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That’s “G” as in “Goodie-Two-Shoes”

December 23, 2009 Leave a comment

Either this thing is broken or it only looks at the front page of any given site you plug in for content evaluation, because I know for almost dead certainty that I have used the “s” word and the “f” word and the “b” word more than once and still, I only got a “G” rating.  Perhaps it just goes to show that desensitization has reached a new level.  *sigh* Or, more likely, I’m just not as badass as I hoped.  Whatevers.

So yes, my blog is rated “G”.  I guess I’m alright with that.  Still…nifty little tool.  Merry Christmas. ;)

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September 22, 2009 4 comments

Cool Tool: Monster Mashup 2009!  Have a party…heh.  ;)

It's that time of year...

Click the pic to see my Monster Mashup. ;)

Oh Lord…the things we do to occupy our time.  LOL!

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Cool Tool: Wordle

August 4, 2009 Leave a comment

Wordle is a toy for generating “word clouds” from text that you provide. The clouds give greater prominence to words that appear more frequently in the source text. You can tweak your clouds with different fonts, layouts, and color schemes. The images you create with Wordle are yours to use however you like. You can print them out, or save them to the Wordle gallery to share with your friends.

Changing something like this:

“Let the gavel fall slowly tho’ truth’s been revealed
Sequester the jury for a moment to feel
And in the courts of compassion I hope we can appeal
To the better angels of our nature, to the better angels of our nature”


and if you have no life, like me, you can tweak it even further in Photoshop for something a little more dramatic:

Have fun!

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ʍou noʎ ɥʇıʍ ƃuıssǝɯ ʇsnɾ ɯ,ı

April 2, 2009 2 comments

ʇɐɥʍ˙˙˙ǝɔɐdsɹǝqʎɔ uı ǝuoǝɯos ʎouuɐ ʎllɐǝɹ oʇ pǝʇuɐʍ noʎ ʎɐs ‘os
¿uʍop-ǝpısdn sʇsod ɹnoʎ ǝdʎʇ oʇ uɐɥʇ (ʎllɐƃǝl) os op oʇ ʎɐʍ ɹǝʇʇǝq

˙ɥǝɥ ˙looʇ-looɔ ɐ ʎlǝʇıuıɟǝp ˙ǝldoǝd ɥʇıʍ ssǝɯ oʇ ʎɐʍ ʇɐǝɹƃ ɐ s,ʇı

¡ʎʇɹɐd ɐ ǝʌɐɥ  ˙ɯoɔ˙uʍopǝpısdnǝdʎʇ

(*ɹǝʞɔıus* ˙ǝɹǝɥ ʎɐp uʍop-ǝpısdn sɐ ʎɐpsɹnɥʇ ǝɹɐlɔǝp oʇ ǝʌɐɥ ʎɐɯ ı)

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Here’s a cool tool…

March 5, 2009 Leave a comment

Say you saw “P.S. I Love You” and loved the idea of sending messages to your one true love AFTER you’ve breathed your last specifically to torment them with message after message of “Do you miss me now?”  help them move on with their own life…but you don’t know where to begin the torture?  

Potential Widow/Widower Torment Tool is here to assist you!  Actually, it’s set up so you can email your future self a la’ Dwight Schrute style, only in reverse.  And via email instead of fax. I guess they aren’t that similar…but ANY excuse to post a video from “The Office”…heh.  Anyway…this tool, I’m sure can be set up to send messages to your spouse if you can get access to his/her email for two minutes to intercept the ‘are-you-using-a-phoney-email-address-to-clog-up-our-servers’ verification email that will send to make sure you’re legit and send the future message.  Once you’re verified, erase your tracks by deleting the verficiation email from your loved one’s email box (don’t forget to delete the deleted emails box too!) and you can send as many emails to your grieving widow loved one as you like.

Think of the fun she’ll have reading your messages of peace and comfort like “Boy!  Is it ever HOT down here!”  Plus…it’s free so, you can’t beat that. *wink*

Of course, you could use for more traditional purposes like I did by sending an email to your furture self on December 22, 2012  just to prove to yourself that the whole Mayan calendar thing is all…ya know…bunk.  Not to mention Nibiru, the polar shift, the galactic alignment, or just the general demise of mankind.  *shudder*.  Keepin’ my fingers crossed! :D

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Ridiculously cool…

February 18, 2009 1 comment

I want one. :)

Photosynth, Seadragon

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February 5, 2009 Leave a comment

Animoto.  Also known, in the world of NLE (non-linear editing),  as CHEATING! LOL!

Example 1:  My daughter

Even though Animoto isn’t actually “video editing”, it is a rather clever tool and for someone who doesn’t know how to use NLE software, Animoto is a really wonderful automated video editing service.  However, as is true with all services, this one isn’t totally free.  The bait is free (the 30 second videos), full length videos are gonna cost ya.  $3 for one video or $30 for an all access pass for the year.

On the plus side: These took me about 5 minutes each to upload photos, choose music (available on their site and is available for free under Creative Commons licensing), and get the video mixed/edited.

The bad thing is: All your videos will look exactly the same…well, not look exactly the same, but they feel the same.  That is to say; they will be edited in exactly the same style.  It’s a cool style, excellent for professional photographers who want to offer a slideshow viewing for their clients, but for any serious video hobbyist – it will get old.  Fast. Also, stills only – no video clips allowed.  ;)  (UPDATE 30JUL2009:  Video clips are now allowed!!!)

Example 2:  Here’s my other girl

Example 3:  And here’s one of me

See what I mean?  Same editing style.  Gets old fast…though, one nice aspect of this service is; if you don’t like the first version…you can just “remix it”:


It’s great if you’re in a hurry.  Not so great if you want ANY creative control…but for the newbie, a very good thing to mess around with and for the advanced editor, an awesome tool for when you want to create-something-right-this-very-second, but just don’t have the time/energy/concentration to put forth the required effort. ;)

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