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More of The Same, But Different!

Posted by foreualways on June 10, 2011

It seems when I post a personal blog it doesn’t get as much attention as when I post a blog about Sony being hacked, or a virus on the Mac’s and things of that kind of stuff get some attention. Now I am not looking to blog to see how many readers, ‘Likes’, and followers I can get. That being said, I do like the attention when I receive it!

Now my last post received the most attention, more then any of my other personal post.

So I thought I would include some new variations to the same concept of multiple people in the same picture.

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My nephews and my niece, now so you know they do not have twins! I have some other idea’s in mind, and maybe I’ll get to them….

So do you like to get creative with your photo’s?

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

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How To Create A Photo With Multiple Copies Of The Same People.

Posted by foreualways on June 3, 2011

Here some photographs that I had some fun with a few weeks ago. In the first one you can see my son and granddaughter and 2 nephews. There is only one of him, not triplets!

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This can be achieved in a matter of minutes once you know how using any photo editing software that has layer masks (Photoshop $700, Photoshop Elements $100, Gimp Free, Paint.Net Free, and what I used to do this Corel Paint Shop X3 Ultimate $100 this currently is on special for $40 full version) Note; See my comment below in the comment section concerning the new pricing on this product!!!

Now this next one is my grandson and 2 nephews outside, which was even easier because the light stayed the same for each shot. The one above was a bit different because the sensor kept changing the light exposure.

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In both pictures I took 3 different photos minutes if not seconds apart and then combined them using layer masks in Paint Shop Pro X3.

Here a video I did (sorry no sound – it my first video) using the picture above!

Any questions, comments or suggestions…well let me know!

Also if you would like a tutorial of this in a step by step, written format with pictures I can provide that!

This is my first video tutorial as I usually do this in a written format, so please bare with the minor mistake…Thank You!

The video was recorded with a freeware package called Cam Studio and you can read about it here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CamStudio.

Have a Great Day and Thanks for Stopping By………..

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Bobs 16 Rules

Posted by foreualways on September 4, 2009

1.
Get and stay out of your comfort zone.
 
I
believe that not much happens of any significance when we’re in our
comfort zone.  I hear people say, "But I’m concerned about security." 
My response to that is simple: "Security is for cadavers."
2.
Never give up.
 
Almost
nothing works the first time it’s attempted.  Just because what you’re
doing does not seem to be working, doesn’t mean it won’t work.  It just
means that it might not work the way you’re doing it.  If it was easy,
everyone would be doing it, and you wouldn’t have an opportunity.
3.
When you’re ready to quit, you’re closer than you think.
 
There’s
an old Chinese saying that I just love, and I believe it is so true. 
It goes like this: "The temptation to quit will be greatest just before
you are about to succeed."
4.
With
regard to whatever worries you, not only accept the worst thing that
could happen, but make it a point to quantify what the worst thing
could be.
 
Very
seldom will the worst consequence be anywhere near as bad as a cloud of
"undefined consequences."  My father would tell me early on, when I was
struggling and losing my shirt trying to get Parsons Technology going,
"Well, Robert, if it doesn’t work, they can’t eat you."
5.
Focus on what you want to have happen.
 
Remember that old saying, "As you think, so shall you be."
6.
Take things a day at a time.
 
No
matter how difficult your situation is, you can get through it if you
don’t look too far into the future, and focus on the present moment. 
You can get through anything one day at a time.
7.
Always be moving forward.
 
Never
stop investing.  Never stop improving.  Never stop doing something
new.  The moment you stop improving your organization, it starts to
die.  Make it your goal to be better each and every day, in some small
way.  Remember the Japanese concept of Kaizen.  Small daily
improvements eventually result in huge advantages.
8.
Be quick to decide.
 
Remember
what General George S. Patton said: "A good plan violently executed
today is far and away better than a perfect plan tomorrow."
9.
Measure everything of significance.
 
