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Thursday, December 30, 2010

Trailer: Jamaica Pond Snow 2010

Also watch on Vimeo.

Trying out iMovie 11 Movie Trailer creator.

Nokia N8 with Wide Angle Lens and Joby Gorillapod

Video shot with Nokia N8, Photojojo Wide Angle lens, and Joby Gorillapod.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Globe Food Section Fail: Fails to Mention and Link to YouTube Videos

This article in today's Boston Globe G Food Magazine fails to mention that lectures were recorded and are now available on iTunes and YouTube.

A first course gets high grades, Harvard’s series brought together foodies, physicists:
This fall 13 of the world’s most accomplished chefs made a pilgrimage to the university to hold forth on how the newest food science informs their creations. It was a dream team of speakers from this country and Europe: chefs David Chang, Dan Barber, Jose Andres, Wylie Dufresne; White House pastry chef Bill Yosses; visiting Catalan chef Ferran Adria, and several of his colleagues. The course filled immediately and outside wonks were swooning. For each public lecture, halls and teleconferenced overflow-halls were filled with the eager fooderati (bloggers, academics, chefs, fans). Thousands more tuned in via live Internet video.
Here you go:

Science & Cooking Public Lectures: Archive of talks by world-class chefs

Here's Lecture 1:

Speakers: Harold McGee, Ferran Adria (elBulli), José Andrés (minibar by josé andrés, Jaleo, The Bazaar) with commentary/moderation from Professors David Weitz and Michael Brenner (Harvard)

Globe Editorial Fail: Shows Lisa instead of Macintosh

Lisa, originally uploaded by stevegarfield. CC BY-NC-SA

Boston Globe editorial, "Quiz show: Which network blew it last week?" shows image of Apple Lisa in stead of Apple Macintosh.


Snow Fort at Jamaica Pond

Look at the interactive Panorama - 360 view:

film - man in a blizzard by jamie stuart

An extraordinary film by Jamie Stuart. Not only is it a wonderful evocation of Dziga Vertov's 1929 silent film "Man With a Movie Camera," but consider that it was photographed during the Blizzard of 2010 and edited at lightning speed.

via [ Dave Allen ]

Roger Ebert's Journal, "Man in a Blizzard," by Jamie Stuart:
I shot with my Canon 7D and edited it with Final Cut Pro. Early on, I was able to vary things a little more -- I used macro diopters for the close-ups during the day shots, my portable slider for the dolly shots and also, a 75-300 zoom for the rooftop shots. I was more limited at night because of the weather conditions, so I stuck with my 24mm, 50mm and 85mm -- all of which are manual Nikon lenses. Which meant that in the middle of that maelstrom I was changing lenses, wiping off the lenses and manually focusing/adjusting each shot.

Great inspiration to go out and shoot, then edit some video.

Higher Quality Version

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

It says I need to install something called a Flash Player

Teach Parents Tech?

Teach Parents Tech.

AT&T Don't Text While Driving Documentary

AT&T's Txtng & Drivng Campaign Urges Consumers That 'It Can Wait. This documentary featuring families affected by texting while behind the wheel is being distributed to educators, government officials, safety organizations and public as part of a educational awareness campaign.

A Girl and Her Bacon

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Chris Lambton said no to The Bachelor and is dating Peyton Wright

Photo: Peyton Wright - Courtesy ABC

The Boston Globe has a nice article on Chris Lambton from last season's Bachelorette, Real life.

In the article Meredith Goldstein says:
On a recent afternoon, after visiting the Merc for lunch, Lambton travels around town with Erik on a few end-of-season jobs, raking the last of the fall leaves before the snow starts. Later, Lambton will spend quality time with his girlfriend of several months, a tall, blond woman from Texas. Lambton doesn’t want to disclose who she is — he turned down “The Bachelor’’ so he could fall in love in private — but it’s safe to say that he met her because of his participation on the show.

“I don’t want to put my love life out there,’’ Lambton says, shaking his head. “People from 6 to 96 watch this show. The extent of it blows me away.’’

A savvy reality show fan can probably identify Lambton’s girlfriend with some good Googling. She had her own television experience and now has similar feelings about the reality game. Lambton plans to spend a few weeks with her over the holidays in her hometown.
Here, let me Google that for you.

Blossoming 'Bachelor' Update: Has Chris Lambton Found Love with Peyton Wright?:
Bachelor blogger Reality Steve has made a couple of cryptic comments in his column recently about a possible love connection between Lambton and Bachelor Season 10 contestant Peyton Wright.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

The TiVo App for iPad is coming soon to the App Store™

The TiVo App for iPad is coming soon to the App Store™.

