FYI: Using Multiple apps on the iPhone to create cool videos

By using multiple apps on the iPhone you can create some pretty cool stuff.

I routinely use multiple photo manipulation apps to create more interesting pictures to post on Twitter and BrightKite. This probably isn't a new idea to anyone, but I bet not as many people have experimented with a few of the different video apps out there. They are a great way to make your crappy improvised videos look more interesting.

Forgot about Ubiquity?

Have you forgotten about the Firefox plugin Ubiquity?

I did for a while, but I've been using it more and more and find it to be an invaluable tool.

I just used it a few minutes ago to translate an article that my friend @Tales tweeted about editing video on non-3GS iPhones.

I've also used the edit command to mock-up screenshots for a recent proposal. You can also use it to have a little fun.

Shrinking Fatness: Reduce the Size of PPTX files.

Me Bitching (you may want to skip to the end for the fix)

The newest version of Microsoft PowerPoint 2007 (2008 for the Mac) writes to the new file extension .pptx which supposedly gives it advantages over the old .ppt style. I've had to work with PowerPoint files made with Office 2007 a lot recently and I've noticed that the file size of the PPTX kept growing and growing. Pretty soon the file had grown to 22 MB from the original 3 or 4 MB.

Mac OSX Must Have: Perian - Codecs for Quicktime

When I first got my MacBook Pro I was stoked. Everything was awesome, until I tried to watch/edit/do anything with video that I shot on my Casio Exlim digital camera. The camera shot video in a .AVI format, however it wasn't a 100% standard .AVI. I tore my hair out for hours. I cursed Macs. After a few days I had calmed down enough to starts the Internets... Then I found Perian, and I've never looked back.