How to save a video from Facebook to your computer

It’s pretty easy to make a video on most smartphones now, and a doddle to upload them to Facebook, where they seem stuck forever in Facebook limbo.

This is how to save any Facebook video onto your computer so you can then do what you want with it.

If you want to upload a private video, that you don’t want the world and your mum to see set the options to private, only you can see it. When you have saved it to your computer you can then choose to share it with whoever you like, not the whole world.

  1. Upload a video to Facebook making sure you have set the Audience (little icons lower right of the box you type status reports into) to Only Me. The icon for this looks like a handbag.
  2. When your video has uploaded, click to watch it then at the bottom of the screen click on Options
  3. Then click on Get Link and Ctrl C to copy the link
  4. Go to http://fbdown.net/ and paste (Ctrl V) the link into the bit that says ‘Enter Video Url’
  5. Click on Start Download
  6. Click the button to download it as low quality or as high quality
  7. Your video will start playing, right click to save it to your computer
  8. If you want to upload it to a Facebook group it is just the same as adding a photo.

If that doesn’t make sense just let me know.

30 days of creativity – Day 17 – Sprog and a mobile phone rant

30 day creativity challenge Day  17, child playing on tablet

Quick sketch of my son playing on our lovely new Samsung Galaxy Tab. Behind the main drawing is his arm, when he moved to lean back and stroke Scumspawn the cat, but he kept moving and there is no way I can draw a moving hand.

The tablet came ‘free’ with the doggiest piece of shit phone I have ever had in my life; the Samsung Galaxy Ace.

If you want a phone that seizes up everytime you want to make a phone call, check your Facebook or text someone, then this is the phone for you. It’s a total pile of shit. It can’t cope with more than 3 apps on it, there are loads of totally useless space taking up apps installed already for you, that you can’t take off unless you root the phone and invalidate the warranty. I might drive over the fucking thing and they can stick their warranty where the sun don’t shine.

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Haiku time, on my state of mind

Fucking Idiot

Why did you do it like that?

I hope you hurt too.

 

 

You can see the reason this started and the rest of the days here – http://www.ragbaby.co.uk/1120-2/

And if you want to join in we have a Facebook group – https://www.facebook.com/groups/154085144775381/
Over on Crackbook a bunch of us are going to be working through Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain: A Course in Enhancing Creativity and Artistic Confidence

The first exercises are to draw a self portrait, your hand and something else I can’t remember so you can see improvement. Then you move onto drawing a vase from a silhouette. You can see the vase exercise here – http://drawright.com/vaceface.htm.

The plan is to do an exercise every Sunday from the book.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

30 days of creativity – Day 16 – Narco Lounge Combo at the Louisiana

30 day creativity challenge Day  16, Music

This was a quick sketch of the very entertaining Narco Lounge Combo who describe themselves as Bristol’s Handsomest Band. They had nice shirts and good cheesy demeanors and they play lounge with electro/prog overtones if you can imagine. If you can’t, you can here it here – http://narcoloungecombo.bandcamp.com/

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Anyway, they were entertaining and I liked them and I attempted to draw them. In the dark that is the upstairs room at the Louie.

After this lot there was a horrible samba band, lots of noise and writhing bints but after that was this!

They are called Armchair Committee and they totally rocked. The restorative quality of gratuitous guitar solos, clever riffs, lovely harmonies, smashing drums and basically lovely loud noise made me feel loads happier.

So lets have another Haiku

Chugga Chugga Wah

Screaming guitar mends my heart

For a sweet short time

 

 

You can see the reason this started and the rest of the days here – http://www.ragbaby.co.uk/1120-2/

And if you want to join in we have a Facebook group – https://www.facebook.com/groups/154085144775381/
Over on Crackbook a bunch of us are going to be working through Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain: A Course in Enhancing Creativity and Artistic Confidence

The first exercises are to draw a self portrait, your hand and something else I can’t remember so you can see improvement. Then you move onto drawing a vase from a silhouette. You can see the vase exercise here – http://drawright.com/vaceface.htm.

The plan is to do an exercise every Sunday from the book.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

30 days of creativity – Day 15 – Fucking Glastonbury tor and lots of swearing.

30 day creativity challenge Day  15, Glastonbury tor.

