Saturday, January 30, 2010

Set the Background of your Embedded Picasa Slideshow to Transparent

I have had this asked of me many times before and it's really quite simple.  

After you add the code to your blog or website it should look something like the below (black code).  All you need to do is delete the RGB section (hilighted in red) and add wmode='transparent' after "height" (hilighted in green below)

RGB=0x000000&" pluginspage="">

This is an example of actual code that i use in one of my sites.

"application/x-shockwave-flash" src="
slideshow.swf" width="780" height="533" wmode="transparent" flashvars="host=picasaweb
2Falbumid%2F5317873938522797265%3Falt%3Drss%26kind%3Dphoto%26hl%3Den_US" pluginspage=

Another small tweak that i have made to this code is defined the number of seconds between
photos by adding "interval" (hi-lighted in yellow).  

Good luck!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Gasoline in a Pickle Jar

So the other day i had to clean out my gas tank on my car.  It had accumulated some junk that was cloging the in tank filter so i ended up with about 2 gallons of bad gasoline.  I wasent sure that the plastic containeers that i was going to put it in would hold it without degrading so i decided on a large pickle jar.

Once i put the gas in it i noticed that it looked just like pickle juice!!!  Picture to follow soon.   Moral of the story -- you can really piss somone off by filling a pickle jar with gasoline and putting it in their fridge.  Although i dont know how well pickles would hold up in it. :)

Monday, August 31, 2009

Supernumerary Nipples

Typically ignored as a birthmark 1 in 18 people have extra nipples!

For some reason the topic of nipples came up the other day....i dont remember why, but i recall during the conversation remembering a kid back in high school who had an extra nipple or two!  When i got home i jumped on wikipedia and looked it up.

It is quite interesting and might have you looking at yourself in the mirror!

Monday, August 3, 2009

Good...Bad...or Ugly?

I cant make up my mind on this one. We are destroying functioning tangible property, replacing it with that we cannot afford and yet again allowing one subset of the American population to finance that of another. I personally as a broke college student am tempted to buy the 200 dollar truck sitting on my neighbor's property just to trade it in for 4000 dollars towards something new.....but i cant afford it.

So what are we gaining from this? Environmental protection by scrapping the cars worth tons of emissions in embedded production so that the new car can save maybe 100 gallons per year? An economic boost by enticing once again the average American to spend beyond their means? Saving the auto industry by boosting sales temporary, only to allow a further crash when these new cars last longer and run better?
This program has potential, the potential to make everyone happy with a shiny new car in their driveway. Is it really worth it?