Tuesday, April 28, 2009

GarageBand on the Mac's

GarageBand puts a music studio on your computer, where the band is never late and always plays in tune. Since it is on a Mac, you already know how it works... kind of. It is pretty easy to play with, but you have simply got to have some talent to make real music. Some of our students do! The school has higher end and more comprehensive software, but for some students, this is all they will need. GB is part of iLife and is standard on all new Mac's.

With GarageBand, you can record, arrange, and mix your music, and then share it with the world. GarageBand includes a complete recording studio, a set of pro-quality instruments and effects, and a large library of prerecorded sounds you can use in your projects. Whether you’re an experienced musician or you’ve never made music before, you can create your own songs, podcasts, and ringtones using GarageBand.

We have GB08 on the AILV Mac's. Since Apple has released a new version, if you want some Video Tutorials on GB08, click:

Jobless Tap Power of Merchandising - Wall Street Journal

Stephanie Aucoin got a job offer the same day she was stopped in an elevator by an executive who noticed her new yellow wristband with "Laid Off Need a Job.com" embossed with black letters.

The executive, who was a chief financial officer at an alternative energy company, was looking for an assistant and told her to stop in to meet with him. "I did," says Ms. Aucoin, 48 years old, who started the new job in March after being laid off from an executive-assistant position at a local accounting firm last September.

The silicone bracelet -- think of Lance Armstrong's Livestrong original version -- was an idea Ms. Aucoin, of Sarasota, Fla., developed with Barbara Bourn, 59, a former colleague.

Courtesy LaidOffNeedAJob.com

Hopeful entrepreneurs, most of whom have lost their jobs, are capitalizing on layoffs while also highlighting the plight of the jobless. They are dreaming up layoff-related merchandise, offering wristbands, mugs, T-shirts, board games and more to the recently unemployed -- whose ranks are growing. More than 5.1 million jobs have been lost since December 2007, and more cuts are expected in the coming months.

Padding dwindling bank accounts is what originally motivated Ms. Aucoin and Ms. Bourn. "We needed to find a gimmick" to earn money, says Ms. Bourn, who was forced to sell her house after her hours in an interior-design sales position were cut back.


Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Sgt Eric Gordon at NAB Networking Party

G-Day Frank

It was great chatting with you the other day and thanks for taking interest in the Canadian Armed Forces ''Army News''.

Check out our web site at http://www.army.forces.gc.ca/lf/index.asp

We have been in production since 2003 and have been growing ever since. We train our soldiers in-house on a course that last about 8 weeks. Below is a brief detail of what we are all about.

Army News is part of Army Multimedia whose role is to provide reliable and accurate internal information to Canadian soldiers and the Army chain of command using traditional and emerging technologies.

Some of Army Multimedia's main tasks are to gather news about and for soldiers, update the Army website daily and produce and distribute two bilingual Army News video episodes weekly as well as special programming as required.

In carrying out these functions under the leadership of the Director Army Public Affairs, Army Multimedia supports the Army by helping shape Army culture, informing our internal audience and connecting with Canadians.

Eleven Army News field teams of soldier-reporters and CF image technicians, supported by public affairs officers, gather news throughout the Army for Army Multimedia.

Army News teams are located in Halifax, Gagetown, Valcartier, Ottawa, Petawawa, Toronto, Shilo, Wainwright and Edmonton. Several Reserve Army News teams are also located across Canada.

Again it was nice meeting you and hope to meet again sometime.


Sgt Eric Gordon

Monday, April 20, 2009

Nab - This is free in Vegas - If you signed up

Games: Top 5 Trends Revolutionizing Entertainment Today
Open to All
Las Vegas Convention Center: N252
April 23 • 12:00 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.

The video game industry is poised to double in sales from $32 billion in 2005 to nearly $70 billion in 2011 by some estimates. New consuls, increased capabilities and widespread acceptance into mainstream culture make this medium a serious contender in the mass market entertainment industry. Learn about the top trends driving this fast growing industry and how to tap into this lucrative medium.

  • Dale Strang, Executive in Residence, Battery Ventures, Former, Managing Editor, International Games Network
  • Panelist(s):
  • Reto Bodmer, CEO, Evolved Games
  • YuChiang Cheng, CEO, World Golf Tour
  • Glen Schofield , Vice President and General Manager, Electronic Arts Redwood Shores Studio

  • Read earlier post ot see hour one guy found the "secret code" to get into the industry event.

    You need to do things like this. Nearly naked women, alcohol and networking

    Networking Events
    Official All-Access Monday Night Party
    Monday, April 20 | 6 - 8 p.m.
    Located on the Mezzanine at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino. Come and meet the glamour girls of "Peepshow"! Also featuring former NBA legends in the interactive "HHX: The Hoop Hall Experience". Enjoy a welcome drink and toast with Robin Leach, host of the Content Theater!
    Admission to the party and live performance is complimentary with NAB Show badge. Discounted cash bar and food stations will also be available.

    Thursday, April 16, 2009

    Business Law Spring 2009

    Agnos, Eugenia George http://egadesigner.blogspot.com/
    Angel, Renferd K
    Clinton, Christian Randolph
    Conforti, Chris
    Corbilla, Paul J.
    Cuch, Taylor Rayne
    Curtis, Michael Patrick
    Deblase, Andrew J.
    Dickerson, Allison Marie
    Dierken, Alex Daniel
    Eagar, Holly
    Garza, Artemio O.
    Gonzales, Robin,, Jr.
    Hamilton, Barry E.
    Hodgin, Coriandra Lee
    James, Camille Terese
    Lum, Kevin T.
    Manning, Chris
    McNabb, Teri M.
    Meade, Melody A.
    O'Connor, Sara L.
    Pastor, Lauren Brittany
    Paulo, Britney C.
    Payanouvong, Seth King
    Quemado, Rick Allen
    Reed, Amanda A.
    Wacaser, Cristin J.
    Zullo, John A.

    Thursday, April 9, 2009

    NAB in Vegas

    Imagine an event powerful enough to lead an industry of converging technologies for more than 80 years. Imagine a gathering of global professionals and solutions providers from every stage of the content lifecycle, from creation to consumption. Imagine the ultimate educational experience.

    Welcome to the IMAGINation. More than just broadcasting, the NAB Show™ is attended by leading media, entertainment and communications professionals like you who share a passion for delivering the next generation of audio, video, and filmed content across multiple platforms – from televisions, radios and computers to phones, the big screen and beyond.

    Schedule at a Glance: Sat April 18 to Thurs April 23
    One student in Career Development class filled out the registration information and then googled for the FEE PASS CODE. It took (on the second try) and he got in! Once you get in, you are alumnae and you will be invited to future conferences.