I’ve created a playlist that I’ll share here on video tips and ideas for various applications.
It’s not often I get a chance to random surf. But I took a little break to do just that. Here’s what I found:
Flash, Not Flash Gordon…okay maybe him too
Flash animation was great at the beginning, but it was always difficult to share and embed elsewhere. When social media came along, there were people making movies with Flash [NO! not Flash Gordon!] and you were getting that blank box with the text message “This content requires the Flash animation plugin….download it here”
Now the Internet Archives has figured out a way to save them. I made Flash animations and couldn’t even save them the first time!
Don’t drink alone, unless you are George Thorogood
Powerful Photo Editing Software on you USB stick
Haven’t tried it yet but found on a Web Dev geek site.
Expressive Pixels Open Source App from Microsoft
https://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/p/expressive-pixels/ The app gives the ability for people share animated visualizations in their own unique way. Users can make and show both static and animated images on LED displays and other digital devices, such as a PC. You can export the JSON code for use in other programs.
That’s it. I just had enough free time to paste this blog post together ya!
Something about “today there’s a chinook and you better get out and take advantage of the warm weather by decorating a big tree” How do you get those balls on the tree when you only have a small ladder? My solution is to use copper wire to make the hook, and a long stick. The copper wire is just flexible enough to hold and grab the branch while not deforming. Number 16 gauge perfect but the most common is household wire being solid 14 gauge copper wire
Don’t have any copper wire laying about? Join the recycle economy: Just ask your local electrician for some “wire trimmings”, or a street scrapper. You’ll find street-level scrappers dumpster diving in any town or city. These people make a living by taking what others throw away and turning it into Cash. As of today bare bright copper stands at $2.70 a pound at the scrap yard but very few yards sell what they collect from street level scrappers. Don’t ask me why I don’t know.
Hopefully that wind doesn’t blow all the decorations off before Christmas.
I didn’t ask for this weather so don’t honk at me! You can see this on Instagram too: https://www.instagram.com/p/B_xfhPoAJDn/