I’m not a fucking hippy trust me, but I did need to get some exercise and blow some cobwebs out of my stupid mind that is full of what if’s and if onlys. I was hoping to get to the charity shops because my retro Denby came from Glastonbury but I have a very low tolerance of crystals and fucking dreamcatchers make me pull wings off fairies.

It started raining about half way up the hill, and I did this quick sketch of the door of the church at the top of the hill, I was sat in the relative dry (stupid thing has no roof) but the raindrops made it really difficult to draw anything so I stopped and was menacing to a fucking hippy instead. Only indirectly menacing; I told him I liked the music he was making with his Indian hippy flute thing, then I told him that it was lucky he wasn’t a drummer because I would have thrown him down the hill if he was. I hate fucking drummers.

Which made me feel lots better.

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Along side it comes a Haiku, maybe I am a fucking hippy after all.

I have cried so much

I got cramps from lack of salt

I hope it stops soon

 

 

You can see the reason this started and the rest of the days here – http://www.ragbaby.co.uk/1120-2/

And if you want to join in we have a Facebook group – https://www.facebook.com/groups/154085144775381/
Over on Crackbook a bunch of us are going to be working through Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain: A Course in Enhancing Creativity and Artistic Confidence

The first exercises are to draw a self portrait, your hand and something else I can’t remember so you can see improvement. Then you move onto drawing a vase from a silhouette. You can see the vase exercise here – http://drawright.com/vaceface.htm.

The plan is to do an exercise every Sunday from the book.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

30 days of creativity – Day 14 – Drawing without looking at the paper

30 day creativity challenge Day  14, breakfast with my son

This was a really quick sketch of my son (on the left, he has long hair) drinking orange juice while waiting for breakfast to arrive at Bordeaux Quay. 

We needed a treat, it’s been shitty recently.

After the quick sketch we both did drawings of each other, some when we looked at the paper and some without looking at it.

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You can see the reason this started and the rest of the days here – http://www.ragbaby.co.uk/1120-2/

And if you want to join in we have a Facebook group – https://www.facebook.com/groups/154085144775381/
Over on Crackbook a bunch of us are going to be working through Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain: A Course in Enhancing Creativity and Artistic Confidence

The first exercises are to draw a self portrait, your hand and something else I can’t remember so you can see improvement. Then you move onto drawing a vase from a silhouette. You can see the vase exercise here – http://drawright.com/vaceface.htm.

The plan is to do an exercise every Sunday from the book.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

One beautiful dusky rose crocheted jacket is off to a new home.

This very gorgeous crocheted jacket has just been taken to the post office and will soon be making it’s way to a new owner.
It’s made from a very lovely wool mix yarn and has a slight shimmer.
I have 2 more of these in different colourways to be listed in the Folksy Shop but for the moment there is just one other – in very yummy retro colours.

http://folksy.com/items/3657082-Stripy-Cardi-Retro-70-s-colours-Orange-Brown-Green-Stripes-UK-size-12
Crochetd Jacket from Rag Baby

30 days of creativity – Day 13 – Drawing things I can’t see properly

30 day creativity challenge Day  13, tired and stressed

It’s late, last night I was woken up by some arsehole fixing his fucking car outside my window at 2am, then by munters shouting in the street at 4. I’m not a happy bunny, I am knackered. I never shout at them in case the take it out on my windows, I just hope the arsehole runs the munters down and gets locked up for life.

Anyway. It’s nearly 10pm, the light isn’t great and I had a quick sketch of the Eudicella which are beetles that deserve a longer drawing because they are stunning. Then I started drawing the cats on top of the crap beetle drawings.

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You can see Bug in the picture, she is almost impossible to draw as she is just smudges. I tried drawing her with squiggles but she started to chase the pencil on the paper. Then I managed a reasonable outline of Scumspawn before he came to lurk behind me on the sofa, so I tried drawing Bug again. She had her face smushed up against my leg, she doesn’t really look like a bulldog.

You can see the reason this started and the rest of the days here – http://www.ragbaby.co.uk/1120-2/

And if you want to join in we have a Facebook group – https://www.facebook.com/groups/154085144775381/
Over on Crackbook a bunch of us are going to be working through Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain: A Course in Enhancing Creativity and Artistic Confidence

The first exercises are to draw a self portrait, your hand and something else I can’t remember so you can see improvement. Then you move onto drawing a vase from a silhouette. You can see the vase exercise here – http://drawright.com/vaceface.htm.

