Sunday, March 30, 2008

ecto Blogging tests

Let's give this a whirl. This is an image I just pasted in my Blog entry:


So this turns out to work, just no the way I was expecting it to. It uploads the image quietly and perfectly to flickr. I guess I can live with that! However, new Blogger bloggers will be kinda frowned when they found out they also have to have a Yahoo! account just to get the images they usually store in Google's account... Oh well. Thus life goes on.By the way, these courts are from a Hotel called Alambique d'Ouro, in Fundão (Portugal). Perfect for a non-summer-placed escapade.

A test for MacJournal, part II

If you see a - Picasa-stored - image here, it means it cannot send directly to the blogger, but it ain’t useless afterall:


Edit: obviously this didn't work. But today I found out that ScribeFire is now finally able to do what I've been looking for - direct Blogger image publishing. Let's try again (hopefully there will be an image below):

Edit again - horraaay! It works! Now all I have to do is to help ecto gain a plugin to do this image uploading! I wonder where I can get information. /me creates a to-do entry to seek help in ScribeFire support sites/foruns...

Monday, March 24, 2008

DVD Flick

So I hear you just got yourself into the getadivxthengetasubtitlefilethenwanttousethelivingroomdvdplayerandwhatnow? game. So now you have to know that most operating systems out there can burn dvd's, but the conversion stuff is too kinky for them to work out of the box. I won't go into the required legalese to explain the issues at hand - google for it, if you really want. Let's skip to the interesting part. You're stuck with Windows. I pity you. But it's not a lost cause, at least for a simple task such as divx into dvd conversion. Oh, and I know there are PLENTY apps out there to do the job. But can they also do subtitles sleekly as well? I've used WinAVI Video Converter, but now there's a free (as in speech) little tool that simply works! Get the app, install it, and give it a test. for the record, I'll itemize what this does:

  1. Pick an AVI file
  2. Pick a subtitle file (srt, perhaps)
  3. Produce a nifty DVD playable with a subtitles track!
[Go to DVD Flick for more...]