Friday Featurette #294

We had a busy day today and didn’t get to row. Not the best way to get into our weekend. But, that’s happens sometimes. We’ve got another busty weekend planned. I’m not sure that I’ll even have time to cut the grass which is OK since it has been hot. But will probably irritate the next-door neighbor. We’ll catch up with you next week. Have a great weekend!

Traditional Thursday #294

One of the minor annoyances of both of us being nearsighted is that we can’t see the camera when it’s on the tripod even though its only a few feet away. So, we can’t tell if the light stops flashing (which means it’s not recording). We really never know if it’s working or not. Obviously, it should keep going once it’s started. But sometimes, it doesn’t. Most people see well enough to notice. Unfortunately, we do not. So, making a movie always needs a bit of luck. This time, everything worked as expected and we have a video to share.

Tuesday Two For #294

With our summer tans and the extra sunlight in the evenings we’ve had some issues with the auto-flash not activating when it should. So, this week we decided to make a movie which doesn’t use the flash. Its not a solution for a light sensor which is sometimes confused. But, it works for now. The permanent resolution is a light kit which is maddening difficult to find in our price range. All the ones we’ve seen are to obtrusive and distracting for a bed cam. Its one more thing on our long to-to list.

Friday Featurette #291

Today’s video is in the category of ” it’s good to know how to do things even if you don’t have a reason”. I don’t often rotate videos during transcoding; but needed to for this one. It’s a mystery why the camera saves videos in the wrong orientation whenever its rotated. But, its good to know how to fix it.

As you can see, The Wife has is starting to get a tan since we’re really been getting outside and enjoying the sun. Hopefully, there will be plenty of sunshine on Saturday and Sunday for us to bike and row in.

Have a great weekend.

Tuesday Two For #291

Today was the start of a short week. It’s always easier to get back into the grove on Tuesday after a Monday holiday than on Monday after a Friday holiday. (Even though we are still count the days until next weekend.) Having a great holiday weekend like we did this past weekend did make it a bit more difficult. Hopefully there will be many more glorious days ahead this summer.

Friday Featurette #288

We had another good day on and off the river today. After a cold, wet April, it has been nice to finally have some sun. Unlike other days, we usually have the river to ourselves on Friday since the other rowers have something to do. It’s a great way to relax and get ready for the weekend. Like always, I’ve got to cut the grass; but, otherwise, am looing forward to a relaxing two days. Have a great Mother’s Day weekend.

Traditional Thursday #288

So far, this has been a good month. We’re slowly starting to forget the cold, dreary days of April. And, if we don’t have a thunderstorm pop up, we can get in the pool for the first time of the season sometime over the weekend. Plus, we’ve finally been able to row consistently on our normal schedule. That shouldn’t be unusual; but, this year, it has been. So, it’s good to be able to enjoy the spring both inside and out.

Tuesday Two For #288

Since the video we made last week had better sound, we decided to do an encore this week. We won’t make videos every week; but, we want to take advantage of the situation while we can. The dial on our worn-out old camera didn’t weird out like it did a couple of weeks ago. So, everything was good. Enjoy