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How to make a video blog and screencast

Here's a quick step by step guide showing how I make video blogs and screencasts, and the tools I use to share them.

My main tools are:

PhotoBooth to record video, comes standard on any Mac

iShowU by ShinyWhiteBox for screencast capture

Vimeo (similar to YouTube) for uploading videos.  Especially useful is their desktop uploader tool.

Here's a quick step by step guide showing how I make video blogs and screencasts, and the tools I use to share them. My main tools are: PhotoBooth to record video, comes standard on any Mac iShowU by ShinyWhiteBox for screencast capture Vimeo (similar to YouTube) for uploading videos.  Especially useful is their desktop uploader tool.

Hyper Efficiency 2.0: Updated Lifehacker Tips

Three years ago, I wrote a blog post on being hyper-efficient on a computer -- or to put it another way, being so good on a computer that you play it like a virtuoso on a musical instrument.  So much has changed in my daily workflow that I realized it was time for me to update that post.

The first order of business is that you can't improve what you can't measure.  So if you're serious about being able to use a computer with the speed and zeal of Dash outrunning a flying saucer, first you need to find out how fast (or slow) you are today.  Go over and take my GeekSpeed challenge.  See if you can break the 1 minute mark.

If you can't, then here are some of the things to focus on to make the 8+ hours per day you spend in front of your computer much, much more productive:

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