Sunday 29 June 2014

Lyme Regis Fossil Festival 2013: Ammonites Video

Recorded by John Cummings as part of the Wikimedian-in-Residence programme at the Natural History Museum (May 2013) featuring Paddy Howe of the Lyme Regis Museum.

Experimenting underwater with a GoPro

Having moved the book writing endeavour to Lyme Regis for a couple of weeks to spend some time with Rikey from Alice's Teddy Bear Shop and Paddy from The Fossil Workshop it seemed a good time to put the new toy, a GoPro Hero 3+ Black Edition to the test underwater.

Here are a couple of videos of rock pool life with thanks to Leon (Rikey and Paddy's so) for assistant cameraman duties.

Rounding off the sea-life theme I visited the Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre to meet Phil, a friend who  used to work at the Natural History Museum to record some footage of a cuttlefish the centre had raised from eggs.

The scraping noise and final tipping of the camera were caused by an Edible Crab investigating, and then burrowing under the camera as you can see below.

Friday 6 June 2014

Potential problem with Scrivener and Dropbox

"Unexpected tag  on line 1.  Expected tag ScrivenerProject" @ 1 0

On the Linux version of Scrivener the conflicted versions of the *.scriv files in the project folder may prevent Scrivener from opening that file. The only indication of an issue is in the Terminal (a good bet for debugging Linux GUI apps is to launch them from the Terminal).

The problem is easily fixed by removing the extraneous .scriv files - just make sure you keep the most recent version.

Prevention is as simple as not having the same Scrivener project open on two computers at the same time.