Gadgets on Vacation
If you had tried to contact Make Your Mac Sing! a couple weeks ago, you may have gotten an automated message that we were away. This to let you know that we are back in action, present and accounted for.
We had a great time at Cape Ann....And had time to play with a new gadget: the Car!
If you are looking to have a new website built,
then I'd like to tell you about Joomla!
Joomla! is a one of the most popular website platforms today. Joomla! is a CMS or "Content Management System". It is open-source, free software. It is standards compliant and mobile device friendly.
Mobile-friendliness, also called 'Responsive Design' is more than just a convenience. These days it is a necessity, because more and more people are visiting websites on their phones and tablets. It will really help your Google rankings. Last year saw the infamous 'Google Mobile-geddon'; when Google changed the way it ranks websites, favoring those that are Responsive. So if your site is not responsive, odds are that it will not see page one in search results.
Part of my work in Web-related services is as Webmaster for PVMA Deerfield.
For some time we have been looking to migrate to a new machine two of our most important sites, American Centuries and Raid on Deerfield: The Many Stories of 1704. Our current Dell machine is 13 (!) years old, and while it is still operational, we know that it's days are numbered. Of even more concern was the aging server software running on it.
The Kim Loo Sisters Documentary is still in the hunt for funding.
We recently made it into the finals for the Paley Center for Media DocPitch Competition.
Our producer Leslie Li will be pitching our documentary.
What is the DocPitch competition? According to their website: "How do you sell a documentary? Watch and learn as five preselected up-and-coming nonfiction filmmakers pitch their ideas before a live audience and a group of eminent documentarians. The panel of experts will evaluate the proposals for uniqueness and viability, as well as offering the emerging filmmaker helpful feedback. The winner will be awarded a $5,000 grant from A&E IndieFilms to be used toward the completion of the pitched film. The audience will learn valuable lessons in communicating ideas and will also get to cast its vote. Past winners of this contest, now in its eleventh year, include the acclaimed films The Age of Love, Circo, and Herman’s House."
In June, Ashfield's Bill Perlman
Reunited 'The Freedom Singers'
This Civil Rights-era group toured the Southern United States in protest against segregation. Reunited after many years, they performed a sold-out show at The Ashfield Town Hall.
They recorded the show, and brought the project to Ratite Studios for Mixing and Mastering. The performance and the recording sounds great, and I can't wait for this to come out!
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