Monday, September 27, 2010

Beach 2010 - Sunrise

Just 11 Photos.
Targus 12" to 42" Universal Travel Tripod UPC 8 71436 00525 5 : HP photosmart 733 : Mother Nature.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Cat issues a declaration of music: 00 Sunday Morning - wake up!

The track title is Sunday Morning but lets imagine any day is in need of a wake up. Ok brain, wake up sunshine.
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Discover Simple, Private Sharing at Drop.io
Download: 00 Sunday Morning
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Other track in series.

That is it. Just my plug for dropio
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Monday, September 6, 2010

Youtube HTML5 staring; Bad Romance & Alien Weed

Note: Testing continues. 04:40 EDT post for status report.
Change #001 [Sep 07 2010 15:33 EDT: Added HTML (Badge verified at youtube) with text description.

Change #002 [Sep 27 2010 03:31 EDT : If you did not join youtube html5 beta you will not see HTML 5 badge.

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Sci-Fi 'ish music videos make for better testing than some dry lecture; really is better than blah, blah, blah. Well, some say p0rn is more fun but this is a G-Rated test. [tip: Want to surf p0rn sign up with a company that filters it and proof those URL submits.]

First up is Lady Gaga. My ears tire of pop music quickly but the video is interesting. This embed (The Red One) is fully customized (via youtube); size, color, privacy, what's related and fullscreen. It is standard Flash HTML code.
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The Red One - Looks dated huh?

The Second embed is HTML5. The fun part here is when the browser is not HTML5 ready - plain old Flash player is used. The question is: what will google do? Sorry couldn't resist that. So, what will youtube do a runtime? I don't know, will see.
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Should see the minimal light silver player.

Last but not least we need Aliens. How about green and blue ones? Wish granted.
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Ok, that one is just for fun. Aliens have killer weed? Yeah they better, they have the killer spaceships.

Results:

1. I expected both embeds to finish the same, i.e., just a replay button. The only difference in the setup at youtube was putting a check mark in the iframe box, they should be the same; no next video just a replay button. A side effect of pressing next video is a black screen when video ends.
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Record by fairuse Edited via MPEG Streamclip
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by Bruce Branit and Branit VFX (from YouTube page bbrant)
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This is change #001 for HTML5 Labeled Video. Note: Video with ads will invoke Flash Player.

Change #002 : If you did not join youtube html5 beta you will not see HTML 5 badge.

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Sunday, September 5, 2010

Dept. of TwoCents: Rubicon - Did AMC go to the BCC School of Quality Entertainment?

Usually the BBC or BCCAmerica has short series that are a step above the offerings by ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX and cable networks. The exception in the cable network crowd is AMC and to some extent TNT. Lately AMC has jumped way above its rivals with the series Rubicon. There have been other short series on the network but Rubicon has the mood and some of the look of The Eleventh Hour. It just looks BBC; maybe the BBC school of Quality Entertainment?

Here is what AMC has to say:
"Rubicon is an incredible story about trust and power born out of the desire to find a way to capture the intensity and mystery of the best conspiracy thrillers in a series. It is a show that appeals to everyone who has some skepticism about the relationship between big business and our government, which we think is pretty much everybody,” said Joel Stillerman, SVP of original programming, production and digital content for AMC.
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In the 'Sea of TV Programming' a few big fish survive because they do have an audience, one starving to death on low calorie script writing & performance. Call me stuffy or cranky but 99% of TV shows people talk about I can't watch or never watch, i.e., primetime cartoons, anything with a laugh track and of course "Reality TV" (There is no reality on TV except Science/History/Education. Double 'no reality' for local & 24hr news) .

Friday, September 3, 2010

Hurricane Earl 24hr Loop or 19th Century French Bastard Inheritance


All kinds of stuff can happen; even a blog update.



Here is what happens when I surf the net without adult supervision. How Much Should a 19th-Century French Bastard Inherit by Doron Zeilberger [1] http://is.gd/eSZzq [PDF]

Oh, wrong audience? You have strayed into this cat's back yard looking for a Hurricane Earl video. Got one piece of eye candy via @ageekmom's[3] RT of an animated GIF[2] of Earl heading for North Carolina.

Flash embed of MP4 made from GIF
video
Animated GIF Provided courtesy of UW-Madison SSEC/CIMSS
Download full sized 1920 x 1080 MP4 [29MB] http://is.gd/eSMb6

Loop showing Earl's current location:

Credits:
1. How Much Should a Nineteenth Century French Bastard Inherit by Doron Zeilberger
2. University of Wisconsin, Space Science and Engineering - Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies


Tools:
1. MPEG Streamclip v1.9.3b4

And that concludes this broadcasting day. Well, something like that was on TV at 1 o'clock in the morning when I watched B&W TV.