Whenever it’s cold and we have trouble turning on the fireplace, I think about fixing it. Sadly, it’s such a gigantic nuisance that I still haven’t gotten around to it. First, I have to remove the fake logs and the all lava rocks so I can reach the gas piping. Then I need to take out both the thermopile and the thermocouple. Clean them up enough to read the part numbers so that I can find replacements. Then put everything back together. Order the new parts. And do everything all over again in a week or two when the parts arrive. And that’s assuming that the needed parts are readily available. One of the problems with everything being available on the internet is that very little is available at local stores. And this is definitely the type of involved disassembly that I would prefer not to do twice. An ideal indoor task for a cold, rainy weekend in the summer. If I don’t forget when its ben months since we turned on the fireplace.
There were TWO updates to WordPress this week and its only Tuesday. One was “normal”. And the other was an emergency because of what the first update broke. I know that its free software and their revenue comes from their … Continue reading
When I was creating the photos for this post I saw that I had accidentally used the wrong name for the two of the media files I used last week. Amazingly, even though its 2018, renaming a file in the … Continue reading
We had planned to do some more things with this week’s video; but, unfortunately, I got busy doing some other things so all we have is a quick transcode of an intermediate product. We’ll finish editing and post the movie as we originally intended later on one of these days the we have technical difficulties. And, once again, sorry for the sound quality. Maybe we need to get a new bed.
I really like the fact that the gym I now work out at during lunch hour is within easy walking distance. The downside to working downtown is that parking isn’t convenient for lunchtime errands. I would actually do more waking if I walked to the garage where I park usually park my car, drove to the nearest parking in vicinity of the gym, and walked inside than if I just walked directly there. I don’t mind walking. That’s one of the things I like about working downtown. I prefer to walk. Except when its freeing cold outside. Then I find myself longing for summer even more than I already am.
I looked for a new camera over the holidays; but, wasn’t able to find anything that would work. Now that smart phones have built-in cameras, most, dedicated cameras are either expensive models with everything we want or cheap, featureless units … Continue reading
We are still experimenting with VideoStudio Pro. It can’t do anything about the sound. But, it does have some lots of effects that can be applied. We can do things with it that you can only do with a full-featured application that are well beyond the capabilities of the utility we normally use. It will take a while to learn. But, little by little we’ll use it to improve the quality of our videos.
There are howling windows outside. So, The Wife and I are very glad to be inside. We are already sick of the cold snowy weather and its only December. Plus, this year, neither of us is taking vacation the week … Continue reading
Since we’re having problems making movies with sound, we though that it might be fun to play around with some of the video effects that don’t work well with audio. So, this week, we’re speeding up the videos. Not as something to do all of the time. Just something different. Please let us know what you think.