Labels

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Highland Street's Free Fun Fridays: Friday, August 26, 2016

Highland Street's Free Fun Fridays offer visitors no-cost admission to many of the most treasured cultural venues in Massachusetts. This program was created to increase access and enrichment opportunities for children and families throughout Massachusetts during the summer months. Every Friday, from the end of June through the end of August, multiple sites are open for free.

Franklin Park Zoo
Old Sturbridge Village
Freedom Trail Foundation
Museum of African American History
Norman Rockwell Museum
Berkshire Museum
Ventfort Hall Mansion and Gilded Age Museum
Cape Cod Museum of Natural History

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Drop Scale and Recipe App


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.

Highland Street's Free Fun Fridays: Friday, August 19, 2016

Highland Street's Free Fun Fridays offer visitors no-cost admission to many of the most treasured cultural venues in Massachusetts. This program was created to increase access and enrichment opportunities for children and families throughout Massachusetts during the summer months. Every Friday, from the end of June through the end of August, multiple sites are open for free.

The Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston
USS Constitution Museum
The Discovery Museums
EcoTarium
The Children’s Museum of Greater Fall River
New England Historic Genealogical Society
Fuller Craft Museum
Griffin Photography Museum

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Declutter your inbox by moving out the bacon (Bacn)

Bacn is email that you have subscribed to, but don't want in your inbox. It's email that you want to read, just not right now. It's usually not a unique email from a person, but is an newsletter, promotional email, or ad.

I filter these emails into a folder called BACN.

With my new Mac email client, Airmail 3, they make it relatively easy to filter incoming emails.

Here are the steps.

1. OPEN the RULES Window.

2. SET UP A new rule that says IF ANY INCOMING FROM CONTAINS [ ENTER EMAIL ADDRESS ] THEN MOVE MESSAGE to [BACN folder]



3. COPY the EMAIL FROM ADDRESS to the [ ENTER EMAIL ADDRESS ] field



I like these shorts, and bought one pair, but that doesn't mean that I want to see an email from them every day!

Then when new email comes in, it will be evaluated for a match with the FROM field and moved to your BACN folder for reading later.



More info on Bacn, an offshoot of Spam. ;-)

Wikipedia defines Bacn:
Bacn
Bacn is email that has been subscribed to and is therefore solicited. Bacn has been described as "email you want but not right now." Some examples of common bacn messages are news alerts, periodic messages from e-merchants from whom one has made previous purchases, messages from social networking sites, and wiki watch lists.[76] The name bacn is meant to convey the idea that such email is "better than spam, but not as good as a personal email".

The term bacn was coined at Podcamp Pittsburgh 2, August 18, 2007, 9 years ago!


Visiting Dorchester Brewing Company



Visiting Dorchester Brewing Company.

DORCHESTER BREWING CO.
1250 Massachusetts Ave.
Dorchester, MA 02125

Filmed with Mevo by Livestream. Edited in Final Cut Pro.

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Highland Street's Free Fun Fridays: Friday, August 12, 2016

Highland Street's Free Fun Fridays offer visitors no-cost admission to many of the most treasured cultural venues in Massachusetts. This program was created to increase access and enrichment opportunities for children and families throughout Massachusetts during the summer months. Every Friday, from the end of June through the end of August, multiple sites are open for free.

MIT Museum
The Museum of the NCAAA
Concord Museum
Garden in the Woods
Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center
Naumkeag, The Trustees
Emily Dickinson Museum
The Metropolitan Waterworks Museum

Saturday, August 06, 2016

How to add captions to a Facebook video?

How to add captions to a Facebook video?

Facebook Help: How do I add captions to my video?
You can add captions to a video to make it accessible to a broader audience using the SubRip (.srt) file format. If you’re just getting started, learn about the naming convention for .srt files and common .srt formatting issues.

To add captions to your video:

-Click Photo/Video at the top of your Timeline.
-Click Upload Photos/Video.
-Choose a video from your computer, add details about the video, then click Post.
-When the video is ready, it’ll appear on your Timeline. Click Just Now or the gray date and time at the top of the post.
-Hover over the video, click Options at the bottom and select Edit this video.
-Click Choose File below Upload SRT files and select a .srt file from your computer.
-Click Save.

To add captions in other languages, repeat steps 4-7 for each additional language you want to add.

