Weekly Newsletter – August 8, 2012

first_imgWrite a Log to RememberSome logs posted on offer only a snapshot into the geocaching adventure, but great logs produce a panoramic view of the geocaching quest. Great logs inform other geocachers of what they might expect on their caching adventure. They also reward cache owners, who enjoy reading about the experiences of those seeking their caches.Share your experience beyond a TFTC (Thanks for the Cache) or TNLN (Took Nothing Left Nothing) log by following these 5 tips:1) See it and Say it – Describe what you saw and experienced on your way to the cache. Did you see a rare bird, a hidden waterfall, or George Clooney? Tell folks about it.2) Be a Superhero – If there are new conditions in the area, like a fallen tree, warn other cachers.3) Talk about Trades – Tell people what is in the cache container along with what you took and what you left.4) Shout Out for the Cache Owner – Thank the cache owner for placing the cache.5) Learn from Others – As part of the Lost and Found promotion in 2010, we asked people to nominate great geocaching logs. Read the nominations here.Cache owners can reward those who write great logs by sending them a thank you email through their profile.Are you ready to go geocaching now? Visit to find your next cache, and put your new log writing tips to use!Share with your Friends:More SharePrint Related3 Tips for New Geocachers – Weekly NewsletterSeptember 12, 2012In “Groundspeak’s Weekly Newsletter”3 reasons to write great logsMarch 13, 2017In “News”Groundspeak Weekly Newsletter – March 17, 2011March 17, 2011In “Groundspeak’s Weekly Newsletter”last_img read more

Getting In Hot Water

first_imgAs homes become more and more efficient, we need to look for new frontiers in energy and resource conservation. One of the next ones on the horizon is water heating. We have many great options for heating water efficiently including tankless heaters, super high efficiency tank units, geothermal, and solar. They all have their pros and cons, depending on the particular project. One thing that they all have in common is that none of them are effective when connected to a poorly designed hot water distribution system.It’s the piping, stupid!I have heard stories of homeowners replacing their old tank water heater with a new tankless unit, only to be upset that the hot water didn’t arrive at their faucet instantly, and incorrectly blaming it on the new heater. The tankless heater was working perfectly, heating water only when needed, but the problem arises when that nice hot water needs to travel seventy or eighty feet to the fixtures, wasting water which runs down the drain waiting for the hot water to arrive, and wasting any energy used to heat water that remains in the pipes and cools off. We need to reconsider how we move hot water around the house using structured plumbing systems, on demand hot water pumps, and just plain common sense when designing our homes.Bad Design is Hard to OvercomeWe put too little thought into our house design, sticking bathrooms all over the place, with the master usually about 100 feet from the water heater. Those distant bathrooms cause us to waste water as it runs down the drain waiting for hot water to arrive at the fixtures. Low flow fixtures make this even more annoying – 1.5 gallons per minute is slower than 2.5 gallons per minute – DUH! Let’s start by putting the bathrooms close to the heaters and to each other. We save pipe, time, and water. When that isn’t possible, place the fixtures in as many groups as possible. Then design your hot water pipe system to get the water there as fast as possible. Straight runs, limited elbows to slow the flow, and pipe insulation. Check out on-demand pumps that move the hot water to the fixtures only when you need it, recirculating cold water back to the heater. Check out this demand system design in our strategies section.How much water is enough?Americans use about 150 gallons of water per day, including personal use as well as their share of commercial, industrial, and power generation needs. This compares to 31 gallons in the UK, and 5 gallons in Africa. We don’t need to lower our water use by 95% overnight, but it sure seems like we could cut down pretty dramatically without any major sacrifices in our lifestyles. Simple things like high efficiency fixtures are easy fixes. Maybe we could cut out a few heads in those spa showers — say, not put more than two in a stall (OK, three if you behave). Don’t run the water when you shave or wash dishes, and, finally, fix those damn leaks.last_img read more

