Embed a Google Folder in Populr.me
We’ve had a few people who became big fans of populr.me. They’re also using Google Docs/Drive and since I like things to blend . . . here’s how you embed a Google Drive folder into populr.me. The example is here if you want to check it out.
Getting That iFrame Stuff
I started to write directions on how to do this but just built a little tool instead.
So there’s a bit of conversation going on around making gifs appear 3D. I like it because it’s playing tricks on the way your brain processes information and it requires you to think in three dimensions. It’s not something most people normally do and what initially really hurt my head when I played around with Motion and Google Sketchup. In any case, lots of people have been in on the conversation but I thought Talking Tina’s demos were well done and explained but I thought seeing the top down view might help a bit. I thought this would be fairly easy but given the wide angle lens, I think things get weird optically in that a tiny bit of forward motion results in dramatic differences in perception along the planes of intersecting lines. I don’t know that is true but if you try drawing it weird things happen. In any case, it might help someone get the idea and I have another example in the works which might be easier. Original GIF from Talky Tina Colored Line Addition Top Down View
flickr photo shared by Marco Gomes under a Creative Commons ( BY ) license Remember last night when I posted about scraping data from Instagram? I woke up this morning about 5:30 (literally with a start) astounded by how easy the solution to archiving the pagination returns was. So before I even left for work I managed to get this working so much better than my previous attempt. I stripped out all of the previous GitHub stuff as I realized I didn’t really need it. It had provided a nice crutch and let me know I sort of knew what I was doing. The explanation of what’s going on is in the comments interspersed in the code below. There’s a much cleaner way to do this where I don’t duplicate so much code. I could just call the part that builds the csvIs it still CSV file is if isn’t separated by commas? twice. I may do that at some point but I think having it all in one place will help people new to this sort of thing see what’s going on more clearly. This is fun stuff. I need to do more of it and more consistently. In the past, I’d do some programming for a few days and then not do any for a number of months. […]
As part of some thoughts on building out a series of reflective views for student portfolio blogs, I thought seeing your WordPress posts in the TimelineJS view might be a useful way to look back over your progress. I intend to wrap this into a custom spreadsheet template and/or a pluginOr maybe just a page where you throw in a blog URL and get a bunch of alternate view/data options. but figured I’d sketch out how it works so far in case anyone was interested. The WP Rest API makes it pretty easy to write the data via Google Script. I just want to cut out chunks of the data and put it in the right fields. The following script does that and writes it to a page named “wp.”