Watch your TiVo customer newsletter for details!

via [ How to use the TiVo App for iPad ]

iPad Fans: TiVo® Premiere App for the iPad Coming To a Second Screen Near You

Nice use of collapsed YouTube player

Playable list of Paste's opinion on the 50 best songs of 2010 #musicless than a minute ago via Tap11

I've never seen this before.

Nice use of collapsed YouTube player
Image: YouTube players collapsed to 25 pixels high

All you have to do is make the player height = 25.

Turn My Swag On (Keri Hilson/Soulja Boy/Cher Lloyd Remix Cover) - Alexa Goddard

HTML5 Player using frame embed code

Turn My Swag On (Keri Hilson/Soulja Boy/Cher Lloyd Remix Cover) - Alexa Goddard

Standard Player

The Comcast Xfinity TV App doesn't work with a Comcast DVR with the TiVo Upgrade

Photo Courtesy Comcast: The Comcast Xfinity TV App

The Comcast Xfinity TV App doesn't work with a Comcast DVR with the TiVo Upgrade.

TiVo Central on Comcast DVR
Comcast DVR with the TiVo Upgrade

You'd think that early adopters of an advanced user interface would get Xfinity iPad/iPhone App support.

You can schedule recordings online for the Comcast DVR with the TiVo Upgrade. What's the difference between using the Comcast Xfinity TV App?

Customer support told me that I'd have to downgrade my Comcast DVR, removing the TiVo Upgrade to allow the Comcast Xfinity TV App to work.

Seems like a programming issue to me.

Can I get some clarification? A timetable?


When will it work with TiVo? Thanks. RT @ComcastBill: @stevegarfield Correct it does not work with Tivoless than a minute ago via Tweetie for Mac

@stevegarfield I can honestly say I'm not sure.less than a minute ago via TweetDeck

Comcast Chat:

Ashley > Is there anything else that I can help you with?
Steve_ > when will Xfinity TV App work with a Comcast DVR with the TiVo Upgrade
Ashley > Let me check on this.
Ashley > You may check this link for updates.
Ashley > I apologize but there's no update yet here.
Steve_ > Please find out and email me the status. Is thre a timeframe? Are people wrking on this?
Steve_ > Please do some research and get back to me rather than asking me to check the website.
Ashley > Please wait, I am checking this further.
Ashley > You may check is it is available now on your area by checking
Steve_ > No. It is available in my area. It just doesn't work with the Comcast DVR that's been upgraded with TiVo interface.
Ashley > Oh, I am sorry to know that.
Ashley > You may swap your cable box Steve.
Steve_ > Can you pass this along to someone who can answer me and email me back?
Steve_ > No. The BOX is not the problem.
Steve_ > Please, the box is fine. It's the TiVo upgrade that is the problem.
Ashley > Sure! You can send an email here
Steve_ > I want a timeframe whe Xfininity app will be supported on Comcast TiVo DVR.
Ashley > This is within 2 to 3 months.
Ashley > Is there anything else that I can help you with?
Ashley > It has been my pleasure to have assisted you today . I'm happy you contacted Comcast.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Ikea Minde Mirror Instructions: Why 9 7/8"

What I would like to know, is why the support pieces have to be 9 7/8" inches apart.

How about making them 10" apart for easier measurement?

And BTW, the top brackets for this wall mirror are awesome, they are spring loaded so it's easy to attach the mirror.

From IKEA Fans.

Jamaica Pond

Jamaica Pond, originally uploaded by stevegarfield. CC BY-NC-SA

Friday, December 17, 2010

Why does the Mac version cost more? TurboTax Home & Business Federal + e-File + State 2010 [Download]

TurboTax Home & Business Federal + e-File + State 2010 [Download]
Windows Vista / XP $65.99

TurboTax Home & Business Federal + e-File + State 2010 MAC [Download]
Mac OS X $74.62

Twitter update from the VP of TurboTax 12/19:

Off On A Tangent: Why does the Mac version cost more? via @stevegarfield/// Mac and Windows are the same price./bob Meighan, VP, TurboTaxless than a minute ago via Tweet Button


So now the question goes to Amazon, why the difference in pricing?

Thursday, December 16, 2010

MegaTweetup 12/16/2010

2nd Annual MegaTweetup. Joselin Mane Introduction.

