NO NO NO NO NO, fixed the Mobile App for readability & am learning what things mean in codeland…

So…

Late last night I go to check our new Mobile App I’m so proud of…

Realize…Can’t read a thing…

Icons are pretty but words are microscopic…

ARGH!

Confirm with Joseph…He’s like:”Can’t read it”…

“I know”…

So late last night I’m creating all new Icon assets in high contrast black text on white snowy backdrops with some ice for texture…

Thank God my Mum took that awesome iPhone pic of me with the two swans last week!

I needed some blue light, Northern, sunny, & the look she took was perfect…

Used this for every icon backdrop…! Yay MOMs!

Loaded it all up, republished the APP, went to sleep…

Woke up 6:30 am…OH NO…Have to re-record the contest submission video…Redo whole thing…Resubmit all…

Waaah…

But did it…(I actually stuck it in the APP after…It’s a good video I did…You can see the video within the APP if you do the first QUIZ, click SUBMIT, the page then whisks you to the entry submission video with an awesome SONG(by Ryan Huston, called Do what you love, from the album THIS LIFE)…

The APP is at bwell.mobi/grove

Now if you go to the APP on a desktop you get this page on the internet…

It has a Flash Gordon Icon, it has a description of the APP, it has a screenshot which is buggy & is not showing right now, & it has some weird choices which I am trying to figure out…

Ok first choice is DOWNLOAD the APP…

I got something called an APK file…Couldn’t open it…It was labelled grove.apk

Found out if I just change the apk to ZIP I can open it…

I’m on a Mac snow leopard desktop…10.6.8

So just change the name of the ending of the file from APK to ZIP…

Double click now it opens & you get all the ASSETS of the APP…

Neat…All my custom icons, their custom icons(their is Infinite Monkeys the App creator service I use…)

next choice is…

email link…

That one opens up my email server on my computer & puts a whole message in it…

You can see in the picture what it will say…2nd picture from the top…

The third choice is send link by SMS which means short message service, or something like that…

I don’t use SMS so I am not sure what to put in the box…Their phone number? Their email address? I’m guessing a phone number maybe that this is a text message thingy…

I will update this post when I doublecheck that…(ok, yes…From a desktop computer, just type in the cell phone number of the person you want to send the SMS to…That will send them a text message with a link to this awesome App…)

Last choice is View HTML APP…

That gives you the whole app but you can see it right away, from your Safari or Firefox or whatever browser you are on & it is totally interactive & totally works just like the app will on your iphone or other mobile device like Ipad or tablet or Android like your Samsung Galaxy phone…

So that is neat…

grovebodypartchart app

bwell.mobi/grove

sari grove

joseph grove

“The award winning film based on the bestselling book”

How to put a PayPal button on WordPress.com or in an email, like in a MailChimp mailing…

First you need the EMAIL version of the button code that PayPal spits out when you create your button…It comes out as a link…

(Make sure to click when making your PayPal button the “Save button at Paypal” choice in Step 2 of button creation…)

Then you need the IMAGE code for whatever button you want…I took the Make a Donation button code & used it below…

Then put that image in…The code…

Then in the Visual editor, not html or code editor, LINK that Image with the PayPal button link code you created in the create a button section of Paypal…

It works…Both on WordPress.com & if you send yourself an email…The only thing is you may have to click on “Load Images” for the Image of the button to show up…

Here is the LInk to the original post about how to put a PayPal button on WordPress.com http://en.support.wordpress.com/paypal/

Here is what the code looks like in WordPress.com if I put it in the Visual editor instead of the Text editor…

It also works in an email…(My email provider fastmail.fm has an html or Rich text setting choice-I’m guessing most do)…

<code><a href=”https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&amp;hosted_button_id=63KXJ2SQ44L3E”><img alt=”Make a Donation Button” src=”https://www.paypal.com/en_US/i/btn/x-click-but21.gif&#8221; /></a>(if you appreciate being able to read our book online, say so by sending us a monetary thank you!Sari Grove)</code>

Here is the button when I put it in the Text editor…(I hit “code” before adding any code in here)

Make a Donation Button(if you appreciate being able to watch our movie online, say so by sending us a monetary thank you!Sari Grove)

A way better version of our book…(Who knew editing was like a year’s worth of finickiting?)

Make a Donation Button(if you appreciate being able to read our book online, say so by sending us a monetary thank you!Sari Grove)

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As a for example of how the grove body part chart works

*DO YOU WANT TO LET YOUR READERS BE ABLE TO TRANSLATE YOUR ENTIRE WORDPRESS.COM BLOG? HERE IS HOW TO DO THAT…

For WordPress.com (not wordpress,org!)

ADD a NEW PAGE (to your blog)

Name that page “TRANSLATE”

In the Post part, switch to the text mode (Not the Visual mode)

Click the tiny “Code” button because you are adding code

Now paste this code into your post…(start at the word <code> below)!

