Saturday, July 18, 2009

4 Things I Learned This Week--Part 28

Birds


When reading Mountain Man Mondays, What's That In Your Hand I found out that birds like grape jelly! I also found out that woodpeckers like to eat upside down!

Softball Tip


When we played softball last Saturday, I picked up this tip from the opposing team. Their pitcher was having trouble finding the "handle" on a slow rolling ball and not facing first base but heard the first baseman yelling to him. I overheard him say after the inning that hearing her voice helped him to know where to throw the ball and was able to get our runner out. Since I play first, this is a tip I tucked away.

Tennis Site


I discovered this great site for tennis players: www.tennis.com/yourgame. It has a lot of instruction in forms of articles, videos and a whole archive to "Tips of the Week."

Digital Camera


I finally got around to loading the photo loader software and reading the manual for my digital camera while on vacation this week. I learned how to add audio to a photo. I can play it on the computer but don't know how to upload it here. I also found out I can crop and resize pictures right on the camera! There's also a feature to take movies and upload them directly to YouTube but I haven't decided if I want to do that yet. I'd have to install more software and don't want it messing up my Flip stuff. Does anyone have any experience with this?

4 comments:

Mountain Woman said...

I have a new digital camera and I also have to sit down and read the instructions. I have no clue what I'm doing.
Thanks for the reference to my blog. When I read birds ate grape jelly, I thought maybe they'd eat boysenberry which we had but they wouldn't. I'm not sure what it is about the grape jelly but they do like it.
Have a wonderful weekend.

Daisy said...

We always upload our video into the computer, edit it there, and then upload it to YouTube.

BeadedTail said...

Interesting facts about the birds! I need to read my digital camera instructions one of these days!

Karen & Gerard zemek said...

Mountain Woman: You'd be surprised I bet what all the camera can do. I liked it better when there was a printed manual, now it's on a disk you have to put in your computer and read that way. It does help they have it bookmarked so you can easily jump to whatever section you want to read. And yes, I found it really interesting that birds like GRAPE jelly!

Daisy: That's how I do mine too. With my Flip camera, I then save it to my computer, then use the computer moviemk program to edit it and add the titles and then upload it to YouTube. It's kind of a long process, but I am liking the end result.

Beaded Tail: Yeah, reading the instructions takes a lot of time if you try to comprehend them as well. Give yourself an hour or two to go threw them.

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