A life-changing makeover for a puppy

Our family just adopted a puppy. We cannot take him home yet due to wounds he suffered by another dog. He is also very, very thin and has some other needs. His fur is much like this dog’s fur, so it was pretty amazing to watch this video. Our little guy is next!

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The Dark Ages? How about the Brilliant Ages?

I’ve never really looked at the profound accomplishments of those who lived in the middle ages. It’s definitely worth a look. They set the stage for the world we live in today. This video is quite impressive.

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Theory finds that individuals with Asperger’s Syndrome don’t lack empathy – in fact if anything they empathize too much

This is right on. Sensory Processing Disorder, one of the symptoms of autism, handles the other senses similarly. In ADHD, you would think the problem is that the brain is too awake, when the real problem is that a key part of the brain is basically asleep and needs waking. I’m very excited about this article.

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“A ground-breaking theory suggests people with autism-spectrum disorders such as Asperger’s do not lack empathy – rather, they feel others’ emotions too intensely to cope.”

“People with Asperger’s syndrome, a high functioning form of autism, are often stereotyped as distant loners or robotic geeks. But what if what looks like coldness to the outside world is a response to being overwhelmed by emotion – an excess of empathy, not a lack of it?

This idea resonates with many people suffering from autism-spectrum disorders and their families. It also jibes with the “intense world” theory, a new way of thinking about the nature of autism.

As posited by Henry and Kamila Markram of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne, the theory suggests that the fundamental problem in autism-spectrum disorders is not a social deficiency but, rather, a hypersensitivity to experience…

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Hawaiian Paleo Burgers

Last night Melana made Hawaiian Burgers w/ diced bacon, small onion and green onion massaged into the meat along with ginger and coconut…all layered on a hammock of spinach leaves with pineapple, sandwiched within homemade paleo buns just exploding with flavor.

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How to logistically allow every willing to speak at a funeral

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At Legacy, we help lift the burden off of putting together a slideshow, and help you by meeting you with your photo stack or uploading the digital photos to our computer.

If you have non-digital photos we would either have you scan them first or get together with us at Kinkos. There we would use their fast scanner to digitize the photos and hand the photos back to you, and use the Kinkos DVD for production. (We want to absolutely make sure nothing bad happens to your precious original photos.)

Once we have the order of photos and song selections. we begin immediately. We hear your ideas or custom expressions that you may want us to include. We understand this is a big undertaking and we want to guide you throughout the production process.

Plan on an average of 3-4 seconds for each photo that you have, or 20-25 photos per minute depending on the speed of the song you’ve chosen. The final length of the presentation amounts to how long the songs go, up to no longer than 15 minutes. Any longer and you will lose the attention of your audience.

The biggest consideration you should make in choosing photos is that the better the photo quality in the beginning, the better it will look in the end. It’s better to pick close-ups for the slideshow over photos that lack resemblance and detail. Try to avoid damaged photos (with cracks, discoloration, severe moisture damage, stains, or photos cut into shapes). We will often attempt to restore damaged pictures digitally.

Also, if you want your pictures chronologically ordered make sure to label them appropriately. If you are scanning your photos, a 4″x6″ photo should be 200dpi. Ideally, every photo should be 4″ x 6″ or larger. a 5″ x 7″ photo should be scanned at 150dpi.

If you would like us to incorporate video clips, we can use them just like a photograph. We will turn down the song volume as the clip plays.

If you have any questions concerning any of these things please contact us. Thank you!

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How to pay your respects from miles away

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With live-streaming you can simulcast the service of your loved one and have the receiving facility connect someone’s computer or smart phone to a screen or TV. If you want to host both events, we will provide you with your edited DVD so that you can take it with you to the destination city. You won’t have to worry about anything technical, and we can help coordinate the facility’s internet connection.

If you are also having us play a slideshow and/or a pre-recorded video message and are having us simulcast, we simply have that play at the beginning of the service at the same time in both locations.

