In Japanese language bokeh means blur. In photography it stands for the blur circles that are formed generally in the background of a picture. This happens due to
the sharp focusing and the wide aperture of the lens. When I learned to make bokeh effect in Photoshop, I decided to make a wallpaper with this beautiful effect. As I am not an artist or graphic designer the out some many not be outstanding. If you are interested in downloading this desktop wallpapers you can download from the links below. The wallpapers come in two sizes, choose the one which is appropriate for you.…
I have always been a fan of PIXAR animation studio. All their animation movies are creative and most of all, entertaining. This is an animation about a baby extraterrestrial being taking a test on human abduction. Human abduction is a scary phenomenon but here it is presented with humor. Watch it …
There are many ways to synchronize an audio narration with power-point slides. The first way is to record your narration as you play the slides (Slide Show tab, Record Narration). Microsoft Power-point will automatically record your voice and save the slide transition time thus synchronize the slides with the narration . This is the best and the easiest way to get the job done. But often this is not the case.
A second scenario is when you have a prerecorded narration or music to which you want to synchronize your slides. There are two methods to achieve this, first you can use the sound/audio file as a transition sound effect and the second method is to import the audio file into the PowerPoint. Both have their advantages and disadvantages. But I prefer the second method as it serves my purpose better. In both cases the transition of slides is controlled by preset time intervals at which the slides make the transition with respect to the previous slide transition.
1. Synchronize Slides With Audio As Transition Sound Effect
One method to synchronize a sound clip with slide is to set the intended sound file as a transition in the first slide. For this select the first slide and then go to the Animations tab and select the Transitions Sound dropdown box. From the dropdown box select the Other Sound . This will popup the file browser from which you can select the sound file (.wav) that you want to have the slides synchronized to.
This method will only allow .wav files to be added and this is one of the drawbacks. More over the wav file is way too big compared to an MP3 file. So its likely that it will be linked rather than embedded to the PowerPoint presentation.
The next step of synchronizing the slides is common to both the methods. Its to set the time delay for each slide before it makes transition to the next one. This delay is in seconds. So the drawback is it wont work as expected unless the whole presentation is played automatically without any interference.
2. Synchronize Slides With Imported/Inserted Sound/Audio Clip
This method only has a slight difference with the previous one. The difference is in how we use the sound file. This time we import the sound file and it supports MP3 files as well. To do this go to the Insert tab, Press the down arrow below the Sound Icon, which is in the Media Clips Group. Then Press the Sound from File option that pops up the file browser. Select the Sound file that you want and then it might ask you if you want the file to be played automatically or when the sound icon is clicked. If your presentation is automatic you need to have it start automatically.
Now you can either drag the sound icon out of the canvas to hide it or you can check the checkbox Hide During Show in the Options tab. The options tab will only be available once you click the Sound Icon. The Maximum Sound File Size (KB) option enables you to change the size limit of the sound file that can be embedded in the presentation. If the file size is bigger than that size specified here then the file is only linked rather than being embedded. If the file is only linked then you must copy the linked files when you want to copy the presentation.
The next step of synchronizing the sound with the slides is the same as the previous method. Set the time delay for each slide before it makes transition to the next one.…
If a label is placed next to a textarea the text will be place at the bottom line. Often this dont look good. In this tutorial I will show how you can have the label placed anywhere along side the textarea as shown below.
The reason why I am writing this post is because when I searched for this solution I came across expert-exchange solution. But I couldnt see the solution because I had to pay to see it. So I decided to find a solution myself. The solution is very simple, its simply using the positioning technique in CSS.
The code that I used for my comment section is as follows.
and the CSS styling is as follows. The top position can be altered to adjust the label position.
Name of Country and their 2-Character Alphabetical Country Codes as PHP Key-Value array
March 2, 2009 at 00:43 – Files Under Programming, Uncategorized
MugTug Darkroom is an online browser based application to retouch your photos. Its a simple application that gives your the basic features to retouch your photos. You can either upload a photo from your local disk or specify a url to an image (for example from picasa or flickr). Once you have finished editing your photo it can be download it to your local disk or save it at MugTug.
This application is very handy for people who travelling and have no access to an photo editing software. The application is cross browser compatible and hence accessible on Windows, Mac, Linux or any other OS that support the popular web browsers.…
Collabtive is a Project Management/Collaboration software that I have recently stumbled on. Its an open source, Light weight web application. What attracted me the most about this application is its elegant design. This is what many other applications in the same category is lacking. It has got all the essential features. Major features include:
Projects, Milestones, Tasks
Even if you are not dealing with a large project, it will be a good idea to use Collabtive to define your mile stones and stick to the time frame.
A live demo of the application is available at http://collabtive.o-dyn.de/demo/
When you live a busy life and you don’t have time to cook at home, the microwave oven becomes indispensable. You can use it to warm your coffee or fast food, and you can even cook more recipes than you imagined using this versatile utensil in your kitchen.
Quesadilla – fast and cheap. Pour some cheese on the tortilla chips and put them in the microwave. You can even add sauces for a unique taste.
Baked potatoes – wash the potatoes and sting them with a fork. Cover them in a paper towel and put them in the oven. You will know what to do when the fork easily passes through the potato.
Two eggs omelette – make sure they are well scrambled and put them in the oven until they are done
Cake – how about a nice cake with the microwave? Many recipes can be ready in 10 minutes!
Frozen vegetables – put the frozen vegetables in a bowl and leave them in the oven for a few seconds – you will have the ingredients for a delicious salad in minutes!
Mashed potatoes – if you don’t like to cook, you can buy mashed potatoes made especially for the microwave
Bacon – take a few slices of bacon, put them on a paper towel and put them in the microwave for a few minutes. You can make some great sandwiches with these and the paper towel will absorb the unhealthy fat.
Popcorn – simple and easy to do, ideal for long Netflix sessions or other moments of relaxation.
Pasta – you can even make pasta in the microwave! Put a bowl of water inside and leave it until the water boils. Remove the bowl, add the pasta and put the bowl inside again. Wait for a few moments, and there you go! The pasta is ready.
Pizza – there is special pizza for microwave or you can even put your ingredients on a slice of bread.
Corn – you can put corn into a wet paper towel and in the microwave at maximum power for three or five minutes until it becomes soft. You can eat corn with salt or butter.
Dry plants – the microwave can be used if you want to dry plants, and it is the fastest method to do this. The plants maintain their flavour and the water is evaporated fast. Put a single layer of plants on a paper towel on maximum power and leave it like this for a minute. Make sure the plant won’t burn.
Lemmon juice – if you want to get more lemon juice from a lemon, put it in the microwave for 10-20 seconds and leave it to cool. Cut the lemon in half and you will get more juice than the usual. You can do the same with orange and grapefruits.
If you need to peel tomatoes or avocado, you can leave them in the oven at medium power for 5-10 minutes, until they make a crust. It will be a lot easier to peel them after.
Have you ever had experience of print a website and getting a totally messy output? Most often what we need from a website is certain information but if we print it we get all the adds and menus printed out. Print What You Like is a solution for this. This is an online application that lets you customize what you want to print from a website. You can individual pick-out portions of the site and have it removed, resized, saved etc.
It also gives the option to remove background, images and borders in the site. It allows user to change the site font from a list of popular web fonts. The font size can be adjusted as well. If you have made a mistake dont worry, it lets you undo and redo. Mouse over the website image and it automatically houselights the border of the component the mouse is over. Clicking highlights the entire html element under the mouse and brings up a popup menu from which we can choose a couple of options like Isolate, Resize, Remove, Widen, Save Clip and Select More.