How to create a .srt file:

Some options:

SRT Edit Pro-Make and Edit By bin liu. "SRT is the most popular subtitle format. SRT Edit Pro is a professional tool for SRT subtitles creating and editing. You can make your SRT file from scratch or edit your existing SRT file on Mac, do timing, timecode adjustment, subtitle editing."

Aegisub is a free, cross-platform open source tool for creating and modifying subtitles. "Aegisub makes it quick and easy to time subtitles to audio, and features many powerful tools for styling them, including a built-in real-time video preview."

How to Open Applications From Unidentified Developers in Mac OS X $9.99 in Mac App Store

If you choose to get Aegis, this is how you OPEN it after downloading.

How to Open Applications From Unidentified Developers in Mac OS X:

-Hold down the Control key and click the application icon. From the contextual menu choose Open.
-Click Open.

Open Video.

Create Subtitles for Video

This takes a little getting used to. You set an in point, type in your subtitle, then select and endpoint.
Save that line, then do the same for every subtitle.



I formatted the first one to look right, then copy and pasted that formatting to each subsequent line.



STEPS:

Set in point
Past formatting
Watch video
Type text
Set out point

Repeat.



When done, save the caption file.

Oops. The file format saved is .ass

You need to save as .srt.

Here's how:

Does Aegisub allow saving to SRT?
Yes, but only if it means that no information will be lost. In other words, if you have any override tags that aren't \1c, \b, or \i, Aegisub won't allow saving directly to SRT. However, you can still export to SRT by using the File -> Export... dialog box. Just uncheck all the checkboxes (clean script info, VFR transform etc.).



This is what the .srt file looks like:
1
00:00:00,000 --> 00:00:01,058
Record HD

2
00:00:04,028 --> 00:00:07,094
Hey everybody, it's Steve Garfield from SteveGarfield.com

3
00:00:07,092 --> 00:00:11,019
and Carol from Carol at Steve Garfield.com

4
00:00:11,066 --> 00:00:15,003
You don't have to lean over because it's big

5
00:00:15,003 --> 00:00:16,006
I can just relax?

6
00:00:16,023 --> 00:00:17,013
Yeah, you can just relax.

7
00:00:17,020 --> 00:00:19,006
...and I can put the camera on me.

8
00:00:19,006 --> 00:00:20,047
Hi Everybody!

9
00:00:20,047 --> 00:00:22,047
...and we're watching the Olympics.

10
00:00:22,047 --> 00:00:25,087
MEVO by Livestream, although I'm just recording.

11
00:00:25,087 --> 00:00:29,004
right now, Carol, now it's on you. OK, I'm here.

12
00:00:29,037 --> 00:00:35,035
The opening ceremony, people walking in, still has not started and it's 8:25 almost.

13
00:00:35,035 --> 00:00:38,052
When is it going to start?

14
00:00:38,052 --> 00:00:43,002
I want to go zoom in on me now. Let's see how that works.

15
00:00:43,056 --> 00:00:44,072
This little test.

16
00:00:44,089 --> 00:00:47,076
How can you see? Right here, zoom in on me.

17
00:00:48,016 --> 00:00:50,010
Then, go over to you. OK.

18
00:00:50,010 --> 00:00:54,040
...and a two shot. So we're going to watch the Olympics. Enjoy it.

19
00:00:54,067 --> 00:00:58,037
and we have some truck out side of the house making beep, beep, beep noises. Good timing.

UPLOAD TO FACEBOOK



I'm still working on this... When I upload to Facebook I get an error.



Help. ;-)

UPDATE:

I posted the same video and .srt file to YouTube and it works fine. So maybe it was just a temporary Facebook issue.

Thursday, August 04, 2016

Highland Street's Free Fun Fridays: Friday, August 5, 2016

Highland Street's Free Fun Fridays offer visitors no-cost admission to many of the most treasured cultural venues in Massachusetts. This program was created to increase access and enrichment opportunities for children and families throughout Massachusetts during the summer months. Every Friday, from the end of June through the end of August, multiple sites are open for free.

Harvard Museum of Natural History
The Old State House
The Greenway Carousel
Springfield Museums
Historic Deerfield
Hancock Shaker Village
The Old Manse, The Trustees
Worcester Historical Museum