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(Sing to a well known tune) Someone gave me fever…

Well, bingo! I’m running a fever, it feels like a steam roller just ran me over and my head is both full of cotton and hurting like hell so not only will I stay home, I’ll probably stay away from the computer most of the time as well.

This is no fun. And on one of the hottest days so far this year to boot. Marvelous! :-/

I’m available on my IM accounts, I’m just not looking at the monitor all the time, lest my eyes do what they feel like they are doing and swell out of their sockets, so if you want to reach me via IM try it but don’t hold your breath…

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Originally written on Aug 03, 2005 @ 10:58
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Sick @ home

Today I was booted out of the office by my coworkers.

I have the flu and it was getting worse with the air-conditioning and not only was I starting to bother everyone around me with my sneezing but they where also afraid I’d spread the germs around, so they kicked me out and I went home in the middle of the afternoon.

The god news is that apparently it is just a simple case of flu. The bad news is that it is not getting all that better, so I’m in for a rough night and, possibly, a sick day telecommuting from home tomorrow (which is not all that bad since I have my iMac here).

In the mean time, while trying to delay going to bed (I can’t breathe all that well lying down when I’m like this) I’ve edited and posted another video.

I’ve decided to try out my DV camcorder as source to iChat this afternoon and it worked perfectly which is good news.

Also, after trying out Delicious Library with the camcorder acting as my barcode reader, I had no choice but to get the software. Now if I can only get a preference for setting the search order of the Amazon shops (it finds almost everything in the german shop and it gives me info in German which doesn’t do me any good) I’ll be a happy man indeed!

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Originally written on Aug 03, 2005 @ 00:46
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Tea, toast and “Pattern Recognition”

I spent last weekend in Algarve, at the beach, with my family and when we drove back, Sunday evening, Tuxa was tired and not feeling hungry at all (we eat way too much whenever we are with the full gang in Algarve) :-) and so she went straight to bed.

I, on the other hand, wasn’t all that tired and didn’t feel like going to bed on an empty stomach, so I decided to have a light supper.

Toast and some freshly boiled tea for the stomach and the newly started “Pattern Recognition” for the “little gray cells” (I wonder how many people will actually get this reference…)

This is the setting (and a perfect excuse) for some more experimenting with video editing in the videoblogging format. This time around I have fun with extreme cutting.

This was actually a 18+ minute shoot without interruptions and trimming it down to the 3 minute-something which it ended up with, while trying to make it interesting and somewhat funny was a really interesting task.

It was a fiercely windy night and you can hear it, especially towards the end of the video. I also decided not to add any music or sound effects at all and it shows the poor quality of the built-in mic. No surprises there, of course, but I still think it is rather passable.

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Originally written on Aug 03, 2005 @ 00:30
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