Jan. 1st, 2011

Hello world!

Hi, internets, how's it going? Once again it's been a while... 8 months, in fact. Wow! Ok, the last 8 months in bullet points, coming up:

Busy, busy, busy, busy )

So, that's my last eight months. What have you folks been up to?

PS: Happy new year!

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Oct. 4th, 2009

Update: Misc.

1) An interesting evening for my rogue, Eris, on our current D&D campaign. We're on a dungeon crawl, and I'm making a lot of use of my Detect Trap skill. A couple nearly got me, but I escaped unscathed. Also, a bound Earth Elemental followed its instructions to the letter, motioning us to silence, before reporting to its summoner that it heard nothing and no one spoke to it. It was a rival house. We took care of the problem with a grenade!

2) I have lots of pics of D20's in a folder, waiting for me to make an icon. I should get round to that some day.

3) This morning, I mowed* my legs. It hurts, but it's also quite boring and my mind was wandering. I was thinking that I've read a few fics where John Sheppard shaves his legs (mostly in the context of genderswap), but none where he waxes them (or any other body part). I'd love to read that, especially as a not-genderswap fic. Any recs?

4) New job is becoming more interesting. They're sending me to Brussels for a meeting!!! I have a new project to start work on tomorrow morning, and some internet research that is driving me crazy because of the IE6 trauma.

5) I may have eaten too many chocolate brownies this evening. They may also have been more chocolate than brownie. Less chocolate or more flour next time. And also 5 mins extra in the oven.

6) This is reading like a drunk!post, but it's actually not. It could be a chocolate-overdose!post.

7) Bedtime! Commute is still a bitch and seven is a good number.

8) I remembered something else: Ian Brown and Kasabian both have albums out and singles playing on the radio. Given that Kasabian are pretty much Stone Roses II, I actually can't tell which single belongs to which band if I don't hear the DJ announce the song.

* I use an epilator. It sounds like one of those teeny electric Flymo mowers so, while I'm not technically mowing my legs, that's how I refer to it.

Sep. 18th, 2009

After six months of signing on...


It's about bloody time. It's an agency placement so I'm technically working for Adecco while I work at Proctor & Gamble. It's a year's maternity cover co-ordinating an overseas training programme. My job title is "Administration Assistant", which is a bit rubbish, but it's all good experience and CV-able. It's 4 days/week and pays enough to cover the bills, so I can finish my driving lessons without changing instructor. And hopefully the recession will be mostly over before this time next year.

The commute is going to be a bitch. )

Jun. 3rd, 2009

Assistance, please?

I'm doing a little research project for my dad into current software and hardware for video editing. So I thought the best place to start would be with the vidders on my flist. All information, advice, links, etc. gratefully accepted.

I'd like to know what's cutting-edge, what's easy (or hard) to use, minimum hardware requirements, best tools for VHS-to-dvd capture, software cost vs usefulness, any other tips and tricks you think are worth telling me about. And if you know someone who knows someone who knows something, please do direct them here.

This project relates to CCTV footage and how it travels from street to police to courtroom, so I'm not looking for fancy special effects or how to make the best fanvid evar. But you vidders will have learned a load of practical skills in pursuit of your art, and I'd like to take advantage of your expertise.

I'm directing all comments for this to DW, so I can have them in one place.

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