Friday, April 3, 2009

Image makers

Well, I played around with O'Reilly Maker, the image maker and I managed to get a book cover created. However, I was not able to move it to my blog page. I tried cut and paste. I tried browsing files. Nothing seemed to work. So, I displayed the book cover on my PC screen. I took a picture of it. I hooked the camera up to the PC. I displayed the image. I created a file on the desktop. I did the "drag and drop" routine to get the picture into the desktop file. And then I was able to browse the desktop files from the browse routine on the blogger page and thus there is a picture of the book cover I made with O'Reilly Maker.

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Not so fast.

It is obvious I haven't quite got it all figured out, however some of the fog is lifting.

Step 1


Okay, here is a post with a picture on the right side.
I have also changed the font.
I have changed font, text size and color.
Now text is Bold and to the right.
Now text in Italics and to the left.
I think I have figured this out. It's like a word document.

What a project!!!

This 23 Things is like a jigsaw puzzle. All the pieces have been dumped on the table and I am attempting to sort them out. With the puzzle, you usually start by looking for pieces that have at least one straight side, that usually indicates an edge pieces. When you get all the edge pieces together you have a frame in which to work. There are no edge pieces in 23 Things. Next you might get pieces of a similar color together, as these are connected, a tree or a house might begin to take shape. The thing is with 23 Things, each piece is made up of several other pieces, like those 3-D jigsaw puzzles.

Long ago and far away there was an instructional tool known as programmed learning. You were given one piece of information and then a second piece and then shown how they relate. Then a third piece of information was added and the relationship to the previous two pieces was given. This was continued until a complete concept was formed. I think if I could have started with just making a blog and understanding all the aspects of the blog creating program before going on to another program that added a new feature to the blog, then I might have been more successful.

Image generator

This is an attempt to add an image to my blog.

Well, I was just going for the cup of coffee, but I'll take this.