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Photo: Homemade chicken Marsala for dinner tonight. Yum! via Instagram

April 18th, 2014 No comments
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Photo: Garden Alphabet: Sycamore | A Gardener’s Notebook via Instagram

April 18th, 2014 No comments
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Photos: Animated GIFs from Rosanne’s Doctor Who talk

April 18th, 2014 No comments

While I shot video for Rosanne’s talk on Doctor Who and Culture, I also shot some still photos. Lately I have been trying out shooting on burst mode — taking several pictures in quick succession. This, combined with Google+’s new AutoAwesome feature, means that it G+ will auto-assemble an animated GIF whenever it sees pictures taken in quick succession. I can then download these animated GIFs to use here on my own blogs.

Animated GIFs are a great way of adding a little more life to your blog posts without resorting to auto play video, which I find rather annoying.

Here are 4 GIFs created using the method above.

  

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Photo: Garden Alphabet: Sycamore | A Gardener’s Notebook via Instagram

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Photo: Garden Alphabet: Sycamore | A Gardener’s Notebook via Instagram

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Photo: Garden Alphabet: Sycamore | A Gardener’s Notebook via Instagram

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Spring has broken! – End of the Day for April 17, 2014

April 17th, 2014 No comments

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No, I’m not talking about Spring, the season, but rather Spring Break! (Woohoo!) Ok, so I am not exactly the one shouting Woohoo, but the boy is pretty happy is is off of school for over a week. Since he has no school tomorrow, he immediately fired up his gaming computer and has been playing online with his friends for the last several hours. He doesn’t get to play during the school week, so an entire week of “extended play” is what he is all about right now. I’m sure we’ll come up with a few things to do outside the house, though. Rosanne is back to work teaching this week, so it will mainly be about us. There are a few places I have been meaning to go to shoot photos and video. I am close to 300 subscribers on my YouTube Channel and it is traditional to do something special for such milestones. Not sure exactly what this is right now. It might mean doing several videos, one for each of my topics like gardening, technology, careers and new media, since my subscribers are made up of all those audiences.

Bearded iris in competition

The garden is where I will be spending most of my Spring Break, I think

Still, most of this week will be chill and fun. I wonder if I could convince Joe to take a trip to Santa Barbara or some similar location one day. I haven’t been in a while and it might be a nice trip. It will be a trick to pull him away from his “digital backyard” with all his friends, but even they have to sleep sometimes. Being on the west coast, he does experience that some nights. Just when he is ready to settle into a long match of League of Legends his buddies back east are off to bed.

As for me, this week continues much like the others. I have settled into my daily routine of posting, emails, social media, podcasting and more and I am working to continue this and even do more. It can sometimes feel like a bit of a treadmill, but I think I am producing some good stuff that people appreciate, so that keeps me itching to do more. I also get to talk to interesting people a lot, which certainly helps. Nothing helps you own creativity like talking with other creative people.

Has your Spring Break already happened or are you entering into it like us? What are you favorite Spring Break activities (that don’t involve a trip to Daytona Beach or similar places?) (LAUGH)

 

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A good day – End of the Day for April 16, 2014

April 16th, 2014 No comments

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There are some days that just give you a sense of accomplishment at the end as you ease your tired body into bed and today was one of those days. First, I had gone to bed much earlier than usual and arose earlier as a result. This allowed me to fulfill all my daily routine obligations of blogging and posting before the major event of the day.

\Rosanne was presenting on “Doctor Who and Culture” at Cal Poly Pomona as part of National Library Week and I went along as factotum and Majordomo. I was there to tote cases, be a loving, attentive spouse and also to record the event on video, audio and still pictures. Photos and video from the talk will be coming soon, but here is an animated gif to whet your appetite. 

 

Col Poly Pomona students interview Rosanne after her presentation

I think this was one of the best presentations I have seen Rosanne give and the crowd was SRO (Standing Room Only). it was an attentive crowd, with lots of great questions and overall a great success. Afterwards we retired for lunch together and then moved on to Mount San Antonio Community College for Rosanne to teach her African-American History classes while I worked in the college library on my own projects. After that we returned home secure that we had one of the best days in a long time. Lots was accomplished — and accomplished well. Whenever this happens you need to take time to appreciate and relish it — just as I am doing by writing this. Tonight we shall both sleep well, secure in the knowledge of a day well done.

The next time you have a good day, savor it, remember it and relish it. You can never be sure when the next good day will come along.

 

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Photo: Cal Poly Pomona Students interview Rosanne after her presentation via Instagram

April 16th, 2014 No comments
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Photo: Doctor Who and Culture presentation with Dr. Rosanne Welch today at Cal Poly Pomona via Instagram

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