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Australia’s deaf geocaching community

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first_img SharePrint RelatedThe Seanachai: Keeper of the Old Lore, Reviewer of the New CachesMay 6, 2015In “Community”Congratulations PodCacher on 600 episodes!August 28, 2017In “Community”Lackey trip report: Hoorn Mega – Game OverApril 16, 2019In “Geocaching Weekly Newsletter” This blog post was written by geocaching superwoman and Geocaching HQ employee, Annie Love.Deaf Australia GeocachingLast November I attended The Alexandra Event 2017 in Victoria, Australia. I was welcomed by geocachers from all over the country and spent the sunny spring weekend exploring the beautiful countryside through some amazing geocaches. While I toured around with local reviewers Pete and Helen (Bunjil), we ran into a group of four ladies on a similar caching path. They were usually a step ahead of us while solving some fun yet tricky gadget caches.I quickly learned that I’d have to communicate differently with this caching group since all the members of their team were deaf. Smiles, waves, my typical thumbs up, and writing on paper would be the proper methods of communication. As the day progressed smiles increased each time we saw each other.After meeting this wonderful group of women, I learned from Pete and Helen that they’re part of a large community of deaf geocachers. There are about 25 members in the Deaf Australia Geocaching Facebook group from all over the country. The group communicates mostly on Facebook and they often meet in person at geocaching events throughout Australia. Through their group, they tell stories of their adventures and share their challenges with each other.Upon my return, I reached out to one of the members I met and asked a few questions. Cheryl (crank1), created her account in early 2009 after she was introduced to the game by her friend Lava12, and has since found nearly 9,000 geocaches. When asked how the game impacts her life, she says “It takes me to places I wouldn’t usually go. Also keeps me young and active.”Grabbing a tree cacheApparently, a member of the group is one of the top five finders for the country. Everlasting, with over 26,000 finds, is a good friend of Cheryl’s and often meets up with her in Melbourne for cache outings. Cheryl told me, “She (Everlasting) travels around Australia caching. When she visits Melbourne, she stays at my house and we go caching for hours. She is a fantastic help to others in the caching community and will always offer assistance.”Great geocaching friendsCheryl explained that being deaf can create challenges when searching for certain geocaches, such as those which require music knowledge. However, deafness can provide advantages for other types. Cheryl says, “Being deaf means my other senses are heightened. When I search for caches, sometimes my visual cues and clues are ‘sharper’ than other cachers.”I am fortunate to have met Cheryl and learn about their group. The smiles from them and their cheers when they figured out a tricky gadget cache are memories I’ll never forget.A farewell event at Alice SpringsShare with your Friends:Morelast_img read more

Whuffaoke or Bust: RWW’s Road Trip Resources

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first_imgTags:#Lists#web Related Posts After publishing her book about social capital and the power of social networking,The Whuffie Factor, Tara Hunt is doing what any change agent does. She’s changing. She’s quit her job, purchased a winnebago and coerced five friends to karaoke across the country with her. Wuffaoke Or Bust is a cross-country road trip where six crooners and one pug will live stream their 13-city karaoke tour from San Francisco to Montreal. Think of it as a Rental Car Rally with a talent competition or Bullrun Rally with geeks instead of “petrolsexuals.”The group plans on tweeting, blogging, photo blogging and live streaming the event. If you’d like to plan your own wired road trip, here are a few tools that can help you get started:SHARED TRAVEL PLANNING: Both Tripit and Dopplr are fantastic tools for keeping track of itineraries and sharing travel plans with friends. Meanwhile Gliider is a great tool for saving large blocks of trip-related text and syncing them to offline folders. gliider from jared richardson on Vimeo.DIRECTIONS: TeleNav provides GPS services for a number of mobile devices including the iPhone. The tool offers voice driving directions, spoken address recognition, rerouting for accidents and traffic jams, and locates wireless hotspots, the lowest gas prices, parking lots and ATMs. TomTom for iPhone is also expected to be a great tool as the docking station doubles as a charger. FOOD: Many of us are familiar finding food with the Yelp and Urbanspoon iPhone apps; however, if you want an authentic road trip experience you might want to consult Roadfood. This site lays claim to the “most memorable local eateries along the highways and back roads of America.” We get heart palpitations just looking at the heaping plates of pulled pork, burgers and ribs. Meanwhile, if you’re looking to picnic with something more healthy and sustainable, Local Harvest’s farmer’s market finder coupled with the Locavore iPhone app offer users the chance to find local in-season produce. Locallectual offers a similar tool with their iLocavore app. VIDEOS & PHOTOS: One way to get images up quickly is to stream them directly from your camera. Eye-Fi uses a wireless connection to upload photos and videos directly to your Facebook, YouTube, Flickr and Picassa accounts. If you want to live stream sans touch ups or editing, Eye-Fi is an extremely useful cordless solution. Other mobile streaming video and image options include Qik, Flixwagon, Stickam, Justin.tv and Kyte Producer. GEO-TAGGING: AroundShare is a mobile application that allows users to publish photos to Google Maps. Meanwhile, Flickr’s users can also organize their videos and photos on a map via the site’s geo-tagging features. As for geo-based discovery, Flickr mobile utilizes the locational features of the Android and iPhone and allows members to explore public photos from nearby sites.TRACKING:Google Latitude lets users share their location on a map in real time from their phones or computers. Maps can be embedded in public websites and road trippers appear as moving dots on the map. Imagine your best friend surprising you with Thai food just as you pull up to your hotel. Services like Brightkite and Loopt also broadcast your location; however, these services are based on push notifications rather than real time tracking. TELLING THE STORY: The Whuffaoke group is using Dipity to aggregate their media. The service allows users to upload their Tweets, blog posts and photo sets to a map, time line and flip book interface. The nice thing about this tool is that it can either be embedded (as seen here) or shared via Facebook, Delicious, StumbleUpon, Reddit or Digg. Other tools to aggregate road trip-related media include JS-Kit’s Echo, Disqus or an embedded hashtag feed. whuffaoke on Dipity. Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…center_img 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market dana oshiro Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostinglast_img read more

