Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Streaming video to PowerPoint

I have a bunch of screenshots of lecture slides from a streaming video, and I wanted to put it into a .ppt to annotate myself with notes so they correlate better. Also it helps to run through it fast before the exam. I used Lightscreen to take quick screenshots that automatically save with a keyboard shortcut, and used a built in new PowerPoint image album feature explained here:

Together these gave me exactly what I wanted. Quite serendipitous.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

iPhone GeoTagging

The GeoTagging on the iPhone is really amazing. I was just at a conference and I can tell room by room where I took various photos, and without remembering the name of a restaurant, I can find where it was by the pics I took there. Stunning. 

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Rancilio Silvia Overheat

So yesterday, I did something stupid and left the apartment with my Silvia on. Not only was it on (which I've done before) but I left the steam switch on, which meant that the boiler was full of steam and prone to overheating. Luckily this guy saved me and explained exactly how to fix it, but the only reason I saw it was because he described it as the "Silvia won't heat problem". Perfect. Exactly my search query.