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)

grove body part chart, sari grove, joseph grove, grovecanada, anatomy, medicine
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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Grove Body Part Chart:A Medical Arts Innovation

Sari Grove:regarding Cruelty testing on animals, humans or plants…

First do no harm…The tenet has been broken…They should have their licences revoked…

“Feeding rodents bad food that is laced with pesticide is called cruelty to animals…

Healing rodents who have already eaten bad food laced with pesticide is science…

Know the difference…

The object of science used to be to heal…

That was the goal…

To have twisted this mission into justifying cruel & unusual experiments on animals or humans, as science, is a perversion of what was once a noble profession…

Know the difference…

These are not scientists, they are vivisectionists…

The “Brown Shirts” did some wonderful testing on humans too…

Shall we applaud them in the name of science?”

The answer is no…

Cruel laboratory testing on animals, humans & plants needs to stop…

Any doctor who participates is violating the oath they took when they got their licence as such their licence should be revoked…

Those who do not know about the oath, First do no harm, need to shut up…

Regarding the Sacred aspect of art relationships:

The buyer has to be sacred too…
I mean, choose wisely who you are going to allow to buy your work…
A special repeat collector left her coffee cup in my studio after buying several works…
I was about to throw it away, but noticed it had writing on it…
Apparently Starbucks had been putting deep thought quotes on their outer cup…
I kept that cup & still have it today in my locker area…
The quote itself moved me at the time, enough to have sacred feelings once again for this collector…
Some sort of sign this lady was holy…
God is in the details…
Remember also to be a sacred collector…
A gallery owner who is now a PHD & teaching gender issues in a university here smelled so nice while I was being introduced…
Squeaky clean too…Tall & cool & fresh from living in Colorado air…
I remember that sacred quality about her…
The very first time I asked Art Biz Coach what she thought about my work, she wrote back “handsome”…
How many times had I asked the very same question to new possibles, only to get a dumb answer…
A compliment right at the beginning of a relationship is so important to confirming future direction…
So many years later, I ventured forth with pictures of some new work in the medical arts field…
Art Biz Coach encouraged me in that direction…
Without that support, I might still be looking only at pure aesthetics…
But emboldened once again by a compliment, I have another decades worth of gas in my belly to move forward…(that came out wrong! ha!, & once again, worse!-sounds like I am flatulent!)
Another sacred relationship…
Of course, Ariadne(I love mythology so your name brings me back) the gentle wise spider here has been sacred from the beginning…
The web of silvery dust sprinkles gets woven here with toil & muscle…
It glistens in the sun…Ah, sacred writings…
I can only be good as an artist because of those who have been good to me…

http://smartistcareerblog.com/2013/10/weekly-smartips-why-selling-art-is-sacred/

So you want to design something in Blender to 3d print at Shapeways

http://youtu.be/ZnCf-5G7DYc This is the most excellent tutorial by Jonathan Williamson about how to model for 3d printing in Blender…My steps come from this video…

Blender is a free 3d animation software…

Shapeways is a company that will 3d print a design you make in Blender…

Very very basic first steps in Blender(WE are using the default cube as an example & the sizes of things are based on a  teeny tiny minimal size 3d print-really the smallest thing you might want to have made):

Step 1: In SCENE -change your UNITS to METRIC

Step 2: In the Properties Panel (N) change your DIMENSIONS to x: 4 cm  y: 4 cm z: 4 cm

Step 3: In VIEW, ALIGN VIEW, VIEW SELECTED

Step 4: In Properties Panel again (N), in View there, at CLIP: Change START: 1 mm (change start to 1 mm)

Step 5: Add Modifier, SOLIDIFY (Also change to Wireframe mode to see the inside of the cube)

Step 6: Hit CONTROL A, SCALE

Step 7: In Solidify change THICKNESS to 0.7 mm (Shapeways minimum thickness) (Note, Blender will change that reading to 700 um don’t worry)…

Step 8: (Go to solid mode), Go to Edit Mode, SELECT the BOTTOM FACE, Hit “I” for INSET, that creates an inset that you can adjust the size of…

Step 9: Your ESCAPE HOLE (the Inset at the bottom face) has to be minimum 2 mm …You can make it bigger…(Say 4 mm)…

Step 10: If you are measuring your inset hole, use S to scale, Hit SHIFT S, SELECTION TO GRID (this will snap your inset hole to the nearest grid edge)

Step 11: With your Inset Hole (Escape Hole) Selected, the face, Hit X, then DELETE FACE…This makes a hole in the bottom of your Cube…

Step 12: The hole in the bottom of the cube is important, integral, because the cube should be hollow & the 3d printers need a hole for the middle stuff to be removed from…So you MUST have a hole in the bottom of your sculpture for it to be hollowed out!!! (Escape Hole it is called)…

Ok at this point you can EXPORT your file according to what Shapeways wants…File, Export, then choose the one you want…(OBJ, STL,COLLADA)…

Note: Shapeways has specific parameters of what they want from Blender…They also have a tutorial…Must read! Really…

3d print
Here is what your hollowed out cube looks like in Wireframe Mode in Blender…Notice the hole in the Bottom…This file is ready to print…