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Vlogs, Traffic problems, students.

First few 1 minute videos up. So far so good. It does, however, take me hours rather than minutes to get each one done. What has been interesting is looking around one or two other experienced, regular YouTube / BlogTV uploaders who are doing the VEDA thing, and seeing that this putting something up every day has been giving them problems. Even for experienced vloggers it’s not been as easy as it looks; a bit reassuring for us mere mortals. I’ll just stick with my attempts of twice during the week and once on the week-end.
Doing it just for 1 minute dose add an extra level of complexity to it though. No, ‘oh I’ve finish early so stop now’. No being able to take time to talk about something. Just 60 seconds to work with. Though I will admit my 60 seconds is plus or minus 5 seconds or so. I’ve mentioned in other places, peesemould, who managed to do a YouTube minute a day video for a year!

Easter long week-end over. Managed to get out on my bike (Honda 500) for the first time in ages. Went down to a local seaside town of Largs. Headed down mid morning time (holiday Monday) and the traffic was not too heavy. Left to returned to Glasgow (earlier than anticipated in order to meet a friend) about 2 p.m. and on my way out passed around 4 miles of stationary traffic all trying to get into the town! Then I found myself in a bit of a queue of slow moving vehicles, however being on a bike enabled me get passed everything fairly easily. What was causing the blockage – one of those ‘old grannies’, I’ll guess around 70 or 75, could hardly see over the steering wheel, travelling at a speed that was causing huge problems to other road users. I do appreciate that, especially in more rural areas with limited public transport, the car is important to enable people to travel and get around. However a style of driving that may have been acceptable 40 years ago when there was far less traffic on the roads (and the whole of life went at a slower pace) is now a style that is not suitable in today’s conditions.

It’s a two week Easter break for the students, but most are in busy building projects. It’s really showing now with deadlines approaching; those who have made the effort and those who have not!

Early December

Another run down to London, and another YouTube Gathering last Saturday – the Advent Gathering. Met some amazing guys and girls again. A bit pissed off though. Usually these things slowly break up around 7 pm, so (for various reasons) I found myself heading off a little after 5. Sad, but not too concerned about missing the last little bit. However this time it went on right through the evening, and there’s no way about it, I’m really fucked off at missing it. But that’s the way life goes, you can’t undo the past (and past mistakes).

There should be a small Gathering in Edinburgh this week-end which I shall pop across to. Only 50 minutes on the train with trains every 30 minutes, so no problem getting there or getting back whenever it finishes.

It’s now early December, so all the Christmas hype is getting into full swing. Between you and me, all this Christmas stuff is really not my thing. Oh dear, a bit Bah-Humbug, but I do find this period so artificial and so very tiring. Not good at handling all the crowds, and wont be sorry to see January arrive.

Not been out on my motorbike much recently, too dam cold. Fingers tend to suffer a bit, and riding on ice is NOT my idea of ‘fun on two wheels’! If there was a break in the weather it would be nice to clip my small video camera onto the handlebars and try to take a video or two while riding. Could be fun.