The plan is to do an exercise every Sunday from the book.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Clutter Monster

I wrote this back in 2005 and since then I have worked long and hard to de-clutter and to fight the re-clutterer in me. The next post about clutter will have some serious and helpful strategies to get it all sorted out.

“I have a theory that the contents of cupboards bubble and seethe, spreading out tentacles of tat to their brother cupboards. Their master plan is to engulf the entire house so that no carpet is left uncovered, and no doors can be opened without the contents bursting out. I was at this stage when I counted my trousers. I had 71 pairs. My wardrobe at the time extended to bin bags and boxes so it took me some time to get them all in one place. Eventually there they all were, a CV in cloth, a history of boyfriends, nights out, jobs, holidays, jumble sales and misguided bargain buys I had never worn. Thirty pairs were too small, 20 pairs plain hideous, 4 pairs too big, 5 pairs too good to wear hence they never got worn. Twelve pairs fitted me and 6 of these were regularly worn.

It was fairly easy coming to terms with the fact that I would never be a size 10 again and I reckoned that if I ever got to size 12 I would be out buying new clothes with all the money I had saved by not eating. The ugly trousers were no problem to say goodbye to, along with embarrassing memories of wearing them. The big trousers went, as I didn’t know I was going to be pregnant in a few years, damn. The smart trousers were tricky, they represented a lifestyle I aspired to, where cats didn’t wee in hallways, houses didn’t need radical renovations and dishes got washed by someone else. They were the sort of trousers I would never get a chance to wear unless it was to an interview and even then I’d be worried about spilling something down them. I kept them for another year before admitting to myself that I was not the sort of person that needed that many smart clothes.

The great trouser cull got me started and I spent months systematically sorting and getting rid of stuff I’d hoarded for years. I piled clothes on the bed and invited friends around to take what they wanted on the strict instructions they were not to show me what they had taken nor utter the phrase ‘Are you sure you want to get rid of this?’ My paperwork was pruned to one small box from a 4 drawer filing cabinet and I completely emptied two rooms in my two bedroom house. Admittedly I got a bit carried away and threw away my birth certificate and a savings book by accident but on the whole I wasn’t missing stuff at all. It was great to be able to find things again.
Around the time I had reached a minimalistic plateau my boyfriend moved in with his collection of empty and clean takeaway containers, several computers and boxes of computer innards, more books, clothes, bedding…….stuff that was way out of my jurisdiction.

And then later came the baby with his boxes of toys, piles of nappies, clothes to be washed, hung out, brought in, put away, put on…. It’s a loosing battle. I still try to keep the clutter down. I only let myself by things if they are useful, but this rule is pretty bendy. I hand on baby clothes regularly and try to throw away empty takeaway containers without being detected, but I know I’m doomed to failure. I know that soon I will have a messy pile of my child’s artistic creations, it will be impossible to throw out his first shoes and we will need a bigger house. I am now the owner of 10 pairs of trousers and most of them get worn sometimes. I have not counted my jumpers.

copyright Lisa Cole www.lactivist.co.uk 2005

30 days of creativity – Day 12 – Seagull descending a staircase

30 day creativity challenge Day  12; drawing things that move.

Sat in a cafe in central Bristol trying to draw a seagull who was chomping down huge chunks of bread left over from someones baguette. I spent some time looking at a pigeon with the most amazing eyes, orange like beacons. The rest of the pigeon was manky and citified, half a foot, walked with a limp, asking me for any spare crumbs, but his eyes were amazing.

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You can see the reason this started and the rest of the days here – http://www.ragbaby.co.uk/1120-2/

And if you want to join in we have a Facebook group – https://www.facebook.com/groups/154085144775381/
Over on Crackbook a bunch of us are going to be working through Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain: A Course in Enhancing Creativity and Artistic Confidence

The first exercises are to draw a self portrait, your hand and something else I can’t remember so you can see improvement. Then you move onto drawing a vase from a silhouette. You can see the vase exercise here – http://drawright.com/vaceface.htm.

The plan is to do an exercise every Sunday from the book.