In alt.hackers, Big Bad Bob <BigBadBob-at...@testing.local> wrote:
> this is my ObHack too...
> Ever want to make scrolling credits for a movie?
Yes, but it was _so_ long ago. Maybe 1989 or 1990. I wrote a program in
BASIC on a computer with a RCA (yellow plug) video out to scroll the text
and recorded it on a VCR then gave it to a friend who knew how to add an
audio layer to it. This was for a school project on movie music, so the
idea was for a movie style presentation.
But your method of big image, sliced into frames and made into a movie
is probably close to how I'd do it these days. A couple of years ago I
got into making GIFs for Imgur and would create them frame by frame and
assemble them. Then Imgur started supporting video upload and I just had
to change the tooling on the frame-to-output part of the assembly.
Super simple hack paper recycling:
Make yourself a pad of paper for notes and lists from any available
paper by slapping a binder clip on it. Accidentally print something
wrong and need to reprint it? The old paper, if it has sufficent blank
space, makes a great source of pad material. Typical letter size paper
might work best as quartersize pad. Rough slice it with a box cutter,
collate the pile, put a binder clip on it, done.
I use a pad like that at my desk to:
* Take notes while screen sharing and don't want to type in front
of the group (discussion of a page full of notes in a wiki, but
edit vs view views can be ugly); pull out and dispose when done
* Keep track of open tickets I'm working on, in the form of ticket
number to subject, so I can quickly find it for code commit messages
without consulting a browser
* Making shopping lists; pull out and take to store
* Take notes during calls with $SICK_RELATIVE, then pull
the sheets out for a $SICK_RELATIVE collection
* Making other notes to pull out and put in other pads
The two pads I've been using recently are from one from an 8.5x11 paper,
cut in half and top part discarded because of printing, bottom part
halved again and clipped (with a scrap wood backer board clipboard
style); and the other from cut-offs making from US legal (8.5x14) into
US letter (8.5x11). The paper is a non-white paper that was super cheap
because of a misorder. Like 10,000 sheets for 1000 sheet price.
(My wife has a use for it in legal size, but has sometimes also used it
in letter, hence the cut-offs. In both uses it gets used as a cover for
saddle-stitched 8.5x5.5 booklets, most of which have a fold over flap to
seal them, but a few need to not have the flap.)
booklets with inclusions need to be sealed