I swear this is true.  Anything that is measured and watched, improves.
10.
Anything that is not managed will deteriorate.
 
If
you want to uncover problems you don’t know about, take a few moments
and look closely at the areas you haven’t examined for a while.  I
guarantee you problems will be there.
11.
Pay attention to your competitors, but pay more attention to what you’re doing.
 
When you look at your competitors, remember that everything looks perfect at a distance.
Even the planet Earth, if you get far enough into space, looks like a peaceful place.
12.
Never let anybody push you around.
 
In
our society, with our laws and even playing field, you have just as
much right to what you’re doing as anyone else, provided that what
you’re doing is legal.
13.
Never expect life to be fair.
 
Life
isn’t fair.  You make your own breaks.  You’ll be doing good if the
only meaning fair has to you, is something that you pay when you get on
a bus (i.e., fare).
14.
Solve your own problems.
 
You’ll
find that by coming up with your own solutions, you’ll develop a
competitive edge.  Masura Ibuka, the co-founder of SONY, said it best:
"You never succeed in technology, business, or anything by following
the others."  There’s also an old Asian saying that I remind myself of
frequently.  It goes like this: "A wise man keeps his own counsel."
15.
Don’t take yourself too seriously.
 
Lighten up.  Often, at least half of what we accomplish is due to luck.
None of us are in control as much as we like to think we are.
16.
There’s always a reason to smile.
 
Find it.  After all, you’re really lucky just to be alive.  Life is short.  More and more, I agree with my little brother.
He always reminds me: "We’re not here for a long time, we’re here for a good time!"

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Uploading Photos – IE TAB

Posted by foreualways on December 29, 2008

Ways to get multiple photos on your Windows Live Space account.

  1. Windows Live Photo Gallery
  2. Internet Explorer
  3. Firefox and IE TAB

Well for one I still do not have Photo Gallery Beta working. It still crashes, see my previous blogs.

I don’t know about you all but with what going on with IE latest drama, I try not using it.

And #3 whether or not this is subject to the same problems that are plaguing IE, I don’t know! So beware and use at your own risk!

I use Firefox 3, the most current version for almost all my browsing and I came across a “extension” for Firefox call IE TAB.
What it does is simulate IE, while using Internet Explorer and uploading your multiple photos to your Live Space account, you have the ability to “drag and drop” your pictures. Which is cool, I really like that feature, in fact the only other site I know of that uses that is Multiply. That where Microsoft sent all the MSN Groups to. Anyways….

So if you use Firefox and you get and install the IE TAB (which has over 17 million users), all you do is sign into your Live Space account and go to the upload file section that looks like this one…….

Then when you right click the tab….

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Now you click on Switch rendering engine and you will get this….

Now if you used Internet Explorer and Live Space before to upload pictures, the above screenshot should look familiar to you!

All you do is drag and drop from Windows Explorer or whatever photo organizing program you use, i.e. Google’s Picasa.
When your all done you simply right click on the tab of said window and click on “Switch rendering engine” again and you will be back to Firefox!
Notice on the tab from the above screenshot that it is the IE logo. That one of the ways of telling in case you forget which your in, IE or Firefox.

Now some additional notes;

  • It came already with urls in the extension, which means it will automatically switch to the IE rendering engine and since I didn’t want that. I wanted to switch on my own, I removed them all! See screenshot below…
  • If I left the stuff in there they it switch when ever it wanted to!
  • There still are some bugs in it. Like the only I’ve come across is after I switch back to Firefox, it comes up with a 404 error. All I simply do it use the navigational arrows and go back a page or 2.

 

See screenshot below…

These are the only settings and they can be found in two places, 1)I your add on windows in Firefox and 2) Under Tools.

Ok that about it, if you interested then all you need is the link. There are 2 places to get it from, one is from IE TAB webpage and the other is Firefox add-in site. You have the links for both and you can just Live Search or Google it as well!

 

If you have a any questions concerning my post, please feel free to contact me.

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