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don't think that maga teen was hopped up on hormones
it don't think the endocrine gland was involved at all
it must have been the ku klux gland

what gland emits your #stanleythoughts? let's talk shop #process #diy #fun

Took the plastic trim off of the tank. I only cut myself a little.

#aquariums #fish #diy

#cheap #internet #computers #howto #diy #linux #website

Guys I'm not sharing CAT pictures, I'm sharing RUG AND CARPET pictures that happen to have cats in them, get your minds out of the gutter #diy #home #flooring #stanleythoughts

So maybe someone told him to go fuck himself, and he said, "Here, hold me beer, I'll do one better!"

I mean what the actual fuck. #casestudies #science #medicine #gross #semen #biohacking #diy #health #Gizmodo

- #Diy #Projects - 19 #Cool #Man #Cave #Decor And #Furniture #Ideas To #Try This #Week

Take these man cave ideas and transform your place into the ultimate hangout for guys!

#unitoodailynews, #ifixit, #hardware, #righttorepair, #diy
The smartest thing at CES doesn’t have electronics in it

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#unitoodailynews, #ifixit, #hardware, #righttorepair, #diy
Get Your MacBook’s Life Together with Our New Underbelly Fix Kits

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#LHBA #DIY #logcabin #cabin #home #construction.

Almost the exact same as mine except:
- he used more heavy machinery, where I used block & tackle and ropes
- his is 1.5 stories
- he says it is 45x45. LHBA doesn't sell plans larger than 40x40 (what I'm building), so I'm not sure about that. Also, he only uses 7 pier blocks. (40x40 plans). If it is 45x45, then that would put more weight on each block than the plans allow- spans would be greater than 9' between some of the interior blocks. Unless he took the existing plans and had them re-engineered (bigger blocks, etc.).
- he uses a split ridge pole- it is connected in the middle. My wife wanted one solid ridge pole with no joints- me too.
- overhangs are less than 2-3 feet.

I used 8' overhangs on the front, and 7 on the rear. When it rained last week, I stood out under my roof and noticed as long as there was no wind, there was no rain 5' from the logs. Thus, I will add a wrap around porch to mitigate for rain....

YouTube: House building on the Homestead (Hickory Ridge Homestead)

I think I'd rather have it in my back yard.
Secret Library Hidden in the Woods Is Every Bibliophile’s Dream Come True
#art #design #photography #architecture #science #technology #history #environment #nature #diy #food #funny #travel #entertainment #animals #inspiringstories


Dimmer in Lampe nachrüsten

Richtig Brauchbares habe ich zu dem Thema bisher nicht gefunden. Ich habe eine Schreibtischlampe im Architektenstil, in der ich ein E27-LED-Leuchtmittel betreibe. Das ist dimmbar und entspricht einer 60 W Glühbirne. Weil ich mir bezüglich der richtigen Helligkeit nicht sicher war, habe ich eine dimmbare gekauft, um ggf. einen Dimmer nachrüsten zu können. Ich hatte mir das so vorgestellt, wie ichs von einer alten Leselampe in Erinnerung habe: kleines Kästchen "im" Kabel mit nem Drehrad dran. Hat jemand Erfahrung mit Dimmern und LED-Leuchtmitteln? Ich lese, dass es da ganz unterschiedliche Dimmer gibt, die dann nur mit bestimmten Leuchtmitteln funktionieren. Außerdem bleibt die Frage der Leistung: Die Birne macht 7 W. Viele Dimmer fangen erst darüber an oder haben so einen großen Spielraum, dass nur ein Bruchteil des Dimmbereichs genutzt werden kann oder vielleicht schon die niedrigste Stufe heller ist als man es haben will.
#diy #elektrik #heimwerker #led #beleuchtung #dimmer

Materialien & Downloads
#diy #3D-Druck #3DPrinted #reparaturcafe #RepairCafé #manual

17 #Easy To #Build #DIY #Platform #Beds To #Transform Your #Home

Upgrade your bedroom with one of these easy DIY platform beds! If you feel like you need a new focal point for your bedroom or just want to build a woodworking project over the weekend, try your hand at one of these DIY platform beds. Some of these DIY platform bed plans could be the DIY projects you’re looking for! You can also look at some of the mattresses that can go with your new beds!

