Saturday, August 18, 2007

Mariners @ Safeco, 2007.08.13

Next semester, we'll meet in a new Mac lab, so I thought I had better try out more of the media and workflows that we will be able to use once we're installed there. This post includes the first media that I have created from an iPhoto slideshow, saved as a QuickTime movie, and uploaded to YouTube.

If you have ideas or questions about how to use any of these tools, please feel free to spell out your ideas and ask for tips in comments on this post. I'll try to respond by the time we get going in the new Mac lab second semester.
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Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Kenji & pab in Seattle

This post is from Seattle, WA, where I saw the Mariners play the Minnesota Twins on August 13, 2007 - the same day that I departed from Japan, thanks to the time difference and flying across the international dateline.

Kenji & pab @ Safeco Field

In spite of attending an exciting game, it was hard to stay awake until the bottom of the ninth inning, when the M's won four to three.

Kenji swings

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Friday, August 3, 2007

New Comment Notification Recommendation

This is a new recommendation for blog comment settings. For the summer, at least, you may wish to activate blog comment notification by supplying your gmail address and re-saving your settings:
(Dashboard: Settings: Comments)

Mail notification is very useful. You will get a message from Blogger when anyone comments on any of your posts. The mail messages include links straight back to your blog, so you can just click, sign in and reply.
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Word Counting Tip & Tools

On the FCE Blog, Claudia suggests a quick way to count words yourself (Word Count; July 16, 2007), and points out a couple online tools to count words in posts without opening Word and using its built-in word counting tool:
  1. Word Count Tool (
  2. Cut & Paste Word Count (
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