2009 was all about family, friends, being home and watching our kids change and grow. Our kids are at an amazing age and enjoying home life, school, and spending time with friends and relatives. We feel so lucky that we continue to have many new adventures as we keep our life exciting and rewarding.
Here is a (5 min.) video with a few of our favorite photos from 2009.
Here is a great tip that will allow you to take a screen capture of anything on your iPhone. Simply hold down the home button and the on/off button at the same time. The screen will flash white and you’ll hear a camera shutter sound. The screen grabs are saved as full resolution 320 x480 images to ‘Camera Roll’ directory in the Photos app. It’s then easy to upload to iPhoto or email the screen capture. I like to use Flickit to easily upload to Flickr.
This is a very clever use of stop motion for Oren Lavie’s song Her Morning Elegance.
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Here are some fun facts about the video:
- The video was shot all stills – roughly 3225 still photos for the entire video, using one camera, hanging from the ceiling for the main body of the movie.
- It took 4 weeks before shooting to create an animated computer generated storyboard for the video, with 3d dummies for the characters.
- It took only 2 days of shooting for the live actors on set to re-create the 3.5 minutes computer sequence, frame by frame.
- Some of the bed sheets used in the video were taken from Oren’s own bedroom and are now considered collectors items, worth at the moment not very much and therefore used as bed sheets.
For more information about the artist and this video go to: Everything you wanted to know about HER MORNING ELEGANCE video
Todd Andrlik ranks the top media and marketing blogs for Advertising Age’s Power 150 list.
What Todd came up with is a largely objective ranking, which is probably why it’s already gained such popularity among marketing and media bloggers. It uses a basic multimetric algorithm to obtain a final ranking based on the sum of eight sources, seven of which come from Google, Bloglines, Alexa, Yahoo! and Technorati. The last is Todd’s own personal subjective measure.
See the list at Power 150 – Advertising Age.
By: Jeff Clark
Date: Wed, 17 Dec 2008
Venn Diagram’s can be used to illustrate the amount of overlap between various sets of items. In the projects section of Neoformix I have just published an application I call Twitter Venn. It supports investigation into the relationship between how words are used within the messages of all the people using Twitter.
Basically, you type in either two or three terms separated by commas, click ‘Search’, and get something like this:
In this example, the large circle on the left contains a great many small red circles which represent messages (tweets) that contain the word ‘chocolate’ but do not contain ‘milk’. The large circle on the right has blue circles representing messages that contain ‘milk’ but not ‘chocolate’. The intersecting area has purple circles indicating how many tweets contain both terms used together. The number of smaller circles is meant to show how frequently those words or combinations of words are used by people within Twitter. The bottom right area has a small table showing an estimate of the number of tweets/day for the various combinations.
Read more via Twitter Venn. Check-out these other cool apps from Neoformix: TwitArcs, Twitter Spectrum, Twitter StreamGraphs.