Visitors just expect to be able to pinch and zoom images on their phones and tablets. That’s why it’s so amazing that out of the dozens of WordPress Lightbox plug-ins, I could only find one that handled this smoothly. Most either didn’t allow pinch and zoom or just went crazy if you tried. So which Lightbox plug-in features pinch and zoom? Read more
Really cool. Love the “less cooperative” moments…[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Plk7TLNmsU]
I’ve been using a theme on another site that uses the WordPress plug-ion Pirate Forms for its contact form. The problem was that although it would say that the email was sent, the email never arrived. It took me a while, but I finally figured out the problem with Pirate Forms. When it creates the header string to send with the email, it is using the email from the form as the “from” email.
So what’s wrong with that? Read more
I’ve been taking so many pictures of dogs recently, I decided to create a special home for these photos and, thus, SlyDogPhoto.com was born. From now on, that’s where I’m going to post all of my dog adoption and event photos. SeriouslyTrivial.com will continue to be my main blog for my tech, photography, finance and random thoughts, so don’t worry! HAHA. I’ve copied the photo albums from past events, so if the need arises you can find all of the photos and links there. Check it out!
Well, the storm passed and I was able to get down to a local pond to test out my new D7200 and the Tamron 150-600. Boy, what a difference a cropped sensor makes compared to using my D750. Read more
Several years ago many of the famous and semi-famous geeks started to get these comicbook-looking avatars. Thinking it was some sort of Photoshop filter, I did a half-hearted search but didn’t really figure out how it was done. Recently, I found out that they were actually drawn by an artist that goes by the name Nitrozac, who along with Snaggy draw the Joy of Tech comic. Their website is GeekCulture.com. Ironically, I’ve been following that comic for years! Guess I just don’t pay attention to things as much as I should. Anyways, they were running a special on having a custom avatar done and I just happen to have some extra cash in my Paypal account so…. Read more
If you’ve got some time, here’s an interesting slide deck from former Yahoo board member Michael Wolf on the future of tech and media. Wolf says that the average American spends more time on tech and media then sleeping, and predicts that messaging will blow past social networking. Here’s a link to the presentation on Business Insider’s website.
I’ve used many podcatchers through the years and had been using (and liking) Downcast of late. I like the fact that it uses iCloud to keep things in sync so that no matter which iOS device I’m using (iPhone, iPad Air, iPad Mini) , it remembers my podcast subscriptions, what’s been played and not played, where I left off, etc. At work, I use an OontZ Angle PLUS Bluetooth speaker connected to my iPhone 6S to listen to my podcasts. It’s a workable system, but would be so much nicer if I could listen using my computer speakers. Well, I found the solution… Read more
Ariana holds her own in this duet with the world-class tenor.