OH EM GE, The Cobbgoblin remembered that he has a blog?!?!

Posted in Uncategorized on February 28th, 2008 by thecobbgoblin

So I just realized that I have a blog that I should be utilizing. So here goes another wonderful Cobbgoblin post. Recently for the Alumni Group we’ve been compiling our site together using similie as our timeline program. One of the bigger points of the timeline is the addition of videos INSIDE THE BUBBLE!!!!* The concept of placing a video inside the timeline even baffled some of the best minds at the University** it came down to your friendly neighborhood Cobbgoblin to figure out how to place the video inside the timeline bubble. Now I bet you’re asking yourself “How did he do it?!”*** Well I have the answer. So for those of you who need this code go right ahead and use it, and all that I ask is somewhere on the site you add a point that you were helped by TheCobbgoblin. Now you’re asking “Well, when is he going to give us the special code?!**** Here it is for those of you who need it*****

So right after the area where the description is placed, add this code into the html.

<strong>Video: </strong>
<object width=”425″ height=”355″>
<param name=”movie” value ex:src-content=”.video”><

<param name=”wmode” value=”transparent”></param>
<embed ex:src-content=”.video” type=”application/x-shockwave-flash” wmode=”transparent” width=”425″ height=”355″></embed>

Also, make sure that you have a column titled “video” inside your spreadsheet, or else the code will not work. Also inside that video cell you must add the part of the YouTube video embed link for the video. But be warned, using this code will cause a video section to pop up in every timeline bubble, a small price to pay for the ability to add videos to the timeline.

No zen.


* Much better than outside, ya know?

** Or just the DTLT

*** Short answer, I’m awesome

**** Be patient

***** James Monroe group, not really for you

A Timeline Worthy of Cobbgoblin Praise

Posted in Uncategorized on February 7th, 2008 by thecobbgoblin

So in Tuesday’s class the part that was of most use for my group, or so I believe, is the function of the time line based in google spreadsheets.  This will allow the time line to be edited by users after we’re done with it, which contributes to the information and timeline’s permanence on the web.  Even if the original site becomes outdated, at least the code for the site will remain.

I actually have to agree with Matt’s post concerning del.icio.us, and it being pretty much useless.  I have tried numerous* times to use the digital bookmarking site and I personally would rather just use my own bookmarking system and be done with it.  I do however understand the implications that come from a digital bookmarking system in which I can share with my group the sites I’ve found that relate to our project.  That is helpful, but I would like to hear from some of you who have utilized the bookmarking site,**  I sure hope its going better for you.

In Cobbgoblin related news, I lost my iPod.  I’m not sure how many of you actually have lost yours before, but its pretty much the end of the world, or losing an appendage.  So as of recent I have spent my time browsing ebay for an iPhone.  But here is the catch, I don’t wanna pay more than 60$ for it.  Mainly because I can’t allocate*** the funds for such a purchase.  Basically what I’m saying is as of today I’m starting the “Buy Austin an iPhone Fund.”****

And now for a very history moment of zen.



* So like twice

** Not Dr. McClurken… I’m almost certain he knows what he’s doing there

*** Man this word a day calendar is AWESOME!

**** For details***** please see Austin.

***** Details cost about 5$ apiece.