Saturday, November 24, 2012

Embed HTML codes in Blogger

Donno whether I have mentioned this issue before though I had did it in my previous posts...

How do you embed HTML codes in Blogger?

I like the simple and stupid method provided by SimpleCode.

Essentially, copy the code you want to embed into the "Enter Markup textbox and press the "Process" button.  The code you need will be shown in the "Cut n' Paste" textbox.  

One thing you need to remember is that, make sure you switch to the HTML view when pasting the converted codes into your blogpost....

Otherwise, you would still be looking at gibberish like this:

&lt;embed type="application/x-shockwave-flash" src="" width="400" height="267" flashvars="" pluginspage=""&gt;&lt;/embed&gt;

rather than what you intend to show...
<embed type="application/x-shockwave-flash" src="" width="400" height="267" flashvars="" pluginspage=""></embed>

to present the following:

Of course, you can also go more high tech and play with the blogger template itself by creating a new class to format your codes.

Yet, since I hardly encounter this issue, I am set with the simplecode method.

Bon Chance!

Change the interval time in Picasa Slidshows

Without new technologies to play with, man, it is dxmned hard to add things to Technologies in Ratology... finally, today, something unfolded...

I wanted to change the interval time for the photos appearing in the slideshow of a Picasa photo album.  The default set up is 3 seconds in the code generated by the Picasa interface but I want to change it to 1 second.

After some googling, some expert already provided the solution for this problem back in 2008...

Essentially, at the string "&interval=n" with n indicating the number of seconds before "&RGB."

For instance, I want each picture to appear for only 1 second for Slideshow of the Taipei WTC night scene. Thus, I inserted "&interval=1" in front of &RGB.

<embed type="application/x-shockwave-flash" src="" width="400" height="267" flashvars="" pluginspage=""></embed>

The end result... the following slideshow...

Hope it helps.

Friday, November 9, 2012

First time experiences- Bought!

The refrigerator got too tired of breathing and decided to check out the other day.  Since it is now about 20 something years old, we decided to get a new one.

Went with my mom and sister shopping for the next refrigerator today... with my sister's expert skills in haggling, bought a refrigerator for the first time today!

So they say, in Taiwan, Panasonic and Hitachi are two of the most energy efficient brands.  In addition, the freezer is at the bottom to make it even more efficient.

Since, with another 500 NT dollar, we could get cashback rebate and additional gift.  I bought a USB flash drive for myself for the first time in my life as well!

Down the memory lane with down with meds, over a thousand US dollar kinda spending for an unemployed psychotic who's still broadcasting thoughts...  Makes me wonder... lord... am I swinging to the other side characterized with shopping spree? 8-O lol

Yet, having lived without a refrigerator for the past few days, I guess, refrigerator is as essential as broadband in the modern time... 8-X

Regardless, two first time experiences in one day- I bought a Flash Drive for the first time in my life- (though-- whispering--- was waiting to buy 128 GB instead- although I didn't see 128 GB in stock- good excuse for a cheapskate like me) - en route to buy a refrigerator for the first time in my life!

(This post is cross-posted in Ratology Reloaded Blog)

Friday, November 2, 2012

SanDisk SDSC 8 GB Class 4 speed on Canon A570is

Decided to test out the new card I got for my dear grandpa camera Canon A570is.  Since I am not quite whether the camera can handle the 16 GB card, I got the 8 GB Class 4 SanDisk SDSC card.

Just tested it out... seem to work fine... at least with the trial tests so far.  With the video for instance... other than my shaking hand, I did not observe instance of skipping.

Think my grandpa canon camera must be happy since... da mals... when I got it, 8 GB and class 4 must be still fairly hot and, like it, state of the art! lol

Will update you further shall I find anything else to add.

11/4/2012 update

Took some more clips using the card again.  The SanDisk card still working really well... the shaking thing... the clips were taken with 6x and above of digital zooming-- not to mention- them involuntary shakes of my body and hand... nothing to do with the card- so they say... the weakest link... the human factor. 8-X 8-O lol

In addition, the first clip has been enhanced using the youtube stablize feature while the second clip not.

11/9/2012 Update

A week after I starting using this Card on my Canon A570is, so far so good... it work perfectly....