Haaaha. The still image Google Video chose makes it look like I’m giving a lecture or something.
Vlog this time. And it’s a long one, like 20 minutes long. Includes a handful of rambling, walking through the woods, a squirrel, birds and a rabbit. Watch while you’re eating or folding laundry or something. Er, the video has many, many issues, among others: the distorted “square” frame, the audio not syncing, the compression leaving a grid pattern of lines, the annotations (which you may ignore completely if you wish) fidgeting around, but — I just can’t be bothered to edit the file anymore.
It was edited using Kdenlive, a video editing program for Ubuntu. (I can’t really recommend Kdenlive — it crashed an insane amount of times, and there were an equally insane amount of failed attempts to render the vid… just too many bugs, I suppose.) I’m using Ubuntu full-time now, because I can’t seem to install Windows into an existing partition without finding myself face-to-face with the dreaded hal.dll error. But I’m getting used to Ubuntu, and for the most part, I like it; weird names and all. It’s the little things that make Ubuntu different from Windows: like… having two “taskbars” (one having tabs of the programs running, another for “Quick Launch” buttons and Applications-Places-System links) and the “Recycle Bin” and “Show Desktop” buttons being visible at all times, and more accessible menus (less clicks — no Start button, All Programs, blahblahblah), the Desktop displaying icons automatically whenever I plug in a USB stick or DVD or memory card (no need to dig through “My Computer” ), a Screenshot menu popping up asking if you’d like to save the file after taking a screenshot (super convenient, I’m telling you)… the program tab simply glowing softly when it needs your attention instead of blinking a violent orange (this irritated me to no end in Windows)… And finally, my built-in microphone automatically works in Ubuntu, and so does the vertical scroller on my touchpad (neither of them functioned in Windows — tried installing drivers, didn’t help ).
And, I could still use software designed for Windows using Wine, for instance that AVI fixer (called ASF-AVI-RM-WMV repair. I tried three or four other free programs but only this one worked on the corrupted file. Thank God it did, too). Apparently Photoshop also works (sorry GIMP, but Photoshop’s just … better ), though I haven’t tried installing it yet. Oh — and installing software is so dang easy. Because everything’s free, you just go to the Add/Remove Program menu, search/browse for the software, check the box and it’ll install it for you. No Googling or dealing with trials or downloading .zip files or worrying about spyware and all that crap.
Uh. My spoken English is so messed up; it’s now streaked with Manglish, British, and American accents. Confused much. I also need. to. stop. saying. “as well”. Yeah I do.
The random notes uses my new handwriting font. I made a better one a long time ago, but I think it’s now lost. This one was done using yourfonts.com, but my letter alignments are a bit off. Try the site out though, ’tis free!
Oh yeah, one more excuse for not blogging — I can’t access aneesah.pixelled.com or pixelled.com or any other addresses on the same server from my room connection, for some reason. It’s been like this for awhile, and then it worked, but now it’s back to the “Page Not Found” error. :shakefist: No idea what the problem is… why would the uni network block access to these sites? I’m hoping the library connection or campus wireless would work. (Edit: Yeap, on a library computer now, and I could access my site just fine… ) Or else… I don’t even know who to contact about these network things.
I would put more photos in, like one of my broken spectacles (totally my fault, shush. I’m wearing an older pair while waiting for them to arrive through the post — yes, I did mail them back to be repaired in Malaysia ), but yeah… Internet Explorer’s not that fun… and neither is this keyboard… (British keyboard layout argghhh ) so never mind. You’ve probably seen the pics on Facebook anyway.
Till next time, leave a comment, even if you didn’t sit through the 21 minutes and 48 seconds. I’ll try and bug somebody about not being able to access the site from my room… Taa.