Screenflick is good software. It captures full video with sound from your Mac desktop, full screen or a portion. I’m using it to record games I play. Could have all sorts of applications.

There’s a variety of screen capture options on the Mac from the free recorder included in Quicktime to the market leader ScreenFlow for $99. Screenflick’s only $29 and is very good at capture, including keystrokes, mouse events, and audio via Soundflower. I also appreciate its ability to downsample the raw video when recording. It also has an impressive variety of export options.

The big drawback is that Screenflick has no editor, not even a simple interface for cropping out sections of video. My theory is that’s what iMovie is for. But folks I know who produce a lot of screencasts appreciate that ScreenFlow is an integrated solution.

  2014-05-19 20:39 Z

I continue to maintain my linkblog; here's how it works these days. It's all managed via a Pinboard account. Every time I see something I want to linkblog, I add it as an URL to Pinboard with a browser extension. My Pinboard page is the web view of my linkblog. Pinboard also publishes an RSS feed for my followers. I also use to automatically tweet my links to a Twitter account.

The Twitter account has been very successful for me, it's a natural form of engagement for the short form. (The follower number is hugely inflated because it was a featured account for a couple of hours a long time back.) The Pinboard extension is great because it makes it very easy to linkblog any URL I'm looking at. I also like that Pinboard archives the full text of pages I link ($25/year); I often find myself searching my own linkblog. The one drawback to my setup is the web view is ugly. That's kind of purpose, I expect people to mostly follow via RSS or Twitter. But I may yet use IFTTT or the like to set up a Tumblr for a nicer web view.

  2014-05-10 17:30 Z