Hey, friends. For the last year and a half I've been writing about animation and music that has brought joy to my life. This year, the music posts include 30-second sampler mixes so you can get a feel for the record I'm writing about.
You can check out the archives here: https://greyduck.net/category/3wa
Please give a look and a listen, and let me know how I'm doing. Thank you.
I'm not a very good trainer/teacher, but for some products here I'm the only one we have, so... another round of that for the new guy, completed!
Nine thirty in the morning on my surprise day off. Laundry and dishwasher going, movie tickets purchased (Ocean's Eight), A/C unit running already.
This is a first: I've completed the sampler mix before completing the per-track write-up.
Why? Because I have to do the sampler mix on the big computer, while I can handle the per-track bits on my laptop. In the living room. Where the A/C is.
I'd like to goof off a bit this morning but if I don't get a weekly project post out today, I don't know when my next good chance will be, and I gotta finish computering before it gets hellish outside again. So.
Boost if your first PC had a Turbo button.
Think I might try to (gasp!) play a video game for maybe half an hour or so before I have to turn the computer back off for the entire rest of the day. (Bleh.)
self promotion, belated Show more
I'm so out of it today that I nearly forgot to plug this week's writing project post. It isn't much of one, given that it turns out it's hard to say much about a soundtrack album's individual pieces when those pieces are... made up each of several pieces.
Anyway. Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind's soundtrack is our subject this week. Enjoy, won't you please?
We've had a string of client machines show up online just long enough to generate low-disk-space alerts, then go offline before we can take any useful action.
It's been that kind of day, really.
I'd have to be in a lot worse mental shape than I am now for the old Cardcaptor Sakura theme song not to cheer me up.
"Catch you catch you catch me catch me ZETTAI..." *chairdances*
Better yet, my advice actually worked.
"Oh hey, the updated version of the cam software speaks H.264, and this camera offers H.264. Let's get that version, wot?"
It's always nice when one's hobbies can help positively inform a work situation. Such as, my (admittedly minimal) knowledge of A/V codecs versus the problem of high CPU usage when using the fancy 1080p IP camera in the conference room.
We have always been at war with Microsoft.
(This thought brought to you by yet another impending evening of after-hours futzing with our database server's inability to apply patch updates.)
Not a great night of sleep, it's gonna be hot later, but I need to get another weekly post queued so hey it's 8am and let's get started on that.
Nothing quite like a dedicated deployment project for which you're the best staffer available in order to burn the remaining hours before vacation starts, am I right?