finally started digitizing all my home videos (that include work documentation over the years too) to MP4 format. I have at least 100 tapes (8mm and miniDV). I import about 3-4 a day and then let FCP batch process them while I sleep. I can still edit them if I want, but I've already done that with the ones I want. Right now I just want to be able to skim through a 2hr video to find something without sticking the tape into the machine.
We had an odd problem with the U-Verse phone service where it would not display the Caller ID for my MIL.
My wife won't answer the phone if she can't see the Caller ID, so if it says "UNAVAILABLE" she will let it ring.
I tried to get them to figure out what was wrong and after about 2 hours they figured it out.
The rep was very apologetic and offered to "make it up" to us because we were so "understanding"
He offered 1 month of Free HBO
I asked him what was our obligation after that free month.
I asked him if we would then get billed for the second month if we didn't cancel.
"Well, yes" was his reply
I asked him if there was ANY other way he was authorized to "make it up" to us.
He told me there was nothing else.
before they got in the car?
"GET IN THE CAR!"
greatly increased my intake of meat, eggs, cheese, nuts, etc. Any time I get hungry, I eat one of those and I feel full immediately.
I was about to post that I can just keep eating those, but on reflection you're right. Those food types do make me feel full up.
Proteins take longer to digest so that's why you feel "full" longer. And it doesn't take a lot either.
He turned a rented Bell helicopter into the Telecopter, essentially a flying TV studio. The first of its kind, it put Channel 5 news at the forefront of live aerial coverage of major events like parades, fires, earthquakes and massive freeway snarls. He had to whittle down 2,000 pounds of television equipment to just 368 pounds so the Bell 47 helicopter could lift off the ground.
The LA Times reports that Silva, whose two Emmy Awards include one in 1974 for developing the Telecopter, died Nov. 27 in Camarillo of complications of pneumonia, his family said. He was 92.
And what did YOU do today?"
Link to Original Source
Got me interested in concepts that made me want to go to the library at a young age to read science fiction.
How the book got in our house is a mystery to me, when I went back to try to recover it, its existence was denied by the caretakers of my youth.
Probable-Possible, my black hen,
She lays eggs in the Relative When.
She doesn't lay eggs in the Positive Now
Because she's unable to Postulate How.
Flappity, Floppity, Flip!
The Mouse on the Möbius Strip
The Strip revolved
The Mouse dissolved
In a chronodimensional skip.
Me: that's OK, try my other line STAR STAR STAR STAR
Other person: ****
Me: No, press the star button twice, then spell STAR twice. It's like 1111 or 0000 only much easier!
Other person: Tell you what, why don't you call me instead?
Me: OK, what's your **ME number?
Other person: **POUNDSAND
You will be surprised at how effective this is while leaving the original "look and feel" of the room.
then I would stay home and pilot everything via my iPad.
That way when the ship capsized, I would be fine and still be able to send out my backup ship.
You DO have a backup ship right?
She'll never get rid of it.
and if the house catches fire, it will be the first thing she grabs when she runs out.