Ricoh Theta to YouTube 360 on a Mac
The easiest path for me to get Theta video on YouTube using a Mac ended up being . . .
- Change file from m4v to mov – just rename the file and confirm.
- Open the renamed video file with the Spatial Media Metadata Injector program
- Save it
- Upload to YouTube and wait a bit as it’ll take a while after upload for it to become 360 interactive but it does get there.
So tying the trigger to the Calendar works . . . but only if the computer is not asleep. I had considered this initially but may have over estimated how often my computer was running. It was done more for amusement anyway so here’s a way to move the whole email/trigger piece to the server using PHP. It replaces the whole AppleScript portion of the previous iteration. I had no idea how to do this prior to Google leading me to the examples that are linked below. The first chunk runs the cURL portion and gets the Markov response from the other page and passes it to a variable- creatively named $DICKINSON in this case. I left the echo line in there as I used it to make sure things were working. The second chunk sends the email. You can see the $DICKINSON variable being passed in as both the message body and the subject. The final piece is triggering this page every so often using a cron task. I am not yet positive I’ve done that right. When I’m more sure, I’ll come back and update this.
Imagine you have a large folder of images in Google Drive. I don’t have to imagine this as I do thanks to an IFTTT recipe.I figure if I have enough backups to my online backups then I can pretend I’m safe. Google tends to be kind of stingy with the kinds of filtering/interactions you can have with files in their folders and we know that if you get stuff in Google Sheets then a world of other possibilities opens up. I’ve been thinking about what options there are with Google file storage because VCU is a GAFE school and we have unlimited Drive storage. That might open some media storage options with heavy load projects like our Field Botany site or our more recent work with the East End Cemetery. So . . . I wrote a quick script to take a large G Drive folder full of images and write the content to a spreadsheet while embedding an image preview. The script is below. I ended up revamping both enough that I felt it was worth reposting. For the record, the script ran through about 4,500 images but it may have timed out so keep that in mind if you’re dealing with lots of images.
I did a workshop on productivity and now know that I took a bunch of knowledge for granted that could be helping people. So my new goal is to do a better job documenting stuff just in case it’s of use to people. To be clear, I don’t really care what people do with the time they reclaim from trivial and/or unpleasant tasks. I just hope to alleviate some degree of suffering. Maybe they’ll use their extra time to go for a walk or pet a puppy or something. You might also note the sub 60 seconds video tutorial time.I just want to tell you something as quickly as possible. Video tutorials seem to tend towards lengthy meditation sessions although now that I can control the playback speed very exactly they may become tolerable.