Monday, November 10, 2014
|Hey, at least it's Pure Cane Sugar....|
"Dear god, technology has gone too far", I thought.
Of course, being one that is intrigued by abominations that should never see the light of day, I bought it.
Wednesday, September 3, 2014
|I'll make you a Buckethead fan yet, Roommate!|
I remembered that I had just updated my Google Play App on my Chrome Browser. I upgraded because it allows you to upload music to your Google Play account through your browser. Which is great, because I change my iTunes app a lot, and Play keeps EVERY DIFFERENT VERSION of a song I have... but that is another story.
What I FOUND, though, is that the Google Play app takes advantage of those very same media keys, so you can, for example, play and pause music playing on your browser through Google Play.
Nice, EXCEPT for one thing; it makes the shortcuts GLOBAL. Which means those shortcuts only work for Google Play. Therefore, it takes away the media keys functionality for iTunes, or any other music application you may be using the media keys for!
However, there is a rather easy way to fix and/or tweak that.
Friday, August 22, 2014
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Used after effects to import all the 4K images I exported from Flash and to sync the audio, then exported it using the 2160P YouTube setting in Adobe Encoder.
Then Taylor, from tylersvathings.tumblr.com, recorded the audio with his voice, as well as Jay, from http://pyrope.tk.
I got the audio, put it in the Flash timeline, and created the following animation.
Why? Just to see if I still can. It is MUCH easier when somebody else does the audio for me. Heck, it's a lot easier if someone else does the DRAWING for me; I'm pretty ok when it comes to staying on spec.
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Who is this Stinky Wizzleteats, Stimpys favorite musician? Well, it is actually kinda weird, because it is based on a real person. Supposedly John K. used quotes from this actors music and quotes from his movie roles to create the song.
So who is this person that can carry the name of Stinky Wizzleteats?
Monday, July 21, 2014
Monday, July 14, 2014
|Any similarity to real human beings were intended, no matter how accidental they may look.|
So yeah. I have been known to do animations and live-action shorts from time to time. In fact, I did a lot back in "the day". The "day" being from 2000 to 2010 or so...
Anyhoo, I made a compilation of my feeble attempts, and for the mere cost of 15 bucks, you, too, can have evidence I existed at one time!
So, here is the Amazon Store, and also my CreateSpace store; the only difference is that I get a bigger share from the CreateSpace store. However, "Amazon Prime Shipping!"
I know, I know. Do what you must.
Buckethead has released Pike 67 (!!!) from his Bucketheadland Pikes series, Abandoned slaughterhouse.
Please check it out, and purchase this and other Pikes from his Oficcial Pikes store.
Here is a sample of Pike 67:
Friday, July 11, 2014
So I dunno if you heard that Obama talked with my Gov, Rick Perry, the other day.
Well, a lot of other people did.
I added the BLANK image of the Meme so you can make your own, if you're into that kinda thing...
I think the Psy card is reason enough to purchase this set!
GOTTA BUY THEM ALL!
Thursday, July 10, 2014
|They Spared No Expense.|
BOY, is it something.
Check out the official website here: http://www.ourrobocopremake.com/
Monday, July 7, 2014
I remember the first time I saw Ice-Ice Baby; It was during the second part of my Army Boot camp. A couple of months into Desert Shield, but not quite Desert Storm.
I was at a "club". It was for the basic training noobs, and they just served sodas. They had a high tech "Video Jukebox", and they were playing this.
That was the most hopeless I had ever felt.
Friday, June 27, 2014
|Having it makes you cool; not knowing what it can do is not important right now....|
I have two
loves interests in my life... at the moment. (Love is too strong of a word for it.)
One, is belts. Why is that? I always wanted to find the perfect belt, which is difficult for me. I use ONE belt hole, and my pants are showing off my crack, but if I go to the NEXT belt hole, well, I feel like I'm being squeezed to death by a python.
|Why must you belittle my pain?|
|I cannot take my keys out at the city park anymore, though...|
|What kind of person would go to a site like this... besides someone writing an article about it?|
So, let me get this straight. So you are:
- Watching TV,
- A Pubescent/Pre-Pubescent boy (or have the mindset of one), and
- Most likely not going out on many dates,
|No, not that one... but put a pin on it.|
And you wonder aloud; "Who IS that Hot Ad Girl?"
Thursday, June 26, 2014
|This is what is wrong with the world|
I never had an issue eating the paper cupcake wrappers; Hey, take the good with the bad! But supposedly this is some kind of issue, since they have now created edible Cupcake cups.
Kids nowadays. What's next; seedless watermelons?
Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Wednesday, February 5, 2014
The current instructional problem I would like to discuss is a disconnect that faculty have today with media and technology, and how that translates to denying students exposure to new multimedia experience.
In a paper written by Tina Seidel, there seems to be a lack of training when it comes to student teachers on how to integrate video into their curriculum (57). My experience during my career as a student and as a staff member at UTSA is that educators are not as comfortable with technology as their students. Donna G. Wake wrote about how even though schools do see Digital Storytelling as a powerful way to bring students out of their shells, it is still a difficult task for teachers to integrate technology into their instruction (34). I think one of the main reasons is that, plainly enough, technology is a very difficult concept to grasp, especially if you haven’t done a multimedia project on your own. Inexperience seems to be an issue.
Another of the issues that I have seen is that professors do not want to change their curriculum in order to dovetail with multimedia/online courses. They may have an online presence, but most of the materials that will be covered in the assessments are based on classroom lectures. Michelle A. Drouin found this correlation between posting recorded video lectures online adversely affected attendance and achievement in the course that was being studied (17). However, this seemed to stem from the fact that the material was following the textbook very closely, so students were not incentivized to show up for class. The online material was basically a video recording of the live lecture, so students assumed they could get it from the book. Therefore, it was questioned whether or not the videos played a large part in the lack of achievement in the course.
Conversely, a study by Yi He shows the opposite effect (1132). The study focused on online video tutorials that were offered to students in a Chemistry course. The students were grouped into three parts: Above Average, Average, and Struggling. The best response was received from the Average and Struggling student group, who used the videos to understand problems and concepts they had not grasped before viewing the videos. This positive response was shown by higher grades. Using the multimedia as a supplement to live lectures seemed to the big difference from this study and the study by Drouin.
Ashley Thesen postulates that it is the educators’ duty, not choice, to introduce technology to create digital narratives (100). Thesen wrote of introducing animation, background music, storyboarding, writing, and other highly sophisticated methods of pre-production and production with second and third grade students. I strongly believe that in order for students to embrace “educational technology”, students need experience the creative freedom they can get from the technology, first. Thesen discusses how teachers should encourage children to write stories about previous experiences, images, and ideas, and the teacher would act as the “principle storyteller”, guiding students in proper story structure (94). Technology should be introduced to young children as an artistic tool, not as a rote process to regurgitate data to a roomful of bored fellow students.