July 4, 2022

iOS Shortcut: Pix Converter.

This menu action converts your iPhone photos to multiple formats.

The Photos app doesn’t have an option to export an image in another format. (The Duplicate option in the Share menu just creates a copy of the image in the original format.) So if you want to save your ProRAW files as TIFFs or save a Live Photo as a PNG to preserve quality, you need to use a third party app. Or this free shortcut.

iOS Shortcuts
June 25, 2022

Shortcut: Live2Slow.

Turn your iOS Live Photos into slow-motion mini movies.

While some feel iPhone Live Photos are a gimmick, they actually have a practical use. A Live Photo is a still image along with a 3-second lo-rez video. So if you’re assembling a movie and all you have is a priceless Live Photo of someone you’d like to include, you can. Using the Shortcut below you can stretch a Live Photo out to a 12-second, choppy, slow-motion clip.

iOS Shortcuts
June 16, 2022

Recipe: Teriyaki Sauce

In creating a recipe for Teriyaki sauce, I wanted something basic: an Asian sauce that could be used for cooking, dipping, even as a simple noodle broth base. It needed to be the core seasoning for fried rice, or as a marinade, but simple enough that it doesn’t conflict with the flavors of spicier condiments. At the same time it had to have enough personality that it could stand by itself. The result is this potent sauce with a simple taste profile: not overly salty or sweet and with a subtle garlic flavor. Like soy sauce, you only need a little. It keeps in the fridge forever. I usually make up a big bottle since the flavors age together so well.

Food Recipes
May 30, 2022

How to be a conscientious cemetourist.

A brief guide to graveyard etiquette.

Cemeteries as destinations are becoming a large part of the Dark Tourism industry. What’s Dark Tourism? Visits to places associated with death and tragedy, including graveyards and haunted places.

May 26, 2022

6 Tricks with the Mastro Valvola LEM and a TRS Footswitch.

While LEM creates some amazing sounds on its own, plugging in a passive TRS footswitch (like the Malekko Lil Buddy) will give you unique control over parameters without having to stoop down in the middle of a set and tweak a knob. This article shows you 6 tricks for LEM and an external footswitch with demos of how they sound.

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