Monthly Archives: January 2010

Lego Eragon

While searching for lego eragon stuff, by the way I found nothing, I ran across theses videos on youtube. It acts out Eragon the book in five parts but he has so many videos its hard to find the others but the next one is usually the first one on the related videos.

If you have read Brisingr, you might be able to help me on one of my projects! Do not click this link unless you have read Brisingr, spoilers included!

Showing and hiding text in a post

Alexander and Sarah:

In response to your question about hiding and showing text in a post, so you don’t have to reveal a spoiler for a book or movie, I found the post, “Toggle Visibility – Show/Hide Anything.”

Here is my example. You may need to view JUST this post for the javascript to work. I pasted both pieces of code from that post below:

If you have not read Harry Potter 7, you might be wondering what happens at the end of the book! Do not click this link unless you want to find out what happens!

I copied the javascript from the above page and pasted it into my post first:

<script type="text/javascript">
<!–
function toggle_visibility(id) {
var e = document.getElementById(id);
if(e.style.display == ‘block’)
e.style.display = ‘none';
else
e.style.display = ‘block';
}
//–>
</script>

I had to make a minor modification so the text is HIDDEN to start.

This is the code I used for this in the second part, I kept the top javascript the same:

If you have not read Harry Potter 7, you might be wondering what happens at the end of the book! <a href="#" onclick="toggle_visibility(‘harry’);">Do not click this link unless you want to find out what happens!</a>
<div id="harry" style="display:none">In the end, Harry defeats Voldemort and marries Ginny Weasley. They live happily ever after!</div>

You should be able to copy and paste the above code and use it in your own posts.

I used HTMLizer to allow the code to be visible.

Dad’s first episode for The International Cooking Show: Fondue!

This evening my kids helped me create my first contribution to “The International Cooking Show,” sharing our favorite family recipe for fondue.

We recorded this in one take on my iPhone, and I edited it in iMovie ’09. I used the iMovie settings shown in Steven Sande’s post, “How to make iPhone videos sparkle with iMovie.”

The unedited version of the movie was almost 14 minutes long, with the stirring portions sped up the final video is 8 minutes and 14 seconds long. The free “royalty free music” I chose for this video was “Shiny Tech” from Incompetech.com. I noticed that in the video titles I actually misspelled the name of the recipe, it should be “Yodler’s Fondue” rather than “Yodeler’s Fondue.” I’m not going to go back and make those changes, however, since it would require recompressing and uploading the video again to YouTube!

Sarah recorded the entire video except the last two minutes, which were filmed by Alexander. She still needs to work on keeping the camera still and stable, but this is an improvement over some of her past recording efforts. We’re all continuing to learn together! It’s so fun to be able to put together a quick video like this on the fly, add a few edits, and then publish it online.

Apple technology makes multimedia authoring so easy!

If you have any gourmet chefs or aspiring chefs (we have the latter) in your house, please join The International Cooking Show wiki and add your own contribution!

Cross-posted to “Moving at the Speed of Creativity.”

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