Category Archives: Video

5 x 5 Anthem East Trail

0 minutes, 41 seconds

Ever since Hans showed me the way with his 5×5 of Sibley, I’ve been mildly obsessed with this format. It’s so quick to put together and forces to you to think about what’s really necessary to tell the story. That said, I think I failed in my recent attempt to tell a *good* story, but it was really fun to shoot and even more fun to ride:

Video was shot just a 10 minute ride from our house in Henderson, NV on/around Anthem East Trail (PDF). I’m spending all my rides (all 3 of them) exploring this area as it’s so close to our house.

Video is 1080/30P and shot on my “Faux Pro” (ya know, instead of a Go Pro), my new Galaxy S3 in an OtterBox. I never would have though of shooting first person cycling videos, but the Otter clipped so nicely on my camel back strap!

Spider web and Hard Drives

0 minutes, 13 seconds

What to do on a sunny weekend? Why, hose down your local spider web, line up hard drives and take videos and photos of them all, of course! It is pretty insane just how fast that hard drive head moves. Check out the video below.

Oil, Water and tasty Vodka

0 minutes, 36 seconds

Well, OK, not all three together. First up, while doing dishes some hot water hit some congealed butter at the bottom of a Pyrex. The butter melted, but not into tiny particles, but into larger circles. It was memorizing. Well, it was for dorks like me, have a looksee:

Now on to the tasty Vodka. This is slight variation on the standard Cosmo:

  • 1 part Imperia vodka
  • 1 part Cointreau
  • 1 part cranberry cocktail
  • Juice from 1/2 a small lime

The best part? I’d tried to do the same with tripple sec and a lemon the night before and my super cool wife bought me the right proper Cointreau and a lime. I came home to find this (see first pic) which I had to make into a tasty drink using the above proportions:

How to embed Vimeo Videos: The hard way

0 minutes, 48 seconds

I’ve been chatting with my friend about how to embed Vimeo videos on his site. He was trying to figure a way to do html5 and flash and auto-detect if you’re a desktop browser or a mobile browser (or an iPad). By using JavaScript he could show the user the right video. I’ve accepted this challenge and I introduce: Plip’s Vimeo JavaScript Embedder v.01. One thing I didn’t do was scour the Vimeo forums to see if this had been done. What I did set out to do was:

  • Learn Vimeo Simple API
  • Write code some one had requested
  • Have a programming goal that I could prove could be done in just one night

Arguably, I may not have achieved the last item as I actually haven’t tested it on a mobile device yet (yeah, I’m a lazy, lazy man), but I’m pretty sure it’ll work on a WebKit device.

It should be noted, I don’t think I’m a very good JavaScript coder and this is version .01. Even so, should I add a “JavaScript” category?!