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Here, There and Everywhere

1 – My Absence

Mainly I’ll have to say a whole heap of things. A little holiday comedown, a little trying to get back into the groove of working, Busy weekends and a lot of Warcraft. I’m still around and still watching, skimming some but always around.

2 – My videos

Tonight I spent some time uploading, downloading, converting, editing, reconverting and then uploading so I can cut a swear word from some holiday video. The quality isn’t the best now, but it’s youtube anyway. If you’d like to see some of my video while I was away, click here. Being my N95 I got to grab a little, but the file format it saves it makes it a headache. Any good decent video editors people can suggest to me? I’m eventually getting a video camera for next year’s cruise holiday and I’d like something I can use for editing and uploading. It’s getting lateish now, photos will follow tomorrow some time.

3 – Music

While I was away I got a handful of CDs which went on the good ol’ credit card. I got Death Magnetic, day after release day with my Eeepc. I enjoy the CD, but the mastering on the cd is terrible. It’s been over-compressed to make the CD louder. What’s funny is the version released for Guitar Hero 3 (which Australia is STILL waiting for) sounds better than the official CD release. It’s amazing. I can understand it’s becoming a standard these days on many big artists. I remember reading somewhere that Nirvana’s With The Lights Out suffers a similar fate as well. It’s sad that people are having to go backwards and buy vinyl to get the best quality for some albums. And you can’t blame the technology any more. We’ve long gone past the point where digital transfers sound terrible. (want to know what I mean? grab a CD from the 80s which still has the “how to handle a CD” warning in the cover. the quality will be average compared to, say, the band/artists Best Of next to it). It’s more about being louder on the radio than making a decent sounding album. We have the volume control if we want to crank it….


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