2009-08-29

Animoto が動画に対応した!

久しぶりの更新です。友人から「ブログの更新が無いですねー」と突っ込まれてしまうくらい放置してしまいました。
いやー、最近娘がなかなか寝てくれなくって、ベッドで本を読んだりしてあげていると、一緒に寝てしまうんですよね。
昨日も、8時に娘と寝てしまって、起きたのは午前2時。それから眠れなくて、しかたないので朝飯前にパンを焼いたりして時間をつぶしていました。

さて、以前紹介した音楽付きのクールなスライドショー・DVDを簡単に作成できる Animoto というサービスを覚えていますでしょうか?
「写真から DVD を簡単に作成する」
http://teru-morimura.blogspot.com/2009/06/dvd.html

この Animoto ですが、今週新サービスをリリースし、動画に対応しました。詳しい内容は、TechCrunch というニュースサイトの記事を参照してください。次の動画のように、本当に簡単にスライドショーが出来てしまうんですよ。ぜひ一度試してみてください!試しに作ってみるだけであれば無料です。DVDを作成したいと思ったときには料金がかかりますが、とっても安価です!!

TechCrunch日本語版「これは素晴らしい―自動スライドショーのAnimotoでビデオ動画が使えるようになった」
http://jp.techcrunch.com/archives/20090825i-like-the-way-you-move-animotos-custom-movie-montages-can-now-include-video/

2009-08-02

When it comes to chocolate, resistance is futile

なかなかブログが更新できなくて、久しぶりになってしまいました。姫との遊び疲れで、眠くて寝ちゃうことが多くて。いろいろな方々の観察を総括すると、どうも女の子にしては活発な子のようで。男の子二人とか、三人以上の子供を育てている方々、本当に敬服いたします。

そんなわけであまりネタがないので、今回は90歳の老人が「人生から教わった45のレッスン」というのを紹介してみたいと思います。こんな忙しいときだからこそ、こういう言葉が響きます。

出典:
AJS OPINION 「Sage advice from a 90 year old」

日本語版:


Written By Regina Brett, 90 years old, of The Plain Dealer, Cleveland, Ohio.

“To celebrate growing older, I once wrote the 45 lessons life taught me. It is the most-requested column I've ever written. My odometer rolled over to 90 in August, so here is the column once more:

1. Life isn't fair, but it's still good.
2. When in doubt, just take the next small step.
3. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone…
4. Your job won't take care of you when you are sick. Your friends and parents will. Stay in touch.
5. Pay off your credit cards every month.
6. You don't have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.
7. Cry with someone. It's more healing than crying alone.
8. It's OK to get angry with God. He can take it.
9. Save for retirement starting with your first pay check.
10. When it comes to chocolate, resistance is futile.
11. Make peace with your past so it won't screw up the present.
12. It's OK to let your children see you cry.
13. Don't compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about..
14. If a relationship has to be a secret, you shouldn't be in it.
15. Everything can change in the blink of an eye. But don't worry; God never blinks.
16. Take a deep breath. It calms the mind.
17. Get rid of anything that isn't useful, beautiful or joyful.
18. Whatever doesn't kill you really does make you stronger.
19. It's never too late to have a happy childhood. But the second one is up to you and no one else.
20. When it comes to going after what you love in life, don't take no for an answer.
21. Burn the candles, use the nice sheets, wear the fancy lingerie. Don't save it for a special occasion, today is special.
22. Over prepare, then go with the flow.
23. Be eccentric now. Don't wait for old age to wear purple.
24. The most important sex organ is the brain.
25. No one is in charge of your happiness but you.
26. Frame every so-called disaster with these words ‘In five years, will this matter?'
27. Always choose life.
28. Forgive everyone everything.
29. What other people think of you is none of your business.
30. Time heals almost everything. Give time.
31. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.
32. Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does.
33. Believe in miracles.
34. God loves you because of who God is, not because of anything you did or didn't do.
35. Don't audit life. Show up and make the most of it now.
36. Growing old beats the alternative — dying young.
37. Your children get only one childhood.
38. All that truly matters in the end is that you loved.
39. Get outside every day. Miracles are waiting everywhere.
40. If we all threw our problems in a pile and saw everyone else's, we'd grab ours back.
41. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need.
42. The best is yet to come.
43. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.
44. Yield.
45. Life isn't tied with a bow, but it's still a gift.”

Thanks Denny