*(Last step, CHANGE EVERY TIME YOU SEE MY BLOG ADDRESS “GROVEGROVE”, TO YOUR BLOG ADDRESS ie: Imsogreatblog.wordpress.com INSTEAD of grovegrove.wordpress.com) in every line below…)
<code>Translate this blog into different languages…</code>

<a title=”Arabic” href=”http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&amp;langpair=en|ar&amp;u=https://grovegrove.wordpress.com/”>العربية</a>

<a title=”Bulgarian” href=”http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&amp;langpair=en|bg&amp;u=https://grovegrove.wordpress.com/”>
Български</a>

<a title=”Chinese Simplified” href=”http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&amp;langpair=en|zh-CN&amp;u=https://grovegrove.wordpress.com/”>中文(简体)</a>

<a title=”Chinese Traditional” href=”http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&amp;langpair=en|zh-TW&amp;u=https://grovegrove.wordpress.com/”>中文(繁體)</a>

<a title=”Croatian” href=”http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&amp;langpair=en|hr&amp;u=https://grovegrove.wordpress.com”>Hrvatski</a>

<a title=”Czech” href=”http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&amp;langpair=en|cs&amp;u=https://grovegrove.wordpress.com/”>Česky</a>

<a title=”Danish” href=”http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&amp;langpair=en|da&amp;u=https://grovegrove.wordpress.com/”>Dansk</a>

<a title=”Dutch” href=”http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&amp;langpair=en|nl&amp;u=https://grovegrove.wordpress.com/”>Nederlands</a>

<a title=”Finnish” href=”http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&amp;langpair=en|fi&amp;u=https://grovegrove.wordpress.com/”>Suomi</a>

<a title=”French” href=”http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&amp;langpair=en|fr&amp;u=https://grovegrove.wordpress.com/”>Français</a>

<a title=”German” href=”http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&amp;langpair=en|de&amp;u=https://grovegrove.wordpress.com/”>Deutsch</a>

<a title=”Greek” href=”http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&amp;langpair=en|el&amp;u=https://grovegrove.wordpress.com/”>Ελληνική</a>

<a title=”Hindi” href=”http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&amp;langpair=en|hi&amp;u=https://grovegrove.wordpress.com/”>
हिन्दी</a>

<a title=”Italian” href=”http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&amp;langpair=en|it&amp;u=https://grovegrove.wordpress.com/”>
Italiano</a>

<a title=”Japanese” href=”http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&amp;langpair=en|ja&amp;u=https://grovegrove.wordpress.com/”>
日本語</a>

<a title=”Korean” href=”http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&amp;langpair=en|ko&amp;u=https://grovegrove.wordpress.com/”>한국어</a>

<a title=”Norwegian” href=”http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&amp;langpair=en|no&amp;u=https://grovegrove.wordpress.com/”>Norsk</a>

<a title=”Polish” href=”http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&amp;langpair=en|po&amp;u=https://grovegrove.wordpress.com/”>Polski</a>

<a title=”Portuguese” href=”http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&amp;langpair=en|pt&amp;u=https://grovegrove.wordpress.com/”>Português</a>

<a title=”Romanian” href=”http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&amp;langpair=en|ro&amp;u=https://grovegrove.wordpress.com/”>Română</a>

<a title=”Russian” href=”http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&amp;langpair=en|ru&amp;u=https://grovegrove.wordpress.com/”>
Русский</a>

<a title=”Spanish” href=”http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&amp;langpair=en|es&amp;u=https://grovegrove.wordpress.com/”>
Español</a>

<a title=”Swedish” href=”http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&amp;langpair=en|sv&amp;u=https://grovegrove.wordpress.com/”>Svenska</a>

The idea &amp; code for this page came from the author of this WordPress.com blog <a href=”http://ismailimail.wordpress.com/&#8221; rel=”nofollow”>http://ismailimail.wordpress.com/</a> Thank you!

If your BLOG is NOT in English, you have to CHANGE THE CODE ABOVE…The picture below shows maybe someone with a SWEDISH BLOG…So the example shows swedish to english…You change the first code letters to the language code of your language, ie: Sv is for Swedish…

If you want it to translate into English, the code for English is EN…

So, you put SV  then after the line, EN…for Swedish to English…

You can figure out the codes by looking at the script above which is English to other languages…Just look for the two letters after the En, that is the code for whatever language is mentioned…

http://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/how-to-add-google-translator-gadget-to-my-wp-blog?replies=32 This is the original forum post where ISMAILI explained his method…There is a link down that page to a newer post about it, where someone coded with flags(not perfect though yet!)

http://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/translate-your-blog-into-different-languages?replies=2Here is the direct link to the newer post (with the flag code too)

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Corrections, Revisions, Research, & the Future of Medicine in the Arts

https://app.box.com/s/6j98y7wf7q49zoz3zocy This link brings you to our Box.net account, where you will see a preview of the new book, which contains ‘Corrections, Revisions, Research, & the Future of Medicine in the Arts’…The “Corrections” refer back to the first book, the Grove Body Part Chart:A Medical Arts Innovation, which you may have already read or heard about…

The new book is under review right now on CreateSpace.com …(but they only have 24 pages so far)…

The linked version is now 34 pages long at 16.74 megabytes about…Here is that link again…

Corrections, Revisions, Research, & the Future of Medicine in the Arts

https://app.box.com/s/6j98y7wf7q49zoz3zocy

Grove Body Part Chart:Research (the almost official new title)!

