Archive for April, 2007

Emergency Deployment

Monday, April 30th, 2007

Brian got a text message from Nate at 4:29 pm just saying:

I’ve just been put on 24 hour emergency deployment alert.


Update:
Apparently it’s because of flood warnings in Greater Vancouver.

2nd Hoke-Pokedown

Monday, April 30th, 2007

Raised By Monkeys just finished up the 2nd Hoke-Pokedown film contest versus team No Idea Why. Here is my quick summary:

Well, we created quite a successful film with the resources at hand. We had huge limitations on schedule availability, but we still went all out on quality. I managed to steer the group in the direction of a serious film instead of a comedy, but since we had so little time to shoot and such, I barely scrapped it together for the end of the 48 hours. We lacked a good musical score because of scheduling, and at the showdown thing against the other team, I had no time to check it so the entire audio track was about 2 seconds early. It was extremely hard to watch, but even at times we had the audience captivated. It really was well done, but I need to spend several more hours working on post, and get the music in there before I can release it. I do have to submit it as it was (though I can fix the 2 seconds off on the audio track) for the judges, but I’m going to keep it under wraps and release it only after I finish it up.

Stay tuned and I’ll post it when it’s ready to be released.

Cordoba for Sale

Friday, April 27th, 2007

It’s actually been over one year since the old beauty went down and was parked permanently. She’s been sitting in our carport ever since, beacuse for a short time we thought we were going to fix her up and get her back on the road. Since I now have my own car, and Brian always drives the Subaru, we have no need for it anymore and have no use for her anymore. We put her up in the buy and sell at this ad:

The ad reads:

1983 CHRYSLER CORDOBA 227082 KMS. Grey with red cloth interior. Two door. Awesome 3.7 L Super slant six engine. No rust. Upholstery needs work. New starter. She runs. Needs work on the fly wheel, 4 teeth broken. $400.00. obo. Port Coquitlam. Tel: 604-944-7656

Wookieepedia

Friday, April 27th, 2007

Wow – one must check out this awesome website! It’s a wiki for STARWARS! Sooooo much information here that I am completely in love with!

Video Blogging Thoughts

Friday, April 27th, 2007

Well, I’m back to text after three experimental days of video blogging. Not because it was a failure, but more because I was just going for a trial run. I never really ever announced I was going to start video blogging, because I thought that it might discourage me or put pressure on how much quality I needed to put into it. I’ve done my testing and have my notes:

  1. It’s hard to keep them short and entertaining the whole time
  2. It would help to have spiffy graphical stuff for intro’s, extro’s, and the like
  3. I couldn’t find places to stick music in really.
  4. Editing can take a while if I filmed a lot that day
  5. Those days aren’t searchable for text keywords on what I did that day

It was a fun endeavor and I’m certain I will continue it sometimes, but I really value my text entries even more. I also find that I can call myself a true blogger now that I’ve tried video blogging.

Up to date, I’ve done:
  1. Regular Blogging
  2. Photoblogging
  3. Audioblogging [my audio-blog]
  4. Vlogging [1, 2, 3]

And the one thing I have yet to try is Moblogging, because I don’t have a cellphone.

Christine mentioned that perhaps I should make a video blog a weekly thing, and immediately I brewed the idea that since it would get repetitive being the same day, I could do one every eight days, so that one week it’d be a Sunday, then a Monday, then a Tuesday, and so on. Either that or I’ll just do them randomly. But as Nate suggested, I want to accompany them with text – that would solve the last point up there in my list and make those days searchable.

Video blogging is definitely a different and new perspective in a new way. I encourage people to try it out, but as I mentioned, it isn’t for everybody.

One Thousand Blank Discs

Friday, April 27th, 2007


At this very moment, I have exactly one thousand blank, Inkjet White Hub Printable, Taiyo Yuden 4.7GB DVD-R’s.

I’m making this post so that when I buy the next bundle of DVD’s, I’ll know how long it took me to go through however many =P