I hate writing envelope addresses by hand

Luckily so do @rifeljm, @dgurnick and @morphix, the authors of envelopa.com.

I just used their fine (free!) service to print 24 envelopes for season greeting cards I helped craft, together with my son and wife.

Envelope printing goodness for the lazy at heart.

The service lets you import addresses with no sweat, using CSV or pasted from a spreadsheet. Select your addresses, pick an envelope size, or set your own and you’re good to go.
Give it a shot now, will you?

Transcoding video is… easy?

Not so long ago I complained how dreadful video transcoding is. Turns out I was just using the wrong software. Thanks to a simple Ubuntu Software Center* search I stumbled upon this gem: Arista Transcoder. I’ve only been using it for a couple of minutes and that was enough to pick the video to transcode, admire the simplicity, speed of the process  and sheer beauty of the software, and donate a few bucks to the author just a few seconds before the processing** was done.

* believe it or not, app store concept was not really invented by Apple.
** here’s the result: http://vimeo.com/18545596