Full Dynamic Range App & our book!

book covers

http://fdrtools.com/fdrtools_basic_e.php

Ok, so what does Full Dynamic Range mean?

Sometimes they are called High Dynamic Range Images, or HDRI…The word “FULL” is just another variant of “High”…

So what is an HDRI? Or a FDRI?

Ok, so what it basically means is that, for example, you put your camera on a tripod & took a picture of your kitchen…

Then you changed the exposure setting, to much brighter & took the same picture…

Then you lowered the exposure to darker & took another picture…

All the pictures are in the exact same position, just different exposures…

Ok, so then you download FDR app, which is free for the Basic one…

Then open the program & click “Images”, “Open” & choose your three pictures of your kitchen at 3 different settings…

The app loads them in, then choose “Align”…This makes sure they are lined up as well as possible…

From there you can tweak all sorts of settings if you want…But if you just want your Full Dynamic Range image, choose “Save” & you are good to go…

Now in the picture above, I messed around a bit…I did use 3 pictures of the front cover of the book, but I also had a 4th picture, of the back of the book…

So you get sort of a ghostly image of the back cover seeping through the front cover…This was an accident actually, but I thought it was neat so I posted it…

Generally speaking you might use the FDR image app to show a scene or object in a more intense way-having all the range of exposures really shows the image better & in more depth…

Or you can have fun with it & put layers over layers, using a slightly different image…Interesting effect eh?

Tip: If you Google Free HDRI images you can get some to download & take a look at how cool they are…

http://www.aversis.be/hdri/hdri-free-monthly-hdr-map.htm 042-lussan-street-shade

Tip2: Try taking 3 different exposures of your work of art & making an FDR image with those…Can make your works of art look more intense & also show the full range of colours that may be hidden with the single exposure photos…

Oh, the book, is free to read now, at http://www.grovecanada.ca …(I did a french translation version which can be downloaded-I used Google translate, so it ain’t perfect, but better than I could do myself I think…)

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Recent Comment by Sari on our Facebook Page…

Like us here to get more juicy comments like this! http://facebook.com/sarigrove

This Comment is about pricing works of art:

“Ok for me every piece is different, so I don’t like to use a formula across the board…It is very useful to track things, a pen & paper & a clock…You need to write down all your material costs…

Track the time it took to make the work…This gives you a starting place…A bare minimum cost price…You spent 200 dollars on materials & worked for 8 hours…If your minimum wage is say 10 dollars per hour, then your bare minimum to get costs back is like 280 bucks…

Now you start adding things to that number…Overhead is a weird one…But throw in a number…Now are you selling directly or are you paying someone (gallery) to sell for you?

Depending on how many levels a collector has to go through to buy your work, artists will multiply their base number by 1(selling directly no change), 2 (starting out with a gallery), 3(already been to the party & sells well) or more…Now, write those numbers down, each one for each case…Look at them…Which number are you? At that point, there is a “feel” to the numbers…

Ok now if you are with a venue or gallery, go see how other artists are pricing there…

If your numbers are way off theirs then either you are in the wrong place or your numbers need to be modified…

Now you end up with some number you like that sounds fair & reasonable but you still make a profit…

Ok, so you have your low minimum & your high I want to get that number…

Know those two numbers…If you are selling directly, & a collector wants one particular piece, then you have a range…

If your low is 280 & your high is 840, & the collector has exactly 600 dollars to spend, then you then know that you can do that…

I have found that everyone has their own numbers (the collector), & that it pays to be aware of that & your own so you can bargain if need be…I use a range…

If I stick on one high number, I will have people walking away…Now if you work with a gallery, they do this for you…

They bargain…They will ask your permission to do so…I always say yes…Now I don’t bargain if I have pre-set the number to something low…

The longer you work, the more likely they are to just pay your high number without asking…

Remember: Each work of art is unique & different…Pricing by formula makes it seem that they are all the same…

But each one took longer or shorter, took more materials or less, or you used gold foil on one, or you had to learn a new technique for one-so just because a collector got one price for one work doesn’t mean that they get the same price for a different work…

It also depends on how much you want to make the sale, where is the work going (a museum?), & so on…(take all this with a grain of salt please!)”…

Node Editor in Blender 2.67b…

Ok so Blender 2.67b…The Node Editor…(Blender is free 3d animation software, game engine, & photo tweaker too)…

In the Screencast video I show 3 nodes…The Viewer node, which you can plug in to see your work live(but I unplug it & replug in the Output node to see the work in Render-if you don’t plug Output back in you get the black screen-which you will see happen in the video)…The Blur node, which increases blur(blur can make something look more like a memory, or more ephemeral, or prettier)…The Hue Adjust node which will allow you to manually saturate or desaturate colours using the little curve in the node…So it’s like Photoshop or the Gnu Image Manipulation program or even iPhoto-Blender can be used for photo tweaking too!

Screen Recording

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