!Do It Yourself
#diy #bed #galeries

double reversible #knit hat I'm working on when it rains too hard to work on the house..... #hobby #DIY #knitting #mywork #Alpaca

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Hey Apple, longer-lasting iPhones are a good thing

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57 #Easy #DIY #Crafts To #Make And #Sell

Learn easy crafts to make and sell here, so you can start your own Etsy account and put your craft skills to good use earning some extra cha-ching!

17 #Easy To #Build #DIY #Platform #Beds To #Transform Your #Home

Upgrade your bedroom with one of these easy DIY platform beds! If you feel like you need a new focal point for your bedroom or just want to build a woodworking project over the weekend, try your hand at one of these DIY platform beds. Some of these DIY platform bed plans could be the DIY projects you’re looking for! You can also look at some of the mattresses that can go with your new beds!

#diy #harvest #recycle #copper #bricolage #electronics

(Warning!!! Be careful while opening a battery as it becomes so hot while cutting the cover. )

Tearing a lithium ion battery || Got alluminium and copper foil pure..!

How to get copper foil from lithium ion battery.


How to DIY a Product Launch Video with No Experience, and for Free

With launching WriteMapper 2, I wanted a snazzy video to help promote it. Despite having no prior experience, I set out to make one. In keeping with the format of sharing DIY projects, here's the…
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With launching [1]WriteMapper 2, I wanted a snazzy video to help promote it. Despite having no prior experience, I set out to make one.

In keeping with the format of sharing DIY projects, hereʼs the result first:


Not bad for a half day of work from a first-timer like me, right?

In this article, Iʼll be sharing the steps taken and tools used to create it, so you can do the same for your own product launches.

Study Precedents

As with any other instance of trying to do something for the first time, I looked for examples that I could learn from and emulate in trying to achieve the desired end product.

Things 3

Cultured Code launched their Apple Design Award winning app, Things 3 with [3]this professionally made promo video. And it is such a thing of beauty!

The clipʼs clean and minimalist vibe is good news, as itʼs something that I can reasonably try to emulate in my own promo video.

Weʼre probably not going to be able to reproduce certain elements in this video, however, such as how they made the devices pan, zoom and rotate while previewing their software.


The best Reddit client for iOS, the Apollo app launched with a pretty good product video, which you can view on [4]their website as well.

The way screen recordings are played back for preview is much more straightforward to replicate, and more doable for an amateur to capture and create.

Otherwise, this clip also uses a clean and simple aesthetic, and gives us more clues in how we can adopt this style in ours as well.

Start Identifying Patterns

Of these examples, weʼre trying to look out for patterns which we can use and replicate in our own video. For starters, both examples have a pretty similar sequence, looking something like this:

1. Intro
2. Main feature demos
3. Sub-feature demos
4. List of more features
5. Outro

This gives us clues as to how we should arrange the content in our own video. We now also know weʼre looking to make a video that lasts for a minute plus, and the breakdown of timings for each segment in the sequence will also help us in arranging our storyboard later on.

Weʼll dig into how to use these precedents for our own video soon. For now, letʼs briefly cover the tools youʼll need to get this video made.

I used free software that came bundled with macOS, so the good news is you donʼt need to shell out extra for specialized programs thatʼll let you make videos or edit them.

The bad news is, I donʼt know of the equivalents of these for Windows, so all I can simply say for this article is youʼll need a macOS device to follow along.


To provide previews of our software, we need to be able to capture the behavior of it in order to play it back to the user. This is where QuickTime comes in super handy.


This will be used to form the base of our video, from which we can style and animate elements in a medium many of us are already familiar with — the good old slideshow.


The time weʼll be spending in iMovie will be short, but crucial: itʼll help us add sound as well as make edits to our clip to give it its final polish.


Youʼll also need a couple of other elements to create a complete video. Hereʼs some resources I found helpful in helping with that.

YouTube Audio Library

Every video needs an accompanying audio track, and one that fits the video well at that.

[5]YouTubeʼs Audio Library seemed to be the most straightforward and easily accessible tool to use for this, according to some quick research I conducted (a.k.a. 1 x DuckDuckGo search).

