A lot of products on the list this week. Below is a picture of our record .25 snow this week…..oh and some great links:
If you have a need to create screencast, you know the software you are using can speed up your workflow. Camtasia is an amazing tool. It is pricey at 300 for the PC version but worth it. They do run a 30 day free trial but after the 30 days I was hooked.
While you are making screencast you will need a good microphone. Let me repeat that, you need a good microphone to make screencasts. I really like the Blue Microphones and have both a Yeti and Snowball. We use the Yeti at work in our conference room and I have a snowball at home. The Snowball is a great entry microphone at $50 and the one I use for screencasting.
In a meeting this week there was a discussion about using Discourse for a project I might be working on. While I had not heard of it, after some research I realized I had seen it used on many sites. Discourse is a new forum/discussion platform and is opensource. I can’t wait to start playing with it.
During the past year I have gotten into the cloud computing on a small scale. Microsoft Azure has an awesome 30 day trial which I ended up keeping the service after that. In the next few months I will post some tutorials on using Azure.
Let me know if I missed anything.