Surely something good happened to you today

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous' started by rhubarbodendron, Aug 21, 2018.

  1. Butters

    Butters Commodore Commodore

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    I set up my blog today. I’ve been developing content for it for a while now.

    I also installed a program that records the computer screen and inserts a webcam image. I’ve decided to get over my insecurity about my voice and appearance, and therefore my camera shyness.
     
  2. Random_Spock

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  3. Scribble

    Scribble Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Ugh. I still need to install my webcam. It's sitting here on my desk.

    What program did you go with? I'm probably stupid, but I subscribed to Adobe Captivate.

    Good luck! I hope you're able to overcome your discomfort. I'm right there with you.
     
  4. Butters

    Butters Commodore Commodore

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    I opted for Bandicam. Just the free version until I find my feet with it. It’s only $39 for the pro license, though I say only, I’m bracing myself for a sudden drop in income.

    I’m all kitted out now as a miniature production company.
     
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  5. Scribble

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    I'd love to see what you come up with! Feel free to PM any test vids you might do. I'll give my honest, but kind pointers to help improve if there's any need. Who knows, you could knock it out of the park right out of the gate! :D

    Hmmm...mixed metaphors... :rofl:
     
  6. Butters

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    Thanks, I appreciate that. I am a complete newbie. It took about six attempts just to get the microphone sound working.
     
  7. Scribble

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    @Butters, while there is such a thing as too much polish, you should never be ashamed of having to say, "Take two!" I've seen too many YouTubers with the best of intentions and ideas kind of throw their credibility away but always going with their first take and that only serves to demonstrate to someone that you don't fully know your material.

    Also, jump cuts seem to be the in thing now, so if you have an otherwise perfect take but might have a cough or sneeze or something that interrupts it, you can always just cut that bit out. It's a stylistic choice I've seen a lot of lately.
     
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  8. NewHeavensNewEarth

    NewHeavensNewEarth Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    I saw a troubled boy and his foster mom (whom I both know) have a very tender & meaningful moment related to Mother's Day. He gave her a card that she assumed was for his bio-mom at first, but was for her instead, and she almost broke down where she stood. I hope the 2 of them will have many more moments like that.
     
  9. Discofan

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    I was really hungry for dinner! Nothing is more enjoyable than food when you're very hungry.:)
     
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  10. galleywest

    galleywest whaaaaaat?? Premium Member

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    I pre-made dinner for my Mom for Mother's Day. Stuffed squash! It looks and smells amazing!

    Also, I read this thread and saw people being nice to each other on the internet. It's all to rare--and I'm counting it as a good thing.
     
  11. Veronica Hobbes

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    Well I wouldn't say today, although today hasn't been a bad day, but this week definitely. I'm meeting Shazad Latif, Ethan Peck and Anson Mount and OMG I'M SO EXCITED. Like seriously, there are moments where I start thinking about it and I just get all giddy. I'm meeting Shazad in July in London where I'm also meeting Joe Flanigan, and then I'm meeting Anson and Ethan in Birmingham in October. AHHH, I'm going to be a nervous wreck on both occassions as I'm going on my own both times, and these are my first big conventions. I've been to a little one, but I've never been to a really big one like these two. I'm probably going to be really overwhelmed.
     
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  12. Velocity

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    My three kids and 2 granddaughters came over tonight for dinner. After dinner we had a great time playing ball in the back yard.
     
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  13. Veronica Hobbes

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    I still don’t get why the US and AUS have a diff mother’s day to the UK. Anyone know why.
     
  14. Avro Arrow

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    Well, I didn't, but now I've been to Wikipedia, and now I know more than I did before! :)

    Mother's Day in the US, in its present form, is a secular holiday which was championed by a woman named Anna Jarvis to honour her mother, who passed away in early May, 1905. The first official Mother's Day service was held on Sunday, May 10, 1908, which was the second Sunday in May, and it has been observed on the second Sunday in May ever since. Many other countries (such as my own Canada) have adopted the US observance and date.

    In the UK, they actually observe Mothering Sunday, even though it has been referred to as "Mother's Day" more and more over the years. This is actually an observance based in religion, and in fact was apparently originally a day when people would visit their "mother" church, but later came to be more about honouring mothers. It falls on the fourth Sunday of Lent. Its history stretches back to the 16th century, but the observance had waned by the early twentieth century. Although unrelated to the American Mother's Day, a woman named Constance Penswick-Smith was inspired by Anna Jarvis' efforts, and, beginning in 1914, led a campaign to revive the observance. It was ultimately successful, and by the 1950s it was observed across all the UK.

    So there you go. Thank you goes to the Free Encyclopedia that anyone can edit! :D
     
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  15. auntiehill

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    The bagging-person at the grocery store wished me a happy Mother's Day. I smiled back at him. On the way out, hubby laughed and elbowed me. "He said Happy Mother's Day! Ha!"

    I shrugged. " Well, I do have a cat. "
     
  16. Veronica Hobbes

    Veronica Hobbes Lieutenant Red Shirt

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    Wow thank you. I didn’t know all that. Sorry for making someone else look it up, but it was almost 3am and I was falling asleep.
     
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  17. Scribble

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    We went to Minnesota's Largest Candy store yesterday.

    It's funny, one of the main attractions is a life-size generic TARDIS. It's not from any particular Doctor, but it's the reason we went last year. Once you've had one in your own garage, it tends not to be such a spectacle.

    I did get some Jelly Babies, though. :D

    Oh, and apple butter. I haven't had apple butter since I was about 10 or so!
     
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  18. Butters

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    Got out in the allotment today. Planted some asparagus, peas, tomato, sunflowers, garlic.

    Think we found the kitty culprit for those poops. A very indignant cat staring at us before slinking away.
     
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  19. JirinPanthosa

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    At Supercuts.

    Me: I just moved into the area.
    Stylist: Oh, are you going to school around here?
    Me: (Is 36)
     
  20. Discofan

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    I found out that the noisy guy down the street is gone!!! His house is totally empty! You can see through the curtainless windows that there isn't a piece of furniture in sight. He's GONE!!! I knew that he was planning on moving but I didn't know if he really meant it. He was a renter so it was easier for him to go. All the better!