We make this surprisingly easy for you.

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How to prepare a memorial slideshow

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At Legacy, we help lift the burden off of putting together a slideshow, and arrange to meet you with your stack of photos or uploading the photos to us if they are altready on the computer.

If your photos are not digital we would either have you digitize them via a scanner or meet us at Kinkos. There we would use their fast scanner to digitize the photos and give them back to you. (We want to absolutely make sure nothing bad happens to your priceless photos before they are digitized.)

Once we have, from you, the order of the pictures and music selections, we start production immediately. We listen to instructions for any other custom touches you may want included in your project. We understand how overwhelming producing a slideshow can be and we are available to help you through the process, answering your questions along the way.

You can estimate 3-4 seconds for each photo that you have, or 20-25 photos per minute depending on the speed of the song you’ve chosen. The final length of the presentation amounts to the combined length of the songs you’ve chosen, up to no longer than 15 minutes. If you go any longer you will lose the full attention of the people.

The biggest consideration you should make in choosing photos is that the better the photo quality in the beginning, the better the finished product. It’s best to select close-ups often and minimize large group photos. Try to avoid damaged photos (with cracks, discoloration, severe moisture damage, stains, or photos cut into shapes). Often we will attempt to restore damaged pictures digitally.

If you want your photos chronologically ordered make sure to label them 1, 2, 3, etc. If you are scanning your photos, a 4″x6″ photo should be 200dpi. Every photo should be 4″ x 6″ or larger, ideally. 5″ x 7″ photos should be 150dpi.

If you have video clips. we can use them just like a photograph. We will turn down the song volume as the clip plays.

Let us know if you have questions regarding any of our services please let us know.

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Helping people find closure at a funeral

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You can have us simulcast (live stream) the service while the receiving location connects a smart phone or laptop to a TV or projector and screen. If you will be at both events, we provide you with your fully edited DVD to take along to the reception in another city. You won’t have to worry about anything technical, and we can help coordinate the facility’s internet connection.

If we are playing a slideshow and/or a pre-recorded video message and are having us simulcast, we simply have that play at the beginning of the service at the same time in both locations.

We make simulcast surprisingly easy.

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Ways to honor your loved one using Facebook

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We have had the opportunity to produce an present countless slideshows and can take this burden off of your shoulders. But if you want to do it yourself, here are some pointers:

Your slideshow should be 12 minutes or less overall. We’ve found that after 12 minutes, those watching it lose focus. So it’s important to keep it to 3-4 songs to showcase the best photos.

Your first consideration after choosing the songs is their cadence. First, measure the timecodes of the song that you’ve chosen. The bass drum will give you the most accurate measurement. Generally you will have four beats per measure. The measure is where you will want to change photos. On fast songs you will likely have about three seconds per measure. Slower songs will give you approximately four.

If, then, your fast song fills up 4:10, you start by multiplying four times sixty to get 240 seconds, then add :10 to get 250 total seconds. Next divide that by three seconds, which will equal 83.3 total measures, which means you will need at least 83 photos for that song.

Finally you can add your totals with the other two songs to determine the total number of photos that you will need.

If you’ve decided to have us produce the slideshow, we recommend adding ten or so extra photos just in case we have problems with some of them.

Once your photos are added to the timeline with your music, it’s the time to put in transitions. Short, simple transitions are ideal. If a transition is too long or complex, it distracts the viewer and takes vital time away from the image in the photo. We discourage titles for the same reason.

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How to pay your respects with a smart-phone video

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Many times there are folks who cannot attend a memorial or funeral who otherwise might have spoken. We can help them to have the opportunity to speak.

What they need is a smartphone and some good lighting. They just point the camera at themselves to record the video. Next they send it to us. I then produce it to display on our projector and screen. We play the video just like a slideshow when you want us to.

Contact me if you have quesitons. We love to help!

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