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Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Boston Globe Links to A Website Online, But Not in the Print Edition

I'm happy to see the Boston Globe linking to a website that's featured in an article.

City Hall unveils StartHub ‘homepage’ for startups, partnering with IBM:
City Hall’s plan to attract and support startups is getting some more firepower.

On Tuesday, Mayor Martin J. Walsh unveiled StartHub, a website designed to serve as a homepage for technology entrepreneurs in Boston.

StartHub will feature information about the city’s technology scene, including a list of incubators and co-working offices, events calendar, industry news, and “a curated stream” of Boston-based companies and investors.
But when the article is printed in the newspaper, it needs to print the URL too, http://www.starthub.org


Image: Boston Globe StarHub Article with no link

Monday, October 26, 2015

Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera Review

The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera isn't point and shoot. To master it, you've got to explore camera settings beyond today's AUTOmatic world.

Friday, October 16, 2015

2016 Mercedes-Benz S550 Test Drive


Note:
Photos shot with Samsung #NX1 in AUTO mode.

Buy on Amazon.com (affiliate link):



Disclosure:
Samsung supplied the Samsung NX1 28.2 MP Wireless SMART Mirrorless Digital Camera with 16-50mm f/2.0-2.8 "S" Lens to me on loan to play with and requested a short write-up and/or photos shared with the #NX1 hashtag.

2016 Democratic Presidential Primary Debate - CNN ONLINE FACEBOOK POLL RESULTS are still online

Some sites are reporting that CNN took down their online Facebook poll results from the 2016 Democratic Presidential Primary Debate.

I can't tell if they were taken down at some point, but they are up now.

You can see the 2016 Democratic Presidential Primary - CNN FACEBOOK POLL RESULTS here: http://cnn.com/vote.


Image: 2016 Democratic Presidential Primary Debate - CNN FACEBOOK POLL RESULTS Courtesy CNN

When I was watching the debate, I was looking for the Facebook integration. All I saw was the hashtag #DEMDEBATE, and followed it on twitter.

I had no idea that I was supposed to go to the CNN Facebook page to interact in real time. Did they publicize that?

Did you know?

Did you vote in the 2016 Democratic Presidential Primary Debate - CNN ONLINE FACEBOOK POLL?

UPDATE:
Sorry, Bernie fans: The polls are coming in, and it looks like Clinton won the debate

Monday, October 12, 2015

BAA Half Marathon - Boston


Note: Photos shot with Samsung #NX1 in AUTO mode. Buy on Amazon.com (affiliate link):


Disclosure:
Samsung supplied the Samsung NX1 28.2 MP Wireless SMART Mirrorless Digital Camera with 16-50mm f/2.0-2.8 "S" Lens to me on loan to play with and requested a short write-up and/or photos shared with the #NX1 hashtag.

Friday, October 09, 2015

How to Upload a Video on Twitter.com

How to upload a video to twitter from a browser.

GO TO twitter.com

CLICK TWEET


CLICK MEDIA


SELECT A VIDEO


More details about formats, from the twitter blog:
What video formats do you support?
We currently support MP4 and MOV video formats on mobile apps.
On the web, we support the MP4 video format with H264 format with AAC audio. You can upload videos up to 512MB, however you will be prompted to edit videos to 30 seconds or less in length.

What are the limitations on video resolutions and aspect ratios that can be uploaded on the web?
Minimum resolution: 32 x 32
Maximum resolution: 1920 x 1200 (and 1200 x 1900)
Aspect ratios: 1:2.39 - 2.39:1 range (inclusive)
Maximum frame rate: 40 fps
Maximum bitrate: 25 Mbps

TRIM
Now you will be presented with the video in a window that lets you trim the length to 30 seconds or less.


CLICK DONE


COMPOSE
Add any text to your tweet.



CLICK TWEET
Click TWEET to share it. After you do that, you'll see a progress indicator showing that your video is uploading.



Then you'll see it processing.

HERE IS THE EMBEDDED TWEET WITH MEDIA INCLUDED:


You can also embed the media only:


Note that a link back to the user and the tweet is embedded into the video for credit.

Click the user name and you go to the user's tweet stream. Click the twitter icon and you see the original tweet.

Thursday, October 08, 2015

KitchenAid Siphon Coffee Brewer Puts on a Show


Note: Photos shot with Samsung #NX1 in AUTO mode.

Buy on Amazon.com (affiliate link):


Disclosure:
Samsung supplied the Samsung NX1 28.2 MP Wireless SMART Mirrorless Digital Camera with 16-50mm f/2.0-2.8 "S" Lens to me on loan to play with and requested a short write-up and/or photos shared with the #NX1 hashtag.