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December 16, 2013

Gary Vaynerchuk At Web Summit

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I was only at Web Summit for one day this year - long boring story, but I was delighted to see this keynote by Gary Vaynerchuk:

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February 21, 2013

Dealing With Cold Callers

Cold callers can be incredibly annoying. This hilarious call turns the tables on a cold caller:

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November 6, 2012

Embedding Youtube Videos With Captions Turned On

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Some YouTube videos come with captions. If you're posting a video in French or Serbian then it might not be a bad idea to turn on the English language captions (if they exist)

Unfortunately YouTube's default embed code these days does not include any of these options, as it's a rather simple iframe

You can, however, add the captioning to any video if you use the older style embed code.

YouTube's help docs here explain it - you'll just need to ensure that you add the full code snippet / tag to your embed code ie. "&cc_load_policy=1"

So your code can end up looking a bit like this:

<object width="560" height="315"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/C0tUDIyDLZk?version=3&amp;hl=en_US&cc_load_policy=1"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/C0tUDIyDLZk?version=3&amp;hl=en_US&cc_load_policy=1" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="560" height="315" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true"></embed></object>

Which will render this:

Posting this more for my own usage than anything else :)

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August 6, 2012

My Sister Gets A Shout Out On Australian TV

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My younger sister works as a producer for one of the Australian TV channels on their breakfast show. As a producer that means she's working behind the scenes and is neither seen on camera or mentioned - most of the time:

In the short video clip they're talking about a really pathetic "special offer" that Eve came across in a supermarket. Oddly enough I've seen several of these kind of offers recently ie. you "save" a mere 1 or 2 cents. Guess it's become a bit of a global phenomenon :)

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March 26, 2012

Reliving the 90s In Germany

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Remember Snap! ?

They were huge in the early 1990s, but then seem to have vanished ..

Well they're still around .. I saw them last week in Germany:

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December 19, 2011

Singing Hedgehogs

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Very clever series of interactive Youtube videos with singing Christmas hedgehogs

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Enjoy!

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May 16, 2011

Moby With Heather Graham

Moby's new album will be released this week. The first single from the album "The Day" has a pretty cool (and rather weird) video featuring Heather Graham.

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November 8, 2010

What Startups Need To Realise

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This video has been doing the rounds for the last few days. It's amusing (and a small bit NSFW) but also very realistic. The number of times I've seen emails and forum queries from people who think that their idea is original and guaranteed overnight success ..

There's nothing wrong with being confident in your plans, but you need to be realistic!

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October 10, 2010

The Irony Of Education

While this video is amusing, the irony of it shouldn't be lost:

(In case the video gets removed .. Lisa Simpson meets Zuckerberg who is a college drop out. He points to other college drop outs such as Bill Gates and Richard Branson. The only person who isn't a college drop out is a cleaner..)

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January 9, 2010

Beardyman SuperMarket

I don't watch The Late Late that often, but I'm glad I watched it last night. Beardyman is truly incredible.

Beardyman is an amazing beatboxer, so if you like music you will love him!

Here's a video of him doing his thing in a supermarket:

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