Category Archives: Bored



Ever since I purchased an iMac, the world of creating movies and being able to upload them to YouTube has been a regular occurrence for me. For some reason I never bothered much with uploading video on the PC side of things, simply because I had to work out what was the bet application to use, best screen size etc, but the iMac with iMovie just worked out of the box, and I have stuck with it ever since.

The downside to this ability for some people is that I took the route of releasing a series of unboxing video’s, mainly as a bit of fun, and for something to do with my time, but they really seem to annoy or bore people to a degree that they have to contact me and tell me how I am wasting my time, and how boring they are to watch!

While any feedback is appreciated on any work I release to the masses online, I like to have criticism presented in a way that I can think it over and learn from any potential mistakes that I may have made. The complainers, when asked about the work that they have released, dry up at that point and tell me that either they are too busy to release anything of their own, don’t waste their time in creating silly movies, nor do they waste time writing blogs or twitter texts as it’s all stupid and a complete waste of their time.

So, I sit back, take all of this onboard, but think to myself… They have no time to create, no time to participate, but clearly have a lot of time to sit and watch, read and then complain about something they have taken the time to observe themselves! So maybe if they actually took the time to create material that IS INTERESTING, then people like myself could learnt the right way to create interesting and informative material to share online, rather than annoy and bore the people out there.

As an example, the weird craze of “Unboxing Video’s” is something that I never could understand myself initially until I realised that there are a lot of people out there who would like to buy a product, but wan’t to see the way the contents are before they buy it, or the other people who would like to buy the product but cannot afford it, so like to share the delight and the experience of someone else who has been able to buy the item in question.

Sounds weird does it not? But I find now that if I am in the market to buy a product I too look at YouTube to see what experiences other people have had, and then try to follow that up with other material of people using the goods at a later time. And it can be very rewarding, informative and at times funny! But the boring material (to me) I at least give a major thumbs up for effort and at least creating something, no matter what I think.

For me, creating the stuff that I do is done for one person… ME! I do it to learn, to see how bad I really sound when recorded, and take on board just how good the work out there is when compared to my own offerings. Being able to combine audio and video in a manner that is a pleasant experience really is a gift, but you can only get better at it be doing it yourself! So that’s one of the main reason’s that I will continue to record and write so that I can progress in learning new skills.

There are too many people out there who think they are better than other people, for whatever reason they believe in. These same people are usually the ones who bitch, snipe and create a pool of negativity around other people in the real world. These people when in your company, are tiring, drain the life-force out of any occasion, and usually have no long-term real friends in the world, and their online experiences are usually pretty much the same. So their cycle of bitching, complaining and Trolling continues, showing the world just how sad and pathetic an existence they really have, but in their own mind, they are something special…

So the next time you have someone go on the attack against you about anything you have created follow these simple rules:

  1. Ask for details on why the person concerned has become upset about your work, or why they feel they need to be so negative about the work you have created.
  2. Ask them for advise on how to improve the work you have released, so that future work can be made better to their exacting standards.
  3. Ask them for a list of the work they have created so that you can learn from their vast experience of creativity.
  4. Ask them for information on how they can help you create better material, as clearly they have a better idea on what is good and what is bad.
  5. Lastly, do not get worked up about what anyone writes about anything you create. Comments such as YOU SUCK, DIE, DROP DEAD, YOUR VIDEO IS CRAP, I KNOW YOUR SISTER, IS THAT REALLY A MARSHMALLOW ON YOUR BED, should just be ignored as the people who leave comments like that are still in nursery school and their education is still at a level where they are around their brother or sister while they are online and these poor kids are only picking up the sad habits of their more “educated” family members.

Be happy knowing that by releasing something into the world, you have created another scale that will tip forwards and backwards depending on who views it, and no matter what way it goes, at least you did it, and nobody can take that away from you.


A Late Night Reflection…


So I ordered up a new Logitech C910 Web Camera and after having it in its box for a few days, I did the usual unboxing video (still to be uploaded and worked on) and then proceeded to install it onto my iMac. Everything seemed to be OK, but very quickly the speed of the iMac began to drop incredibly fast, and even when I restarted the machine it took around 6 minutes for it to restart and load all the usual applications!

So, I removed the software, removed the camera and I’m left with an iMac that still takes around 5 minutes to load, even after doing all the repairs and goodness know what else you do to fix a Mac, but the bottom line is that I’m going to flatten the iMac tomorrow once I backup all my data, and re-install fresh.

So I decided to install the Logitech C910 onto my Windows 7 system here, and after the initial installation was done, the whole system ran as though treacle was running through every fibre of the system! A reboot, and a software update later the PC is now operational, but still seems to have some speed issues, but these will be examined tomorrow as I attempt to do a LIVE STREAMING of the iMac getting wiped and redone using the Logitech C910 as the camera!

We have the potential here for some gripping boredom of a new scale! But it will be an interesting test for me as it covers a whole range of things new to me, and will be a learning experience all around!

Touch wood after the iMac is done fresh, the speed will be back once more!!!

New Computer System Thoughts…

At some points through the year I go through a phase of thinking…. and that in itself is a scary thought, but I think that maybe it’s time I gave serious thought to upgrading the main computer system I have here.
Now, let me say that the gear I have here is perfectly fine for everything I need a computer to do,  but as someone who is “into” technology there becomes a point where you just get and itch that means you want to upgrade, even though you know you really do not have to!

So, In my searching around, it has become clear to me that the market is full of interesting things, crap things, and overpriced things, and trying to work out what way to go has been quite an uphill struggle!

Still, I present my current thoughts on the system I am thinking of putting together and would be interested in hearing from others on the pro’s and con’s of the equipment I have chosen.
Rather than just a simple, “that’s crap” statement, it would be interesting to have a structured comment on where you feel the hardware is not something that should be purchased, and what would be considered a better option.

The one thing to point out here is that I am in no way interested in Games in any shape or form. So a gaming rig means nothing to me. What I am interested in though is SILENCE, SPEED, LIGHTNING FAST RESPONSE TIMES and something that is just TECH-SEXY!

Currently I am debating buying the following equipment to bring myself up to date on the technology front.

Monitor: X2 new iiyama ProLite B2712HDS-B1 monitors (details here)
Tower Case: Coolermaster CM 690 II Advanced Black Mid Tower Computer Case (details here) – (£69.00)
Power Supply: Corsair 750 Watt (details here) (£132.00)
Motherboard: Asus Sabertooth TUF X58 Motherboard, USB 3.0, SATA III – (details here) (£159.00)
Processor: BX80601950 – Intel Core i7 950 Bloomfield 45nm, 3.06 GHz, QPI 4.8GT/s, 8MB Cache, 23x Ratio, 130W, Retail –  (details here) -(£223.00)
Memory: 12GB – Corsair Memory Dominator GT 12GB DDR3 2000 Mhz CAS 9 DHX XMP Triple Channel Desktop (details here) – £290.00
Video Card: GV-N98TSL-1GI – 1GB Gigabyte 9800 GT, PCI-E 2.0 (x16), 1800MHz GDDR3, GPU 600MHz, 112 Cores, D-Sub/HDMI/DVI, Passive – (details here) – £90.00
Main Hard Drive: OCZ 120GB Vertex 2E SSD – Solid State Drive (details here) –  (£176.00)
DVD Writer: Samsung Blu-Ray Combo, SH-B123L/RSBP, SATA, Retail (details here) – £47.00

Considering that these components are what are available near the end of 2010, it will be interesting to see the price differences that occur in 2011 when all the new tech bits are being released to the masses!

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