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Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Thanks People for Bearing with me during My Boring Phase

Thanks to all who contributed to my knowledge while I carried out my tests on animated GIF files.

The results that I obtained gave me some guidelines for getting the best quality animated photo images.

1. Size all images required for the animation in PSD format to the target size that will appear on the page.
2. Create the animation, and write it to animated GIF format.
3. Upload the animated image to a photo server.
4. Use the URL of the image on that server to place the image in the post.
5. Edit the HTML code of the post to specify the correct width.

I have deleted the posts that I did during my tests, so all the associated comments have gone to look for Santa at the North Pole.


Saturday, October 27, 2007

Lonz joins the BlogSpot Community

To one and all, our dear Lonz from BigBlob has mentioned to me in a comment on a recent post on BBlog ref: that he has started a BS Blog.

Welcome Lonz --- I haven't found your BS URL yet but I'll let others know as soon as I find out what it is.

You'll find things faster and easier on BS, and for a guy like you with the HTML know-how, this facility will be great for you because it allows you so much freedom to directly edit anything you do in HTML. I'm not so good at that myself but I'm reading up on it and I'll be trying out all sorts of things in the near future (starting today probably). I've already tried out sending a post via email, and it's so easy. The next thing I'm going to try is including HTML in an emailed post.

When you opt to have email sent to you when someone comments on any posts, you get the text of the comment in your email, with a link at the bottom of the email that you can click on, that takes you straight to the comment editor for that post - absolutely great. Another link allows you to optout of getting emails for that post.

I know you are going to be at home on BS, and I wish you all the best.

(P.S. I hope you've posted your poem already - that would be a great start)

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

The Twelve Apostles, Victoria

A visit to one of our most picturesque and beautiful places in Victoria. The Twelve Apostles is a unique coastal area of Victoria, Australia.

A trip to the Twelve Apostles is a wonderful trip through Geelong and it's surrounding townships to this scenic place. These Sandstone columns were formed through the process of erosion by the tides and the collapse of the surrounding cliffs. It's sad that these natural sandstone formations are being further eroded by tides, and none can say how much longer they will be there for people to enjoy.

The trip to the Twelve Apostles takes you through some of the most picturesque coastline in Victoria. All of the coastal highway that permits residential living is highly sought after, It offers both a relaxed mode of living combined with short commuting to the Geelong business district, and fabulous ocean views.

I took these photos on our trip to the Twelve Apostles using a Sony Handicam. These are stills taken with that camera. We travelled from Melbourne surburbia through Geelong, stopping on the way for a BBQ just outside Geelong, then continuing on thru the scenic areas on the way.

The coastal highway is bracketed by steep coastal cliffs, and offers only precarious footing for
housing. But many have constructed unique dwellings along this coast..

If you want to take a worthwhile day trip from Melbourne I highly recommend this trip to the twelve Apostles.

Photos by T.Dunn circa 2006

This is a test Post by Email

The mix of facilities provided by are a unique and powerful combination that allow the administrator to have a great deal of control of the Blog site.
Email posting is new for me and is not provided by BigBlog. This test will give me some idea of how to format my email posts.
Thank you for your patience

Monday, October 22, 2007

Again on the Worm

I've just seen the result of a phone vote that Channel 9 ran after the Debate. The results were in favour of John howard by a comfortable margin, which reflects on my last post.

The Worm certainly did not truely reflect the opinion of the Australian population to how the debate went. There is no doubt about this. If the Worm was even close to the mark there would not be such a marked difference between the telephone poll and the Worm.

Again - what do YOU think? Let others know! Add a comment.

What a letdown the Worm turned out to be

After watching the Election debate last night and seeing how biased the worm seemed to be, I'm tending to agree with those that believe that the worm may have been tampered with.

That sort of thing seems to be too susceptible to tampering to be reliable. I'm also beginning to wonder if there is ever going to be a reliable tool that accurately guages audience response (especially in election campaigns) without having either built in bias or unintended bias that sallies the results.

It's a serious thing when people are subjected to behind the scenes bias by someone or some group that thinks that their opinion is more important than the populace, or or does it purely for financial gain.

What are views on this - I'd like to hear them.

Leave a comment and let me know.

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Well this is great - a BlogSpot Blog for Me

I'm Here at last.

I have been commenting on another BlogSpot blog for a few weeks now and didn't realise that it was hosted by Google let alone how good it is!

I've been Blogging on BigBlog since early Oct. this year, and with the problems that I (and all) BigBloggers experience with the BigBlog system I wouldn't be surprised to see more come across to Blogger in the next few months (some people are slow!).

I just tried to add a photo to this post and got an error message that the system isn't able to download photos at the moment - wow BigBlog - here we go again...

Well, I'll give this a go for awhile and see how it pans out!