Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Wordles of Presidential Debates 2012

Using the transcripts from The American Presidency Project:
Presidential Debate in Denver, Colorado - October 3, 2012

  • I edited out Mr. Lehrer's questions and comments
  • I separated all words spoken by President Obama and Governor Romney
  • And then I made Wordles. "The size of a word in the visualization is proportional to the number of times the word appears in the input text." - Quote from http://www.wordle.net/faq
President Obama

Governor Romney
Governor Romney Wordle Denver Colorado - October 3, 2012

Made with the help of Wordle.net

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Cost of Living - short film

Have you seen "Cost of Living" yet?
Are you a sci-fi fan?
What are you waiting for?

COST OF LIVING from BenDavid Grabinski on Vimeo.
Please play loud.

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Boo! Facebook (again)

Starting today, Facebook is no longer allowing the connection of the Facebook notes section to blogs to automatically push new blog posts to Facebook. So much for being social and playing nice, huh?

Bad Facebook, bad - I would swat you with a newspaper if I could.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

New Blogger Templates Offer Something a Little Different

Blogger has released what they call Dynamic Views. It allows the viewer of the website to switch between views and experience the blog in different ways.

Live examples:
The only real drag is that you have to change your basic template to one of the set.If you have done serious HTML and CSS design edits to your Blogger site you're going to lose them. However, they mention that they will "be adding more ways to customize Dynamic Views int he coming weeks."

The current option list is:
  • Classic (Gmail): A modern twist on a traditional template, with infinite scrolling and images that load as you go
  • Flipcard (M loves M) - Your photos are tiled across the page and flip to reveal the post title
  • Magazine (Advanced Style) - A clean, elegant editorial style layout 
  • Mosaic (Crosby’s Kitchen) - A mosaic mix of different sized images and text
  • Sidebar (Blogger Buzz Blog) - An email inbox-like view with a reading page for quick scrolling and browsing
  • Snapshot (Canelle et Vanille) - An interactive pinboard of your posts 
  • Timeslide (The Bleary-Eyed Father) - A horizontal view of your posts by time period

Read all about it on Blogger Buzz: Dynamic Views: seven new ways to share your blog with the world