Explain Everything will support projects in portrait orientation. As an experiment, I created a couple of objects to simulate a window (with some slightly opaque rectangles to simulate glass). Then I inserted a video object behind it and opened and closed the window. I also attempted to adjust the volume of the video while recording to mimic a change in noise. Here is a project file you can download and use when the update gets released very soon!
Even though I learned it (or perhaps re-learned it) back in July when the episode first taped, being under pressure does not help one think clearly. In hindsight I think I could have avoided using lifelines on all of the questions leading up to the one which finally had me walk away, but at the same time I resorted to my poker-playing habit: rely on skill to get in the money, rely on luck to win big. By relying on skill, you put yourself in position enough times to get lucky.
You see, as unlucky (perhaps) as some of my confusion at the time was, how lucky that I got a math question for 30,000!
Also last week I redesigned the website with a logo and some other branding items. I will introduce a mailing list which each week will send my five 'themed' posts in some sort of easy to read digest. I'm using Mailchimp, but I did not find the auto-RSS feed to be very attractive so I will curate the email so that it looks presentable. I won't send one until I actually get a subscriber, but I will do a post (perhaps on Friday as a non rhyming explanation poem), of the format and purpose of my musings.
Here is an explanation of my thinking through the first 8 questions on the first episode of Who Wants to be Millionaire which aired yesterday. Since it's Friday today I have written it in modified iambic tetrameter.
I will explain my thoughts and plans
I put together this 1 minute track for the background of an Explain Everything promotional video for an event in January.
This was inspired by analog programming activities where participants need to sequence up to a certain number of cards to get a character from a starting point to the end. The template is designed so that you can duplicate the slides and create a series of 'levels', each with increasing difficulty. Here is the XPL file which you can download and remix.
I ordered (or am planning to order) a few fun things that I either learned about or was reminded about last week. Since I am also in the process of helping create a 60-second video that tells a story, I'll let these three videos tell the story of the products.
Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes
The third offsets the schedule
by about a third of a day.
An accordion like scramble in my calendar
to make things fit in a way
for loops to close,
to write poems and prose,
and squeeze in some time to play.
I've been struggling to create a voice-over for a 'Weather Report' project in Explain Everything. I thought maybe I'd just put some instrumental music behind it, but then I figured out a way to do the voice-over, so here is the track that would have been used.
In our chapter on designing and caring for spaces, Steve tells the story of my Startup 101 students and how they took ownership of the space.
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