If you ask any girl, from the Parish around

Daily Create 1634: ‘Print’ out a Youtube Video using Bookmarklet. Pretty cool and very simple tool to get a story board out of a video: check it out here

I chose the Log Driver’s Waltz as my video. Why? Well, as a Canadian of a certain age, before the Internet and MuchMusic Video Dance Parties, this was the music video we were brought up on. 100% of us know what burling is because of this video, even though none of us have actually tried doing it. I believe the National Film Board of Canada should have had a moral obligation to run burling camps across the country during this heyday, since all of us wish we could try it but did not have the opportunity. Had they done so, we would not need nearly as much public transportation, as most of us would get to school, work and the mall by running on a log down a water way. What a missed opportunity.

Canada Vignettes: Log Driver’s Waltz


Watch the video to see a great example of the benefits of experiential learning

Not this time. Not any time.

Daily Create 1625 Don’t let your domain wither and fall into the hands of vultures!

I was watching a lot of MuchMusic back in 1992. One of the consequences of that is this song is in my long term memory:

Not necessarily the worst thing ever, but today it is because it won’t go away. If you put your ear up to my head, you will hear it faintly. I believe this song has inadvertently become my default personal soundtrack for standing up and saying a definite NO to something. When we get to the point where we can edit our brain files, I am deleting this one and replacing it with some RATM:

I pledge to the world now though, that my work will never ultimately end up used to shill low cholesterol diets. Never ever gonna get it!



Mystery Incorporated’s Greatest Villain

My 3 year old daughter has me well versed in Scooby-lore. I know all about the goings on in Crystal Cove. I was always skeptical of one thing though… The Mystery Machine. And we’ve finally unmasked the dastardly villain. All along it was…cogdog!


villain image borrowed from: http://cogdogblog.com/

Mystery Machine Image from boing boing

Your Head’s Got a Learning Machine

I did this work in honour of Daily Create #tdc1598 ‘Obviously Photoshopped’, but this is actually Daily Create 1618, Paperback Paradise: which is to take an old paperback and springboard off of it in a new direction. This book was originally entitled the Genesis Machine, which was obviously a machine that produced new Genesis tracks where you can set filters like pop, rock, hard, soft or Peter Gabriel on or off.

…The new direction that this book went in is the great and wonderful inevitable future of education. We don’t need no deciding and or learning anything for ourselves in the near future! That’s not allowed in the Terms and Conditions. What you will learn has been algorithmed and blockchained long before it gets to you! So, enjoy another lessonisode of your pre-selected path with your Learning Machine. No more boring interactions. Only learn what’s deemed necessary.

learning machine2

image was found at: http://www.retrospace.org/2013/02/vintage-reads-46-sci-fi-and-fantasy.html

#ds106: Do Yourself a Crodscollop

Daily Create 1614, or, in Gobblefunk, Todaydlebop Makemshmee #1614 is to create a slogan for ds106 using Gobblefunk. Here’s mine:

Do Yourself a Crodscollop!

Tired of just sitting there whizzpopping all day long? Don’t want to be bopmuggered, crodsquinkled and gunzlewiped in the boring hornswoggles of the Internet, bapsqaggling all the live long day?

Well, now you can portedo yourself to cromulence with exundly what you need to break free from the filthsome swigpill!

And that whoopsy splunkers is ds106! An open free time twiddling thing that can make your phizzwizzards come true! Join now before you are lixivated. You’ll have a frothbuggling good time!

104, 105, 107, 108

Daily Create 1607 Find a near miss of 106 in that there real world.

I thought I’d try a new version of the most awesome game ever… Stop the Stopwatch as Fast as Possible! My record was … not great. The new version of this great game is Get It To Stop at 106! Man the video game creator folks at Valve, EA and Rockstar have nothing on me!

Here’s the outcome:almost106

Here’s my own personal blundery process to get what I got:

-Google Stopwatch and use that stopwatch that pops up

-Record my futile efforts with Screen Cast O Matic

-Publish to mp4

-Convert to avi so I can put it into Movie Maker so I can secretly edit out the time  I accidentally did hit 1.06

-Publish to mp4 again

-Open it up in Photoshop and save for web to make it a looppity loopin GIF

There you have it, the sum is lesser than the numerator of its denominator.

Featured image credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/vnoel/