September 29, 2007
I've posted a lot of photos since I started my blog, and I've spent hours trying to get the text to flow properly around those photos. I had just given up until I mentioned my problem in my last post. Just a little while later Bren left a comment telling me exactly how to do it.
If I've done it right, this text will appear below the photo. It worked! Thank you very, very much Bren!
Just to make it easier to find next time, or for anyone else having trouble with it, I've copied Bren's comment below:
When you are adding a photo in Typepad, after you’ve hit “Browse”, and have chosen your photo, don’t hit the “insert image” button yet. Instead, look under number 2: “Set Image Option”. Choose “Use Custom Setting”.
New settings will pop open. Make sure the box by “Wrap Text” is NOT checked (wrapping text is what makes your text show up alongside your photo instead of only underneath or above it). Instead, check the box by “Create Thumbnail”, and choose your pixel width (400 is about max). Now scroll down and hit the “insert image” button. (Doesn't matter if the "Pop-Up Window" box is checked or not.)
If you want to change a photo that is already in a published post, you’ll have to remove it and then re-insert it. Just do that with your “edit post” function.
June 27, 2007
My first published Yodio Card
Last year I was introduced to David Jennings, the founder of a new startup company. David and I hit it off, and his company, Yodio, soon became a customer of Gold Systems. So what's a Yodio? Think of it as a photo gallery that you can call from your mobile phone and narrate your own descriptions of your trip, your party, your photograph - whatever you want.
I should say that David hasn't yet deployed the nice speech recognition system that we built for him to the public, so if you try Yodio out, you are getting the original prototype touch-tone system. Sorry about that, but I can't wait to write about it.
Once you've recorded a Yodio, you can email it, post it to a blog or post it to their marketplace where someone might even pay you for it.
Here's my first published Yodio based on a photograph I took this winter. Click on the "yo" button to view and "hear" my photograph. (If you are reading this from an RSS reader, just go to my blog to see the photograpy and to play the Yodio Card.)
January 05, 2007
One good thing about snow
We've got another Winter Storm Warning in Colorado this morning. In Boulder people are driving a little slower but it isn't that bad. The nice thing about it is that it's easier to find a parking spot at Turley's, my favorite Boulder restaurant.
Paul Turley is a great local entrepreneur and his daughter Sandy is carrying on the tradition. The service is always fast and friendly, and the menu is five pages of great food. You can eat Boulder-healthy, have breakfast anytime or go for the cheese burger and fries. Beef or buffalo if you prefer.
During the dark days of late 2001 Paul and I would commiserate on being an entrepreneur and what the future might hold. He was always quick with a smile and his optimism definitely rubbed off on me. Maybe that's where my "keep smiling" mantra came from.
November 13, 2004
I'm currently using a Canon Digital Rebel and a Nokia 33650 Camera Phone. The Canon makes taking good photos easy, but the Nokia makes me work for it and learn in the process.
November 12, 2004
Seattle space needle
Seattle space needle - I used the mobile posting capabilities of typepad to send this photo from my Nokia 3650. Pretty cool!