MegaTweetup. Joselin Mane Introduction

MegaTweetup. Joselin Mane Introduction

This video was live streamed using (I'm an investor) on the new Nokia N8 ( Evaluation Unit ). I think it came out great. The N8 has a 12 MP Carl Zeiss lens.

MegaTweetup Crowd
MegaTweetup Crowd

See the 360 Panorama Version.

Taking the 360 Panorama with an iPhone 4 ( iPhone App by Occipital ):

Cool! @stevegarfield takes a 360º photo at #MegaTweetup! on TwitpicMegaTweetUp 2010MegaTweetup2 Dec. 16, 2010

Lee Wilson Movement at MegaTweetup:
Artist Live Boston capturing video of Lee Wilson Movement at MegaTweetup
Artist Live Boston capturing video of Lee Wilson Movement at MegaTweetup

The Lee Wilson Movement.

Karmin at MegaTweetup:

Karmin at MegaTweetup


Ken's Bird on Cait's Shoulder.
MegaTweetup2 Dec. 16, 2010
Photo by WayneNH



Ben Spark Flickr Photo Set, Recap. MegaTweetup Recap

Watch LIVE today at 2:00 Eastern, originally uploaded by stevegarfield. CC BY-NC-SA

Watch LIVE today at 2:00 Eastern on The Pulse Network at Special guest host, Maggie Rulli.

Archived Show: 12/16/10

We'll be talking about:

This Week in Steve
A video series about Teaching Mom's how to Copy and Paste
Lots of Food
A cool new 360 Panorama iPhone App

Behind the Tweet
Social Media Shopping at Whole Foods Market in Whole Foods Market Dedham for BEER and Maggie's favorite things.
How to edit B-Roll in iMovie
How to frame a shot with the Kodak Zi8

Get Seen
New XShot iPhone 4 cast and integrated tripod
This Year in YouTube and YouTube Trends YouTube

Video Soup
Slo-motion video, Bad Breath Solution and Twitter Math

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Beer Shopping at Whole Foods

Beer Shopping at Whole Foods

My friends on twitter helped me make beer selections at Whole Foods. I'll be featuring them on on December 16. 2010.

The Beers:

Stone Runiation IPA suggested on twitter by @jonbenson
Arrogant Bastard Ale suggested on twitter by @djwaldow
Maudite suggested on twitter by @ThisBeer
Dogfish Head Palo Santo Marron suggested on twitter by @mattsito
Yeti Imerial Stout, Great Divide Brewing suggested on twitter by @kyle1point10
Double Bastard Ale from Stone suggested on twitter by @Steve_Lafleur

Larry from Wachusett Brewing Company and The Publick House by me
Watch live at 2:00 Eastern at with my co-host Maggie Rulli who'll be sharing her Whole Foods haul video!

Setting up a shot with Yeti

Testing out the framing on the Kodak Zi8, while holding a beer bottle, by taking a still photo first.

Tuesday, December 07, 2010

Christmas in Jamaica Plain 2010

Note: Click where it says '360p' to change to HD '1080p' version.

Music: Christmas Time Again by Steven Battles.

Steven Battle's Adventuretones on MySpace Music.

Used with permission, Thanks Steven.

You can hear it in my simple song.
And I've been drinking it all night long.
It's seeping through my marrow,
and in cupid's funny arrow.
It's Christmas time again, it's Christmas time again.

So gather round the Christmas tree.
Come and have a drink with me.
We could have a redder wine.
Couldn't have a better time.
It's Christmas time again. It's Christmas time

I'll be home on Christmas Eve, and I'll be waiting, breath abated.
Hoping Santa brings a few toys because all year I've been a good boy.
Maybe New Year's I'll get kisses from a pretty, little Misses.
I've got hopes. Could be a good year. I'm just stoked that I could be here.
Cupcake Truck: The Cupcakory

City Feed and Supply

Jamaica Plain Farmer's Market

Stillman's Farm

Watch on YouTube.

Monday, December 06, 2010

Shop Vac (kinetic typography animation)

[Video] Glide 2 - Recorded at 210 fps, Played back at 30 fps

This is cool. Looks like some of the promotional commercials I've seen on TV.

Images are recorded at 210 per second – but the film is played back at 30 frames per second.
Blog post with lots of details at . But to answer the most common question, this was filmed with a casio exilim fh20.

The New Facebook Profile Page: There's a Duplicates Problem

Facebook has a data normalization problem with the new profile page. It started when they added places. Add a college. Is yours a place and a page.

Do you see duplicates?

I do.