The music tracks on there are conveniently filterable by genre and mood, so itʼs easier to pinpoint one for your video. Itʼs also great that you know copyright issues have been taken care of, and the tracks that need attribution for use are also clearly labelled.

Of course, youʼll still need to listen to the music itself to get a feel for it and know if itʼll gel well with your visual content. I found that the best way for myself to do this was simply playing as many tracks as possible within the genre/mood of interest, and listening to each one for at least 30 seconds or so, and more if I liked it.

With that, you should be able to pick a track that you like enough to use in your video. Also, be sure that its duration is long enough to span the length of your video!

Fonts, Graphics & Colors

You also want to make use of custom styles where applicable, in order to have the video come across as distinctly your brand, instead of as a generic slideshow.

For example, the blue background for the sub-features in my WriteMapper video isnʼt a solid color, but rather a subtle gradient of two different hues of blue taken from the same gradient used in the WriteMapper product itself.

You can of course take this concept further for your own videos, changing more things like the font used to customize the overall feel of the video youʼre creating.

The Steps

Now, we can finally get to the actual steps in creating the product launch video!
  • Lay Out Your Videoʼs Storyboard
    We get started with determining the structure of our video clip. From studying the ones from Things 3 and Apollo, we roughly know how weʼre going to do this; whatʼs left is to add in specific details of how each of these is going to look:

    i. Intro

    Keep things simple with the intro, showing your appʼs name and logo on the first segment, followed by its one-liner description or tagline. The intro should be a total of about 5 seconds long.

    ii. Main feature demos

    For the main feature demos, weʼre going to need 2 to 3 of them, and each one featuring a demo clip about 9 to 20 seconds long.

    iii. Sub-feature demos

    And for these demos, each preview clip should last about 1 to 3 seconds long, arranged ideally from demos with the longest duration first, and ending with the snappiest demos.

    iv. List of more features

    And for all the title headings that are flashed before the actual video previews, those last about 1 second long per title — about half a second for the quick-fire ones that appear towards the end of the video. There should be a list of about 5 to 10 features in this segment of the video.

    v. Outro

    Keeping things simple like in the intro, finish with showing the appʼs logo and name again, this time supplementing with an extra information youʼd like the viewer to know about your app, such as the platforms your app is going to be available on. The duration of the outro can be anywhere from 5 to 15 seconds, depending on how much information youʼre including in it and how youʼre syncing it to the closing music — which weʼll address later on.

    From here, whatʼs left is deciding what are the features or benefits of your product that you want to show the user in each segment of the video. Only you can decide this for yourself and you know your product the best.

    Overall, this structure should leave us with a video that will run for around 60+ seconds to a maximum of 90 seconds.

    Take all this information down on a note somewhere and we can move on to the next step.
  • Capture Necessary Video Content
    Now that we know what are the pieces of demo content we need for our video, we can go ahead and capture these one by one.

    This is where QuickTime comes in. With QuickTime, youʼre able to capture screen recordings on any Mac or iOS device. Hereʼs an easy-to-follow [6]link on how to record your screen on a Mac with QuickTime.

    To record the screen of an iOS device with QuickTime, first connect the device to your Mac, then select "File > New Movie Recording" from the menu bar, and click the dropdown icon next to the record button, which should reveal your connected device as one of the options available under the "Camera" section:


    For iOS-specific websites or apps, while iOS devices now ship with the screen recording function, it leaves a big red "screen is currently being recorded" icon in the recorded video, so that can be distracting when presented to a viewer and not entirely representative of how your app or software is supposed to function.

    QuickTime also sets the status bar information like battery level and time to generic values while doing a screen recording, so thatʼs another nice advantage of using it.

    Another thing to note here if youʼre recording only a part of your screen, is not to record too small of an area as this might cause pixellation issues later on when you stretch out the screen in Keynote.

    Once youʼve gotten all the video clips you need, youʼre all done with this step!
  • Create Keynote Presentation
    Keynote is where the majority of our video will be created. With the help of the softwareʼs timed animation capabilities, we can magically turn this into a moving picture!

    a. Build Structure

    First off, create a new project in Keynote. Referring to the storyboard that youʼve laid out for the video, add slides with titles of each of the features you want to include in the video, as well as the content of the intro and outro.

