Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Accidents Waiting To Happen

This is really just a test post.

I had the morning off so I decided to see if I could figure out how you nerdy computer people get youtubes and whatnot onto your blogposts straight out of the ether. Then I could download interesting videos and stuff right onto my blog.

From there it's just a short step to me videotaping my breaks of stuff like 1992 Fleer.

So, if this works, you will all be able to enjoy a little of the overwhelming evidence that Radiohead is better than...well...everyone.

Don't underestimate the significance of this (should it work). Me getting the youtube thingy to work in one morning would be the equivalent of 2 monkeys making a satellite dish out of a lawn chair, a rubber hose, and speaker wire. You should all be impressed.

Man, I hope this works. (I looks good in the preview anyway)


Well, as you can see, it kind of worked. Each paragraph, however, runs forever without going to a new line. This caused words to be cut off in the post. I don't know what to do about this to rectify it. A little help?

Also, the font size in the compose page is Largest before the video and normal after the video but it all seems to be normal size after I post it.

Except that last update. Something funny is going on with my font sizes.


night owl said...

I still haven't gotten this figured out. It seems easy enough to do when people tell me how to do it. Then I try it myself, and fail miserably.

So, you're at least ahead of one person.

SpastikMooss said...

How'd you do it, by uploading or by embedding? I've embedded for my other blog and don't have too much trouble with it. Plus I can pick how large the video is.

Here's one (though youtube took the video down since I posted it):

Captain Canuck said...

yeah, use the embed feature off of youtube. it was designed for those of us jealous of the monkeys.

Motherscratcher said...

Thanks for the replies. Here's what I did.

1. found it on youtube.
2. copied the embed code from that box on the right.
3. pasted it onto my page.

When I pasted it, instead of it going onto the 3 or 4 lines it would take to fit, the entire code went on 1 line across the screen. A scroll bar appeared at the bottom of the page.

SpastikMooss said...

Hmm, weird. I usually chop it up or something then, like cut paste what I can see and put that on the line above until it's all visible. Sometimes blogger is weird.