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it's going to be warm there. i wish i was wearing this alexander girard dress by anna sui. it's embroidered on silk. (click image to enlarge)
i'll keep an eye out for mom sally fields!!! i LOVE all her movies + her brothers & sisters tv show cast + production crew + editing are the BEST!
i just got a roku that unlocks netflix, so i'll be able to watch unlimited streamed movies instantly on my tv or pc + it connects up to 6 devices with sub-accounts, instead of separate netflix accounts for each device.
the oscars are on abc sunday night! (then brothers & sisters is at 10pm)
by ~mod*mom~ at 19.2.09 Â© 17 comments
mod*mom oscars giveaway :: 10 roxio vhs to dvd software/hardware digitizers $600
i'm so excited i'm going to the oscar's gifting suites next week with mod*tot + roxio is sponsoring a mod*mom giveaway to introduce my pals to their new product that will save your treasured favorite movies, since vcr's + tapes are becoming obsolete.
Roxio Launches Easy VHS to DVD
Helps Families Revive, Relive, and Preserve Cherished Personal Video Memories and Entertainment
Roxio's latest consumer application, Roxio Easy VHS to DVD is a combination of software and hardware that enables users to quickly digitize analog recordings stored on VHS tapes. The product is available now direct from Roxio for $59.99 and will be introduced later this month in retail stores worldwide.
Roxio Easy VHS to DVD also enables consumers to transfer their favorite collections of LPs and tapes onto CDs or portable players.
Users simply attach the included hardware to their high-speed USB 2.0 port, then capture from virtually any analog video or audio source. S-Video and composite video inputs enable full-resolution DVD recording from VCRs, VCR/DVD combo players, and analog camcorders including Hi8 and V8 models.
Easy VHS to DVD includes Wizards for automatically capturing and converting analog video directly to DVD and for automatically labeling audio tracks captured from LPs or tapes with artist, song, and album information.
Easy VHS to DVD comes equipped with a full-featured video editor that enables users to apply filters to correct video quality, rearrange or remove unwanted video segments, and spice things up with a range of transitions, titles and effects.
Video and audio can be easily converted and exported for optimal playback on a range of mobile devices including iPods, iPhones, and PSPs or prepared for posting and sharing via online services or social networking sites.
The product also includes an innovative DVD authoring application complete with professionally designed templates that enable users to easily create personalized DVDs with motion menus, menu-to-menu transitions, animated buttons and custom navigation. With the included express labeler, users can also create personalized disc and case artwork.
VHS tapes can last 10 to 20 years in ideal conditions; however, heat, humidity and improper storage cause videotapes to deteriorate, which degrades the magnetic particles and can lead to failure. Converting analog content to a digital form stops the deterioration and preserves the content for generations.
The CEA reported that as of January 2007, 85% of households still had VCRs in the home. The number dropped to 70% in January 2008. With VCRs quickly becoming obsolete, it’s important for families to have a plan for preserving precious memories of key events that are currently on VHS tape.
“Whether it’s aging footage of weddings, baby’s first steps, reunions and other special family moments or collections of classic TV episodes, movies and concerts, the clock is ticking on massive amounts of irreplaceable analog video and audio recordings. With Easy VHS to DVD, we’ve made it point-and-click easy for families to preserve, rediscover, revive, and relive this content on PC, DVD, or mobile devices.”
to enter to win a roxio vhs to dvd digitizer, tell me in the comments, which features are your favorites + favorite movie?(include your email address + web url so i can contact you when you win!)
before midnight, saturday february 28
by ~mod*mom~ at 10.2.09 Â© 41 comments
this is going to be a weekly dj party in golden gate park for over 18.
all of the exhibits will be open 6-10pm. $10 admission. i can't wait :)
i'm so excited california academy in san francisco sent me a press release:
SAN FRANCISCO (January 28, 2009) – Every Thursday night, beginning on February 12, the Academy will transform into a lively venue filled with provocative science, music, mingling, and cocktails, as visitors get a chance to explore the museum at night. NightLife events run from 6-10pm, and are open to adults ages 18 and up. Entertainment and a bar stocked with food and drinks available for purchase will be set up in a given area of the museum each week. The location of the bar and entertainment will rotate on a regular basis, placing the pulse of the party in different locations throughout the year. Visitors will be able to explore the rest of the Academy's exhibits as well – from the fish, snakes and other creatures in the aquarium, to the dioramas and live penguins in African Hall. Engaging science programming and activities at each event will introduce visitors to cutting edge research in an informal, social environment. The focus of that content will rotate quarterly– the themes in 2009 are Evolution, Sustainability, Climate Change & Space, and Explorers. Activities will vary week to week and include informal talks by scientists, stargazing, screenings, opportunities to meet aquarium animals, and more. Event-specific details are available at www.calacademy.org/nightlife. NightLife Basics What: NightLife at the California Academy of SciencesFeaturing music, cutting-edge science, and food and cocktails available for purchaseNightLife is for adults ages 18 and overWhen: Every Thursday 6-10 pmFebruary 12 – October 29, 2009Where: California Academy of Sciences55 Music Concourse Drive, Golden Gate Park, San FranciscoCost: $10 per person ($8 for Academy members) Tickets available at the door or online at https://www.calacademy.org/event_tickets/ Details: Visit www.calacademy.org/nightlife for a schedule of upcoming events
by ~mod*mom~ at 2.2.09 Â© 3 comments
compostmodern is a 1-day event in san francisco saturday february 21 dedicated to promoting ecologically sustainable design solutions.
compostmodern networks designers as a core piece of changing our world by their influence in altering everything we consume + the way in which we consume it to be more sustainable. as green a conference as possible, compostmodern is a flagship event for sustainability + design.
by ~mod*mom~ at 2.2.09 Â© 1 comments