    This would also be a great time to add any graphics, fonts or styles you intend to include, such as your softwareʼs icon or logo. Be sure to position all elements as you would like them to appear in the final video, which is likely centered in the middle of the screen.

    It sure feels like weʼre making some progress! Now letʼs move on to the next part: adding the videos to this slideshow.

    b. Insert Video Content

    Once thatʼs been taken care of, we can move on to adding the slides that will play the actual video demos which were just captured. For this, thereʼs three things you want to take note of:

    i. Positioning & Framing

    Depending on the dimensions of your captured demo clips, you might need to resize them after inserting into Keynote. After resizing, position the video object in the center of the slide and place a frame around it using Keynoteʼs shape tool.

    ii. Trim Length

    You might have gotten more than you need when capturing the demos — thereʼs a handy trim function in within Keynote that can help with this. You can find it by selecting the movie object, and then accessing the Format > Movie option panel found in the top-right of the Keynote window. From there, simply drag the handles of the Trim sectionʼs slider to remove the loose ends of your video clips.

    iii. Uncheck "Start movie on click"

    Lastly, you also want to uncheck said checkbox (found in the same pane as the trim options) so that the movie automatically plays when the slide is entered, enabling our video of a slideshow to proceed smoothly.

    Repeat each of these as necessary for all of your videos in the slideshow. Donʼt worry if your video clips currently arenʼt exactly as youʼd like them: we can make further edits later on in iMovie.

    All in all, this is what my slideshow looked like when I was done:


    Now, for (what I think is the) the fun part: animations!

    c. Animate

    This is where the magic happens — where a slideshow gets turned into a living, breathing self-playing sequence! Iʼve split this section up into these couple of parts:

    i. Object Animations

    Itʼs kind of the point of a video to have things move instead of still frames. Here, we can take advantage of Keynoteʼs animation capabilities to do things like animating in the titles of each of our features. A key point to note here is to configure the build order in each slide such that the animations play out automatically, and in your desired cadence. From the Build Order window, make use of the "Start" and "Delay" settings options to have this work as intended.

    ii. Slide Transitions

    Besides animating objects in our slides, we also want each slide to move on to the next one automatically. To enable this, select the slide in the navigator on the left, and then click on the Animate pane in the top-right. From there, set the "Start Transition" value to "Automatically". You can also add a transition effect here, if you wish.

    iii. Video Clip Durations

    One thing you might notice after having put transitions between slides in place is videos getting cut off before theyʼre done playing. To remedy this, set the automatic transition delay to a duration similar to the length of the video clip on that same slide.

    With all your animations in place, you should be able to hit the "Play" button in Keynote, and have the slideshow play smoothly from start to finish. Go back and add in the missing transitions or animations if this isnʼt the case.

    You can also take this opportunity to review the cadence of the sequences in the animations, and make any necessary edits. Once youʼre happy with the result, we can start moving out of Keynote, by turning this whole slideshow into an actual video file.
  • Convert Keynote Presentation to Video
    If you look in the Keynote menu bar options, under "File > Export To", youʼll notice thereʼs a "Movie..." option which seems convenient for our current objective: to get the slideshow turned into a video file so we can edit and share it.

    However, thatʼs not what weʼre going to be using — videos created using this export option are always of low quality, suffering from low framerate and resolution, making for a below-par viewing experience.

    Here, we can once again put QuickTimeʼs screen recording function to use. Start the screen recording before hitting the Play button in Keynote, and capture the entirety of your slideshow in fullscreen mode. Itʼs okay to have extra unwanted frames at the beginning and end of the screen recording at this stage as we can edit those out later on in iMovie.

    There we have it! A movie file to work with.
  • Add Sound in iMovie
    The main thing we want to do in iMovie is adding sound to our currently silent movie file. Bust out the audio clip you selected earlier, and drag it into the project in iMovie, making sure it lines up with the start of the movie clip.

    If you donʼt want the music abruptly cutting off towards the end of the video, you can set the sound to fade out towards the end by simply dragging a handle on the audio clip:


    Weʼre almost done — just some more quick edits to go in the next step.
  • Apply Finishing Touches
    Besides audio, however, you can also spend some time in iMovie making edits to the video clip. If a segment of it happens to feel too slow, speed that segment of the clip up by adjusting its speed or splicing out unwanted sections of it. You can also add freeze frames to the video which prolongs the duration a certain frame in the video is displayed.