10 Best Podcasts for Video Production

first_imgBonus: Avid Podcasts 6. Moviola – Digital Filmmakers Podcast Terry Curren and Philip Hodgetts bring their not-politically-correct opinions on Avid, Adobe, Apple, post production, production, distribution and pretty much anything they want to talk about.  Terry Curren is the founder of AlphaDogs a post production company in Burbank, California and Philip Hodgets is an international man of mystery with an opinion on everything, and he’s not afraid to share it.  The duo make a great ying & yang when exploring the zen of post production. Ron Small interviews commercial directors and creatives in an effort to demystify commercial production.   This is a very unique take on commercial production, Ron Small is a production Mgr. / Director at Sway productions, so his background and experience takes you up close with some very creative people.  You will never watch a commercial the same way again after listening 1. That Post Show 10. The Terrance & Philip Show A weekly in-depth conversation with digital filmmakers covering topics related to pre-production, production, and post. They talk workflows, HD, 3D, Stereography, Final Cut, Avid, Compositing, plus much more!  Past guests include industry leaders such as Kevin P McAuliffe, Scott Simmons, Larry Jordan, Philip Hodgetts and Oliver Peters. 2. The Digital Convergence Podcast 3. The RC Podcast No longer in production but there are 38 episodes full of timeless and valuable tips and information from a seasoned editor.  Shane Ross is a broadcast television editor who has edit shows for Discovery, History Channel, and more.  He shares his experiences and insights from…the edit bay. Update: Shane Ross tells me that the podcast is just on a long hiatus. He plans on picking it up again.  This is great news for video editors. 7. SpotCast Avid dishes up several podcasts as a service to their professional video editing user base.  The Avid Media Composer podcast focuses on tips, tricks and tutorials for working in their popular video editing app. Avid Rough Cut podcast features interviews with industry leaders who share their experiences and tips for success. Both podcasts are great resources for the new Avid user or the seasoned pro looking to sharpen their skills. 4. The VFX Show 9. The Edit Bay The original podcast from Fxguide.  It here where founders, John Montgomery, Mike Seymour, and Jeff Heusser talk about anything and everything related to post-production, VFX, and software.  This podcast brings you the movers and shakers in the visual effects industry with discussions with ILM, Rhythm & Hues, & Digital Domain.  The podcast also explores industry news at NAB, Siggraph, and IBC. 8. The Cutting Room The RC podcast is one of several podcasts hosted and produced at  The RC was originally the Red Centre Podcast, which focused on production using the RED cameras.  VFX notable Mike Seymour is the host and is joined by Jason Wingrove, Tom Gleeson, John Montgomery, and Jeff Heusser.  The RC is the perfect high-end camera tech podcast. Everything from the latest in RED gear, to ARRI, and even the Canon Cinema line can be heard here. Podcasts are a great way to learn about video production, post & editing, filmmaking, hardware & software… so listen up!Recently, I have started to listen to video production and post podcasts during my daily commute because I became tired of the same old radio playlists. So I jumped on iTunes and sifted through the plethora of options and started sampling each one.I was happy to find many podcasts focusing on video production, that not only explored the tech, but also the art. These podcasts, in my opinion, provide a great mix of information and entertainment.  Now, on to the list…the best podcasts for video production: A labor of love for host Carl Olsen. His regular podcast crew employs the talents of Chris Fenwick, and Mitch Aunger of Planet Carl started the podcast to further his own knowledge of the ever changing world of filmmaking and production. The convergence of photography and video through advances in DSLR technology have helped fuel his passion which shows in his conversations in this podcast.  This podcast caters towards the DSLR user who is making that transition into video production, but still enjoyable for those experienced in production A roundtable discussion with industry experts about the art and science of video, film and post production. The host is Kanen Flowers, who is joined by Zack Arnold, Mike J Nichols, Paul del Vecchio, Patrick Johnson, Scott Simmons, Steve Cohen, and Paul Zadie.  The show will also talk to leading software representatives from Autodesk, Adobe, and Avid  about new release when they debut.  Listening to this podcast is akin to hanging out at the local pub and talking shop. The comments are real, true, and honest. The Art of the Guillotine podcast.  If you are an editor and you don’t know Art of the Guillotine, then you really need to check out the site. It has load of information and links to everything post-production. The podcasts although short, and always leave you wanting more, are filled with good content and interviews.  5. The FXPodcast The 2nd podcast from FXguide.  The VFX Show breaks down the good, the bad, and the ugly, from Hollywoods biggest blockbusters. Some of the leading talent in VFX (Matt Leonard, Jason Diamond, Mark Christiansen, Matt Wallin and TyRuben Ellingson) join Mike Seymour and give their take on the ever amazing world of visual effects.  Who else better to critique the effects in a film than the artist themselves.last_img read more

Klopp knows what hes doing says Solanke

first_imgLiverpool striker Dominic Solanke says he trusts Jurgen Klopp and he is happy to wait and fight for his chance at the club.Despite getting little playing time this season under Kloop, Solanke reveals he trusts that the German boss knows what’s he doing.“Jurgen is a great manager and he knows what he is doing, especially when he is bringing people through,” Solanke said in an interview published in“You can see what he has done with Trent (Alexander-Arnold) and Joe (Gomez) at the moment and how far they have gone. They have been two vital players for us this season.“I have known them for a few years now so I have seen them breakthrough and he definitely helped them.divock origi, liverpoolReport: Origi cause Klopp injury concerns George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Divock Origi injury in today’s game against Newcastle is a cause for concern for Jurgen Klopp.Perhaps with one eye on Tuesday’s trip to Italy…“All the team are good (providing support and advice), really. Everyone has helped me. From the moment I got to Liverpool, they all made me feel welcome and I settled in quite quickly.“Whenever they see someone they can give a hand to, they always will.“It is always nice when you come away and get minutes, especially for your country. Of course, everyone wants to play for their clubs and when you have been away, you have got to go back and fight.“But these little breaks are always good, especially if you are getting minutes.”last_img read more