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7. Multimedia: Using Native HTML5 Audio

Slice ePub February 25, 2015

In this chapter, we'll cover the audio element and its attributes. Though we're focusing on the audio element, keep in mind that most of these attributes also apply to video. In fact, it's possible to use the audio element to play video files and the video element to play audio files. The main difference is that the video element will display an image track if it is available; audio never will.

Adding audio to your web page is super simple. Use the <audio> tag. At a minimum, it requires a src attribute, which is the path to and name of the media file. Audio elements also require a closing </audio> tag. Using your text editor, create a new HTML file, and add the snippet below, changing the value of src to point to your media file. Save it as audio.html, then open it in your browser.

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3. Streams, Sharing, and Privacy

Slice ePub May 27, 2014

THE STREAM IS THE HEART OF GOOGLE+: Its where you go to check out the stuff that connects you to the people you know. Its where your friends, family, acquaintances, and all the other people you added to circles share their thoughts and livesand you do, too. Photos, links to websites, funny one-liners, longer pieces of writingthey all go into the stream. But you control where your posts go: who can see them, and even who those people can share your items with. And you get to choose what items you see from which circles of friends.

This chapter explains how to navigate and enjoy your stream: viewing what other people are up to and interested in; writing about your own experiences; and responding to the posts of friends, acquaintances, and complete strangers, even if only to give them a quick +1 high-five. Once you know how it works, youll find that its quite easy to learn a lot about people in Google+.

GETTING TO YOUR MAIN stream is easyits where you land whenever you log into Google+. Simply head to www.plus.google.com. If youre already logged into your Google account, youll see your main stream immediately. If not, click the red Sign In button, enter your email address and password, and then click Sign invoil, your main stream!

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1. Philosophy of Photography

Slice ePub May 27, 2014

No matter how you come to photography its all good! Personally, I arrived a little late, given the fact both my father and grandfather were photographers. Most would think I knew how to take a picture before I could walk. But the ability to make a living at photography didnt come to me until I could appreciate and understand the things I actually wanted to photograph. Since then, many magical moments in my life have occurred while photographing. The more time I spend in pursuit of images, the more I acknowledge life, love, family, friends, and the world around me.

It is very difficult to avoid the clutter and chatter of modern-day life. We all know how influential the Internet and television can be with their continual bombardment of short-lived fads and trends. Photography has given me the ability to focus on more permanent elements, such as the wilderness and our relationship to it. My faith, family, friends, teachers, clients, experiences, and hometown have shaped my beliefs and the decisions I make, resulting in the images I ultimately create. It takes constant energy and determination to eliminate the mundane in hopes of discovering the extraordinary.

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8 Do Something

Slice ePub July 11, 2014

“It is not ‘can any of us imagine better?’ but, ‘can we all do better?’… The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew, and act anew. We must disenthrall ourselves, and then we shall save our country”.

—Abraham Lincoln1

“It is always impossible until it is done.”

—Nelson Mandela2

It is not enough to complain, or even to imagine better, though both of those steps may be necessary. We also must “all do better.” What you do is up to you, but do not wait for someone else or for the politicians to get the job done. Bring whatever you have: bring your experience, expertise, and energy to this work. The progress so far has happened only because many people started taking one step at a time.

You do not have to be Michael McCarthy, who returned from military service in Afghanistan to walk across the length of New Hampshire to protest crony capitalism and corruption, nor can we all be Doris Haddock, who walked 3,200 miles across the country at the age of eighty-nine to fight for election spending law reform.3 Many modest but effective steps are available for all of us.

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Regions of the United States

Source: Oregon
Slice PDF May 14, 2014

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