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Adding a Flickr Slideshow to a WordPress.com Blog

In a previous posting I mentioned Flickr slideshows, I also mentioned that WordPress.com blogs couldn’t use the code, as WordPress.com stripped it out.Well look here I have embedded a Flickr slideshow into this blog entry. I used Vodpod to do this.

[vodpod id=Groupvideo.1585184&w=425&h=350&fv=lang%3Den-us%26flickr_notracking%3Dtrue%26flickr_target%3D_self%26nsid%3D25498841%40N00%26textV%3D58886%26ispro%3D0%26magisterLudi%3D2f04d5dddb974180d1ea045693cc5a13%26auth_hash%3D5ba3bff7bd1e772be8c720b10a569824%26set_id%3D72157600120571739%26page_show_back_url%3D%252Fphotos%252Fjamesclay%252Fsets%252F72157600120571739%252F%26page_show_url%3D%252Fphotos%252Fjamesclay%252Fsets%252F72157600120571739%252Fshow%252F%26minH%3D100%26minW%3D100]

more about “James F Clay’s slideshow on Flickr“, posted with vodpod

Edit: had a few issues with this blog post, hope it is working now.

Edit 2: think I may have solved the problem.

WordPress App on the iPod touch

As you may have already seen, with the new WordPress App for the iPhone and the iPod touch, it is possible to easily blog from the iPhone or the iPod.

Wordpress App on the iPod touch

The interface is not fantastic, though having looked a little more into it, if you had an iPhone (it has a camera) you can add photos quite easily; from the iPod touch you can only (obviously) use images stored on the device.

Wordpress App on the iPod touch

I am reasonably impressed with the app and if it allows me to blog more easily and more often then that can only make my blog better (or will it).

Posting from my iPod touch

With the release of firmware 2.0 for the iPhone and iPod touch you can now install third party applications on your device.

One which has just been released is a WordPress app which allows you to write and publish blog entries from your iPhone or iPod touch as I am doing now.

Seems to work well so far.

Though it has to be said that typing on an iPod touch is not fantastic, and without copy and paste means you can’t copy stuff from another application or the web.

My Top Ten Applications for e-Learning

My top ten applications which I use to create and support the use of e-learning are…

Keynote – a superb presentation package, not matter how many times I start creating a presentation in PowerPoint, I virtually always end up in Keynote. The latest version (iWork ’08) is a real improvement on the previous version and I will admit I do like the audience going “ooh” when I use the cube transition.

Toast – not only a superb disk burning piece of software, but extremely capable of converting a range of video file formats and doing it well. Another useful video conversion tool I have started using is VisualHub.

EyeTV – though Windows Media Centre (and now Vista) has a much better interface, the versatility, the editing and exporting functionality make EyeTV the only real choice when it comes to recording and editing television. Combined with Toast and VisualHub you suddenly can record, edit and watch that video wherever, whenever and on whatever you want.

Dreamweaver – steep learning curve, but if you need to get your hands dirty with HTML and websites then this package is perfect. Though I do like Dreamweaver, I know with web tools such as WordPress and Drupal tools such as Dreamweaver are becoming less essential than they were in the past.

Fireworks – For manipulating images for the web then I go with Fireworks every time. Can also be used to create simple animated gifs. I do use PhotoShop, but for web image editing I always start Fireworks first.

Firefox (with Safari a close second and Flock in third place) – I can’t work with non-tabbed browsers, so on the PC it’s Firefox all the time, on the Mac I mainly use Safari. Safari with it’s .mac integration allows me to share my bookmarks over multiple computers and over the web. Now Safari (in beta) is available for Window and I like how Safari for Windows looks almost exactly like Safari for the Mac. Flock is for me relatively new and I do like the integration with online tools such as Flickr, del.icio.us and WordPress.

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