    Play the edited video to assess if further edits are required on top of the ones youʼve already made. Once youʼre happy with what youʼre looking at, great news: youʼre all done!

    Now all we need to do is export the edited video file out from iMovie, by hitting the button with the share icon in the top-right of the window, which will allow you to set export options for the video file. Wait a couple of minutes for that to process, and there you have it: your appʼs very own promo video!

    Now you get to play it back a couple of times for yourself and people around you and feel a slight sense of accomplishment. :)

And there you have it: your own product launch video ready to be shared with the world!

To be fair, Iʼm sure professional video producers will be able find a million things wrong with the end product, but I think itʼs still pretty good given itʼs the result of a one-person, half-day effort. More importantly, itʼs able to fulfill its function of being a short and snappy showcase of your product to new customers who have never used or even seen it before.

Thanks for reading, and I hope youʼve found this sharing helpful!

This article was written with [10]WriteMapper, a mind-mapping app available on macOS, Windows and iPad, which lets you turn your ideas into text documents in no time at all.


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next Saturday 1/5, mark 'yer calendars!

COMING UP Saturday, JAN. 5th, 2019

10am-1pm PST(SLT) / 18.00-21.00 GMT / 19.00-22.00 CET

MYSTERIES of UB experimental TEE VEE

live video watch party at Autonomous Media Playground

MOU No. 37

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with all new HYPNO-IMMERSIVE VISUALS by univac & uBmonkey + WEIRD FILM SHORTS!

The film length is 2 hours from start to finish. Screenings are
broadcast LIVE in realtime using our own video stream.
We also show a few weird & strange film shorts before showtime....

or watch LIVE VIDEO online:

AMP is probably one of the only places in SL you can watch a live video broadcast of EXPERIMENTAL audio-visual FILM & SOUND ART every month as hardly anyone in SL is using this type of live video medium for experimental art in this way in Second Life!

check out pics of past virtual MOU events here:


The AMP cinema features uniquely optimized video screens
so that audience members on all platforms can enjoy a simultaneous and immersive LIVE experience.


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Partout dans le monde, des innovations techniques simples, accessibles et durables sont développées à échelle locale pour répondre à des problématiques vitales, économiques ou environnementales.

Ces solutions, ce sont des** Low-technologies**. Potentiellement utiles à des millions de personnes, elles méritent d’être partagées.

Le Low-tech Lab **se donne pour mission de les **repérer, de les** expérimenter** et de les documenter de façon collaborative afin de les rendre accessibles à tous. L'ensemble de ces documentations sont partagées librement et gratuitement.

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I Built a PVC gun.

the barrel is ~30cm long, it uses twenty match heads and fires a ball of tinfoil.

It’s inspired by the match gun featured in the U.S. Army TM 31-210 Improvised Munition Handbook.

The primer is based on Grant Thompson's Thunder Caps and the gunpowder is made up of 3 parts powdered match heads to 1 part powdered charcoal.

I finished it last week but I didn't have time to make a post. (\^u^)
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Private Server:

Siebdruck: Vom Unikat bis zur Serie,nordtour11816.html
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Ökologische Weihnachtsbäume: Wer jetzt kein' Baum hat … #Weihnachten #Weihnachtsbaum #ökologisch #DIY #Alltag #Gesellschaft


I’m going to find out soon…

I’m up with some idea. Free energy seekers, please let me know what you think. Watch just first half of this presentation, but listen carefully, you will be surprised, its my holidays gift ;)
ps: please do not ask for “step by stem instructions”, this is only for alive brains, dead ones can keep stay in rest.

#free energy #tesla #bifilar #coil #real plasma #magrav #experiment #diy


I'm going to find out soon....

I'm up with some idea. Free energy seekers, please let me know what you think. Watch just first half of this presentation, but listen carefully, you will be surprised, its my holidays gift ;)
ps: please do not ask for "step by stem instructions", this is only for alive brains, dead ones can keep stay in rest.

#free energy #tesla #bifilar #coil #real plasma #experiment #diy