Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Fixing Photoshop Miniscule Menu Problem on High DPI Display

Last year I got a brand new Microsoft Surface Book laptop. It's a thing of beauty and I love it.

However, the high resolution screen (3000x2000) caused some problems with my non-CC version of Photoshop. It installed, sure - but the menus and dialog boxes were so small I couldn't actually read them.

Of course, Adobe's recommendation is to upgrade to CC, which I refuse to do on account of already paying a LOT of money for the entire Master Collection a few years ago, which does everything I need it to do and way, way more.

Anyway, I found this solution via Dan Antonielli which works perfectly:
http://www.danantonielli.com/adobe-app-scaling-on-high-dpi-displays-fix

Thanks Dan! I can see again!

Thursday, 16 February 2017

Joomla! User Group Melbourne

Last night I hosted my first ever Joomla! User Group meeting. For those who have known me a long time, public speaking in front of strangers is not my thing - when I was a teenager at uni I had a sleepless night and almost fainted/vomited when I had to get up and deliver a presentation to 70 classmates - which is why I'm trying to get better at it now.

I love the fact that my kids are taught and encouraged to do this at school, they're already far more confident than I ever was - we never had any focus on public speaking at school at all. I've managed to put on a confident face and bluff my way through ever since, and many people who I've met in recent times have no idea of the fear this used to inspire, but I never felt I was much good at it.

But I'm only mildly horrified watching myself on this video so I guess that's a win and things can only get better. Next month I'm even standing up and doing a presentation! Not daunted, not daunted at all... #okalittledaunted #butanyway #introvert 😬😂