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Posting Problems! :(

MarsEdit Error

Hi Brothers, Sisters & Friends!! 

I just thought i’d update you on my absence of late…

My trusty 2010 iMac started to freeze and stutter, this has happened only once in the last 5 years. But it got so bad that i needed to reinstall the operating system. The reinstall went smoothly apart from the error message(see image above) that kept showing up every time i wanted to post to WordPress! 😦

I use MarsEdit to do all of my posts as it’s much easier for me (and less clunky) as it’s a simple clean interface, so with my massive screen zoom its simpler and much faster to post. But for the last couple of weeks i just couldn’t post anything, i tried to learn the WordPress website posting screen, but it takes me much too long to figure out the posts the way i want them! 

I’ve just pressed a few buttons at random as a last chance attempt before i really have to struggle with the websites way of posting, and MarsEdit simply refreshed and posted!! Yay!! 🙂 

Now it’s time to try and catch up with you all! 🙂 

Weekly Photo Challenge: Texture

This week, share a texture found in an unexpected place. It could be made of natural materials, as in these images, or with man-made objects.

A black and white photo of my Taylor Koa K22 with lots of textured shadows

I thought this weeks theme was an ideal opportunity to post a photo of my Taylor K22ce acoustic guitar, which is made from the exotic tropical wood Hawaiian Koa. I just love the textures of this beautiful wood. 

Photo taken today using my iPhone 5s and edited with FX Photo Studio Pro on my mac.

Description from the Taylor Guitars website:

Hawaiian Koa

Origin: The Big Island of Hawaii

As a tropical hardwood, a koa top will initially project a bright and focused tone, especially together with koa back and sides, but as it’s played, it matures into an increasingly warm, rich, sweet sound with healthy overtone “bloom,” especially in the midrange.  resonant tone.

More of my Weekly Photo Challenges

Expanding The Love In My Words

A screenshot of a interview i'm working on in Logic Pro, with the Channel EQ & Expander plugin's visible

Above is a shcreenshot of an interview i’m working on using Logic Pro for Sarah’s audio version of her RNIB magazine. I’ve just found a plugin called “Expander” which i’ve never used before and it can help clean up the noise, hissing or humming behind the voice etc….

I’m sat here while using this great tool thinking “Wouldn’t it be fantastic if it was as easy as using a few dials & sliders to be able to clean up my speech and leave no bad noise behind my words! 

Ephesians 4:29 The Voice

Don’t let even one rotten word seep out of your mouths. Instead, offer only fresh words that build others up when they need it most. That way your good words will communicate grace to those who hear them.

FX Photo Studio Pro

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 App 4 2day!  –  “FX Photo Studio Pro” for Mac, iPad & iPhone by Macphun 

Description from the Mac app store:

Description

  • New version. 50% for a limited time! Back to $40 shortly ✮
  • Your pictures will never look ordinary
  • FX Photo Studio is a digital powerhouse for your artistic photography. Easily give images stunning new look with hundreds of photo effects, filters, frames and pro editing tools.

Intuitive, inspiring and feature-rich! Here’s what you get:

★ Mind-blowing variety of over 170 photo effects & filters
★ Dozens of photo frames and borders from classic to lomo style
★ PRO image editing tools and color controls
★ Masking with effects and Color splash tool
★ Integration with Aperture, Lightroom, iPhoto, Photoshop
★ Intuitive user interface
★ Sharing via most popular social networks and more

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My Thoughts 💭 

After more amazing comments on my photos I thought I’d share another fantastic app with you. I use this to edit my photos to get some great effects and frames.

This is another great powerful app that is really easy to use and the interface is so clean.

Please have fun , go check it out!

Also please could you let me know what apps or programs you use and/or like, I am just interested and curious to know how you all get your amazing images! 😀

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Reprogramming

📖 Verse 4 2day! 

Romans 12:2
New International Version (NIV)
Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.

My Thoughts 💭 

I have had a real impression on my heart to focus on the pollution that goes into my body through the filter called my face.

Travelling into London on the train I felt a real conviction to listen to what God was trying to tell me in that moment. As I was stood up and squashed into the carrage, I could just make out a few people intently reading books, magazines and newspapers and I thought about their brains as the most advanced computer on the planet and how they were programming it with the computer language from the stories they were reading. My thought process continued and as wondered how that code would affect their behaviour when they left the train to meet people,

Reprogramming….

On my iMac (desktop computer) there is an app called Terminal, if you type in a simple piece of code it can change the way the iMac responds, reacts and behaves for the rest of its life, or until you remove that piece of coding.

Billions of pounds (maybe more) are spent trying to protect and secure ourselves when using a computer, smart phone, tablet etc, yet we fail to protect ourselves from this creeping death that we choose to let into our immeasurably more advanced brains as we watch TV, listen to music, audiobooks, Read magazines, listen to gossip etc we’re failing to empty our own trash and also stop more from seeping in and reprogramming our brains and hearts!

So…how is your programming doing? Are you using “wholesome” or “Worldly” code?

Are you aware of the code you use and how it affects your life and the people around you?

Or do you wear a face filter?

📖 Another Verse 4 2day! 

Philippians 4:8-9

Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me—put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you.

 

The “ColorStrokes” App

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 App 4 2day!  –  “ColorStrokes” for iMac, iPad & iPhone

Description from iTunes app store:

ColorStrokes makes ordinary images pop with colors. And brings you creative photo tools that no similar app has.

My thoughts…

After some amazing comments on my photos I thought I would share this fantastic app with you. I use this to mess around with some of my photos to get some great effects. 

I really find this easy to use as it has a clean and simple interface which is great for me as I have no idea how to use photoshop or lightroom etc! 😀

Please have fun , go check it out!

Also please could you let me know what apps or programs you use and/or like, I am just interested and curious to know how you all get your amazing images! 😀

The sound of my eyes!

A curious blogger asked me a fantastic question “Do you have a support worker or a friend to read these posts & comments to you? Or is there some other way?”

As my sight is too poor to read print, i use the built in synthetic voices on my iMac to read aloud every post, comment, scripture, quote & prayers. I made a short video so you can hear some of the different voices and get a little insight of how technology can be used to help blind people stay connected and share fellowship with you great people!

If you have any questions please comment or email me at: steverebusblog@gmail.com


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