University of Massachusetts Amherst

UMass Amherst

UMass Amherst

Now try adding your work place.

Does it exist as a page on Facebook, but not show up in search when you try to add it?

Saturday, December 04, 2010

Where can I watch The Office Season 7 Episodes 1-9? The Office - Season 7 Episodes 5-9 The Office - Season 7 Episodes 5-9

iTunes The Office - Season 7 Episodes 1-9
iTunes The Office - Season 7 Episodes 1-9

You can watch the 5 most recent episodes on Hulu, Hulu+ for older episodes.

Friday, December 03, 2010

[Video] Let It Be featuring EVERYBODY!

I won't spoil it by listing all the names here. If you want to see the listing, click through over to YouTube.


Tim McIntire, The Hysterical Comedian on Spices of Life in Whole Foods Market

During the live webinar I did this week at Pixability, the conversation turned to food videos.

I mentioned that I had worked with Nina Simonds on her videoblog Spices of Life. If you're new here, you might not know about it.

Above is my friend comedian Tim McIntyre in one of my favorite episodes, Shopping at Whole Foods Market.

If you want to see more, start at the beginning.

[Video Review] Online Video Secrets - Get Seen

Thanks for the great review Andrea. Glad you liked the book.

VMC #331 – Online Video Secrets – Get Seen

Thursday, December 02, 2010

Top Chef All-Stars: Anthony Bourdain Needs to Apologize to Colonoscopies

In the first episode of this season's Top Chef All-Stars, jusdge Chef Anthony Bourdain says the following when judging a dish:
“As I’m eating it, my mind is drifting back fondly to my last colonoscopy. It was that bad.”

Video Courtesy Top Chef: All-Stars Bravo TV

I was shocked when I heard this.


Cancer screening is not something to joke about. Especially colonoscopies, which have a bad rap as something painful, which leads to many not getting this important procedure.

Anthony Bourdain needs to apologize to colonoscopies.

On his blog he blames gin and apologizes to Fabio, Sorta:
I feel bad about beating up on Fabio. Maybe I'm losing my edge. Maybe I should leave the bloodletting to my sinister French colleague, Eric Ripert. Or that English guy ... what was his name? Maybe I should confine myself to constructive criticism. To a kinder, gentler, more mentor-like approach. Wear a big fluffy f---ing sweater to Judges' Table, speak in quiet, melifluous Garrison Keilloresque tones. Maybe lay off the gin.

Or not.
He makes no mention of the colonoscopy remark.

More info:

WebMD: Colonoscopy overview including how a colonoscopy is done and how to prepare for your colonoscopy

Livestrong: Colonoscopy

Katie Couric colon cancer screening on national TV saved lives by getting people to take a colonoscopy screening:
Katie saved many lives by showing viewers how the procedure worked, and that it was easy and painless. People often imagine the worst. They talk themselves out of having their colonoscopies. Katie took some of the fear away by taking the mystery out of the test.

Stand Up To Cancer

Update 12/3/10:

This is cool. My tweet, of this post, is now highlighted on the Huffington Post page for the premiere episode of Top Chef All-Stars.

Twitter Integration on Huffington Post

On Demand Video: Social Media Shopping, Blogging Tips, Tweetups, iPod NANO Touch Watch and Angry Birds on

On Demand Episode of 12/2/2010

In this episode:
Social Media Shopping - Twitter at Trader Joe's [Haul Video]

Special Guest: Maggie Rulli

Content Rules: Looks Like Someone Got A New Pair

Joselin Mane: Boston Tweetup

Bump in with Angry Birds Cinematic Trailer (10 million views)

iPod NANO Touch Kickstarter watch project

AFOL (Adult Fans Of LEGO) A Blocumentary

Note: Removed HTML5 embed because of Autoplay. AD 1
Watch on The Pulse Network, LIVE Thursday's at 2:00 Eastern.

If I Made a Commercial for Trader Joe's


via [ Mark L Palmer ]

Social Media Shopping - Twitter at Trader Joe's [Haul Video]

What's your favorite thing at Trader Joe's?
Tweet me:

I asked my friends on Twitter what were their favorite things at Trader Joe's. Then I went and bought them.

Think of this as my Haul Video for food.

Thanks to:!/AndreaWBZ/statu...!/ChadNorthrup/st...!/edwardboches/st...!/stevegarfield/s...!/stolibluesdog/s...!/tshaka_zulu/sta...!/wbz/status/1005...

Steve Garfield

Thanks Trader Joe's