Sunday, September 14, 2008

Learning learning, always learning

I'm learning about RSS feeds and video streaming for a presentation I'm doing with Elizabeth Lyon. I expected just to speak about ConstantContact (email program), YouTube, and Facebook as ways for authors to connect to the world. But that meant I needed to learn about RSS feeds and video streaming.

The easy solution for RSS and streaming, these Google blogs provide an RSS feed and allow embedded videos. Once I have a video posted on YouTube, I can copy the embed code from YouTube and have the video play on this blog, or my web site.

I feel so 21st century now.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

A Trip to Frys

I helped my girlfriend pick out a mini-camcorder tonight at Frys. She's a painter and visual artist; she uses a Mac. She's really picked up quickly on using iMovie and using photographs to create some nice, short videos that she uploads to Youtube. The most recent one took her 15 minutes to create and upload.

The new camera is a Canon that records on to a memory stick. I told her she needed a camera with an external mic to interview folks. I look forward to what she'll be creating.

Her site on YouTube is at

I'm going to order her a wireless mic off eBay.

Hard to get out of Frys without buying something, but I settled on a new mint flavored Rocky Road candy bar. Can't get through Frys without buying something.