I’ve spent a lot of time as a teacher and trainer. When I’m not teaching others how to use their Mac or the Internet I’m often finding out the hard way for myself.
I find it a great pleasure to sit back, watch and learn the easy way. I particularly appreciate it when the video is well-produced, and actually teaches me something new. Which is why I want to recommend Don McAllister’s ScreenCastsOnline (affiliate link).
Don produces weekly screencasts in three different resolutions: HD (1280×720), Enhanced Desktop (960×540) and iPod (640×360). They’re usually about 20 to 30 minutes long. You can get them free, but US$35 for six months membership gives you access to more features, including shows exclusive to members.
Since watching recent episodes I’ve signed up for Amazon’s S3 service for quick and inexpensive backups of the files I’m working on, bought and used VisualHub for converting some video files to a format suitable for Apple TV, and paid for several other bits of software too. In fact, in recent correspondence with Don I jokingly complained he was costing me too much money!
The purpose of this blog isn’t to earn me money, it’s to share my opinions, thoughts, comments and advice on Macs, technology and Internet stuff that I find interesting. I’ve signed up as an affiliate to ScreenCastsOnline because I think it’s a darned good thing. If you use the links here I may earn a small fee if you go ahead and sign up as a member.
The income I earn from Google AdSense ads and Amazon affiliate links pays about a third of my hosting costs each year, so I’m definitely not getting rich from this blog.
I hope that you’ll take a look at Don’s screencasts. If you find them as useful and enjoyable as I do then please use my affiliate link to sign up as an Extra member.