Premiere Pro Tip: One Title, Multiple Projects

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first_imgGet more use out of your titles in Premiere Pro!  Here’s a quick Premiere Pro tip that shows how to use the same titles in multiple projects.Ever spent an inordinate amount of time creating titles in Premiere Pro?  With all the options available you can really customize the look of your titles, but this customization takes time.  By default, titles in Premiere Pro are not separate assets, but rather are saved within a project file.  So how can you get your titles out of one project and into another – avoiding having to time consumingly recreate them from scratch!?Use this Premiere Pro tip to share titles between different projects and different machines!Example New TitleEssentially there are two basic ways to get titles created in one project into another project. The first option is slightly easier if both Premiere Pro projects are on the same machine – and is as simple as importing whole or part of that project.  The second option involves exporting your titles from Premiere Pro.  Let’s dive in….Importing Premiere Pro Projects Into Premiere ProThis process is similar to importing any asset in Premiere Pro.  Use the shortcut CNTRL + I (on PC) or CMD + I (on Mac).  This will open the import dialogue box.  Navigate to the PROJECT FILE which contains the title you want to use.  When you click OK you get the following dialogue:Import Project Dialogue BoxYou should choose to import either the whole project (if you have not used the title in any sequences or you’re not sure which sequence you used the title in). The other option is to choose a selected sequence (if you know which sequence has the title you’d like to use).Looking for SequencesDon’t be too concerned if you get this box staying on screen for a while, it takes a little time for Premiere Pro to go and find the assets of the project. However, when you do – as shown below – navigate to the sequence that uses the title.Navigating to the Sequence that uses the TitleThat said – whichever option you choose – to import the whole project or just to import a specific sequence – both will give you a new ‘Bin’ (folder) in your project panel.New Bin in Project PanelOpen the bin and you will find the title inside (not to mention all the assets of the original sequence you have just imported – which can be very useful indeed!)Opened ‘Bin’ with Title InsideNow, double click the title to open it and edit it however you need.  Job done!Exporting a Premiere Pro TitleThe second way of sharing titles between Premiere Pro projects is actually quite a lot easier, but perhaps a little less intuitive. It is especially easier when it comes to moving a title created on one machine to another machine (without the need of using the Project Manager to export a version of the project).  It is done through exporting the title directly from Premiere Pro.To do this, select the title you wish to export in your project panel. If you don’t select the title this option will be greyed out. Once you select the title the Title Export option is open to you from the menu:Exporting a TitleSelect an appropriate location for you title and note the file extension of .prtl and hit OK.Exported Title Location and File TypeThe title will then be exported to your chosen location and ready to import into any Premiere Pro project when you are ready to use it.Exported Title on DesktopYou don’t need to worry about any kind of special import to get the title into Premiere Pro, just import it like you would any other asset.Importing Back into Premiere ProGot a Premiere Pro tip to share?We want to hear from you in the comments!last_img read more