately be submitted to Walsworth for printing, you should first make sure your computer is set up properly. Refer to previous blog article: http://www.russellviers.com/?p=401. Please note that this article is VERY boring and many people have complained about falling asleep halfway through and not getting it all done. My apologies [...]

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    No Podcast Yet?

    September 15th, 2008 - No Comments

    No, not yet…still busy catching up on stuff.

    I have some of my mates lined up to help me on it, so I’ll keep you posted. Lots of good stuff coming up between now and Christmas, so plenty of reasons to have them.

    Cheers for now…RV

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    Managing Multiple Versions of Files on One Computer? Managing Multiple Versions of Files on One Computer?

    December 1st, 2011 - No Comments

    I finally did it. I was putting it off forever, and got so frustrated dealing with all these files from various clients that are different versions that I took the five minutes necessary to download, install and configure Soxy!

    Herein lies the problem: when you install the newest version of any Creative Suite program, it assumes [...]

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    Apple is tracking ME?!? Should I be worried or flattered? Apple is tracking ME?!? Should I be worried or flattered?

    April 22nd, 2011 - 1 Comment

    I read an article yesterday, which led me to read more articles yesterday, about the tracking device inside the iPhones and iPads. I think the most informative one is here on WebProNews.

    According to the articles, the new OS4 software creates a file which tracks where you’ve been and then syncs it to your computer as [...]

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    Managing Multiple Versions of Files on One Computer? Managing Multiple Versions of Files on One Computer?

    Posted in Tips - No Comments
    December 1st, 2011 by admin

    I finally did it. I was putting it off forever, and got so frustrated dealing with all these files from various clients that are different versions that I took the five minutes necessary to download, install and configure Soxy!

    Herein lies the problem: when you install the newest version of any Creative Suite program, it assumes [...]

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    Just the facts, ma’am Just the facts, ma’am

    Posted in Trends - 31 Comments
    September 21st, 2011 by admin

    “Printed newspapers will thrive for decades to come,” I hear publishers say. Kevin Slimp writes in his columns that this newspaper crisis is just like Y2K…nothing to worry about…just keep doing what your doing.

    I want to believe it…I really do. But the data says something else. The data shows we need to begin now to [...]

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    Viva la Print? Viva la Print?

    Posted in Blog, Trends - 7 Comments
    July 29th, 2011 by admin

    A few months ago I was on a train to Brussels, Belgium, leafing through the International Herald Tribune and a story caught my eye. It was a story about a newspaper that refused to have a website…they only had a print edition.

    I have heard this line too many times: “If we put our stories up [...]

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    Let your fingers do the Googling Let your fingers do the Googling

    Posted in Trends - 1 Comment
    July 8th, 2011 by admin

    When your dryer is no longer capable of drying clothes, it suddenly becomes a worthless appliance. Time to call the Maytag Repairman!

    My dryer is an old Maytag that was already in this house I bought and it looks like it’s from the set of The Dick Van Dyke Show. Old. With a stack of Yellow [...]

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