iOS: Getting a Thumbnail for a Video

smart phone taking a picture

Between various things being deprecated, and the new Photos framework (which looks cool but seemed a bit heavyweight for this purpose) finding this took me a while! When the image picker returns with a video it has a url inĀ info[UIImagePickerControllerMediaURL]. Then we can use AVAsset and AVAssetGeneratorĀ to get a thumbnail. // Gets the asset – […]

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Inspiring Educators

I’ve had a post in mind for a while now, about how I accidentally mis-branded myself as an educator, why that was a problem, and how I managed to turn it into a selling point. And then I watched the video embedded below. And it made me re-evaluate the value that I place on being […]

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Did You Know?

The latest – 4.0 – is different and, I think, better, than the previous ones. Should give you something to think about today!

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Great Debate: Is the Catholic Church a Force for Good?

Sorry – I’m (very) atheist but mostly that remains off this blog. However earlier I saw an excellent debate featuring the awesome Christopher Hitchens and the wonderful Stephen Fry. It’s in 5 parts and it was annoying when the part finished at a climatic moment and I was trying to find the next one, so […]

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